Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries (Paperback)
Basic Books, 9780465054978, 307pp.
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
In Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries, acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart presents an enticing collection of mathematical curios and conundrums. With a new puzzle on each page, this compendium of brainteasers will both teach and delight. Guided by stalwart detective Hemlock Soames and his sidekick, Dr. John Watsup, readers will delve into almost two hundred mathematical problems, puzzles, and facts. Tackling subjects from mathematical dates (such as Pi Day), what we don't know about primes, and why the Earth is round, this clever, mind-expanding book demonstrates the power and fun inherent in mathematics.
About the Author
Ian Stewart is the author of the successful Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures and Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities. Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick and Emeritus Professor of Gresham College, London, he is also a regular research visitor at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University. His writing has appeared in New Scientist, Discover, Scientific American, and many newspapers in the U.K. and U.S. He lives in Warwick, England.