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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:
09/2011
ISBN:
9780691152653
Format:
Pb+ 264 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:
07/2012
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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Best Writing on Mathematics 2010

by Mircea Pitici Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
12/2010
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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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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Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics

by Robert B Banks Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
06/2012
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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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:
06/2012
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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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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Pythagorean Theorem: A 4,000-Year History

by Eli Maor Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
08/2010
ISBN:
9780691148236
Format:
Pb+ 280 pages

By any measure, the Pythagorean theorem is the most famous statement in all of mathematics. In this book, Eli Maor reveals the...

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Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes, and Other Adventures in Applied Mathematics

by Robert B Banks Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
02/2013
ISBN:
9780691158181
Format:
Pbk 344 pages

How tall can a person grow? Why do we get stuck in traffic? Which football player has a better chance of breaking away—a small,...

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Mathematical Century: The 30 Greatest Problems of the Last 100 Years

by Piergiorgio Odifreddi Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
10/2006
ISBN:
9780691128054
Format:
Pb+ 224 pages

The twentieth century was a time of unprecedented development in mathematics, as well as in all sciences: more theorems were proved...

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Euler's Gem: The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology

by David S Richeson Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
03/2012
ISBN:
9780691154572
Format:
Pb+ 336 pages

Leonhard Euler's polyhedron formula describes the structure of many objects--from soccer balls and gemstones to Buckminster Fuller's...

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Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction

by Charles L Adler Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
01/2014
ISBN:
9780691147154
Format:
Hbk 392 pages

From teleportation and space elevators to alien contact and interstellar travel, science fiction and fantasy writers have come...

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