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Mathematics for the Imagination By Peter Higgins (Essex University)

Mathematics for the Imagination

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Mathematics for the Imagination provides an accessible and entertaining investigation into mathematical problems in the world around us. From world navigation, family trees, and calendars to patterns, tessellations, and number tricks, this informative and fun new book helps you to understand the maths behind real-life questions and rediscover your arithmetical mind.
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Mathematics for the Imagination by Peter Higgins (Essex University)

Mathematics for the Imagination provides an accessible and entertaining investigation into mathematical problems in the world around us. From world navigation, family trees, and calendars to patterns, tessellations, and number tricks, this informative and fun new book helps you to understand the maths behind real-life questions and rediscover your arithmetical mind. This is a follow-up to the popular Mathematics for the Curious, Peter Higgins's first investigation into real-life mathematical problems. A highly involving book which encourages the reader to enter into the spirit of mathematical exploration.

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About Peter Higgins (Essex University)


Professor of Mathematics at the University of Essex, Peter Higgins is the author of the successful Mathematics for the Curious, (OUP, 1998), and Techniques of Semigroup Theory.

Table of Contents


PREFACE ; 1. World Travel ; 2. The Travelling World ; 3. The Geometric Picture ; 4. The World of Archimedes ; 5. Reflections and Curves ; 6. Covering the World ; 7. Possible and Impossible Constructions ; 8. For Conoisseurs ; FURTHER READING ; INDEX

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GOR001264362
Mathematics for the Imagination by Peter Higgins (Essex University)
Peter Higgins (Essex University)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2002-09-26
238
0198604602
9780198604600
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