# Book:Ian Stewart/Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries

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## Ian Stewart:

## Ian Stewart: *Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries*

Published $\text {2014}$, **Profile**

- ISBN 978-1846683480

### Contents

- Acknowledgements

- Introducing Soames and Watsup
- Note on Units
- The Scandal of the Stolen Sovereign
- Number Curiosity
- Track Position
- Soames Meets Watsup
- Geomagic Squares
- What Shape is an Orange Peel?
- How to Win the Lottery
- The Green Socks
~~Caper~~Incident - Consecutive Cubes
- Adonis Asteroid Mousterian
- Two Square Quickies
- Caught Clean-Handed
- The Adventure of the Cardboard Boxes
- The RATS Sequence
- Birthdays Are Good for You
- Mathematical Dates
- The Hound of the Basketballs
- Digital Cubes
- Narcissistic Numbers
- Piphilology, Piems and Pilish
- Clueless!
- A Brief History of Sudoku
- Hexakosioihexecontahexaphobia
- Once, Twice, Thrice
- Conservation of Luck
- The Case of the Face-Down Aces
- Confused Parents
- Jigsaw Paradox
- The Catflap of Fear
- Pancake Numbers
- The Soup Plate Trick
- Mathematical Haiku
- The Case of the Cryptic Cartwheel
- Two by Two
- The V-shaped Goose Mystery
- Eelish Mnemonics
- Amazing Squares
- The Thirty-Seven Mystery
- Average Speed
- Four Clueless Pseudoku
- Sums of Cubes
- The Puzzle of the Purloined Papers
- Master of All He Surveys
- Another Number Curiosity
- The Opaque Square Problem
- Opaque Polygons and Circles
- $\pi r^2$?
- The Sign of One
- Progress on Prime Gaps
- The Odd Goldbach Conjecture
- Prime Number Mysteries
- The Optimal Pyramid
- The Sign of One: Part Two
- Initial Confusion
- Euclid's Doodle
- Euclidean Efficiency
- $123456789$ Times $X$
- The Sign of One: Part Three
- Taxicab Numbers
- The Wave of Translation
- Riddle of the Sands
- Eskimo $\pi$
- The Sign of One: Part Four -- Concluded
- Seriously Deranged
- Tossing a Fair Coin Isn't Fair
- Playing Poker by Post
- Eliminating the Impossible
- Mussel Power
- Proof that the World is Round
- The Riddle of the Golden Rhombus
- A Powerful Arithmetic Sequence
- Why Do Guinness Bubbles Go Downwards?
- Random Harmonic Series
- The Dogs That Fight in the Park
- How Tall is That Tree?
- Why Do My Friends Have More Friends Than I Do?
- Isn't Statistics Wonderful?
- The Adventure of the Six Guests
- How to Write Very Big Numbers
- Graham's Number
- Can't Wrap My Head Around It
- The Affair of the Above-Average Driver
- The Mousetrap Cube
- Sierpiński Numbers
- James Joseph Who?
- The Baffleham Burglary
- The Quadrillionth Digit of $\pi$
- Is $\pi$ Normal?
- A Mathematician, a Statistician, and an Engineer...
- Lakes of Wada
- Fermat's Last Limerick
- Malfatti's Mistake
- Square Leftovers
- Coin Tossing over the Phone
- How to Stop Unwanted Echoes
- The Enigma of the Versatile Tile
- The Thrackle Conjecture
- Bargain with the Devil
- A Tiling That Is Not Periodic
- The Two Colour Theorem
- The Four Colour Theorem in Space
- Comical Calculus
- The Erdős Discrepancy Problem
- The Greek Integrator
- Sums of Four Cubes
- Why the Leopard Got Its Spots
- Polygons Forever
- Top Secret
- The Adventure of the Rowing Men
- The Fifteen Puzzle
- A Tricky Six Puzzle
- As Difficult as ABC
- Rings of Regular Solids
- The Square Peg Problem
- The Impossible Route
- The Final Problem
- The Return
- The Final Solution

- The Mysteries Demystified