Mathematical Journeys

by Peter D. Schumer

Mathematical Journeys Synopsis

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 mind-bending 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 mathematicians themselves find most delightful. You'll discover brilliant, sometimes quirky and humorous tidbits like how to compute the digits of pi, the Josephus problem, mathematical amusements such as Nim and Wythoff's game, pizza slicing, and clever twists on rolling dice.

Mathematical Journeys Press Reviews

This is such a fount of fascinating knowledge and problems that all professors and teachers who want to motivate and challenge their talented students should consult it. (Choice, June 2004, Vol. 41 No. 10)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780471220664
Publication date: 5th March 2004
Author: Peter D. Schumer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 200 pages
Categories: Mathematics,

About Peter D. Schumer

PETER D. SCHUMER, PhD, is a professor of mathematics at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont. Dr. Schumer is a well-known writer and lecturer as well as a popular educator on both mathematics and the game of go-and a recipient of the Trevor Evans Award of the Mathematical Association of America. He received his PhD in 1983 from the University of Maryland and has been a visiting scholar at Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, and Keio University in Japan.

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