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The Resource Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport, by George Phillips, (electronic resource)
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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
 eng
 Edition
 1st ed. 2005.
 Extent
 1 online resource (251 p.)
 Note
 Description based upon print version of record
 Contents

 Squares
 Numbers, Numbers Everywhere
 Fibonacci Numbers
 Prime Numbers
 Choice and Chance
 Geometrical Constructions
 The Algebra of Group
 Isbn
 9780387286976
 Label
 Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport
 Title
 Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport
 Statement of responsibility
 by George Phillips
 Language

 eng
 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
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 English
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 Algebra
 Global analysis (Mathematics)
 Geometry
 Number theory
 Mathematics, general
 Algebra
 Analysis
 Geometry
 Number Theory
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 Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport, by George Phillips, (electronic resource)
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 Edition
 1st ed. 2005.
 Extent
 1 online resource (251 p.)
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 9780387286976
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 Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport, by George Phillips, (electronic resource)
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 Description based upon print version of record
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]236) and index
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 online resource
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 Content category
 text
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 Contents
 Squares  Numbers, Numbers Everywhere  Fibonacci Numbers  Prime Numbers  Choice and Chance  Geometrical Constructions  The Algebra of Group
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 unknown
 Edition
 1st ed. 2005.
 Extent
 1 online resource (251 p.)
 Form of item
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 9780387286976
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 c
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