ISBN 9781846683480,Professor Stewarts Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries

Professor Stewarts Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries


Ian Stewart


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Profile Books

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9781846683480

ISBN-10 1846683483


Language (English)

Academic And Professional

Like its wildly popular predecessors Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities and Hoard of Mathematical Treasures, Professor Stewarts brand-new book is a miscellany of over 150 mathematical curios and conundrums, packed with trademark humour and numerous illustrations.
In addition to the fascinating formulae and thrilling theorems familiar to Professor Stewarts fans, the Casebook follows the adventures of the not-so-great detective Hemlock Soames and his sidekick Dr John Watsup (immortalised in the phrase Watsup, Doc?). By a remarkable coincidence they live at 222B Baker Street, just across the road from their more illustrious neighbour who, for reasons known only to Dr Watsup, is never mentioned by name. A typical item is The Case of the Face-Down Aces, a mathematical magic trick of quite devilish cunning...
Ranging from one-liners to four-page investigations from the frontiers of mathematical research, the Casebook reveals Professor Stewart at his challenging and entertaining best.