The Art of Mathematics

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  • 1139239368
  • 9780521693950
  • 9781139239363
  • 9781139931403
Can a Christian escape from a lion? How quickly can a rumour spread? Can you fool an airline into accepting oversize baggage? Recreational mathematics is full of frivolous questions where the mathematician's art can be brought to bear. But play often has a purpose. In mathematics, it can sharpen skills, provide amusement, or simply surprise, and books of problems have been the stock-in-trade of mathematicians for centuries. This collection is designed to be sipped from, rather than consumed in one sitting. The questions range in difficulty: the most challenging offer a glimpse of deep results that engage mathematicians today; even the easiest prompt readers to think about mathematics. All come with solutions, many with hints, and most with illustrations. Whether you are an expert, or a beginner or an amateur mathematician, this book will delight for a lifetime.
  • Cambridge University Press; September 2006
  • ISBN 9781139239363
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  • Title: The Art of Mathematics
  • Author: Béla Bollobás
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1139239368
  • 9780521693950
  • 9781139239363
  • 9781139931403

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'…a marvellous collection of problems and solutions from various areas of mathematics. All the problems are challenging and the whole book is most entertaining. I have always wanted to write something like this, but now it is done and it is done in an excellent and professional way … it is an awesome collection of new problems, results and ideas. I wish I had this book when I was a student.' Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1139239368
  • 9780521693950
  • 9781139239363
  • 9781139931403