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The Resource Hidden connections and double meanings : a mathematical exploration, David Wells

Hidden connections and double meanings : a mathematical exploration, David Wells

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Hidden connections and double meanings : a mathematical exploration
Title
Hidden connections and double meanings
Title remainder
a mathematical exploration
Statement of responsibility
David Wells
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Language
eng
Summary
Everything in mathematics has many meanings - every diagram and every figure, every sum and every equation can be "seen" in different ways, just as every sentence in English or in algebra can be variously read and interpreted. This book explores mathematical topics by pointing out remarkable similarities and taking a fresh look at familiar items. Loaded with thought-provoking facts and surprises, it explores the relationships between mathematics and humor, shows how mathematicians use metaphors to name the nameless and to point to hidden connections, and presents a series of challenging puzzles that offer thought-provoking fun. You don't have to be a mathematician to appreciate this playful approach to numbers, patterns, graphs, and pictures. Author David Wells focuses on insight and imagination rather than technique, emphasizing the mystery, intrigue, and other pleasurable aspects of mathematics. Hints for the captivating problems and puzzles appear at the end of the book, in addition to complete solutions
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Midwest
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Wells, D. G.
Dewey number
793.74
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Problem solving
  • Mathematical recreations
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adult
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Hidden connections and double meanings : a mathematical exploration, David Wells
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT12179548
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unknown
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1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486832647
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT12179548
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remote
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12179548
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Hidden connections and double meanings : a mathematical exploration, David Wells
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12179548
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486832647
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12179548
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12179548
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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