Volume 29 - Issue 3 - May 1997

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Paul Erdős, 1913-1996
   Roger Cook
   pp. 49-50

From Pascal to groups
   Guido Lasters, David Sharpe
   pp. 51-53

Optimal angle of projection from a height
   Ali Vahdati
   pp. 54-57

Laplace transforms and differential equations
   Russell Euler
   pp. 58-59

From building blocks to entropy
   Mervyn Hughes
   pp. 60-61

Remainderless division of positive integers
   John MacNeill
   pp. 62-63

Mathematics in the classroom
   pp. 63-64

Letter to the Editor: Large prime triplets
   Tony Forbes
   p. 65

Letter to the Editor: Fibonacci numbers
   Mansur Boase
   p. 66

Letter to the Editor: Fibonacci numbers
   Toby Gee
   p. 66

Letter to the Editor: The Collatz problem
   D. G. Rogers
   p. 66

Letter to the Editor: Problems 28.4 and 28.5
   Toby Gee
   pp. 66-67

Letter to the Editor: Problem 28.8
   Toby Gee
   p. 67

Letter to the Editor: The daughter's dilemma
   (Volume 29 Number 2 page 29)
   Alan D. Cox
   p. 67

Letter to the Editor: Letter from Kamlesh Gaya
   (Volume 29 Number 2 page 41)
   Alan D. Cox
   p. 67

Problems and Solutions
   pp. 68-70

Book review: Which Way did the Bicycle Go? by J. D. E. Konhauser,
   D. Velleman, S. Wagon (Mathematical Association of America, 1996)
   Mansur Boase
   pp. 70-71

Book review: Julia. A Life in Mathematics by C. Reid
   (Mathematical Association of America, 1996)
   Hazel Perfect
   p. 71

Book review: Mathematical Mysteries: The Beauty and Magic of
   Numbers by C. C. Clawson (Plenum, 1996)
   David Sharpe
   p. 71

Book review: A Primer of Real Functions by R. P. Boas, Jr.
   (The Mathematical Association of America, 1996)
   David Sharpe
   p. 71

Book review: Introduction to the Design and Analysis of
   Experiments by G. M. Clarke, R. E. Kempson (Arnold, 1997)
   Ian Dunsmore
   p. 72

Book review: Introduction to Probability, Theory with  
   Contemporary Applications by L. L. Helms (W. H. Freeman, 1996)
   Joe Gani
   p. 72

Book review: Statistically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations 
   by C. C. Gaither, A. E. Calvazos-Gaither
   (Institute of Physics Publishing, 1996)
   Chris Cannings
   p. 72

Other books received:
   National Engineering Mathematics. Volume 3 by J. C. Yates 
   (Macmillan, 1997)
   p. 72