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A Dingo Ate My Math Book By Burkard Polster

A Dingo Ate My Math Book by Burkard Polster

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Summary

Presents ingenious, unusual, and beautiful nuggets of mathematics with a distinctly Australian flavour. It focuses, for example, on Australians' love of sports and gambling, and on Melbourne's iconic, mathematically inspired architecture. Written in a playful style, the book offers mathematical entertainment as well as a glimpse of Australian culture for the mathematically curious of all ages.

A Dingo Ate My Math Book Summary

A Dingo Ate My Math Book: Mathematics from Down Under by Burkard Polster

A Dingo Ate My Math Book presents ingenious, unusual, and beautiful nuggets of mathematics with a distinctly Australian flavor. It focuses, for example, on Australians' love of sports and gambling, and on Melbourne's iconic, mathematically inspired architecture. Written in a playful and humorous style, the book offers mathematical entertainment as well as a glimpse of Australian culture for the mathematically curious of all ages. This collection of engaging stories was extracted from the Maths Masters column that ran from 2007 to 2014 in Australia's Age newspaper. The maths masters in question are Burkard Polster and Marty Ross, two (immigrant) Aussie mathematicians, who each week would write about math in the news, providing a new look at old favorites, mathematical history, quirks of school mathematics-whatever took their fancy. All articles were written for a very general audience, with the intention of being as inviting as possible and assuming a minimum of mathematical background.

About Burkard Polster

Burkard Polster, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Marty Ross, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Table of Contents

  • A day in Australia
  • Sports rules!
  • Aussie heroes
  • Melbourne, city of mathematics
  • A lotto gambling
  • Keeping the bastards honest
  • Canned life
  • Money, money, money
  • Family life
  • Here, there and everywhere
  • TV snacks
  • The Australian math wars
  • The critics at work
  • Appendix.

    Additional information

    NGR9781470435219
    9781470435219
    1470435217
    A Dingo Ate My Math Book: Mathematics from Down Under by Burkard Polster
    New
    Paperback
    American Mathematical Society
    20180228
    272
    N/A
    Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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