Alice's Restaurant

You can get anything you want, at Alice's Restaurant
Excepting Alice
You can get anything you want, at Alice's Restaurant
Walk right in it's around the back
Just a half a mile from the railroad track
...You can get anything you want, at Alice's Restaurant

(Arlo Guthrie - Alice's  restaurant)

 

 

It’s not a chance if this section of our magazine gets its inspiration from the title of the famous song by Arlo Guthrie.

Here we want to give room to creativity and divergent thinking, similarly to what happens to an artist when he creates his work.

 

In this section there are Maths problems which seem apparently complicated, but that can be solved with a simple idea: the classical egg of Columbus!

The first Columbi egg is a classical problem Two trains and a fly, proposed for the first time by the physicist Gamow.

In Alice’s Restaurant you can find other Columbi eggs as The Meal of the Three Friends or  Divide the triangle!

 

What students have learned is that Maths is not the mechanical application of formulas, but creative thinking requiring intuition and fantasy!

 

Other eggs of Columbus in our magazine: the strange conversation between  two mathematicians and the dinner of ten friends.