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Book DetailsSpectrumVolume: 48; 2006; 303 pp
Beautifully printed with 24 pages of full color. Ideal for Math Clubs, Math Horizons is a magazine that celebrates the people and ideas which are mathematics. Containing the editor's selections from the first ten years of the magazine's existence, this volume features exquisite expositions of undergraduatelevel mathematics. Broad and appealing, the coverage also includes fiction with mathematical themes; literary, theatrical, and cinematic criticism; humor; history; and social history. Mathematics is shown as a human endeavor through biographies and interviews of mathematicians and users of mathematics including artists, writers, and scientists. The puzzles, games, and activities throughout make it a valuable resource for student math clubs. Though especially appealing to students of mathematics from high school to graduate school and their teachers, this collection is an eclectic and wideranging look at the culture of mathematics and offers enjoyable reading for anyone with an interest in mathematics.

Table of Contents

Articles

Donald J. Albers — John Horton Conway—Talking a Good Game

Mark F. Schilling — Long Run Predictions

Alan Tucker — The Art Gallery Problem

David C. Arney — Army Beats Harvard in Football and Mathematics

Kenneth M. Hoffman — Fermat Faces Reality—A Diophantine Drama in One Act

Underwood Dudley — Why History?

Donald J. Albers — Carving Mathematics

Martin Gardner — Word Ladders—Lewis Carroll’s Doublets

Donald J. Albers — Professor of Magic Mathematics

Joseph A. Gallian — Weird Dice

Don Knuth — The Chinese Domino Challenge

Donald J. Albers — Making Connections—A Profile of Fan Chung

Joseph A. Gallian — Math on Money

Alan Tucker — The Parallel Climbers Puzzle—A Case Study in the Power of Graph Models

Dan Kalman — A Perfectly Odd Encounter in a Reno Café

Ellen Gethner — In Prime Territory

William Dunham — 1996—A Triple Anniversary

Donald J. Albers — A Nice Genius

Stephen Kennedy — An ABeCedarian History of Mathematics

Martin Gardner — Some Surprising Theorems About Rectangles in Triangles

Mamikon Mnatsakanian — Annular Rings of Equal Area

Martin Gardner — Some New Discoveries About $3\times 3$ Magic Squares

John M. Harris and Michael J. Mossinghoff — The Eccentricities of Actors

Richard Guy — What’s Left?

David Gale — Egyptian Rope, Japanese Paper, and High School Math

Donald J. Albers — Art Benjamin—Mathemagician

Deanna Haunsperger and Stephen Kennedy — The PhD of Comedy

Underwood Dudley — Legislating Pi

Stan Wagon — The Ultimate Flat Tire

Rheta Rubenstein and Randy Schwartz — The Roots of the Branches of Mathematics

Peter Schumer — The Magician of Budapest

Stephen D. Abbott — Turning Theorems into Plays

Tom M. Apostol and Mamikon Mnatsakanian — Cycloidal Areas without Calculus

Barry Cipra — A Bicentennial for the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

Thomas E. Moore — Was Gauss Smart?

Edward L. Cohen — Adoption and Reform of the Gregorian Calendar

William Dunham — Quadrilaterally Speaking

Phil Grizzard — Stopwatch Date

Ira Rosenholtz — A Very Simple, Very Paradoxical Old SpaceFilling Curve

Deanna Haunsperger and Stephen Kennedy — Coal Miner’s Daughter

Allen J. Schwenk — Beware of Geeks Bearing Grifts

Rick Cleary, Dan Faga, Alex Liu and Jason Topel — The Traveling Baseball Fan

James Tanton — A Dozen Areal Maneuvers

Donald Saari — Suppose You Want to Vote Strategically

Curtis D. Bennett — TopSpin on the Symmetric Group

Martin Gardner — Some New Results on Nonattacking Chess Tasks

Sandra Keith — Dick Termes and his Spheres

Frank Farris — The Edge of the Universe—Noneuclidean Wallpaper

Timothy Sipka — Alfred Bray Kempe’s “Proof” of the FourColor Theorem

Douglas Dunham — A Tale Both Shocking and Hyperbolic

Stephen Kennedy — Symbols of Power

Dinoj Surendran — The Conquest of the Kepler Conjecture

Olivia M. Carducci — A Match Made in Mathematics

Judy Green — How Many Women Mathematicians Can You Name?

