How to Cut a Cake

And other mathematical conundrums

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  • 0191500712
  • 9780199205905
  • 9780191500718
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.
  • OUP Oxford; October 2006
  • ISBN: 9780199205905
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  • Title: How to Cut a Cake
  • Author: Ian Stewart
  • Imprint: OUP Oxford
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0191500712
  • 9780199205905
  • 9780191500718

About The Author

Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at Warwick University, and Director of the Mathematics Awareness Centre at Warwick. An active research mathematician, he is also a well-known popularizer of mathematics and related areas of science. In 1995 he was awarded the Royal Society's Michael Faraday Award for furthering the public understanding of science; his book Nature's Numbers was shortlisted for the 1996 Rhone-Poulenc Prize for Science Books; and hedelivered the 1997 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, televised by the BBC. In 2001 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. His many books include Evolving the Alien (with Jack Cohen), The Science of Discworld, What Shape is a Snowflake?, Flatterland, The Magical Maze, and Does God Play Dice? .

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0191500712
  • 9780199205905
  • 9780191500718