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The Beauty of Everyday Mathematics

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Table of Contents

Preface.- The Soda Can Problem.- The Mirror Problem.- The Leg Problem.- The Sketch Problem.- the Parallel Parking Problem.- The Parking Garage Problem.- the 85th Birthday Problem.- The Slippery-Ice of Bread-Slicing Problem.- the Snail-Racehorse Problem.- The Discus Thrower Problem.- The Beer Coaster Problem.- the Toasting Problem.- The Heart Problem.- Index.

About the Author

Professor Dr. Dr. Norbert Herrmann, University of Hannover


From the reviews: "In this entertaining book, Herrmann ... takes some problems that people encounter during their daily activities and provides unique and amusing solutions. The book is divided into 13 chapters, each containing a problem and several different solutions. The chapters end with additional comments, remarks, or other related problems. ... This book is useful for teachers of mathematics, undergraduate and graduate math majors, and anyone who enjoys unusual mathematical calculations. ... Summing Up: Highly recommended. Academic, professional, and general audiences, all levels." (J. A. Bakal, Choice, Vol. 49 (9), May, 2012)

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