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    DescriptionDo you expect to find articles about mathematics in your daily newspaper? If you are a reader of The Guardian you do, or at least you did during the second half of the 1980s. This volume collects many of the columns Keith Devlin wrote for The Guardian. Read them and assign them to your students to read. This is a book for delving in, and is accessible to anyone with an interest in things mathematical. Devlin takes mathematical discoveries and explains them to the interested lay reader. The topics range from computer discoveries dealing with large prime numbers to much deeper results, such as Fermat's Last Theorem. You will find articles on the traveling salesman problem, on cryptology, and on procedures for working out claims for traveling expenses. Although the individual pieces are short and easily read, many contain references to mathematical articles and can form the basis for student research papers.


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    Title
    All the Math that's Fit to Print
    Subtitle
    Articles from The Guardian
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Keith J. Devlin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 348
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 621 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780883855157
    ISBN 10: 0883855151
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: MAT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.8
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC20: 510
    BIC subject category V2: PB
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Abridged Dewey: 510
    B&T Approval Code: A51050000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MAT000000
    B&T Approval Code: A51090000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QA93 .D457 1994
    Thema V1.0: PB
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Mathematical Association of America
    Imprint name
    Mathematical Association of America
    Publication date
    05 September 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Washington
    Review quote
    'Mathematics and mathematicians can be the objects of public interest, if there are individuals capable of explaining those items in a form that the intelligent reader can follow. Keith Devlin is such a person and the editors of the British paper, The Manchester Guardian, were intelligent enough to understand that. This book should be an element of every public library.' Journal of Recreational Mathematics