Volume 29 - Issue 1 - September 1996

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What became of the Senior Wranglers?
   D. O. Forfar
   pp. 1-4

Functional equations in Cauchy's book
   Toshiya Urabe, Kazuaki Kitahara
   pp. 5-7

A straightforward method for extracting real roots of
   polynomial equations of arbitrary order
   R. A. Dunlap
   pp. 89

The dynamics of the 21-card trick
   A. F. Beardon
   pp. 10–11

Twelve new points on the nine-point circle
   Jingcheng Tong, Sidney Kung
   pp. 12-13

The oddball problem
   Brian D. Bunday
   pp. 14-15

Elementary solution of a second-order differential equation
   Frank Chorlton
   pp. 16-17

Computer column
   Stephen Webb
   pp. 17-18

Mathematics in the Classroom
   p. 18

Letter to the Editor: The domino problem
   Alastair Summers
   pp. 19-20

Letter to the Editor: The geometrical problem of Junji Inaga
   Volume 28, Number 1, Page 18
   A. Vahdati
   p. 20

Letter to the Editor: The Collatz problem
   Michael R. Mudge
   pp. 20-21

Letter to the Editor: Brahmagupta
   Hans Engelhaupt
   p. 21

Letter to the Editor: Primes of the form xʸ + yˣ
   Jose Castillo
   p. 21

Letter to the Editor: Another look at the Euler constant
   J. A. Scott
   pp. 21-22

Problems and Solutions
   pp. 22-24

Book review: Vector Calculus. 4th edn by J. E. Marsden, 
   A. J. Tromba (W. H. Freeman, 1996)
   David Sharpe
   p. 24

Book review: Statistical Tests: An Introduction with MINITAB
   Commentary by G. P. Beaumont, J. D. Knowles (Prentice Hall, 1996)
   Joe Gani
   p. 24

Book review: Oxford Concise Dictionary of Mathematics
   by C. Clapham (Oxford University Press, 1996)
   David Sharpe
   p. 24