Welcome back to Ian Stewart's magical world of mathematics! This is a strange world of never-ending chess games, empires on the moon, furious fireflies, and, of course, disputes over how best to cut a cake. Each quirky tale presents a fascinating mathematical puzzle -- challenging, fun, and also introducing the reader to a significant mathematical problem in an engaging and witty way.Christmas always falls on 25 December, so there is no difficulty in calculating the date of Christmas but Easter is quite ... generally considered the greatest mathematician ever, invented a simple set of rules that required knowing only the yearanbsp;...
|Title||:||How to Cut a Cake: And other mathematical conundrums|
|Publisher||:||OUP Oxford - 2006-10-12|