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Author Alsina, Claudi

Title Charming proofs : a journey into elegant mathematics / Claudi Alsina, Roger B. Nelsen

Publ Info Washington, D.C. : Mathematical Association of America, [2010]
 Bryant Main Stacks  QA9.54 .A57 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  QA9.54 .A57 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  QA9.54 .A57 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xxiv, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Dolciani mathematical expositions ; no. 42
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-287) and index
Contents A garden of integers -- Distinguished numbers -- Points in the plane -- The polygonal playground -- A treasury of triangle theorems -- The enchantment of the equilateral triangle -- The quadrilaterals' corner -- Squares everywhere -- Curves ahead -- Adventures in tiling and coloring -- Geometry in three dimensions -- Additional theorems, problems, and proofs
Note "Following a short introduction about proofs and the process of creating proofs, the authors present, in twelve chapters, a wide and varied selection of proofs they consider charming. Topics include: the integers, selected real numbers, points in the plane, triangles, squares, and other polygons, curves, inequalities, plane tilings, origami, colorful proofs, three-dimensional geometry, etc. At the end of each chapter are some challenges that will draw the reader into the process of creating charming proofs. Charming Proofs concludes with solutions to all of the challenges."--Publisher's description
LC subject Proof theory
Add Author Nelsen, Roger B
Mathematical Association of America
ISBN 0883853485