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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