Volume 28 - Issue 3 - May 1996

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Brahmagupta
   Chris Pritchard
   pp. 49-51

Prime Bernoulli numbers
   Joseph McLean
   pp. 52-53

First steps in the geometry of p-adic fields
   I. Sh Slavutskii
   pp. 54-55

An extension of a Fermat problem
   K. R. S. Sastry
   pp. 56-57

Self-reference integers
   K. R. S. Sastry
   p. 57

Dynamic programming and two puzzles of Dudeney
   David K. Smith
   pp. 58-62

Determining sums recursively
   P. Glaister
   pp. 63-64

The loneliness of the factorions
   Cliff Pickover
   pp. 64-65

Mathematics in the classroom
   pp. 66-67

Computer column
   Mike Piff
   p. 67

Letter to the Editor: Primes of the form xʸ + yˣ
   Peter Castini
   p. 68

Letter to the Editor: Wondrous Numbers/The 1996 puzzle
   Alan D. Cox
   p. 68

Letter to the Editor: The domino problem
   Robin Chapman
   p. 68

Problems and Solutions
   p. 69

Book review: Mathematics- The Science Patterns by K. Devlin
   (W. H. Freeman & Co, 1995)
   Toby Gee
   p. 70

Book review: The Lighter Side of Mathematics: Proceedings of the
   Eugène Strens Memorial Conference on Recreational Mathematics
   and its History Edited by R. K. Guy, R. E. Woodrow (The Mathematical
   Association of America, 1994)
   Keith Austin
   p. 70

Book review: Lion Hunting and Other Mathematical Pursuits: A Collection
   of Mathematics, Verse and Stories by Ralph P. Boas Jr. Edited by
   G. L. Alexanderson, D. H. Mugler
   (Dolciani Mathematical Expositions Volume 15)
   H. Burkill
   pp. 70-71

Book review: Circles: A Mathematical View by D. Pedoe
   (The Mathematical Association of America, 1995)
   Toby Gee
   p. 71

Book review: In Search of Infinity by N. Y. Vilenkin (Birkhäuser, 1995)
   David Sharpe
   p. 71

Book review: Groups by C. Jordan, D. Jordan (Edward Arnold, 1994)
   David Sharpe
   p. 72

Book review: The Mathematical Experience by P. J. Davis, R. Hersh,
   E. A. Marchisotto (Birkhäuser, 1995)
   Toby Gee
   p. 72

Other books received:
   Arithmetricks by E. J. Julius (Wiley, 1995) 
   Statistics 2 by National Extension College (Collins Educational, 1995)
   Pure Mathematics 3 and 4 by National Extension College 
   (Collins Educational, 1995)
   Mechanics 2 (Advanced Modular Mathematics for A and AS Level 
   by National Extension College (Collins Educational, 1995)
   Mechanics 3 by J. Berry, P. Bryden, T. Graham, R. Porkess 
   (Hodder and Stoughton, 1995)
   Exploring Mechanics by The MEW Group (Hodder and Stoughton, 1995) 
   Practical Mathematics using MATLAB by G. Backstrom
   (Studentlittur, 1995)
   Pure Mathematics 3 by C. Berry, V. Hanrahan, R. Porkess
   (Hodder and Stoughton, 1995)
   p. 72