Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries (Ebook)

Ian Stewart

Solving mathematical riddles with the world's most popular maths sleuth.

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.

Publication date: 02/10/2014

£8.99

ISBN: 9781847654328

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B00MG5TBX4

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Science & Mathematics

Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries (Paperback)

Ian Stewart

Solving mathematical riddles with the world's most popular maths sleuth.

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.

Publication date: 22/10/2015

£8.99

ISBN: 9781846683480

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Science & Mathematics

Reviews for Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries

'Britain's most brilliant and prolific populariser of mathematics'

Alex Bellos Guardian

'Ian really is unsurpassed as raconteur of the world of numbers. He guides us on a mind-boggling journey from the ultra trivial to the profound. Thoroughly entertaining'

Jeremy Webb New Scientist

'As the professor darts randomly from "digital cubes" to "the hairy ball theorem" with boundless playful curiosity, even those with only a sluggish interest in maths will find something to amuse and amaze'

 Sunday Telegraph

'Anyone with a slight geeky bent to them, whether they be adult or teenager, will find plenty to edify, tickle and tantalise them. It'd make a wonderful present ... I can't wait for the next volume. Highly recommended'

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Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart's recent books include (with Terry Pratchett and Jack Cohen) The Science of Discworld IV and (published by Profile) 17 Equations that Changed the World, The Great Mathematical Problems, Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries and Calculating the Cosmos. His app, Incredible Numbers, was published jointly by Profile and Touch Press in 2014.

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