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The Resource Single digits : in praise of small numbers, Marc Chamberland

Single digits : in praise of small numbers, Marc Chamberland

Label
Single digits : in praise of small numbers
Title
Single digits
Title remainder
in praise of small numbers
Statement of responsibility
Marc Chamberland
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The numbers one through nine have remarkable mathematical properties and characteristics. For instance, why do eight perfect card shuffles leave a standard deck of cards unchanged? Are there really "six degrees of separation" between all pairs of people? And how can any map need only four colors to ensure that no regions of the same color touch? In Single Digits, Marc Chamberland takes readers on a fascinating exploration of small numbers, from one to nine, looking at their history, applications, and connections to various areas of mathematics, including number theory, geometry, chaos theory, numerical analysis, and mathematical physics. Each chapter focuses on a single digit, beginning with easy concepts that become more advanced as the chapter progresses. Chamberland covers vast numerical territory, such as illustrating the ways that the number three connects to chaos theory, an unsolved problem involving Egyptian fractions, the number of guards needed to protect an art gallery, and problematic election results. He considers the role of the number seven in matrix multiplication, the Transylvania lottery, synchronizing signals, and hearing the shape of a drum. Throughout, he introduces readers to an array of puzzles, such as perfect squares, the four hats problem, Strassen multiplication, Catalan's conjecture, and so much more. The book's short sections can be read independently and digested in bite-sized chunks--especially good for learning about the Ham Sandwich Theorem and the Pizza Theorem. Appealing to high school and college students, professional mathematicians, and those mesmerized by patterns, this book shows that single digits offer a plethora of possibilities that readers can count on
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
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Chamberland, Marc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
EBL-Schweitzer
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  • Mathematical analysis
  • Sequences (Mathematics)
  • Combinatorial analysis
  • Mathematics
  • MATHEMATICS
  • MATHEMATICS
  • MATHEMATICS
  • Combinatorial analysis
  • Mathematical analysis
  • Mathematics
  • Sequences (Mathematics)
  • MATHEMATICS / General
Label
Single digits : in praise of small numbers, Marc Chamberland
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 6. The Number Six
  • Chapter 7. The Number Seven
  • Chapter 8. The Number Eight
  • Chapter 9. The Number Nine
  • Chapter 10. Solutions
  • Further reading
  • Credits for illustrations
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. The Number One
  • Chapter 2. The Number Two
  • Chapter 3. The Number Three
  • Chapter 4. The Number Four
  • Chapter 5. The Number Five
Control code
ocn909908463
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400865697
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400865697
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 778640
  • 22573/ctvc668cp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909908463
Label
Single digits : in praise of small numbers, Marc Chamberland
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 6. The Number Six
  • Chapter 7. The Number Seven
  • Chapter 8. The Number Eight
  • Chapter 9. The Number Nine
  • Chapter 10. Solutions
  • Further reading
  • Credits for illustrations
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. The Number One
  • Chapter 2. The Number Two
  • Chapter 3. The Number Three
  • Chapter 4. The Number Four
  • Chapter 5. The Number Five
Control code
ocn909908463
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400865697
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400865697
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 778640
  • 22573/ctvc668cp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909908463

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