By Ross Honsberger

ISBN-10: 0883856239

ISBN-13: 9780883856239

The 19 essays the following illustrate many various points of mathematical pondering. the writer is especially famous for his best-selling books of difficulties; during this quantity he seeks to percentage his appreciation of the stylish and creative ways utilized in brooding about even uncomplicated arithmetic. normal highschool classes in algebra and geometry provide a enough foundation for knowing each one essay. subject matters contain quantity thought, geometry, combinatorics, common sense and chance, and the equipment used frequently contain an interplay among those disciplines. a number of the essays are effortless to learn, others more difficult; a number of the workouts are regimen, others lead the reader deeper into the topic.