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Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics by Robert B. Banks

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Broad Stripes and Bright Stars

These days we see much more of the flag of the United States than we ever did in the past. Old Glory flies over many more office buildings and business establishments than it did before. It is now seen far more extensively in parks and along streets and indeed in a great many programs and commercials on television.

With this greatly increased presence and awareness of the flag, there is understandable growing interest in learning more about numerous aspects of the U.S. flag, including its history and physical features and the customs and protocol associated with it.

There are a number of books that examine various topics concerning the flag of the United States. Representative are the publications of Smith (1975a) ...

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