# Free eBook Lion Hunting and Other Mathematical Pursuits: A Collection of Mathematics, Verse, and Stories (Dolciani Mathematical Expositions, Vol 15) download

## by Jr Ralph P. Boas,Gerald L. Alexanderson,Dale H. Mugler

**ISBN:**088385323X

**Author:**Jr Ralph P. Boas,Gerald L. Alexanderson,Dale H. Mugler

**Publisher:**The Mathematical Association of America; 1st edition (December 31, 1995)

**Language:**English

**Pages:**316

**Category:**Other

**Subcategory:**Science and Mathematics

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Ralph P. Boas, Jr. in a recollection from working for the Mathematical . Mathematicians can have a certain sense of humor, and Boas's stories.

From "Lion Hunting": Murray Peshkin listened to an explanation by a student, along the lines of (a long statement), 'so' (another long statement). Murray said, "I understand everything except the 's. " Recollection of Boas on teaching. The subtitle of this book is "A Collection of Mathematics, Verse, and Stories by Ralph P. Boas, J. One doesn't usually think of mathematics and verse together, unless one is a mathematician. Mathematicians can have a certain sense of humor, and Boas's stories about other mathematicians brought back some wonderful memories of graduate school.

Dolciani Mathematical Expositions Volume: 15; 1995; 308 pp; Softcover. I highly recommend Lion Hunting and Other Mathematical Pursuits to high school mathematics clubs, mathematics teachers of all levels, and anyone interested in mathematics. Perhaps the most important feature of this book is how it subtly makes the reader aware of the nature of mathematics. The Mathematics Teacher.

This marvelous collection of Boas memorabilia contains not only the .

This marvelous collection of Boas memorabilia contains not only the original article, but also several additional articles, as late as 1985, giving many further methods. But once you are through with lion hunting, you can hunt through the remainder of the book to find numerous gems by and about this remarkable mathematician. Not only will you find his biography of Bourbaki along with a description of his feud with the French mathematician, but also you will find a lucid discussion of the mean value theorem. You will find mathematical articles like a proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra and pedagogical articles giving Boas' views on making mathematics intelligible. Lion Hunting and Other Mathematical Pursuits: A Collection of Mathematics, Verse, and Stories by the Late Ralph P.

Ralph P. Boas Jr. is a fascinating counterexample to most of these inaccurate assumptions. Filled with humor, verse and mathematics, his optimism and love of life are captured just like the lions so prominently featured in the book. So, how does an unarmed person capture a lion using only the weapons of mathematical thought? There are more ways than you would think. Over thirty different "proven" methods are given.

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16. Linear Algebra Problem Book, Paul R. Halmos. 17. From Erdos to Kiev: Problems of Olympiad Caliber, Ross Honsberger. 18. and Other Intriguing Mathematical Mys¬ teries, Joseph D. E. Konhauser, Dan Velleman, and Stan Wagon. 19. In Polya’s Footsteps: Miscellaneous Problems and Essays, Ross Honsberger

16. From Erdo˝s to Kiev: Problems of Olympiad Caliber, Ross Honsberger. and Other Intriguing Mathematical Myster-ies, Joseph D. In Po´lya’s Footsteps: Miscellaneous Problems and Essays, Ross Honsberger 20. Diophantus and Diophantine Equations, I. G. Bashmakova (Updated by Joseph.

1974, and as president launched the Dolciani Mathematical Expositions series of books

1974, and as president launched the Dolciani Mathematical Expositions series of books. The paper and later work is published in Lion Hunting and Other Mathematical Pursuits : A Collection of Mathematics, Verse, and Stories by the Late Ralph P. Boas J. ISBN 0-88385-323-X. Various online collections of the lion hunting methods exist too. Pondiczery.