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2by Humble, Steve Published in The Experimenter's AZ of Mathematics (2002)“...In 1970 John Conway offered a $50 prize for anyone who the game Ljfe came up with a Life pattern that grows without bounds. Computer programmers all over the...”

3by Humble, Steve Published in The Experimenter's AZ of Mathematics (2002)“...The nineteenthcentury French mathematician Édouard Lucas (see Chapter H) investigated the numbers in the Fibonacci sequence (Fibonacci numbers) in great...”

4by Humble, Steve Published in The Experimenter's AZ of Mathematics (2002)“...X X,Y,Z Coordinates, Descartes and Tennis Balls...”

5by Humble, Steve Published in The Experimenter's AZ of Mathematics (2002)“...In a way Von Neumann could afford to party, since he 1 had been bom lucky  lucky enough to have a great mind, that did not forget. He had a true photographic...”

6by Humble, Steve Published in The Experimenter's AZ of Mathematics (2002)“...A magic square is a square of numbers using the integers 1 , 2 , . . n2, such that the sums of the numbers in each row, each column and each diagonal are the...”

7by Humble, Steve Published in The Experimenter's AZ of Mathematics (2002)“...With a class you have the perfect environment to do largescale trials. So let's ask a question. When you throw two coins, what is the chance that you get two...”

8by Humble, Steve Published in The Experimenter's AZ of Mathematics (2002)“...One famous codecracking adventure was that of the British codebreakers at Bletchley Park during the Second World War. The Germans used a machine with wheels...”

9by Humble, Steve Published in The Experimenter's AZ of Mathematics (2002)“...When he had found out that it was universally true he wrote down all his ideas, checking carefully to make sure that he had not made any errors. Then he did a...”

10by Humble, Steve Published in The Experimenter's AZ of Mathematics (2002)“...When I talk to my students about the great mathematicians of the past, one difficulty that always appears is the idea of greatness. They believe that I, as...”

11by Humble, Steve Published in The Experimenter's AZ of Mathematics (2002)“...Let's look at the method of constructing a hexagon around the circle. First divide the circle into six equal parts by drawing three lines through the centre of...”

12by Humble, Steve Published in The Experimenter's AZ of Mathematics (2002)“...In 1737 Euler proved that e is irrational, that is, it cannot be written as a fraction. Here is his proof. Using the above series with x = l gives Assume that...”

13by Humble, Steve Published in The Experimenter's AZ of Mathematics (2002)“...When you are watching a television programme such as o f the Pops, and the pictures curl up into a cylinder or a sphere before tumbling out of view, you are...”

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15by Humble, Steve Published in The Experimenter's AZ of Mathematics (2002)“...No one can doubt my words when I say that circles are special. Our clocks mark out the hours as the world turns full circle. Orbiting around us is the Moon, as...”

16by Humble, Steve Published in The Experimenter's AZ of Mathematics (2002)“...We all played with yoyos, superballs, spinning tops and other such toys when we were young. These types of toys are part of childhood and I find that students...”

17by Humble, Steve Published in The Experimenter's AZ of Mathematics (2002)“...The mystery of time travel is full of excitement. 'A wonderful adventure, but it's not science, this time travel,' I hear you say, 'and it is definitely not...”

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19by Humble, Steve Published in The Experimenter's AZ of Mathematics (2002)“...Tartaglia's solution was so good that it went beyond the mathematical knowledge of the day. For example, consider the equation x3  15x = 4, which has x = 4 as...”

20by Humble, Steve Published in The Experimenter's AZ of Mathematics (2002)“...Juggling for the Complete Klutz was a Christmas present from my brother. It came with a set of 'thuds', which is what jugglers call juggling balls. As...”