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Beautiful Mathematics

Beautiful Mathematics

By Martin Erikson

Catalog Code: BTM
Print ISBN: 978-0-88385-576-8
Electronic ISBN: 978-1-61444- 509-8
191 pp., Hardbound, 2011
List Price: $63.95
Member Price: 52.95
Series: Spectrum

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This book is about beautiful mathematical concepts and creations. Mathematical ideas have an aesthetic appeal that can be appreciated by anyone who has the time and dedication to investigate. Mathematical topics are presented in the categories of words, Images, formulas, theorems, proofs, solutions, and unsolved problems. Readers will discover exciting mathematics topics from complex numbers to arithmetic progressions, from Alcuin's sequence to the zeta function, and from hypercubes to infinity squared.

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Imaginative Words
2. Intriguing Images
3. Captivating Formulas
4. Delightful Theorems
5. Pleasing Proofs
6. Elegant Solutions
7. Creative Problems
A. Harmonious Foundations
B. Eye-Opening Explorations
Bibliography
Index

About the Author

Martin Erickson was born in Detroit, MI in 1963. He graduated with high honors from the University of Michigan in 1985 and received his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in 1987. He is a professor of mathematics at Truman State University. He has written several acclaimed mathematics books, including Aha! Solutions (MAA) and Introduction to Number Theory (with Anthony Vazzana, CRC Press). He is a member of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society.

 

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