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Proofs without Words III

Proofs without Words III
Further Exercises in Visual Thinking

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  • Date Published: October 2016
  • availability: This item is not supplied by Cambridge University Press in your region. Please contact Mathematical Association of America for availability.
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780883857908


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  • Proofs without words (PWWs) are figures or diagrams that help the reader see why a particular mathematical statement is true, and how one might begin to formally prove it true. Many PWWs date back to classical Greece, ancient China, and medieval Europe and the Middle East. This third collection of PWWs follows a coherent structure, with proofs being arranged by topic into five chapters: geometry and algebra; trigonometry, calculus and analytic geometry; inequalities; integers and integer sums; and infinite series and other topics. They are intended primarily for the enjoyment of the reader; however, teachers will want to use them with students at many levels, including high school courses from algebra through precalculus and calculus, college level courses in number theory, combinatorics, and discrete mathematics, and pre-service and in-service courses for teachers.

    • Intended both for the enjoyment of general readers and as a teaching aid for high school and college-level teachers
    • Applicable to many areas of mathematics, including algebra, geometry, calculus, number theory, combinatorics and discrete mathematics
    • Provides a coherent structure, accessible to students at all levels
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    • Date Published: October 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780883857908
    • length: 200 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 178 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • availability: This item is not supplied by Cambridge University Press in your region. Please contact Mathematical Association of America for availability.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Geometry and algebra
    2. Trigonometry, calculus and analytic geometry
    3. Inequalities
    4. Integers and integer sums
    5. Infinite series, and other topics
    Index of names.

  • Author

    Roger B. Nelsen, Lewis and Clark College, Portland
    Roger B. Nelsen was born in Chicago, Illinois. He received his BA in mathematics from DePauw University, Indiana in 1964 and his PhD in mathematics from Duke University, North Carolina in 1969. Nelson was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, and taught mathematics and statistics at Lewis and Clark College, Portland for forty years before his retirement in 2009. His previous books include Proofs without Words (1993), An Introduction to Copulas (1999, 2nd edition 2006), Proofs without Words II (2000), Math Made Visual (with Claudi Alsina, 2006), When Less Is More (with Claudi Alsina, 2009), Charming Proofs (with Claudi Alsina, 2010), The Calculus Collection (with Caren Diefenderfer, 2010), Icons of Mathematics (with Claudi Alsina, 2011), College Calculus (with Michael Boardman, 2015), A Mathematical Space Odyssey (with Claudi Alsina, 2015) and Cameos for Calculus (2015).

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