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Author Wells, D. G. (David G.)
Title Games and mathematics [electronic resource] : subtle connections / David Wells.
Publication Info. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. Mathematical recreations and abstract games: 1. Recreations from Euler to Lucas; 2. Four abstract games; 3. Mathematics and games: mysterious connections; 4. Why chess is not mathematics; 5. Proving versus checking; Part II. Mathematics: game-like, scientific and perceptual: 6. Game-like mathematics; 7. Euclid and the rules of his geometrical game; 8. New concepts and new objects; 9. Convergent and divergent series; 10. Mathematics becomes game-like; 11. Maths as science; 12. Numbers and sequences; 13. Computers and mathematics; 14. Mathematics and the sciences; 15. Minimum paths from Heron to Feynmann; 16. The foundations: perception, imagination and insight; 17. Structure; 18. Hidden structure, common structure; 19. Mathematics and beauty; 20. Origins: formality in the everyday world; Bibliography; Index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
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Subject Games -- Mathematical models.
Mathematical recreations.
Mathematics -- Psychological aspects.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Original 9781107024601 1107024609 9781107690912 1107690919 (DLC) 2012024343
ISBN 1139552414 (electronic bk.)
9781139552417 (electronic bk.)
9781107024601 (hardback)
1107024609 (hardback)
9781107690912 (pbk.)
1107690919 (pbk.)
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