Thaddeus N. Selden and Bruce F. Torrence — If Pascal Had a Computer

Victor E. Hill, IV — President Garfield and the Pythagorean Theorem

Peter Schumer — Life and Death on the Go Board

Thomas Hull — In Search of a Practical Map Fold

Underwood Dudley — The World’s First Mathematics Textbook

Philip D. Straffin, Jr. — The Instability of Democratic Decisions

Carl Pomerance — A Baseball Giant, A Math Giant, and the Epsilon in the Middle

Paul C. Pasles — Digging for Squares

James Tanton — A Dozen Questions about a Triangle

Rick Gillman — Geometry and Gerrymandering

Joseph A. Gallian — Who is the Greatest Hitter of Them All?

Tom M. Apostol and Mamikon Mnatsakanian — Generalized Cyclogons

Colm Mulcahy — Fitch Cheney’s Five Card Trick

Robert Schuerman — The Card Game

Steven J. Brams and D. Marc Kilgour — Truels and the Future

Alex Kasman — Unreasonable Effectiveness

Katherine Socha and Michael Starbird — How to Ace Literature—A Streetwise Guide for the Math Student

Doug Ensley — Fibonacci’s Triangle and Other Abominations

Mark Schilling — A Switch in Time Pays Fine?

Roger B. Nelsen — Paintings, Plane Tilings and Proofs

Michael McDaniel — Knots to You


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This beautiful and extensively illustrated book celebrates the first ten years of the student magazine, Math Horizons...This book would be an excellent addition to libraries and a terrific resource for mathematics clubs. It would be very suitable as a gift or prize for young mathematicians.
Mary Coupland, The Australian Math Teacher


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Beautifully printed with 24 pages of full color. Ideal for Math Clubs, Math Horizons is a magazine that celebrates the people and ideas which are mathematics. Containing the editor's selections from the first ten years of the magazine's existence, this volume features exquisite expositions of undergraduatelevel mathematics. Broad and appealing, the coverage also includes fiction with mathematical themes; literary, theatrical, and cinematic criticism; humor; history; and social history. Mathematics is shown as a human endeavor through biographies and interviews of mathematicians and users of mathematics including artists, writers, and scientists. The puzzles, games, and activities throughout make it a valuable resource for student math clubs. Though especially appealing to students of mathematics from high school to graduate school and their teachers, this collection is an eclectic and wideranging look at the culture of mathematics and offers enjoyable reading for anyone with an interest in mathematics.

Articles

Donald J. Albers — John Horton Conway—Talking a Good Game

Mark F. Schilling — Long Run Predictions

Alan Tucker — The Art Gallery Problem

David C. Arney — Army Beats Harvard in Football and Mathematics

Kenneth M. Hoffman — Fermat Faces Reality—A Diophantine Drama in One Act

Underwood Dudley — Why History?

Donald J. Albers — Carving Mathematics

Martin Gardner — Word Ladders—Lewis Carroll’s Doublets

Donald J. Albers — Professor of Magic Mathematics

Joseph A. Gallian — Weird Dice

Don Knuth — The Chinese Domino Challenge

Donald J. Albers — Making Connections—A Profile of Fan Chung

Joseph A. Gallian — Math on Money

Alan Tucker — The Parallel Climbers Puzzle—A Case Study in the Power of Graph Models

Dan Kalman — A Perfectly Odd Encounter in a Reno Café

Ellen Gethner — In Prime Territory

William Dunham — 1996—A Triple Anniversary

Donald J. Albers — A Nice Genius

Stephen Kennedy — An ABeCedarian History of Mathematics

Martin Gardner — Some Surprising Theorems About Rectangles in Triangles

Mamikon Mnatsakanian — Annular Rings of Equal Area

Martin Gardner — Some New Discoveries About $3\times 3$ Magic Squares

John M. Harris and Michael J. Mossinghoff — The Eccentricities of Actors

Richard Guy — What’s Left?

