Cows in the Maze: And Other Mathematical Explorations PDF


    books Unlimited | New & Used bookstore | Franklin, NC – buyprobolan50.co.uk dodecahedra, and play the game of Hex, among many strange and delightful mathematical diversions In the title in the Maze: PDF/EPUB ¾ essay, Stewart introduces readers to Robert Abbott s mind bending Where Are the Cows maze, which changes every time you pass through it, and is said to be the most difficult maze ever invented In addition, he shows how ayear old woman and a computer scientist cracked a long standing question about counting magic squares, describes the mathematical patterns in animal movement walk, trot, gallop , looks at a fusion of art, mathematics, and the physics of sand piles, and reveals how mathematicians can and do prove a negative Populated by amazing creatures, strange characters, and astonishing mathematics explained in an accessible and fun way, and illustrated with quirky cartoons by artist Spike Gerrell, Cows in the Maze will delight everyone who loves mathematics, puzzles and mathematical conundrums."/>
  • Paperback
  • 306 pages
  • Cows in the Maze: And Other Mathematical Explorations
  • Ian Stewart
  • English
  • 04 October 2017
  • 0199562075

10 thoughts on “Cows in the Maze: And Other Mathematical Explorations

  1. Mishehu Mishehu says:

    Book is a collection of disappointing short pop math pieces Some of the problems Stewart poses are new, others old In both cases, his treatments offer few insights And the exposition is weak Stewart leaves too much to the imagination, and his attempts at humor are lame Stewart may be a fine mathematician This particular recreational math book, though, I thought was very mediocre.


  2. Maurizio Codogno Maurizio Codogno says:

    Terza e ultima raccolta degli articoli di Ian Stewart sullo Scientific American e sulla versione francese Pour la Science non so voi, ma a me il pensiero che la rubrica di giochi matematici sullo Scientific American fosse divenuta bimestrale e che sono state le versioni nazionali a mantenere alta la bandiera della matematica ricreativa fa un po di tristezza , in questo libro troviamo quello che ci si pu aspettare da un testo del genere capitoli generalmente scorrelati, tranne il trittico Terza e ultima raccolta degli articoli di Ian Stewart sullo Scientific American e sulla versione francese Pour la Science non so voi, ma a me il pensiero che la rubrica di giochi matematici sullo Scientific American fosse divenuta bimestrale e che sono state le versioni nazionali a mantenere alta la bandiera della matematica ricreativa fa un po di tristezza , in questo libro troviamo quello che ci si pu aspettare da un testo del genere capitoli generalmente scorrelati, tranne il trittico sui viaggi nel tempo che in effetti sono l espansione di un unica colonna piuttosto lunga nell originale, e che toccano pi o meno tutti i campi, data la pervasivit della matematica che i non matematici credono essere incredibile ma che in effetti per i matematici una cosa assolutamente normale Questo significa che ci sono capitoli quello sulle figure di corda e sulle danze che per me sono assolutamente inutili e altri chess , quello sui quadrati pi che magici o sui percorsi dei cavalli su scacchiere rettangolari il cui approccio molto pi interessante di quello che si trova in giro solitamente Altra cosa molto bella la sezione finale di ogni capitolo con la sitografia perch diciamocelo, oggi come oggi il libro il punto di partenza, non certo l arrivo In definitiva carino, ma direi non essenziale


  3. Yofish Yofish says:

    A collection of math essays from Scientific American Stewart sits in the chair that Martin Gardner once filled The problem with this book is that too many of these essays are just too short, so he didn t get a chance to say anything interesting to me Also, several of them were just on topics that didn t interest me much Dancing and string Three consecutive on time travel Seems like when you put it in book form, you should add a littledepth There didn t really seem to be a good r A collection of math essays from Scientific American Stewart sits in the chair that Martin Gardner once filled The problem with this book is that too many of these essays are just too short, so he didn t get a chance to say anything interesting to me Also, several of them were just on topics that didn t interest me much Dancing and string Three consecutive on time travel Seems like when you put it in book form, you should add a littledepth There didn t really seem to be a good reason for writing this book The actual Cow in the Maze chapter was interesting sort of a new form of maze But I didn t have the patience to actually understand and try to solve the maze.I didn t hate it, but I can t really recommend it either


  4. Alok Alok says:

    This book was a joy to read It has lots of fun mathematical ideas and puzzles, as well as games that you can play by yourself or with our kids.


  5. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    An interesting collection of short articles about various topics in mathematics.


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Cows in the Maze: And Other Mathematical Explorations➿ [Download] ➽ Cows in the Maze: And Other Mathematical Explorations By Ian Stewart ➵ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Following on the success of his books Math Hysteria and How to Cut a Cake, Ian Stewart is back with stories and puzzles that are as quirky as they are fascinating, and each from the cutting edge of th Following on the Maze: PDF/EPUB ä the success of his books Math Hysteria and How to Cut a Cake, Ian Stewart is back with stories and puzzles that are as quirky as they are fascinating, and each from the cutting edge of the world of mathematics From the math of mazes, to cones with a twist, and the amazing sphericon and how to make Cows in Epub / one Cows in the Maze takes readers on an exhilarating tour of the world of mathematics We find out about the mathematics of time travel, explore the shape of teardrops which are not tear drop shaped, but something much, much strange , dance with dodecahedra, and play the game of Hex, among many strange and delightful mathematical diversions In the title in the Maze: PDF/EPUB ¾ essay, Stewart introduces readers to Robert Abbott s mind bending Where Are the Cows maze, which changes every time you pass through it, and is said to be the most difficult maze ever invented In addition, he shows how ayear old woman and a computer scientist cracked a long standing question about counting magic squares, describes the mathematical patterns in animal movement walk, trot, gallop , looks at a fusion of art, mathematics, and the physics of sand piles, and reveals how mathematicians can and do prove a negative Populated by amazing creatures, strange characters, and astonishing mathematics explained in an accessible and fun way, and illustrated with quirky cartoons by artist Spike Gerrell, Cows in the Maze will delight everyone who loves mathematics, puzzles and mathematical conundrums.


About the Author: Ian Stewart

Ian Nicholas the Maze: PDF/EPUB ä Stewart is an Emeritus Professor and Digital Media Fellow in the Mathematics Department at Warwick University, with special responsibility for public awareness of mathematics and science He is best known for his popular science writing on mathematical themes from the author s website Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See other Cows in Epub / authors with similar names.