Chases and Escapes. The Mathematics of Pursuit and Evasion by Paul J. Nahin

@article{Tabachnikov2009ChasesAE,
  title={Chases and Escapes. The Mathematics of Pursuit and Evasion by Paul J. Nahin},
  author={Serge Tabachnikov},
  journal={The Mathematical Intelligencer},
  year={2009},
  volume={31},
  pages={78-79}
}
  • S. Tabachnikov
  • Published 31 March 2009
  • Mathematics
  • The Mathematical Intelligencer

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