Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport

Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport

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qMathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport challenges the reader to become an active mathematician. Beginning at a gentle pace, the author encourages the reader to get involved, with discussions of a variety of topics, each placed in its historical context.q qThe chapters are largely self-contained and each topic can be understood independently. However, the author draws many connections between the various topics to demonstrate their interplay and role within the context of mathematics as a whole. Lots of carefully chosen problems are included at the end of each section to stimulate the reader's development as a mathematician.q qThis book is intended for those beginning their study of mathematics at the university level, as well as the general reader who would like to learn more about what it means to qdoq mathematics.q--BOOK JACKET.In general, there must always be such a row in an odd configuration, since a column whose sum is odd must contain at least one 1. Here, M could select the third row, 01001, and replace it by 00011, which corresponds to replacing 9 by 3.

Title:Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport
Author:George Phillips
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2005-07-15


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