Enjoyment of Mathematics Selections from Mathematics for the Amateur What is so special about the number How many colors are needed to color a map Do the prime numbers go on forever Are there whole numbers than even numbers These and other mathematical puzzles are e

What is so special about the number 30 How many colors are needed to color a map Do the prime numbers go on forever Are there whole numbers than even numbers These and other mathematical puzzles are explored in this delightful book by two eminent mathematicians Requiring no background than plane geometry and elementary algebra, this book leads the reader intWhat is so special about the number 30 How many colors are needed to color a map Do the prime numbers go on forever Are there whole numbers than even numbers These and other mathematical puzzles are explored in this delightful book by two eminent mathematicians Requiring no background than plane geometry and elementary algebra, this book leads the reader into some of the most fundamental ideas of mathematics, the ideas that make the subject exciting and interesting Explaining clearly how each problem has arisen and, in some cases, resolved, Hans Rademacher and Otto Toeplitz s deep curiosity for the subject and their outstanding pedagogical talents shine through.Originally published in 1957.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print on demand technology to again make available previously out of print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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