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Wonders of Numbers: Adventures in Mathematics, Mind, and Meaning
ISBN: 9780195157994 / Angielski / Miękka / 416 str. Who were the five strangest mathematicians in history? What are the ten most interesting numbers? Jampacked with thoughtprovoking mathematical mysteries, puzzles, and games, Wonders of Numbers will enchant even the most leftbrained of readers.
Hosted by the quirky Dr. Googolwho resides on a remote island and occasionally collaborates with Clifford PickoverWonders of Numbers focuses on creativity and the delight of discovery. Here is a potpourri of common and unusual number theory problems of varying difficultyeach presented in brief chapters that convey to readers the essence of... Who were the five strangest mathematicians in history? What are the ten most interesting numbers? Jampacked with thoughtprovoking mathematical myste...


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103,38 zł 
Challenges in Geometry: For Mathematical Olympians Past and Present
ISBN: 9780198566922 / Angielski / Miękka / 218 str. The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Competition for High School students, and is held annually in a different country. More than eighty countries are involved.
Containing numerous exercises, illustrations, hints and solutions, presented in a lucid and thought provoking style, this text provides a wide range of skills required in competitions such as the Mathematical Olympiad. More than fifty problems in Euclidean geometry involving integers and rational numbers are presented. Early chapters cover elementary problems while later sections break new... The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Competition for High School students, and is held annually in a different coun...


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336,43 zł 
The Arithmetic of Life and Death
ISBN: 9780345426451 / Angielski / Miękka / 220 str. Whether you realize it or not, numbers are everywhereand integral to almost every facet of your life . . . from your next raise in pay to the inevitable rise of inflation, your weekly family budget to your end of the national debt. And as George Shaffner amazingly reveals, there are discerning answers (and a great measure of comfort) in numbers. In The Arithmetic of Life, he applies the basic principles of mathematicsaddition, subtraction, multiplication, and divisionto some of the most profound and just plain puzzling questions of our time.
Illuminated with anecdotes, humor, and... Whether you realize it or not, numbers are everywhereand integral to almost every facet of your life . . . from your next raise in pay to the inevit...


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62,06 zł 
The Universe in a Handkerchief: Lewis Carroll's Mathematical Recreations, Games, Puzzles, and Word Plays
ISBN: 9780387256412 / Angielski / Miękka / 158 str. This book contains scores of intriguing puzzles and paradoxes from Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, whose interests ranged from inventing new games like Arithmetical Croquet to important problems in symbolic logic and propositional calculus. Written by Carroll expert and wellknown mathematics author Martin Gardner, this tour through Carroll's inventions is both fun and informative. This book contains scores of intriguing puzzles and paradoxes from Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, whose interests ranged from in... 

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110,83 zł 
The Universe in a Handkerchief: Lewis Carroll S Mathematical Recreations, Games, Puzzles, and Word Plays
ISBN: 9780387946733 / Angielski / Twarda / 158 str. This book contains scores of intriguing puzzles and paradoxes from Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, whose interests ranged from inventing new games like Arithmetical Croquet to important problems in symbolic logic and propositional calculus. Written by Carroll expert and wellknown mathematics author Martin Gardner, this tour through Carroll's inventions is both fun and informative. This book contains scores of intriguing puzzles and paradoxes from Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, whose interests ranged from in... 

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110,83 zł 
The Colossal Book of Mathematics: Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems
ISBN: 9780393020236 / Angielski / Twarda / 736 str. In its twelve sections, The Colossal Book of Math explores a wide range of areas, each startlingly illuminated by Gardner's incisive expertise. Beginning with seemingly simple topics, Gardner expertly guides us through complicated and wondrous worlds: by way of basic algebra we contemplate the mesmerizing, often hilarious, linguistic and numerical possibilities of palindromes; using simple geometry, he dissects the principles of symmetry upon which the renowned mathematical artist M. C. Escher constructs his unique, dizzying universe. Gardner, like few thinkers today, melds a...
In its twelve sections, The Colossal Book of Math explores a wide range of areas, each startlingly illuminated by Gardner's incisive expertis...


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138,62 zł 
The Magical Maze: Seeing the World Through Mathematical Eyes
ISBN: 9780471192978 / Angielski / Twarda / 268 str. From a bestselling mathematics author comes this lively recreational math book that takes readers through a playful maze of intriguing math puzzles, from some of the oldest riddles to fun new problems.
From a bestselling mathematics author comes this lively recreational math book that takes readers through a playful maze of intriguing math puzzles, f...


