2010

Figuring It Out

Entertaining Encounters with Everyday Math

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ISBN: 978-3-642-04832-6 (Print) 978-3-642-04833-3 (Online)

Table of contents (56 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

  2. Everyday Matters

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      Pages 1-1

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      The Dinner Table Algorithm

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      Pages 7-10

      Cutting the Christmas Cake

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      Pages 11-13

      Oranges and Computers

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      Pages 15-18

      When Two and Two Don’t Make Four

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      Pages 19-22

      Getting More Intelligent Every Day

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      Pages 23-26

      The Other Lane Always Goes Faster

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      Pages 27-30

      Shoelaces and Neckties

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      Pages 31-34

      Number Puzzles

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      Pages 35-37

      Tossing a Coin

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      Pages 39-41

      The Switch

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      Pages 43-45

      Eubulides, The Heap and The Euro

  3. The Earth is Round

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 47-47

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      Pages 49-52

      How GPS Works

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      Pages 53-56

      Gear Wheels

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      Pages 57-60

      February 29

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      Pages 61-64

      The Nonius Scale

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      Pages 65-69

      Pedro Nunes’ Map

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      Pages 71-73

      Lighthouse Geometry

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      Pages 75-78

      Asteroids and Least Squares

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      Pages 79-81

      The Useful Man and the Genius

  4. Secret Affairs

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      Pages 83-83

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      Pages 85-88

      Alice and Bob1

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