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- Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98
School maths is not the interesting part. The real fun is elsewhere. Like a magpie, Ian Stewart has collected the most enlightening, entertaining and vexing 'curiosities' of maths over the years...Now, the private collection is displayed in his cabinet. There are some hidden gems of logic, geometry and probability - like how to extract... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98
Ian Stewart, author of the bestselling Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities, presents a new and magical mix of games, puzzles, paradoxes, brainteasers, and riddles. He mingles these with forays into ancient and modern mathematical thought, appallingly hilarious mathematical jokes, and enquiries into the great mathematical challenges... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1997; Not Available
Since the dramatic discovery of the mathematical concept of chaos in 1989, the controversy of its contents has settled down. This revised edition of Does God Play Dice? takes a fresh look at its achievements and potential. With a new preface and three completely new chapters, it includes the latest practical applications of chaos theory, such as developing... more...
- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 16.99
From the mathematics of mazes, to cones with a twist, and the amazing sphericon - and how to make one - Ian Stewart is back with more mathematical stories and puzzles that are as quirky as they are fascinating, and each from the cutting edge of the world of mathematics. We find out about the mathematics of time travel, explore the shape of teardrops... more...
- Basic Books 2008; US$ 19.99
For the first time in paperback, the only annotated edition of Edwin Abbott?s classic mind-bending tale of an alternate, two-dimensional universe presented side-by-side with mathematician Ian Stewart?s revealing commentary and analysis. more...
- OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 19.99
Welcome to Ian Stewart's strange and magical world of mathematics! In Math Hysteria, Professor Stewart presents us with a wealth of magical puzzles, each one spun around an amazing tale: Counting the Cattle of the Sun; The Great Drain Robbery; and Preposterous Piratical Predicaments; to name but a few. Along the way, we also meet many curious characters:... more...
- OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 15.99
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... more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 9.99
In the 1800s mathematicians introduced a formal theory of symmetry: group theory. Now a branch of abstract algebra, this subject first arose in the theory of equations. Symmetry is an immensely important concept in mathematics and throughout the sciences, and its applications range across the entire subject. Symmetry governs the structure of crystals,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95
Ian Stewart's Galois Theory has been in print for 30 years. Resoundingly popular, it still serves its purpose exceedingly well. Yet mathematics education has changed considerably since 1973, when theory took precedence over examples, and the time has come to bring this presentation in line with more modern approaches. To this end, the story now begins... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 31.81
Malaysia is at a political and economic crossroad, and the direction it takes is of vital importance to the whole Southeast Asian region. This important book is the first comprehensive analysis of contemporary Malaysia and the struggle for its political and economic leadership. more...