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Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics
Robert B. Banks

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Chapter 1 Broad Stripes and Bright Stars 3
Chapter 2 More Stars, Honeycombs, and Snowflakes 13
Chapter 3 Slicing Things Like Pizzas and Watermelons 23
Chapter 4 Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head and Other Goodies 34
Chapter 5 Raindrops and Other Goodies Revisited 44
Chapter 6 Which Major Rivers Flow Uphill? 49
Chapter 7 A Brief Look at pi, e, and Some Other Famous Numbers 57
Chapter 8 Another Look at Some Famous Numbers 69
Chapter 9 Great Number Sequences: Prime, Fibonacci, and Hailstone 78
Chapter 10 A Fast Way to Escape 97
Chapter 11 How to Get Anywhere in About Forty-Two Minutes 105
Chapter 12 How Fast Should You Run in the Rain? 114
Chapter 13 Great Turtle Races: Pursuit Curves 123
Chapter 14 More Great Turtle Races: Logarithmic Spirals 131
Chapter 15 How Many People Have Ever Lived? 138
Chapter 16 The Great Explosion of 2023 146
Chapter 17 How to Make Fairly Nice Valentines 153
Chapter 18 Somewhere Over the Rainbow 163
Chapter 19 Making Mathematical Mountains 177
Chapter 20 How to Make Mountains out of Molehills 184
Chapter 21 Moving Continents from Here to There 196
Chapter 22 Cartography: How to Flatten Spheres 204
Chapter 23 Growth and Spreading and Mathematical Analogies 219
Chapter 24 How Long Is the Seam on a Baseball? 232
Chapter 25 Baseball Seams, Pipe Connections, and World Travels 247
Chapter 26 Lengths, Areas, and Volumes of All Kinds of Shapes 256
References 279
Index 285

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