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146,86 zł 
Mathematical Journeys
ISBN: 9780471220664 / Angielski / Miękka / 199 str. A colorful tour through the intriguing world of mathematics
Take a grand tour of the best of modern math, its most elegant solutions, most clever discoveries, most mindbending propositions, and most impressive personalities. Writing with a light touch while showing the real mathematics, author Peter Schumer introduces you to the history of mathematics, number theory, combinatorics, geometry, graph theory, and "recreational mathematics." Requiring only high school math and a healthy curiosity, Mathematical Journeys helps you explore all those aspects of math that... A colorful tour through the intriguing world of mathematics
Take a grand tour of the best of modern math, its most elegant solutions, most c... 

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339,27 zł 
Why Do Buses Come in Threes: The Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life
ISBN: 9780471379072 / Angielski / Miękka / 176 str. ""Deals in a very entertaining way with problems in normal life related to mathematics, luck, coincidence, gambling."" ? The Independent (London)
Why do your chances of winning the lottery increase if you buy your ticket on Friday? Why do traffic lights always seem to be red when you?re in a hurry? Is bad luck just chance, or can it be explained? The intriguing answers to these and other questions about the curiosities of everyday life can be found in this delightfully irreverent and highly informative book. Why Do Buses Come in Threes? explains how math and the laws of probability... ""Deals in a very entertaining way with problems in normal life related to mathematics, luck, coincidence, gambling."" ? The Independent (Londo...


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65,98 zł 
Amusements in Mathematics
ISBN: 9780486204734 / Angielski / Miękka / 288 str. The legion of H. E. Dudeney fans needs no introduction to the first American editionof this endlessly entertaining and instructive volume of mathematical amusements. New readerswill be delighted with the 430 puzzles, problems, paradoxes, and brainteasers presented by a master of mathematical ingenuity.
Virtually every sort of mathematical or logical poser is included in this extraordinary collection problems concerning the manipulation of numbers; unicursal and route problems; moving counter puzzles; locomotion and speed problems; measuring, weighing, and packing problems; clock puzzles;... The legion of H. E. Dudeney fans needs no introduction to the first American editionof this endlessly entertaining and instructive volume of mathemati...


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61,85 zł 
Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd
ISBN: 9780486204987 / Angielski / Miękka / 192 str. Bizarre imagination, originality, trickiness, and whimsy characterize puzzles of Sam Loyd, America's greatest puzzler. Present selection from fabulously rare Cyclopedia includes the famous 1415 puzzles, the Horse of a Different Color, and 115 others in various areas of elementary math. 150 period line drawings.
Bizarre imagination, originality, trickiness, and whimsy characterize puzzles of Sam Loyd, America's greatest puzzler. Present selection from fabulous...


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41,16 zł 
Problem Solving Through Recreational Mathematics
ISBN: 9780486409177 / Angielski / Miękka / 480 str. Historically, many of the most important mathematical concepts arose from problems that were recreational in origin. This book takes advantage of that fact, using recreational mathematics problems, puzzles and games to teach students how to think critically. Encouraging active participation rather than just observation, the book focuses less on mathematical results than on how these results can be applied to thinking about problems and solving them.
Each chapter contains a diverse array of problems in such areas as logic, number and graph theory, twoplayer games of strategy, solitaire... Historically, many of the most important mathematical concepts arose from problems that were recreational in origin. This book takes advantage of that...


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78,39 zł 
Mathematics and the Imagination
ISBN: 9780486417035 / Angielski / Miękka / 400 str. You don t have to love math to enjoy a hand of cards, a night at the casino, or a puzzle. But your pleasure and prowess at games, gambling, and other numerically related pursuits can be heightened with this entertaining volume, in which the authors offer a fascinating view of some of the lesserknown and more imaginative aspects of mathematics.
A brief and breezy explanation of the new language of mathematics precedes a smorgasbord of such thoughtprovoking subjects as the googolplex (the largest definite number anyone has yet bothered to conceive of); assorted geometries plane and fancy;... You don t have to love math to enjoy a hand of cards, a night at the casino, or a puzzle. But your pleasure and prowess at games, gambling, and other ...


