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Towing icebergs, falling dominoes, and other adventures in applied mathematics

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mathematics -- Popular works

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-326) and index.

    StatementRobert B. Banks.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA93 .B36 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 328 p. :
    Number of Pages328
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL345536M
    ISBN 100691059489
    LC Control Number98004557

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