Volume 25 - Issue 2 - November 1992

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Mathematical Spectrum awards for Volume 24
   p. 33

Factorization: a progress report
   Paul Leyland, Joseph McLean
   pp. 33-36

Nicolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky-the Copernicus of Geometry
   Roger Webster
   pp. 37-45

Unusual integration formulae
   P. Glaister
   pp. 45-46

Angles in platonic solids
   Dermot Roaf
   pp. 47-51

Circular motion in the gas laws: an alternative approach
   to circular motion
   Mark French
   pp. 51-53

An integral of Ramanujan's
   L. Short
   pp. 53-55

Computer column
   Mike Piff
   p. 56

Letter to the Editor: x³ + y³ = z²
   P. Young
   p. 57

Problems and Solutions
   pp. 58-61

Book review: The Unexpected Hanging and Other Mathematical
   Diversions by M. Gardner (The University of Chicago Press, 1991)
   Matthew Phillips
   p. 61

Book review: Fractal Music, Hypercards and More 
   by M. Gardner (W. H. Freeman, 1991)
   Dylan Gow
   p. 62

Book review: Fractals: Endlessly Repeated Geometrical Figures
   by H. Lauwerier (Penguin, 1991) 
   Dylan Gow
   pp. 62-63

Book review: A Mathematician's Apology
   by G. H. Hardy (Cambridge University Press, 1992) 
   D. W. Sharpe
   p. 63

Other books received:
   Index to Mathematical Problems 1980-1984 Edited by S. Rabinowitz 
   (MathPro Press, 1992)
   Mathematical Byways by H. ApSimon (Oxford University Press, 1991) 
   Function Analysis: A Primer by L. W. Baggett (Marcel Dekker, 1992) 
   The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections by S. T. Coffin 
   (Oxford University Press, 1991) 
   Probability: The Mathematics of Uncertainty by D. Feldman, M. Fox 
   (Marcel Dekker, 1992)  
   A Basic Course in Statistics by G. M. Clarke, D. Cooke
   (Edward Arnold, 1992)  
   Lectures on Partial Diffeerential Equations  
   by I. G. Petrovsky (Dover, 1992)  
   The Penguin Dictionary of Information Technolgy and Computer   
   Science by T. Gunton (Penguin Books, 1992)
   Work Out Statistics A-level  by A. D. Ball, G. D. Buckwell
   (Macmillan Education, 1992)  
   Matrix Algebra by D. J. Winter (Macmillan, 1992)
   Discrete Mathematics for Computing 
by J. E. Munro (Chapman and Hall, 1992)

   Dynamical Systems: Differential Equations, Maps and   
   Chaotic Behaviour by D. K. Arrowsmith, C. M. Place
   (Chapman and Hall, 1992)
   A Survey of Matrix Theory and Matrix Inequalities  
   by M. Marcus, H. Minc (Dover, 1992)
   p. 64