Viser: How to Cut a Cake - And Other Mathematical Conundrums
Detaljer Om Varen
- Paperback: 256 sider
- Udgiver: Oxford University Press, Incorporated (December 2006)
- ISBN: 9780199205905
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, andalso introducing the reader to a significant mathematical problem in an engaging and witty way.
Preface1. Your Half's Bigger Than My Half!2. Repealing the Law of Averages3. Arithmetic and Old Lace4. Paradox Lost5. Tight Tins for Round Sardines6. The Never-Ending Chess Game7. Quods and Quazars8. Zero Knowledge Protocols9. Empires on the Moon10. Empires and Electronics11. Resurrection Shuffle12. Double Bubble, Toil and Trouble13. Crossed Lines in the Brick Factory14. Division Without Envy15. Furiously flashing fireflies16. Why Phone Cords Get Tangled17. Sierpinski's Ubiquitous Gasket18. Defend the Roman empire!19. Triangulation Takeaway20. Easter is a quasicrystalFurther ReadingIndex
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