Chases and Escapes: The Mathematics of Pursuit and Evasion

Chases and Escapes: The Mathematics of Pursuit and Evasion

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We all played tag when we were kids. What most of us don't realize is that this simple chase game is in fact an application of pursuit theory, and that the same principles of games like tag, dodgeball, and hide-and-seek are also at play in military strategy, high-seas chases by the Coast Guard, and even romantic pursuits. In Chases and Escapes, Paul Nahin gives us the first complete history of this fascinating area of mathematics, from its classical analytical beginnings… (more)

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (July 02, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 7.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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