By David F. Hayes, Tatiana Shubin

ISBN-10: 0883855488

ISBN-13: 9780883855485

How if you happen to encode a message to an extraterrestrial? What do frogs and powers of two have in universal? what number faces does the Stella Octangula have? Is a aircraft determine of continuous diameter a circle, and what does this need to do with NASA? Is there this type of factor as a very right map? What styles are attainable in juggling?

What do all of those questions have in universal? They--and many others--are spoke back during this ebook.

Some of the authors of the articles during this assortment are exclusive mathematicians; a few are vibrant novices and others were popular in mathematical circles for decaces. The desk of contents is a veritable "who's who" of lively mathematicians.

This is a partial list of the Bay zone Mathematical Adventures (BAMA), a lecture sequence for prime university scholars (and by the way their lecturers, mom and dad, and different adults) hosted by means of San Jose country and Santa Clara Universities within the San Francisco Bay zone of California. those lectures are aimed essentially at vibrant highschool scholars, the emphasis on "bright", and accordingly, the maths now and again is way from what one might anticipate to work out in talks at this point. There are severe mathematical concerns addressed right here.

We wish that this booklet will seize many of the magic of those talks that experience crammed auditoriums on those campuses nearly per month for a number of years. subscribe to the scholars in sharing a few of these mathematical adventures.