More Fallacies, Flaws, and Flimflam Paperback / softback
Part of the Spectrum series
Mistakes in mathematical reasoning can range from outlandish blunders to deep and subtle oversights that evade even the most watchful eye.
This book represents the second collection of such errors to be compiled by Edward Barbeau.
Like Barbeau's previous book, Mathematical Fallacies, Flaws and Flimflam, material is drawn from a variety of sources including the work of students, textbooks, the media, and even professional mathematicians.
The errors presented here serve both to entertain, and to emphasise the need to subject even the most 'obvious' assertions to rigorous scrutiny, as intuition and facile reasoning can often be misleading.
Each item is carefully analysed and the source of the error is exposed.
All students and teachers of mathematics, from school to university level, will find this book both enlightening and entertaining.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 188 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
- Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
- Publication Date: 30/12/2013
- Category: Mathematics
- ISBN: 9780883855805