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    Title
    Impossible? : surprising solutions to counterintuitive conundrums
    Author
    Havil, Julian, 1952-

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    Personal Author:
    Havil, Julian, 1952-
    Title:
    Impossible? : surprising solutions to counterintuitive conundrums / Julian Havil.
    Publication info:
    Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
    Physical description:
    xii, 235 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
    Content type:
    text
    Medium:
    unmediated
    Format:
    volume
    Bibliography note:
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Contents:
    It's common knowledge -- Simpson's paradox -- The impossible problem -- Braess' paradox -- The power of complex numbers -- Bucking the odds -- Cantor's paradise -- Gamow-Stern elevators -- The toss of a coin -- Wild-card poker -- Two series -- Two card tricks -- The spin of a needle -- The best choice -- The power of powers -- Benford's law -- Goodstein sequences -- The Banach-Tarski paradox.
    Subject term:
    Mathematics--Miscellanea.
    Subject term:
    Paradox--Mathematics.
    Subject term:
    Problem solving--Miscellanea.
    LCCN:
    2007051792
    ISBN:
    9780691131313 (cloth : alk. paper)
    ISBN:
    0691131317 (cloth : alk. paper)

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