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Ten Mathematical Acrostics For People Who Are Amused by Words

Publisher: 
Mathematical Association of America
Number of Pages: 
24
Price: 
9.95
ISBN: 
0-88385-802-9

Tom Apostol is well known as the author of books on calculus, analysis, and analytic number theory. He is also becoming known for his interest in creating mathematics videos, in particular through his Project MATHEMATICS! series. Here he shows us another side of his talents. In the introduction, he tells us that he has been constructing acrostic puzzles, off and on, for more than twenty years. This large size booklet gives us ten of his puzzles, in which all the clues have to do with mathematics. The subtitle says the book is "for those who are amused by words." In my experience, that includes many (maybe even most) mathematicians. So, if you'd like to spend some time having fun with mathematical words, grab a copy of this one.


Fernando Gouvêa (fqgouvea@colby.edu) is the editor of MAA Online. He teaches both "History of Mathematics" and "Number Theory", among others, at Colby College. He is a number theorist whose main research focus is on p-adic modular forms and Galois representations.

Date Received: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2000
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Tom M. Apostol
Publication Date: 
2000
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Paperback
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General
Fernando Gouvêa
08/9/2000
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