Volume 16 - Issue 1 - September 1983

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From foundling to philosopher
   Roger Webster
   pp. 1-4

The mean and variance of the roots of a polynomial
   Nigel McCann
   pp. 4-6

A mathematical Christmas
   David Sharpe
   pp. 712

Drilling a cube
   J. Jablowski
   pp. 1217

Obituary - Sir Maurice Kendall
   J. Gani
   p. 17

Beyond the calculator
   J. W. Hille, E. McPherson
   pp. 18-25

Letter to the Editor: Roots of polynomials
   Liu Zhiqing
   p. 26

Problems and Solutions
   pp. 27-29

Book review: Surface Topology
   by P. A. Firby, C. F. Gardiner (Ellis Horwood, 1982)
   D. W. Sharpe
   p. 30

Book review: aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes to Puzzle and Delight
   by M. Gardiner (W. H. Freeman and Company, 1982) 
   Keith Austin
   pp. 30-31

Book review: Mathematical Fallacies and Paradoxes
   by B. H. Bunch (Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Ltd, 1982) 
   Keith Austin
   pp. 30-31

Book review: Magic Cubes: New Recreations
   by W. H. Benson, O. Jacoby (Dover Publications, 1981) 
   Stephen Ainley
   p. 31

Book review: Solving Real Problems with Mathematics Volume 1-3
   by The Spode Group (Cranfield Press, 1982) 
   Peter Holmes
   pp. 31-32

Book review: Great Moments in Mathematics (After 1650)
   by H. Eves (The Mathematical Association of America, 1981) 
   F. G. Ashurst
   p. 32

Book review: Soma World, the Complete Soma Cube
   by S. Farhi (Canberra Publishing and Printing Co, 1982) 
   p. 32