Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries

Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries

作者 : Ian Stewart

出版社 : PROFILE BOOKS LTD

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「英國最聰明且多產的作家,將數學普遍化的人。」- Alex Gellos在《衛報》的書評

「Ian在數字世界中,實在是個無與倫比的說書人,他帶著我們經歷一趟從微不足道至深刻事物的驚人之旅。非常非常有趣!」- Jeremy Webb在《新科學家》(New Scientist)上的評論

「教授以活潑的好奇與求知慾,隨機地從”數位立方"講到"毛球定理",連那些對數學沒什麼興趣的人,也會在本書中發現有趣且讓人訝異的事。」-《周日電訊報》(Sunday Telegraph)

史都華教授延續先前暢銷書的風趣寫法,這本全新的書,以他幽默的註冊商標與眾多插圖,說明了超過150道數學小品與難題。除了吸引人的公式與定理,這本"事件簿"帶著讀者跟著不怎麼厲害的偵探Hemlock Soames與他的助手John Watsup醫生一起冒險犯難。十分湊巧的,這兩位住在貝克街222B號,就在他們大名鼎鼎的鄰居對面,只是不知為何,這個鄰居的名字從來沒被提起過。有一個典型項目稱作"臉部朝下的王牌之檔案",它是一個極度邪惡且狡詐的數學把戲...。這本"事件簿"探索各種數學研究,展現了史都華教授的能力與最吸引人的魅力。

Like its wildly popular predecessors Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities and Hoard of Mathematical Treasures, Professor Stewart's 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 Stewart's 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.
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