MAA Writing Awards
Pictures, Probability, and Paradox
Award: George Pólya
Year of Award: 1980
Publication Information: The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 10, No. 3, (1979), pp. 182-190
Summary: The use of diagrams in the development of geometric intuition and some basic ideas of probability.
About the Author: (from The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 10, No. 3, (1979)) Robert Nelson is Chairman of the Mathematics Department of Menlo School. He describes himself as the author of numerous unpublished articles on mathematics. His special interests are in pure mathematics and applied tennis.