Ronald Wendel, author of Elegant Numbers , is a Mechanical Engineer. After college, he began his career as an engineer for a large airplane manufacturer, where he often challenged his colleagues with problems and puzzles. Since his childhood, Wendel’s very fond of collecting. He collected stories, thoughts, mathematical puzzles and games. As his collection grew, it included patterns within Pascal’s Triangle, Pythagorean Triples, Fibonacci Numbers, and Magic Squares. Wendel organized his math collection into a book, but kept it as a hobby. He became a scout leader for several years and during that time, he had the opportunity to compile a book of inspirational thoughts and messages called, The Scoutmaster Minute . It can be found online and is listed under his name, Ron Wendel, as the author, and is published by the Gibbs Smith Publishing company.
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