Volume 9 - Issue 2 - January 1977

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Mathematical Spectrum awards
   p. 37

The 18th International Mathematical Olympiad
   Colin Goldsmith
   pp. 37-40

Two puzzles
   Hazel Perfect
   pp. 41-42

Odd couples and missing cars
   Malcolm Clark, Andrew Macneil
   pp. 4246

Games of chance and probability: a historical anecdote
   Peter Tan
   pp. 46-52

The race-track problem
   G. F. A. Hoffman de Visme
   pp. 52-57

Letter to the Editor: Heronian triangles
   Donovan Tagg
   p. 58

Letter to the Editor: A formula for Heronian triangles
   A. R. Pargeter
   pp. 58-59

Letter to the Editor: Derived sequences
   I. J. Maddox
   p. 60

Letter to the Editor: Three-group methods for linear curve fitting
   David C. Hoaglin
   pp. 60-62

Letter to the Editor: Comments on linear curve fitting
   D. A. Ratkowsky
   pp. 62-63

Letter to the Editor: Motion of a bubble
   J. R. Blake
   p. 63

Problems and Solutions
   pp. 6465

Book review: Introductory Linear Algebra with Applications
   by B. Kolman (Collier Macmillan, 1976)
   C. Kearton
   p. 66

Book review: A First Course in Abstract Algebra
   by J. B. Fraleigh (Addison-Wesley Publishing Co, 1976) 
   H. Neill
   p. 66

Book review: Elementary Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 
   by R. L. Finney, D. R. Ostberg (Addison-Wesley Publishing Co, 1976)
   E. Squires
   pp. 66-67

Book review: Basic Topology 
   by D. E. Christie (Collier Macmillan, 1976)
   C. Kearton
   p. 67

Book review: Fundamentals of Topology 
   by B. T. Sims (Collier Macmillan, 1976)
   C. Kearton
   p. 67

Notes on Contributors
   p. 68