# Book:Ian Stewart/Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures

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## Ian Stewart:

## Ian Stewart: *Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures*

Published $\text {2009}$, **Profile**

- ISBN 978-1846683466

### Contents

- Acknowledgements

- Second Drawer Down

- Calculator Curiosity 1
- Year Turned Upside Down
- Luckless Lovelorn
*Lilavati* - Sixteen Matches
- Swallowing Elephants
- Magic Circle
- Dodgem
- Press-the-Digit-ation
- Secrets of the Abacus
- Redbeard's Treasure
- Hexaflexagons
- Who Invented the Equals Sign?
- Stars and Snips
- By the Numbers of Babylon
- Magic Hexagons
- The Collatz-Syracuse-Ulam Problem
- The Jeweller's Dilemma
- What Seamus Didn't Know
- Why Toast Always Falls Buttered-Side Down
- The Buttered Cat Paradox
- Lincoln's Dog
- Whodunni's Dice
- A Flexible Polyhedron
- But What About Concertinas?
- The Bellows Conjecture
- Digital Cubes
- Nothing Which Appeals Much to a Mathematician
- What Is the Area of an Ostrich Egg?
- Order into Chaos
- Big Numbers
- The Drowning Mathematician
- Mathematical Pirates
- The Hairy Ball Theorem
- Cups and Downs
- Secret Codes
- When $2 + 2 = 0$
- Secret Codes That Can Be Made Public
- Calendar Magic
- Mathematical Cats
- The Rule of Eleven
- Digital Multiplication
- Common Knowledge
- Pickled Onion Puzzle
- Guess the Card
- And Now with a Complete Pack
- Halloween $=$ Christmas
- Egyptian Fractions
- The Greedy Algorithm
- How to Move a Table
- Rectangling the Square
- Newton, by Byron
- X Marks the Spot
- Whatever's the Antimatter?
- How to See Inside Things
- Mathematicians Musing About Mathematics
- Wittgenstein's Sheep
- Leaning Tower of Pizza
- PieThagoras's World-Famous Mince $\pi$s
- Diamond Frame
- Pour Relations
- Alexander's Horned Sphere
- The Sacred Principle of Mat
- Perfectly Abundantly Amicably Deficient
- Target Practice
- Just a Phase I'm Going Through
- Proof Techniques
- Second Thoughts
- How Dudeney Cooked Loyd
- Cooking with Water
- Celestial Resonance
- Calculator Curiosity 2
- Which is Bigger?
- Sums That Go On For Ever
- The Most Outrageous Proof
- Colorado Smith and the Solar Temple
- Why Can't I Add Fractions Like I Multiply Them?
- Farey, Farey, Quite Contrary
- Pooling Resources
- Welcome to the Rep-Tile House
- Cooking on a Torus
- The Catalan Conjecture
- The Origin of the Square Root Symbol
- Please Bear with Me
- The Ham Sandwich Theorem
- Cricket on Grumpius
- The Man Who Loved Only Numbers
- The Missing Piece
- The Other Coconut
- What Does Zeno?
- Pieces of Five
- Pi in the Sky
- The Curious Incident of the Dog
- Mathematics Made Difficult
- A Weird Fact about Egyptian Fractions
- A Four Colour Theorem
- Serpent of Perpetual Darkness
- What Are the Odds?
- A Potted History of Mathematics
- The Shortest Mathematical Joke Ever
- Global Warming Swindle
- Name the Cards
- What Is Point Nine Recurring?
- Ghost of a Departed Quantity
- Nice Little Earner
- A Puzzle for Leonardo
- Congruent Numbers
- Present-Minded Somewhere Else
- It's About Time
- Do I Avoid Kangaroos?
- The Klein Bottle
- Accounting the Digits
- Multiplying with Sticks
- As Long as I Gaze on Laplacian Sunrise
- Another Take on Mathematical Cats
- Bordered Prime Magic Square
- The Green-Tao Theorem
- Peaucellier's Linkage
- A Better Approximation to $\pi$
- Strictly for Calculus Buffs
- The Statue of Pallas Athene
- Calculator Curiosity 3
- Completing the Square
- The Look and Say Sequence
- Non-Mathematicians Musing About Mathematics
- Euler's Conjecture
- The Millionth Digit
- Piratical Pathways
- Trains That Pass in the Siding
- Please Make Yourself Clear
- Squares, Lists and Digital Sums
- Hilbert's Hit-List
- Match Trick
- Which Hospital Should Close?
- How to Turn a Sphere Inside Out
- A Piece of String Walked into a Bar ...
- Slicing the Cake
- The Origin of the Symbol for Pi
- Hall of Mirrors
- Greek and Trojan Asteroids
- Sliding Coins
- Beat That!
- Euclid's Puzzle
- The Infinite Monkey Theorem
- Monkeys Against Evolution
- Universal Letter of Reference
- Snakes and Adders
- Powerful Crossnumber
- Magic Handkerchiefs
- A Bluffer's Guide to Symmetry
- Digital Century Revisited
- An Infinity of Primes
- A Century in Fractions
- Ah, That Explains lt ...
- Life, Recursion and Everything
- False, Not Stated, Not Proved
- Proof That $2 + 2 = 4$
- Slicing the Doughnut
- The Kissing Number
- Tippe Top Twister
- When Is a Knot Not Knotted?
- The Origin of the Factorial Symbol
- Juniper Green
- Mathematical Metajoke
- Beyond the Fourth Dimension
- Slade's Braid
- Avoiding the Neighbours
- Career Move
- A Rolling Wheel Gathers No Speed
- Point Placement Problem
- Chess in Flatland
- The Infinite Lottery
- Ships That Pass ...
- The Largest Number is Forty-Two
- A Future History of Mathematics

- Professor Stewart's Superlative Storehouse of Sneaky Solutions and Stimulating Supplements