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How to Cut a Cake: And Other Mathematical Conundrums Paperback – 11 Dec 2006

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, U.S.A.; 1st edition (11 Dec. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199205906
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199205905
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 2.3 x 15.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 493,552 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Welcome back to Ian Stewart's magical world of mathematics! This is a strange world of never-ending chess games, empires on the moon, furious fireflies, and, of course, disputes over how best to cut a cake. Each quirky tale presents a fascinating mathematical puzzle - challenging, fun, and also introducing the reader to a significant mathematical problem in an engaging and witty way.

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Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at Warwick University, and Director of the Mathematics Awareness Centre at Warwick. An active research mathematician, he is well-known for popularizing mathematics and science for the public. A Fellow of the Royal Society, his many books include Evolving the Alien (with Jack Cohen), What Shape is a Snowflake? , and Does God Play Dice? .


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