A Mathematical Kaleidoscope

A Mathematical Kaleidoscope

Applications in Industry, Business and Science

1st Edition - January 1, 1995

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  • Authors: B Conolly, S. Vajda
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857099853

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This text embodies at advanced and postgraduate level the professional and technical experience of two experienced mathematicians. It covers a wide range of applications relevant in many areas, including actuarial science, communications, engineering, finance, gambling, house purchase, lotteries, management, operational research, pursuit and search.In mathematical studies drawn from algebra, geometry, analysis, statistics and computational methodology, applications are discussed in separate chapters, each prefaced by a summary of content and relevance. Some branches of the mathematics covered might be regarded as old-fashioned but they are still vigorous and relevant today.The material is original, either in content, presentations or both, and includes topics not usually found in other texts. It treats serious mathematics respectfully and, if sometimes light in its touch, maintains the instructive tenor.

Key Features

  • Examines a wide range of mathematical applications in many areas, including actuarial science, communications, engineering, finance, gambling, management, operational research, pursuit and search
  • Includes a chapter of ‘mathematical teasers’
  • Each chapter is prefaced by a summary of its context and relevance


Advanced undergraduate students and graduate students

Table of Contents

  • Fantasies; Finance; Games; Mathematical programming; Search, pursuit and rational outguessing; Organization and management; Mathematical teasers; Triangular geometry.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 1995
  • Published: January 1, 1995
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857099853

About the Authors

B Conolly

Brian Conolly, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics (Operational Research), University of London.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of London

S. Vajda

Steven Vajda, Visiting Professor at Sussex University, formerly Professor of Operational Research, Department of Engineering Production, University of Birmingham.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

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