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Mathematics: It All Adds Up!

June 1 - August 31, 2003

Galileo[The universe] is written in mathematical language, and the letters are triangles,circles and other geometrical figures, without which means it is humanly impossible to comprehend a single word."

 - Galileo Galilei, 1564 -1642

A wonderful assortment of mathematical realia complements a wide variety of information in this display. Quotes from famous mathematicians throughout history add interest as well. Display designers wonder if there are those equal to the challenge of solving a weekly mathematical puzzle.

Can you do the math? puzzle 1
Feeling up to another? puzzle 2

"I believe there are 5, 747, 724, 136, 275, 002, 577, 605, 653, 961, 181, 555, 468, 044, 717, 914, 527, 116, 709, 366, 231, 425, 076, 185, 631, 031, 296 protons in the universe and the same number of electrons."

 - Sir Arthur Eddington, 1882 - 1944

For additional information on mathematical resources available in the Evans Library, please review our Mathematics brochure.

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This page was created by the Evans Library Instructional Programs team of Kathy Turner, Lois Crozier, and Joanne Savage.