Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries (True EPUB)

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Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries (True EPUB)

October 2, 2014 | English | ISBN: 1846683475 | 120 pages | True EPUB | 4.07 MB

Like its predecessors, Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities and Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures, this is a miscellany of mathematical curios and conundrums - about 180 of them, arranged for variety - a book to dip into at any time. The topics range from one-liners to four-page mini-essays on buzzword topics from the research frontiers. Most are about half a page long, with lots of illustrations. This third volume has a new twist. In line with its title, a strand of topics follows the adventures of the not-so-great detective Hemlock Soames and his sidekick Dr John Watsup (immortalized in the phrase 'Watsup, Doc?'). By a remarkable coincidence they live at 222B Baker Street, just across the road from their more illustrious neighbour who, for copyright reasons, is never mentioned by name. A typical item is The Case of the Face-Down Aces, a mathematical magic trick of quite devilish cunning...

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