Volume 31 - Issue 2 - January 1999

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Some prime results
   Mansur S. Boase
   pp. 25-28

The sequence p- 1
   K. Prakash
   p. 29

The Josephus problem and Ahren's arrays
   I. M. Richards
   pp. 30-33

Some integrals evaluated
   Frank Chorlton
   pp. 34-35

Reversing digits
   Roger Cook
   pp. 35-37

Calculus Unequalled
   P. Glaister
   pp. 38-39

Cigarette butts
   David Singmaster
   p. 40

Mathematics in the classroom
   pp. 41-42

Computer column
   pp. 42-43

Letter to the editor: Problems 30.8
   K. R. Levingston
   p. 44

Letter to the editor: Unit Fractions
   G. L. Turner
   p. 44

Letter to the editor: Adjoining consecutive numbers
   C. M. Christison
   p. 44

Problems and Solutions
   pp. 45-46

Book review: MEI Mechanics 4: Differential Equations by J. Berry
   T. Graham (Hodder & Stoughton, 1996)
   Stephen Rout
   p. 47

Book review: MEI Mathematics 5 by T. Heard, D. Martin
   (Hodder & Stoughton, 1997)
   Stephen Rout
   p. 47

Book review: The Mathematical Universe: An Alphabetical
   Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems and Personalities
   by W. Dunham (Wiley, 1997)
   David Yates
   pp. 47-48

Book review: From Erdős to Kiev: Problems of Olympiad Caliber
   by R. Honsberger (The Mathematical Association of America, 1996)
   Mansur Boase
   p. 48

Other books received: 
   Maths Plus: 1. Student Book Edited by J. Lane, S. Beniston  
   (Collins Educational, 1998)
   Multivariable Calculus by W. G. McCallum, D. Hughes-Hallett, 
  
A. M. Gleason et al (Wiley, 1998)
   Logic as Algebra by P. Halmos, S. Givant
   (The Mathematical Association of America, 1998)
   Proof, Logic and Conjecture by R. S. Wolf  
   (Macmillan Distribution Ltd, 1998)
   Calculus. A New Horizon by H. Anton (Wiley, 1999) 
  
Improve Your Maths by G. Bancroft, M Fletcher
  
(Addison-Wesley, 1998)
   Foundation Mathematics 3rd edn by D. Booth
  
(Addison-Wesley, 1998)
   Discrete Maths by S. Barnett
  
(Addison-Wesley, 1998)
   A Primer of Abstract Mathematics by R. B. Ash
  
(The Mathematical Association of America, 1998)
   p. 48