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Why Cats Land on Their Feet: And 76 Other Physical Paradoxes and Puzzles

by Mark Levi Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
05/2012
ISBN:
9780691148540
Format:
Pbk 208 pages

Ever wonder why cats land on their feet? Or what holds a spinning top upright? Or whether it is possible to feel the Earth's rotation...

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Mathematical Nature Walk

by John A. Adam Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
10/2011
ISBN:
9780691152653
Format:
Pb+ 280 pages

How heavy is that cloud? Why can you see farther in rain than in fog? Why are the droplets on that spider web spaced apart so...

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Math Goes to the Movies

by Burkard Polster and Marty Ross Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
08/2012
ISBN:
9781421404844
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

Mel Gibson teaching Euclidean geometry, Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins acting out Zeno's paradox, Michael Jackson proving in three different...

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Mathematics Lovers Companion: Masterpieces for Everyone

by Edward Scheinerman Yale University Press
Pub Date:
05/2017
ISBN:
9780300223002
Format:
Hbk 296 pages

How can a shape have more than one dimension but fewer than two? What is the best way to elect public officials when more than...

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Mathematics of Secrets: Cryptography from Caesar Ciphers to Digital Encryption

by Joshua Holden Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
09/2018
ISBN:
9780691183312
Format:
Pb+ 392 pages

The Mathematics of Secrets takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematics behind cryptography'the science of sending secret...

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Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History

by Lynn Gamwell Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
11/2015
ISBN:
9780691165288
Format:
Hbk 576 pages

This is a cultural history of mathematics and art, from antiquity to the present. Mathematicians and artists have long been on...

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Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems of Antiquity

by David S. Richeson Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
09/2019
ISBN:
9780691192963
Format:
Hbk 456 pages

A comprehensive look at four of the most famous problems in mathematics Tales of Impossibility recounts the intriguing...

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Best Writing on Mathematics 2010

by Mircea Pitici Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
01/2011
ISBN:
9780691148410
Format:
Pbk 440 pages

This anthology brings together the year's finest writing on mathematics from around the world. Featuring promising new voices...

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Best Writing on Mathematics 2011

by Mircea Pitici Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
11/2011
ISBN:
9780691153155
Format:
Pbk 416 pages

This anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside...

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Elements of Mathematics: From Euclid to Godel

by John Stillwell Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
10/2017
ISBN:
9780691178547
Format:
Pb+ 440 pages

Elements of Mathematics takes readers on a fascinating tour that begins in elementary mathematics--but, as John Stillwell shows,...

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Best Writing on Mathematics 2012

by Mircea Pitici Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
11/2012
ISBN:
9780691156552
Format:
Pbk 320 pages

This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices...

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Irrationals: A Story of the Numbers You Can't Count On

by Julian Havil Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
09/2014
ISBN:
9780691163536
Format:
Pb+ 312 pages

The ancient Greeks discovered them, but it wasn't until the nineteenth century that irrational numbers were properly understood...

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Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers

by Paul J Nahin Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
07/2012
ISBN:
9780691155005
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

What are your chances of dying on your next flight, being called for jury duty, or winning the lottery? We all encounter probability...

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'e': The Story of a Number 2ed

by Eli Maor Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
10/2015
ISBN:
9780691168487
Format:
Pb+ 248 pages

The interest earned on a bank account, the arrangement of seeds in a sunflower, and the shape of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis...

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Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics

by Robert B Banks Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
07/2012
ISBN:
9780691154992
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

Have you ever daydreamed about digging a hole to the other side of the world? Robert Banks not only entertains such ideas but,...

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