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How to Cut a Cake: And other mathematical conundrums

Ian Stewart (Professor of Mathematics, The University of Warwick)



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Oxford University Press
01 February 2007
Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics; Popular science; Puzzles & quizzes; Educational: Mathematics & numeracy
Welcome back to Ian Stewart's magical world of mathematics! This is a strange world of never-ending chess games, empires on the moon, furious fireflies, and, of course, disputes over how best to cut a cake. Each quirky tale presents a fascinating mathematical puzzle -- challenging, fun, and also introducing the reader to a significant mathematical problem in an engaging and witty way.
By:   Ian Stewart (Professor of Mathematics The University of Warwick)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   386g
ISBN:   9780199205905
ISBN 10:   0199205906
Pages:   246
Publication Date:   01 February 2007
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Preface; 1. Your Half's Bigger Than My Half!; 2. Repealing the Law of Averages; 3. Arithmetic and Old Lace; 4. Paradox Lost; 5. Tight Tins for Round Sardines; 6. The Never-Ending Chess Game; 7. Quods and Quazars; 8. Zero Knowledge Protocols; 9. Empires on the Moon; 10. Empires and Electronics; 11. Resurrection Shuffle; 12. Double Bubble, Toil and Trouble; 13. Crossed Lines in the Brick Factory; 14. Division Without Envy; 15. Furiously flashing fireflies; 16. Why Phone Cords Get Tangled; 17. Sierpinski's Ubiquitous Gasket; 18. Defend the Roman empire!; 19. Triangulation Takeaway; 20. Easter is a quasicrystal; Further Reading; Index

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