Number Treasury 3
Investigations, Facts and Conjectures About More than 100 Number Families
Written as a resource for both teachers and students, this enlarged third edition of Number Treasury is designed to guide readers through the steps that will help them to think critically, to provide explanations and to formulate conjectures about different families of positive integers. Its 137 exercises and 28 'investigations', at three levels of difficulty, cover such intriguing topics as magic squares, palindromic numbers and twin primes. Detailed solutions are provided at the back of the book.
Taming the Infinite
The Story of Mathematics
The rise of civilization and mathematics have gone hand-in-hand and much of what we now take for granted – from suspension bridges to the stock market – relies on mathematical innovation: we simply could not function without the subject. Professor Stewart, a renowned popularizer of mathematics, traces its history from ancient tokens and tallies to chaos theory and complex systems, looking en route at the lives and achievements of great mathematicians such as Euclid, Archimedes, Fibonacci, Descartes, Newton and Gödel.
The Telomerase Revolution
The Enzyme That Holds the Key to Human Aging... and Will Soon Lead to Longer, Healthier Lives
Why does growing old lead to so many forms of illness? Recent advances in the study of human cells have revealed that the key to answering this question lies in the telomeres – the tips of chromosomes – which shorten every time a cell reproduces. As he explains these insights, Fossel highlights the ability of the enzyme telomerase to re-lengthen the telomeres and discusses its potential as a means of treating age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s.