9780883855218

Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers: And the Return of Dr Matrix (Spectrum)

Gardner, Martin

ISBN 10: 0883855216 / 0-88385-521-6
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Publisher: The Mathematical Association of America
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Softcover
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Here is another collection drawn from Martin Gardner's 'Mathematical Games' column in Scientific American. Each chapter explores a different theme, for example fractals, surreal numbers, the sculptures of Berrocal, tiling the plane, Ramsey theory and code breaking, all combining to create a rich diet of recreational mathematics. Most chapters can be readily understood by the uninitiated: at each turn there are challenges for the reader and a wealth of references for further reading. Gardner's clarity of style and ability systematically to simplify the complex make this an excellent vehicle in which to start or continue an interest in recreational mathematics.

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Each chapter in this Gardner collection explores a different theme; for example fractals, surreal numbers, the sculptures of Berrocal, tiling the plane and code breaking. Gardner's clarity of style and ability to explain make this an excellent vehicle in which to start or continue an interest in recreational mathematics.

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