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Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries

Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries

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Sixteen of the world's greatest unsolved mathematical puzzles, presented through an interactive, richly-illustrated, story-driven journey.

Most people think of mathematics as a set of useful tools designed to answer analytical questions, beginning with simple arithmetic and ending with advanced calculus. But, as Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries shows, mathematics is filled with intriguing mysteries that take us to the edge of the unknown. This richly illustrated, story-driven volume presents sixteen of today's greatest unsolved mathematical puzzles, all understandable by anyone with elementary math skills. These intriguing mysteries are presented to readers as puzzles that have time-traveled from Camelot, preserved in the notebook of Merlin, the wise magician in King Arthur's court.

Author: Satyan Devadoss, Matthew Harvey
Publisher: MIT Press
Published: 08/24/2021
Pages: 120
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 8.74h x 5.83w x 0.32d
ISBN: 9780262542753

About the Author
Satyan Linus Devadoss is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Applied Mathematics and Professor of Computer Science at the University of San Diego. A recipient of two national teaching awards, he has published on topics ranging from origami and cartography to phylogenetics and particle collisions. Matthew Harvey is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Virginia's College at Wise and the author of the textbook Geometry Illuminated.

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