The Mathematical Intelligencer

, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 19–22 | Cite as

A Mathematician in Zagreb

  • Branimir Dakić
  • Biserka KolarecEmail author
The Mathematical Tourist Ma. Louise Antonette N. De Las Peñas, Editor

The Republic of Croatia is in a favorable geographical position on paths that connect central and southeastern Europe to the Adriatic Sea. The beautiful Croatian seaside is known worldwide, and recently, tourists have been discovering the interior as well, in particular the capital city of Zagreb. It is situated on the southern slopes of Mt. Medvednica and on the banks of the river Sava, which splits Zagreb into two parts, an older northern part and a southern one called New Zagreb. Sometimes also called little Vienna, due to its rich architectural heritage from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Zagreb is a charming mixture of old and new. Large numbers of tourists come to Zagreb during the time of Advent to experience the special atmosphere of a Christmas street fair and enjoy a giant ice-skating rink. There are numerous hidden treasures in Zagreb to be found all year round. The authors of this article, mathematicians both, offer the reader a special look at Zagreb from a mathematician’s...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Science and Mathematics, Faculty of AgricultureUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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