Index
Abel Prize, 146, 269, 311
Abel, Niels Henrik, 268, 269, 271,
310
algebraic number, 186
American option, 241
Apollonius, 81, 82
arbitrage, 236–238
associative law, 76–78, 111
axiom, 8, 175, 180, 184, 199, 296
Bach, J. S., 252, 253
Banach–Tarski paradox, 244
barber who shaves himself, 27
Bayesian formula, 192–194
Benford’s law, 351
Bible, 279–282
billionaire, 196, 197, 369
binomial coefficient, 116
birthday paradox, 37, 38, 40, 41
Black–Scholes formula, 237
Bolyai, anos, 297
Buffon, Georges-Louis Leclerc,
Comte de, 222
butterfly, 303
call option, 241
Cantor, Georg, 42, 59, 230
Cardano’s formula, 270
Cartesian coordinate system, 333,
336
casino, 33, 272
CD player, 139, 140
chain letter, 18, 261, 262
chaos theory, 15
chess, 199
Clay Mathematics Institute, 71,
146, 218, 339
C line, 348
coding theory, 360, 361
combinatorics, 112, 227
commutative law, 78, 79, 85
complex number, 344
complex number, 343–346
complex plane, 344
composition, 251–254
computer proof, 152, 365
computer-aided tomography,
327–329
conditional probability, 51, 192
conic section, 81
construction with straightedge and
compass, 98, 99, 127, 128,
131–133, 182, 184, 296, 335
continued fraction, 356, 357
Coxeter, Harold Scott MacDonald,
348
cryptography, 84, 86, 87
cubing the sphere, 133
Dal´ ı, Salvador, 75
377
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