By Ian Stewart

ISBN-10: 0465013023

ISBN-13: 9780465013029

Knowing that the main intriguing math is not taught in class, Professor Ian Stewart has spent years filling his cupboard with fascinating mathematical video games, puzzles, tales, and factoids meant for the adventurous brain. This booklet finds the main exhilarating oddities from Professor Stewart's mythical cabinet.
Inside, you will discover hidden gemstones of common sense, geometry, and probability-like the way to extract a cherry from a cocktail glass (harder than you think), a pop-up dodecahedron, and the true the reason is, you cannot divide something by means of 0. Scattered between those are keys to Fermat's final theorem, the Poincaré conjecture, chaos idea, and the P=NP challenge (you'll win one million cash should you resolve it). You by no means understand what enigmas you can find within the Stewart cupboard, yet they're certain to be smart, mind-expanding, and delightfully fun.

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