This delightful collection from the magician of math introduces readers to magic squares, the Generalized Ham Sandwich Theorem, origami, digital roots, an update of the Induction Game of Eleusis, Dudeney puzzles, the maze at Hampton Court palace, and many more mathematical puzzles and principles.
"Gardner is often the clown prince of science. . . . His Mathematical Games column in Scientific American is one of the few bridges over C. P. Snow's famous 'gulf of mutual incomprehension' that lies between the technical and literary cultures."— Time
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Martin Gardner is the author of The Annotated "Casey at the Bat," Martin Gardner's New Mathematical Diversions, Logic Machines and Diagrams, Martin Gardner's Sixth Book of Mathematical Diversions, and many other books.
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Book Description University of Chicago Press, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110226282538
Book Description University of Chicago Press, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0226282538
Book Description University of Chicago Press, 1987. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction 1. The Five Platonic Solids 2. Tetraflexagons 3. Henry Ernest Dudeney: England's Greatest Puzzlist 4. Digital Roots 5. Nine Problems 6. The Soma Cube 7. Recreational Topology 8. Phi: The Golden Ratio 9. The Monkey and the Coconuts 10. Mazes 11. Recreational Logic 12. Magic Squares 13. James Hugh Riley Shows, Inc. 14. Nine More Problems 15. Eleusis: The Induction Game 16. Origami 17. Squaring the Square 18. Mechanical Puzzles 19. Probability and Ambiguity 20. The Mysterious Dr. Matrix References for Further Reading Postscript. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0226282538