說明 
1 online resource (xxvii, 380 p. : col. ill.) 
系列 
Miscellaneous Books, v. 53

附註 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 373375) and index 

Chapter 1. You can't beat the odds Chapter 2. Magical mathematics: The integers Chapter 3. How old is the captain? Chapter 4. Vertiginously large prime numbers Chapter 5. Loss plus loss equals win Chapter 6. When it comes to large numbers, intuition fails Chapter 7. The key for encryption is the telephone book Chapter 8. The village barber who shaves himself Chapter 9. Quit while you're ahead? Chapter 10. Can a monkey create great literature? Chapter 11. The birthday paradox Chapter 12. Horror vacui Chapter 13. Sufficient difficulties with the logic of mathematics are in fact a necessity Chapter 14. To change or not to change? The Monty Hall problem Chapter 15. In Hilbert's Hotel there is always a vacancy Chapter 16. That fascinating number pi Chapter 17. How random events become calculable quantities Chapter 18. A onemilliondollar prize: How are the prime numbers distributed? Chapter 19. The fivedimensional cake Chapter 20. One night stand Chapter 21. Fly me to the Moon Chapter 22. Using residues Chapter 23. Top secret! Chapter 24. Magical mathematics: Order amidst chaos Chapter 25. How does one approach genius? Chapter 26. On semitones and twelfth roots Chapter 27. Why am I always standing in the wrong line? Chapter 28. Zero: An undeservedly underrated number Chapter 29. I love to count! Chapter 30. Genius autodidact: The Indian mathematician Ramanujan Chapter 31. I hate mathematics because... Chapter 32. The traveling salesman: A modern odyssey Chapter 33. Squaring the circle Chapter 34. A step into the infinite Chapter 35. Mathematics in your CD player Chapter 36. The logarithm: A dying breed Chapter 37. Prizeworthy mathematics Chapter 38. Why axioms of all things? Chapter 39. Proof by computer? Chapter 40. The lottery: The small prizes Chapter 41. Formulas = concentrated thought Chapter 42. Endless growth Chapter 43. How do quanta compute? Chapter 44. Extremes! Chapter 45. Infinitely small? Chapter 46. Mathematical observations at the fire department Chapter 47. The first mathematical proof is 2,500 years old Chapter 48. There is transcendence in mathematics, though it has nothing to do with mysticism Chapter 49. Is every even number the sum of two primes? Chapter 50. Why we invert conditional probabilities incorrectly 

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Electronic reproduction. Providence, Rhode Island : American Mathematical Society. 2012 

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