Volume 31 - Issue 3 - May 1999

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Pierrre-Simon de Laplace: 1749-1827
   Roger Cook
   pp. 49-51

The Golden Ratio by Origami
   P. Glaister
   pp. 52-53

A Property of the Catenary
   Frank Chorlton
   pp. 53-54

Some Trigonometric Inequalities
   Masakazu Nihei
   pp. 55-57

A Story from Flocklore
   K. R. S. Sastry
   pp. 58-61

Mathematics in the classroom
   p. 62

Computer column
   pp. 63-64

Letter to the Editor: Unit fractions
   Alan D. Cox
   p. 65

Letter to the Editor:On a problem of K. R. S. Sastry
   Florian Luca
   pp. 65-67

Letter to the Editor: Areas of Polygons
   Andaleeb Ahmed, Alex Coward
   pp. 67-68

Letter to the Editor: Problem 30.5
   Zhang Yun
   p. 68

Letter to the Editor: Lazy multiplication
   Bob Bertuello
   p. 68

Problems and Solutions
   pp. 69-70

Book review: Review of Laboratory Experiences in Group Theory
   by E. M. Parker (MAA, 1996)
   Camilla Jordan
   pp. 70-71

Book review: Numbers & Proofs by R. B. J. T. Allenby
   (Arnold, 1997)
   Andrew Lobb
   p. 71

Book review: Geometry Turned On! Dynamic Software in Learning,
   Teaching and Research Edited by J. R. King, D. Schattsneider
   (MAA, 1997)
   John MacNeill
   pp. 71-72

Book review: Fermat's Last Theorem: Unlocking the Secret of an
   Ancient Mathematical Problem by A. D. Aczel (Penguin, 1998)
   Ben Mulley
   p. 72

Book review: The Contest Problem Book V  Edited by G. Berzseny, 
   S. B. Maurer (MAA, 1997)
   Stephen Rout
   p. 72

Other books received:
   Writing in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
   by J. Meier, T. Rishel (MAA, 1998)
   Non Euclidean Geometry by H. M. S. Coxeter (MAA, 1998) 
   MEI: Structured Mathematics: Pure Mathematics 6 by T. Heard,  
   D. Martin (Hodder and Stoughton Educational, 1998)
   MEI Structured Mathematics: Statistics 5 & 6 by A. Cryer, M. Davies, 
   B. Francis, G. Goodall (Hodder and Stoughton Educational, 1998)
   p. 72