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Profile (John H. Conway): Not Just Fun and Games

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Author:Mark Alpert, Scientific American
Description: A short biography of the English-born Princeton University mathematician and a discussion of some of his major mathematical contributions. ...over the past three decades Conway has made some of his greatest contributions to mathematical theory by analyzing simple puzzles... Conway's useful work spans the gamut of mathematical disciplines, ranging from theorems about knots and sphere packing to the discovery of a whole new class of numbers - the aptly named surreal numbers.

Levels: College, Research
Languages: English
Resource Types: Games, Problems/Puzzles, Articles
Math Topics: Cellular Automata, Convex/Discrete Geometry, History and Biography, Game Theory, Knot Theory

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