How to Guard an Art Gallery


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    How to Guard an Art Gallery

    And Other Discrete Mathematical Adventures

    TS Michael

    Johns Hopkins University Press 2009

    Paperback 271pp

    9780801892998   Product Code: 23987

    If you make four straight cuts through a circular pizza, what is the maximum number of slices you can produce? Each chapter of this book explores such everyday situations with the help of diagrams, elementary algebra and non-technical language. It thus forms an ideal introduction to solving problems in the field of discrete mathematics, illustrating how the same question can be approached 'from several points of view and in various degrees of generality'.

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