David Gale — Egyptian Rope, Japanese Paper, and High School Math

Donald J. Albers — Art Benjamin—Mathemagician

Deanna Haunsperger and Stephen Kennedy — The PhD of Comedy

Underwood Dudley — Legislating Pi

Stan Wagon — The Ultimate Flat Tire

Rheta Rubenstein and Randy Schwartz — The Roots of the Branches of Mathematics

Peter Schumer — The Magician of Budapest

Stephen D. Abbott — Turning Theorems into Plays

Tom M. Apostol and Mamikon Mnatsakanian — Cycloidal Areas without Calculus

Barry Cipra — A Bicentennial for the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

Thomas E. Moore — Was Gauss Smart?

Edward L. Cohen — Adoption and Reform of the Gregorian Calendar

William Dunham — Quadrilaterally Speaking

Phil Grizzard — Stopwatch Date

Ira Rosenholtz — A Very Simple, Very Paradoxical Old SpaceFilling Curve

Deanna Haunsperger and Stephen Kennedy — Coal Miner’s Daughter

Allen J. Schwenk — Beware of Geeks Bearing Grifts

Rick Cleary, Dan Faga, Alex Liu and Jason Topel — The Traveling Baseball Fan

James Tanton — A Dozen Areal Maneuvers

Donald Saari — Suppose You Want to Vote Strategically

Curtis D. Bennett — TopSpin on the Symmetric Group

Martin Gardner — Some New Results on Nonattacking Chess Tasks

Sandra Keith — Dick Termes and his Spheres

Frank Farris — The Edge of the Universe—Noneuclidean Wallpaper

Timothy Sipka — Alfred Bray Kempe’s “Proof” of the FourColor Theorem

Douglas Dunham — A Tale Both Shocking and Hyperbolic

Stephen Kennedy — Symbols of Power

Dinoj Surendran — The Conquest of the Kepler Conjecture

Olivia M. Carducci — A Match Made in Mathematics

Judy Green — How Many Women Mathematicians Can You Name?

Thaddeus N. Selden and Bruce F. Torrence — If Pascal Had a Computer

Victor E. Hill, IV — President Garfield and the Pythagorean Theorem

Peter Schumer — Life and Death on the Go Board

Thomas Hull — In Search of a Practical Map Fold

Underwood Dudley — The World’s First Mathematics Textbook

Philip D. Straffin, Jr. — The Instability of Democratic Decisions

Carl Pomerance — A Baseball Giant, A Math Giant, and the Epsilon in the Middle

Paul C. Pasles — Digging for Squares

James Tanton — A Dozen Questions about a Triangle

Rick Gillman — Geometry and Gerrymandering

Joseph A. Gallian — Who is the Greatest Hitter of Them All?

Tom M. Apostol and Mamikon Mnatsakanian — Generalized Cyclogons

Colm Mulcahy — Fitch Cheney’s Five Card Trick

Robert Schuerman — The Card Game

Steven J. Brams and D. Marc Kilgour — Truels and the Future

Alex Kasman — Unreasonable Effectiveness

Katherine Socha and Michael Starbird — How to Ace Literature—A Streetwise Guide for the Math Student

Doug Ensley — Fibonacci’s Triangle and Other Abominations

Mark Schilling — A Switch in Time Pays Fine?

Roger B. Nelsen — Paintings, Plane Tilings and Proofs

Michael McDaniel — Knots to You

This beautiful and extensively illustrated book celebrates the first ten years of the student magazine, Math Horizons...This book would be an excellent addition to libraries and a terrific resource for mathematics clubs. It would be very suitable as a gift or prize for young mathematicians.
Mary Coupland, The Australian Math Teacher