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  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; Reissue edition (24 Feb. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691158185
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691158181
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21 cm
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There is something here for every mathematically inclined reader. The aerodynamics of balls in sport, the spread of diseases, traffic flow, the effect of meteor impacts--[Banks] deals with these and much more in engaging, well-judged detail.--Robert Matthews "New Scientist "

A fabulous exposition of adventures in applied mathematics. It's already one of my favourite books. It's so good I find it hard to lay aside.--B. L. Henry "Physicist "

One of "Choice"s Outstanding Academic Titles for 1999

"Robert Bankss study of everyday phenomena is infused with infectious enthusiasm."--"Publishers Weekly"

One of "Choice"'s Outstanding Academic Titles for 1999


One of "Choice"'s Outstanding Academic Titles for 1999


One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1999

"Robert Banks's study of everyday phenomena is infused with infectious enthusiasm."--Publishers Weekly

"There is something here for every mathematically inclined reader. The aerodynamics of balls in sport, the spread of diseases, traffic flow, the effect of meteor impacts--[Banks] deals with these and much more in engaging, well-judged detail."--Robert Matthews, New Scientist

"A fabulous exposition of adventures in applied mathematics. It's already one of my favourite books. It's so good I find it hard to lay aside."--B. L. Henry, Physicist

About the Author

Robert B. Banks (1922-2002) was Professor of Engineering at Northwestern University and Dean of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He served with the Ford Foundation in Mexico City and with the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok. He won numerous national and international honors, including being named Commander of the Order of the White Elephant by the King of Thailand and Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the government of France. He is the author of Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics (Princeton).


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