Volume 16 - Issue 2 - January 1984

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Mathematical Spectrum award for Volume 15
   p. 33

The proportions of quadratic equations with real and
   non-real roots
   John Hey
   pp. 33-36

The biggest prime number in the world
   Keith Devlin
   pp. 37-38

The case of the crossed line
   John Pym
   pp. 39-47

Some simple mathematical models in ecology
   J. D. Murray
   pp. 48-54

Professor Leon Mirsky
   D. W. Sharpe
   p. 55

Computer column - Cannibals!
   Michael Piff
   pp. 55-58

Letter to the Editor: Beyond the calculator
   G. N. Randall
   p. 59

Letter to the Editor: Beyond the calculator
   J. R. Hilditch
   p. 59

Problems and Solutions
   pp. 60-63

Book review: The Higher Arithmetic (fifth edition)
   by H. Davenport (Cambridge University Press, 1982)
   L. Mirsky
   p. 63

Book review: Calculator Calculus
   by G. McCarty (E. and F. N. Spon Ltd, 1982) 
   J. G. Brennan
   p. 64

Book review: Linear Algebra: an Introduction
   by A. O. Morris (Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Ltd, 1982)
   p. 64