A Dingo Ate My Math Book: Mathematics from Down Under

Burkard Polster, Marty Ross

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Abstract

A Dingo Ate My Math Book presents ingenious, unusual, and beautiful nuggets of mathematics with a distinctly Australian flavor. It focuses, for example, on Australians' love of sports and gambling, and on Melbourne's iconic, mathematically inspired architecture. Written in a playful and humorous style, the book offers mathematical entertainment as well as a glimpse of Australian culture for the mathematically curious of all ages.

This collection of engaging stories was extracted from the Maths Masters column that ran from 2007 to 2014 in Australia's Age newspaper. The maths masters in question are Burkard Polster and Marty Ross, two (immigrant) Aussie mathematicians, who each week would write about math in the news, providing a new look at old favorites, mathematical history, quirks of school mathematics—whatever took their fancy. All articles were written for a very general audience, with the intention of being as inviting as possible and assuming a minimum of mathematical background.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationProvidence RI USA
PublisherAmerican Mathematical Society
Number of pages253
ISBN (Electronic)9781470442729
ISBN (Print)9781470435219
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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