2000 Mathematics Subject Classification. Primary 49-01, 49-04, 49Q05,
53-01, 53-04, 53A10.
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The figure on the cover was created by the author, using Maple.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Oprea, John.
The mathematics of soap films : explorations with Maple® / John Oprea.
p. cm. (Student mathematical library, ISSN 1520-9121 ; v. 10)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-8218-2118-0 (softcover : alk. paper)
1. Minimal surfaces—Data processing. 2. Soap bubbles. 3. Surface tension.
4. Maple (Computer file) I. Title. II. Series.
QA644.067 2000
516.3'62—dc21 00-041614
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