The Resource Mathematics is not a spectator sport, George Phillips
Mathematics is not a spectator sport, George Phillips
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 Summary
 Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport challenges the reader to become an active mathematician. Beginning at a gentle pace, the author encourages the reader to get involved, with discussions of an exciting variety of topics, each placed in its historical context, including: @* The surprising achievements of early Babylonian mathematics;@* The fascinating arithmetic of continued fractions;@* Geometric origins of the Euclidean algorithm;@* Infinite sets and the pioneering work of Georg Cantor;@* The sieve of Eratosthenes, which is used for finding primes;@* Gauss's conjecture about the density of primes;@* Special methods for finding really large primes, and a discussion of the famous Riemann hypothesis;@* A combinatorial interpretation of the Fibonacci numbers;@* A study of properties of the triangle, including one named after Napoleon;@* The application of algebraic methods to solve geometrical problems;@* The study of symmetries using algebraic methods;@* The foundations of group theory;@* An algebraic interpretation of the Platonic solids. The chapters are largely selfcontained and each topic can be understood independently. However, the author draws many connections between the various topics to demonstrate their interplay and role within the context of mathematics as a whole. Lots of carefully chosen problems are included at the end of each section to stimulate the reader's development as a mathematician. This book is intended for those beginning their study of mathematics at the university level, as well as the general reader who would like to learn more about what it means to "do" mathematics
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages)
 Contents

 Squares
 Numbers, Numbers Everywhere
 Fibonacci Numbers
 Choice and Chance
 Geometrical Constructions
 The Algebra of Groups
 References
 Index
 Isbn
 9780387255286
 Label
 Mathematics is not a spectator sport
 Title
 Mathematics is not a spectator sport
 Statement of responsibility
 George Phillips
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport challenges the reader to become an active mathematician. Beginning at a gentle pace, the author encourages the reader to get involved, with discussions of an exciting variety of topics, each placed in its historical context, including: @* The surprising achievements of early Babylonian mathematics;@* The fascinating arithmetic of continued fractions;@* Geometric origins of the Euclidean algorithm;@* Infinite sets and the pioneering work of Georg Cantor;@* The sieve of Eratosthenes, which is used for finding primes;@* Gauss's conjecture about the density of primes;@* Special methods for finding really large primes, and a discussion of the famous Riemann hypothesis;@* A combinatorial interpretation of the Fibonacci numbers;@* A study of properties of the triangle, including one named after Napoleon;@* The application of algebraic methods to solve geometrical problems;@* The study of symmetries using algebraic methods;@* The foundations of group theory;@* An algebraic interpretation of the Platonic solids. The chapters are largely selfcontained and each topic can be understood independently. However, the author draws many connections between the various topics to demonstrate their interplay and role within the context of mathematics as a whole. Lots of carefully chosen problems are included at the end of each section to stimulate the reader's development as a mathematician. This book is intended for those beginning their study of mathematics at the university level, as well as the general reader who would like to learn more about what it means to "do" mathematics
 Cataloging source
 GW5XE
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Phillips, George
 Dewey number
 510
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 Language note
 English
 LC call number
 QA39.3
 LC item number
 .P485 2005eb
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents

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 Mathematics
 Mathématiques
 Mathématique
 Mathematics
 Mathematics
 Mathématique
 Target audience
 adult
 Label
 Mathematics is not a spectator sport, George Phillips
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 235236) and index
 Carrier category
 online resource
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 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Color
 multicolored
 Content category
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 Content type code

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 Content type MARC source
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 Contents
 Squares  Numbers, Numbers Everywhere  Fibonacci Numbers  Choice and Chance  Geometrical Constructions  The Algebra of Groups  References  Index
 Control code
 209834018
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages)
 Form of item
 online
 Isbn
 9780387255286
 Media category
 computer
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 c
 Other control number
 10.1007/0387286977
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
 9780387255286
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number
 (OCoLC)209834018
 Label
 Mathematics is not a spectator sport, George Phillips
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 235236) and index
 Carrier category
 online resource
 Carrier category code

 cr
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Color
 multicolored
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Squares  Numbers, Numbers Everywhere  Fibonacci Numbers  Choice and Chance  Geometrical Constructions  The Algebra of Groups  References  Index
 Control code
 209834018
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages)
 Form of item
 online
 Isbn
 9780387255286
 Media category
 computer
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 c
 Other control number
 10.1007/0387286977
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
 9780387255286
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number
 (OCoLC)209834018
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