Readership: General readers interested in mathematics and popular science and professional mathematicians.
Edited by Sam Parc, Insitute of Mathematics and its Applications
Sam Parc studied mathematics and engineering in the UK, Germany and Australia and has previously worked at the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cambridge, Manchester and Newcastle and at Imperial College London. She works for the UK's Institute of Mathematics and its Applications where she provides a passion for popularising mathematics. Her previous work has involved writing a mathematical agony aunt column in a provincial newspaper and maintaining a popular online mathematical magazine. She lives in Southend-on-Sea with
her large family and dog, Benji. This is her first book.
"Motorways; Sherlock Holmes; networks; mysterious numbers; sweets; champagne; interviews; mathematical poetry; ravens and even The Simpsons - this book has them all and more! Don't miss it!" - Alan Stevens, Mathematics Today
1: David Acheson: What's the problem with mathematics?
2: Alan J. Aw: The mathematics of messages
3: John D. Barrow: Decathlon: The art of scoring points
4: Greg Bason: Queen Dido and the mathematics of the extreme
5: David Berman: Can strings tie things together?
6: Ken Bray: Grooves and knuckleballs
7: Ellen Brooks-Pollock and Ken Eames: Pigs didn't fly but swine flu
8: Chris Budd: Bill Tutte: Unsung Bletchley hero
9: Chris Budd and Chris Sangwin: What's the use of a quadratic equation?
10: Alan Champneys: Tony Hilton Royle Skyrme
11: Carson C. Chow: The mathematics of obesity
12: Tony Crilly: It's a small world really
13: Graham Divall: How does mathematics help at a murder scene?
14: Marcus du Sautoy: Mathematics: The language of the universe
15: Richard Elwes: The troublesome geometry of CAT scanning
16: Alistair Fitt: The mathematics of sports gambling
Pythagoras's Theorem: a2
17: Marianne Freiberger and Rachel Thomas: A conversation with Freeman Dyson
18: Paul Glendinning: A glass of bubbly
19: Julia Gog: The influenza virus: It's all in the packaging
20: Derek Moulton and Alain Goriely: Mathematicians at the movies: Sherlock Holmes vs Professor Moriarty
21: Thilo Gross: Solving the Bristol bridge problem
22: David Hand: All ravens are black: Puzzles and paradoxes in probability and statistics
23: Andreas Hinz and Marianne Freiberger: The Tower of Hanoi: Where mathematics meets psychology
24: Philip Holmes: Career: A sample path
25: Steve Humble: Sweets in the jar
26: Lisa Jardine: Mary Cartwright
27: Adam Jasko: The fallibility of mathematics
28: Tom Körner: Anecdotes of Dr Barrow
29: Adam Kucharski: Finding Apollo
30: Mario Livio: The golden ratio in astronomy and astrophysics
31: Peter Lynch: The high-power hypar
32: Maarten McKubre-Jordens: This is not a carrot: Paraconsistent mathematics
33: Alexander Masters and Simon Norton: The mystery of Groombridge Place
Pythagoras's Theorem: b2
34: Yutaka Nishiyama: Mysterious number 6174
35: Colva Roney-Dougal & Vince Vatter: Percolating possibilities
36: Caroline Series: Milestones on a non-Euclidean journey
37: Simon Singh: Simpson's rule
38: David Spiegelhalter: Risking your life
39: Ian Stewart: Networks and illusions
40: Danielle Stretch: Emmy Noether: Against the odds
41: Paul Taylor: Of catastrophes and creodes: How maths benefits from collaboration with other fields
42: Rachel Thomas: Conic section hide and seek
43: Ahmer Wadee: Sir James Lighthill: A life in waves
44: Ahmer Wadee and Alan Champneys: Fail safe or fail dangerous
45: Paul Williams: Leapfrogging into the future: How child's play is at the heart of weather and climate models
46: Eddie Wilson: Motorway mathematics
47: Phil Wilson: The philosophy of applied mathematics
48: Thomas Woolley: Mighty Morphogenesis
49: Andrew Wrigley: Called to the barcode
50: Günter Ziegler: Roughly fifty-fifty?
Pythagoras's Theorem: c2