A Mathematical Tapestry Demonstrating the Beautiful Unity of Mathematics

A Mathematical Tapestry Demonstrating the Beautiful Unity of Mathematics

By: Peter Hilton (author), Jean Pedersen (author), Sylvie Donmoyer (illustrator)eBook
£16.43 RRP £22.80  You save £6.37 (28%)
Buy eBook  

Description

This easy-to-read 2010 book demonstrates how a simple geometric idea reveals fascinating connections and results in number theory, the mathematics of polyhedra, combinatorial geometry, and group theory. Using a systematic paper-folding procedure it is possible to construct a regular polygon with any number of sides. This remarkable algorithm has led to interesting proofs of certain results in number theory, has been used to answer combinatorial questions involving partitions of space, and has enabled the authors to obtain the formula for the volume of a regular tetrahedron in around three steps, using nothing more complicated than basic arithmetic and the most elementary plane geometry. All of these ideas, and more, reveal the beauty of mathematics and the interconnectedness of its various branches. Detailed instructions, including clear illustrations, enable the reader to gain hands-on experience constructing these models and to discover for themselves the patterns and relationships they unearth.

Other FormatsView more

Create a review

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/10/2013
  • ID: 9781139636650
  • book language: en
  • publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • publisher imprint: Cambridge University Press

Supported Platforms

  • Ereader  
  • IPhone   Epub DRM Kobo
  • Android   Epub DRM Kobo
  • IPad   Epub DRM Kobo
  • Desktop-OSX   Epub DRM Kobo
  • Desktop-Windows   Epub DRM Kobo

Please note: The price displayed here is for information only as it may differ from the price currently offered at Kobobooks.com.
Please confirm the price prior to purchasing your eBook from Kobobooks.com.

Close