Mathematics Masterclasses Stretching the Imagination by Michael Sewell


Mathematics Masterclasses Stretching the Imagination by Michael Sewell

This is a valuable resource of non-syllabus material for mathematics in school education and science teachers at secondary school level, teenagers and parents. It contains written versions of Royal Institution masterclasses on a wide selection of topics in pure and applied mathematics, and very little knowledge is assumed. Topics include chaos theory, meteorology, storage limitations of computers, population growth and decay, and the mechanics of dinosaurs. This book shows that mathematics can be fun!


...(the) chapter on chaos theory is a model of careful exposition of advanced material to a general audience, with well chosen examples ... (contains) delightful contribution(s) on polyhedra and weather ...(and is) careful to help readers maintain a global overview of the problem ... this book is most welcome. Times Education Supplement The book fully lives up to the second part of its title and will provide many hours of pleasure for inquisitive youngsters (as well as for other older readers!)... The book encapsulates all the good features of masterclasses ... we are introduced to a huge amount of interesting mathematics ... the layout is user-friendly... This book can be strongly recommended to all teachers of mathematics as a resource. London Mathematical Society Newsletter The exposition is engaging and clear. Zentralblatt fuer Mathematik

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256 pages


Michael Sewell
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Publication date

27th February 1997



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