# Riddles in Mathematics: A Book of Paradoxes ePub download

## by Eugene Purdy Northrop

**Author:**Eugene Purdy Northrop**ISBN:**0442060785**ISBN13:**978-0442060787**ePub:**1689 kb |**FB2:**1108 kb**Language:**English**Category:**Science & Mathematics**Publisher:**Krieger Pub Co (June 1, 1975)**Rating:**4.3/5**Votes:**548**Format:**mobi lrf rtf txt

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Eugene P. Northrop (1908-69) was the William Rainey Harper Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago, where he taught for 17 years and served as. .The best books of this type engage the reader in an adventure

Eugene P. Northrop (1908-69) was the William Rainey Harper Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago, where he taught for 17 years and served as Associate Dean. The best books of this type engage the reader in an adventure. The literary style is clear and natural, not pedantic, but it has little trace of the style of the more exuberant authors. Rereading this as an adult, I was somewhat less impressed. There is an excellent introduction that brings the material up to date, but some of the sections are musty nonetheless.

Riddles in Mathematics book. Eventually, they settled upon Riddles in Mathematics: A Book of Paradoxes. Two fathers and two sons leave town. To Northrop, a paradox is Anything which offhand appears to be true, but is actually false; or which is simply self-contradictory. This form of paradox is merely a misunderstanding, a mistake made by someone who is talking too fast and thinking too superficially. To me, a paradox is not simply a mistake in calculation, but something deeper.

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Riddles in Mathematics - Eugene P Northrop. 1. What Is a Paradox? TWO fathers and two sons leave town. This reduces the population of the town by three. False? No, true-provided the trio consists of father, son, and grandson. A bookworm starts at the outside of the front cover of volume I of a certain set of books and eats his way to the outside of the back cover of volume III. If each volume is one inch thick, he must travel three inches in all. True?

Автор: Northrop, Eugene Название: Riddles in Mathematics: A Book of Paradoxes Издательство: Dover . This entertaining collection consists of more than 200 such riddles, drawn from every branch of mathematics.

This entertaining collection consists of more than 200 such riddles, drawn from every branch of mathematics.

I first read it in 1972 when I was training to become a Secondary school mathematics teacher. It was an OLD book then, as it was first published in 1944 - amazing that war-time conditions still allowed room for a book that seems to be so off-beam. It was, for decades, a Penguin/Pelican "classic" - and so it should be. The Contents list may be taken as a glimpse of its riches.

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Math enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy sharpening their wits with riddles rooted in areas from arithmetic to calculus . Mr. Northrop writes well and simply. Every so often he will illuminate his discussion with an amusing example.

Math enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy sharpening their wits with riddles rooted in areas from arithmetic to calculus, covering a wide range of subjects that includes geometry, trigonometry, algebra, concepts of the infinite, probability, and logic. But only an elementary knowledge of mathematics is needed to find amusement in this imaginative collection, which features complete solutions and more than 100 black-and-white illustrations. Every so often he will illuminate his discussion with an amusing example