Volume 36 - Issue 1 - September 2003

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From the Editor
   p. 1

Distribution of Areas of Continents and Islands
   A. Tan, W. Lyatsky, Susan Xu
   pp. 2-4

An Introduction to Minkowski Space
   C─âlin Galeriu
   pp. 5-9

Catalan Numbers
   Frazer Jarvis
   pp. 9-12

Distrance From a Point to a Line in the Taxicab Geometry
   Augusto J. M. Wanderley, José PauloCarneiro, Eduwardo Wagner
   pp. 12-17

Mathematics in the Classroom
   pp. 17-18

Computer column
   pp. 18-19

Letter to the Editor: Extracting a square root
   Bob Bertuello
   p. 20

Letter to the Editor: From Pascal to Einstein
   Guido Lasters
   p. 20

Letter to the Editor: Stirling numbers of the second kind
   Peter Ross
   p. 20

Problems and Solutions
   pp. 21-22

Book review: The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical
   Competition 1985-2000: Problems, Solutions and Commentary
   by K. S. Kedalya, B. Poonen, R. Vakil (MAA, 2002)
   Paul Jefferys
   p. 23

Book review: Mathematical Treks by I Peterson (MAA, 2002)
   Nick Lord
   p. 23

Book review: Solve This by J. Tanton (MAA, 2002)
   Alastair Summers
   pp. 23-24

Book review: Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes and Other
   Adventures in Applied Mathematics by R. B. Banks
   (Princeton University Press, 2002)
   Book review: Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles and Further Adventures
   in Applied Mathematics by R. B. Banks (Princeton University 
   Press, 2002)
   Will Donovan
   p. 24

Other books received:
   Mathematical Analysis Edited by A. Sitaram, V. Pati
   (Universities Press, 2001)   
   p. 24