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74,26 zł 
Another Fine Math You've Got Me Into...
ISBN: 9780486431819 / Angielski / Miękka / 269 str. Populated by curious creatures whose stories unfold with jokes and puns, this mathematical wonderland of puzzles and games also imparts significant mathematical ideas. Ian Stewart, an active popularizer of mathematics, university professor, and former columnist for "Scientific American"'s "Mathematical Games" section, has selected 16 of his columns from "Pour la Science, " the French edition of "Scientific American, " most based on a mathematical idea dressed up with oddball characters and wacky wordplay.
Populated by curious creatures whose stories unfold with jokes and puns, this mathematical wonderland of puzzles and games also imparts significant ma...


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53,57 zł 
Game, Set and Math: Enigmas and Conundrums
ISBN: 9780486458847 / Angielski / Miękka / 191 str. Twelve essays take a playful approach to the subject, exploring how to play poker over the telephone without the possibility of cheating, how to distinguish plausible fallacies from unbelievable facts, and how to cope mathematically with contorted worms, drunken tennis players, and snakes that eat their own tails.
Former columnist for Scientific American's Mathematical Games section, Ian Stewart is a professor at the University of Warwick and the author of Another Fine Math You've Got Me Into... and a score of other books of mathematical recreations, popular science, and... Twelve essays take a playful approach to the subject, exploring how to play poker over the telephone without the possibility of cheating, how to disti...


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38,21 zł 
Mathematical Games and How to Play Them
ISBN: 9780486462776 / Angielski / Miękka / 128 str. This refreshingly authoritative look at recreational mathematics illustrates winning strategies that use the methods of algebra, geometry, number theory, combinatorics, and graph theory. Its lucid analyses of the rules and theories of mathematical games include skillenhancing exercises, in addition to detailed references, appendixes, and questionandanswer expositions that explain the basic theories.
Serious but not heavyhanded, this treatment covers games for one and two players, a theory of games, and rankings. Games in which chance plays a part, such as card games, are not... This refreshingly authoritative look at recreational mathematics illustrates winning strategies that use the methods of algebra, geometry, number theo...


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45,30 zł 
The Green Book of Mathematical Problems
ISBN: 9780486695730 / Angielski / Miękka / 190 str. This is a popular selection of 100 practice problems, with hints and solutions, for students preparing for undergraduatelevel math competitions.
This is a popular selection of 100 practice problems, with hints and solutions, for students preparing for undergraduatelevel math competitions.


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61,85 zł 
The Mathematics of Oz: Mental Gymnastics from Beyond the Edge
ISBN: 9780521016780 / Angielski / Twarda / 368 str. Grab a pencil. Relax. Then take off on a mindboggling journey to the ultimate frontier of math, mind, and meaning as acclaimed author Clifford Pickover, Dorothy, and Dr. Oz explore some of the oddest and quirkiest highways and byways of the numerically obsessed. The thoughtprovoking mysteries, puzzles, and problems range from zebra numbers and circular primes to Legion's numbera number so big that it makes a trillion pale in comparison. The strange mazes, bizarre consequences, and dizzying arrays of logic problems entertain readers at all levels of mathematical sophistication. The tests...
Grab a pencil. Relax. Then take off on a mindboggling journey to the ultimate frontier of math, mind, and meaning as acclaimed author Clifford Pickov...


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281,11 zł 
Dissections: Plane and Fancy
ISBN: 9780521525824 / Angielski / Miękka / 324 str. Can you cut an octagon into five pieces and rearrange them into a square? How about turning a star into a pentagon? These are just two of the infinite challenges of geometric dissections, the mathematical art of cutting figures into pieces that can be rearranged to form other figures, using as few pieces as possible. Through the ages, geometric dissections have fascinated puzzle fans and great mathematicians alike. Here are dissections known to Plato and exciting new discoveries alike. Greg Frederickson explains solution methods carefully, assuming only a basic knowledge of high school...
Can you cut an octagon into five pieces and rearrange them into a square? How about turning a star into a pentagon? These are just two of the infinite...


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190,26 zł 
Hinged Dissections
ISBN: 9780521811927 / Angielski / Twarda / 300 str. If you enjoy beautiful geometry and relish the challenge and excitement of something new, the mathematical art of hinged dissections is for you. Using this book, you can explore ways to create hinged collections of pieces that swing together to form a figure. Swing them another way and then, like magic, they form another figure The profuse illustrations and lively text will show you how to find a wealth of hinged dissections for all kinds of polygons, stars and crosses, curved and even threedimensional figures. The author includes careful explanation of ingenious new techniques, as well as...
If you enjoy beautiful geometry and relish the challenge and excitement of something new, the mathematical art of hinged dissections is for you. Using...


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359,92 zł 