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A Mathematical Gallery

Lisl Gaal (author)

ISBN: 9781470441593

Publication Date: Oct 2017

Format: Paperback

Embark on a playful mathematical tour, aided by Lisl Gaal's illustrations of familiar scenes and whimsical triggers for the imagination. Along the way, find fruit stands arranged using polynomial multiplication, checkerboard tablecloths sewed with patterns of primes in a two-dimensional number system, and deceptive cats revealing that simple counting is not always so simple.
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Embark on a playful mathematical tour, aided by Lisl Gaal's illustrations of familiar scenes and whimsical triggers for the imagination. Along the way, find fruit stands arranged using polynomial multiplication, checkerboard tablecloths sewed with patterns of primes in a two-dimensional number system, and deceptive cats revealing that simple counting is not always so simple. Grasping the mathematics in this book requires only a basic background in algebra and geometry, so while the ideas can be understood and enjoyed at a variety of levels, it is recommended for ages 13-99. Touching on topics in current research, this is a book to read and revisit, gaining new insights each time.
Pages 64
Dimensions 254 x 178
Date Published 30 Oct 2017
Publisher American Mathematical Society
Subject/s Mathematics  
  • Counting
  • The Pythagorean theorem
  • The volume of a pyramid
  • The area of a circle
  • Archimedes's proof for the volume of a sphere
  • Pascal's triangle
  • Gaussian integers
  • Permutations
  • The mathematics of probability and Markov processes
  • Desargue's theorem
  • Seven circle theorem
  • Calculus
  • Multiplying ordinals
  • A daughter's perspective
  • About the author.

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