Volume 28 - Issue 1 - September 1995

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The Revd Thomas Penyngton Kirkman FRS (1806-1895):
   Schoolgirl parades-but much more!
   Hazel Perfect
   pp. 1-6

Thinking about a problem
   Tang Fu-su
   pp. 6-9

The vacillating mathematician and linear difference equations
   H. K. Krishnapriyan
   pp. 911

Intercepting missiles
   J. Gilder
   pp. 12–13

A theorem on the face angles of a polyhedron
   John MacNeill
   p. 13

An illuminating program
   R. S. Thody
   pp. 14-15

Graphic calculators and the Mandelbrot set
   James Horth
   pp. 16-18

Computer column
   Mike Piff
   p. 18

Mathematics in the Classroom
   p. 19

Letter to the Editor: The sequence
   {an} with an = 2ⁿ + n² (n ϵ $mathbb{N}$) (see Problem 28.4)
   Kenichiro Kashihara
   p. 20

Letter to the Editor: The Smarandache function-1
   Charles Ashbacher
   p. 20

Letter to the Editor: The Smarandache function-2
   L. Seagull
   p. 20

Letter to the Editor: The Smarandache function and the
   Fibonacci relationship
   Charles Ashbacher
   p. 20

Problems and Solutions
   pp. 21-23

Book review: An Equation that Changed the World: Newton, Einstein 
   and the Theory of Relativity by H. Fritzsch 
   (University of Chicago Press, 1994)
   James Horth
   p. 23

Book review: The Trisectors by U. Dudley (The Mathematical
   Association of America, 1994)
   John MacNeill
   pp. 23-24

Book review: Statistics by A. Graham
   Teach Yourself Books (Hodder and Stoughton, 1994)
   Joe Gani
   p. 24

Book review: Behavoural Decision Theory: A New Approach
   by E. C. Poulton (Cambridge University Press, 1994)
   Joe Gani
   p. 24

Book review: Episodes in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century
   Euclidean Geometry by R. Honsberger 
   (Mathematical Association of America, 1995)
   p. 24

Book review: PRIMUS (Department of Mathematics,
   Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology)
   p. 24