Volume 32 - Issue 1 - September 1999

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A generalized Argand diagram
   Guido Lasters, David Sharpe
   pp. 1-4

The 18th century Chinese discovery of the Catalan numbers
   P. J. Larcombe
   pp. 5-7

Sums of powers
   Roger Cook
   pp. 7-10

Throwing elliptical sheilds on floorboards
   P. Glaister
   pp. 10-13

Mathematics in the Classroom
   p. 14

Computer column
   p. 15

Letter to the Editor: On circular primes
   F. Russo
   p. 16

Letter to the Editor: 'Calculus Unequalled' by P. Glaister
   Glenn T. Vickers
   p. 17

Letter to the Editor: Checking multiplication
   A. Summers
   pp. 17-18

Problems and Solutions
   pp. 19-21

Book review: Elementary Mathematical Models: Order   
   Aplenty and a Glimpse of Chaos by D. Kalman (MAA, 1997)
   Andrew Lobb
   p. 22

Book review: Magic Tricks, Card Shuffling and Dynamic
   Computer Memories by S. B. Morris (MAA, 1998)
   Kieran Gillick
   p. 22

Book review: Achilles in the Quantum Universe: The Definitive
   History of Infinity by R. Morris (Souvenir Press Ltd, 1998)
   Jeremy Young
   p. 22

Book review: The Jungles of Randomness: A Mathematical
   Safari by I. Peterson (Penguin Press, 1998)
   Andrew Holland
   p. 22

Book review: Life's Other Secret by I. Stewart
   (Allen Lane, 1998)
   Ian Glover
   p. 23

Book review: Mathematics: The New Golden Age, 2nd edition
   by K. Devlin (Penguin, 1998)
   Ian Glover
   pp. 23-24

Book review: Twenty Years Before the Blackboard: The Lessons
   and Humour of a Mathematics Teacher by M. Stueben, D. Sandford 
   (MAA, 1998)
   Keith Austin
   p. 24

Other books received:
   Essential Quantitive Methods for Business, Management and
   Finance by L. Oakshott (Macmillan Press Ltd, 1998)
   Groups, Representations and Physics by H. F. Jones  
   (IOP Publishing, 1998) 
   Incomplete Tilings by P. Taylor (Nattygrafix, 1998)
   Foundation mathematics for GCSE by B. Speed, K. Evans, K. Gordon 
   (Collins Educational, 1998)
   Mathematics for GNVQ+GCSE by L. Buchanan, B. Gaulter (OUP, 1998)
   Test Booster: Mathematics National Tests Key Stage 3 by K. Evans,
   K. Gordon (Collins Educational, 1999)
   p. 24