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Mathematics for the Imagination


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Table of Contents

1: World Travel
2: The Travelling World
3: The Geometric Picture
4: The World of Archimedes
5: Reflections and Curves
6: Covering the World
7: Possible and Impossible Constructions
8: For Conoisseurs
Further Reading

About the Author

Professor of Mathematics at the University of Essex, Peter Higgins is the author of the successful Mathematics for the Curious, (OUP, 1998), and Techniques of Semigroup Theory.


`This booklet addresses to a wide circle of readers. In an entertaining way it makes known with mathematical ways of thinking and working, with the history and development of mathematicians throughout the ages and with the beauty of mathematics. It explains some of its most interesting features and gives remarkable examples for the world of classical mathematics. Everyone can find something interesting.'
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