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Impossible?: Surprising Solutions to Counterintuitive Conundrums

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In "Nonplussed!," popular-math writer Julian Havil delighted readers with a mind-boggling array of implausible yet true mathematical paradoxes. Now Havil is back with "Impossible?," another marvelous medley of the utterly confusing, profound, and unbelievable--and all of it mathematically irrefutable.

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ebook, 264 pages
Published March 28th 2011 by Princeton University Press (first published April 1st 2008)
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Maurizio Codogno
Il secondo libro di "finti paradossi matematici" di Julian Havil, dopo Nonplussed!, ha l'allitterativo sottotitolo "Surprising Solution to Counterintuitive Conundrums". Anche qui i vari capitoli presentano fatti matematici più o meno noti che a prima vista lasciano perplesso il lettore, anche se non digiuno di matematica, ma che sono assolutamente veri. Il livello tecnico dei vari capitoli varia molto: temi come il teorema di Goodstein e il paradosso di Banach-Tarski sono a livello universitario ...more
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