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Author Fuks, D. B.
Title Mathematical omnibus : thirty lectures on classic mathematics / Dmitry Fuchs, Serge Tabachnikov.
Published Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society, c2007.
Book Cover
 Floor4  QA37.3 .F83 2007    DUE 10-08-14
Description xv, 463 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 457-459) and index.
Contents Arithmetic and combinatorics -- Equations -- Envelopes and singularities -- Developable surfaces -- Straight lines -- Polyhedra -- Two surprising topological constructions -- On ellipses and ellipsoids.
Summary The book consists of thirty lectures on diverse topics, covering much of the mathematical landscape rather than focusing on one area. The reader will learn numerous results that often belong to neither the standard undergraduate nor graduate curriculum and will discover connections between classical and contemporary ideas in algebra, combinatorics, geometry, and topology. The reader's effort will be rewarded in seeing the harmony of each subject. The common thread in the selected subjects is their illustration of the unity and beauty of mathematics. Most lectures contain exercises, and solutions or answers are given to selected exercises. A special feature of the book is an abundance of drawings (more than four hundred), artwork by an accomplished artist, and about a hundred portraits of mathematicians. Almost every lecture contains surprises for even the seasoned researcher. -- Back cover.
Subject Mathematics.
Related Names Tabachnikov, Serge.
ISBN 0821843168 (alk. paper)
9780821843161 (alk. paper)
OCLC number 137306067