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The Master Book of Mathematical Recreations (Dover Recreational Math)

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9780486221342: The Master Book of Mathematical Recreations (Dover Recreational Math)

Praised for its "exceptionally good value" by the Journal of Recreational Math, this volume offers original puzzles as well as new approaches to classic conundrums. Puzzle fans will enjoy mastering these domino puzzles, noughts and crosses, and other challenges. They'll also appreciate the numerous worked examples, which will improve their puzzle-solving strategies and mathematical skills. 

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Many of these puzzles are entirely original; others have been treated in as original a way as possible, including domino puzzles, noughts and crosses, puzzles in mechanics, more. Puzzle fans will not only enjoy mastering the puzzles, they'll find their ability to solve mathematical problems increasing. "Exceptionally good value." — Journal of Recreational Math.

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Dutch mathematician Frederik Schuh (1875–1966) received his PhD in algebraic geometry from Amsterdam University and taught at the Delft University of Technology.

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