The Resource Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport, by George Phillips, (electronic resource)

Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport, by George Phillips, (electronic resource)

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Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport
Title
Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport
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by George Phillips
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Author
Author
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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 self-contained 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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Phillips, George
Dewey number
510
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English
LC call number
QA1-939
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Global analysis (Mathematics)
  • Geometry
  • Number theory
  • Mathematics, general
  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Geometry
  • Number Theory
Label
Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport, by George Phillips, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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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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cr
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text
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txt
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.)
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online
Isbn
9780387286976
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computer
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c
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10.1007/0-387-28697-7
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remote
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Label
Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport, by George Phillips, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-236) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Squares -- Numbers, Numbers Everywhere -- Fibonacci Numbers -- Prime Numbers -- Choice and Chance -- Geometrical Constructions -- The Algebra of Group
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2005.
Extent
1 online resource (251 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387286976
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/0-387-28697-7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000227824
  • (EBL)3062541
  • (SSID)ssj0000318841
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11245867
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000318841
  • (PQKBWorkID)10310882
  • (PQKB)10512166
  • (DE-He213)978-0-387-28697-6
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3062541
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000227824

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