Wiskunde voor je plezier

Oswald Jacoby (author), William H. Benson (author)
Wiskundige puzzels waren al in oude tijden bekend, ze hebben klaarblijkelijk altijd een grote aantrekkingskracht op de mens uitgeoefend. In dit boek hebben de auteurs een aantrekkelijke verzameling puzzels samengebracht, die de titel 'Wiskunde voor je plezier' volkomen waarmaakt. Ook degene die na zijn schoolopleiding nooit meer iets met wiskunde te maken heeft gehad, of zelfs heeft willen hebben,
Wiskunde voor je plezier
Oswald Jacoby William H. Benson
Original language
Original title
Mathematics for pleasure
Antwerpen: Prisma, 2012?
154 p.
Fotomechanische herdr. van de uitg.: Utrecht : Het Spectrum, 1967
9789031503728 (paperback)
Placing suggestion
510.4 (SISO) Wiskunde ; Wiskunde (ZIZO)

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About Oswald Jacoby

Oswald "Ozzie", "Jake" Jacoby (December 8, 1902 – June 27, 1984) was an American contract bridge player and author, considered one of the greatest bridge players of all time and a key innovator in the game, having helped popularize widely used bidding moves such as Jacoby transfers. He also excelled at, and wrote about, other games including backgammon, gin rummy, canasta, and poker. He was from Brooklyn, New York and later lived in Dallas, Texas. He was the uncle of activist and author Susan Jacoby.

Early life

Born in Brooklyn to a Jewish family, he was taught to play whist at the age of six and played his first bridge at ten. During World War I, he joined the army at 15 by lying about his age but spent most of his time there playing poker. Dropping out of Columbia University (where he was in the class of 1922) as a math major to become an actuary, he became the youngest person ever to pass four examinations of the Society of …Read more on Wikipedia