The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles; From Cards to Sudoku

 
9781598039610: The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles; From Cards to Sudoku
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For thousands of years, games and puzzles have been an enjoyable and rewarding aspect of human civilization. They tease our brains. They challenge our memories. They strengthen our competitive skills. And whether it's chess, poker, or Sudoku, most games have this in common: Everything you need to win is rooted in mathematics. Using nothing more than a simple grasp of math, you can discover optimal ways to win games and solve puzzles with the speed and accuracy of professional players - many of whom attribute their professional gaming success to mathematical strategies. By using math as a unique lens through which to explore some of the world's most popular games, you'll improve the ways you win games and solve puzzles, make better decisions and take calculated risks in personal investing and other real-world situation, and discover whole new levels of enjoyment with games you only thought you knew how to play. Join award-winning professor Arthur T. Benjamin - one of The Great Courses' most popular instructors and a veritable mathemagician at making math enjoyable for everyone - for an in-depth look at new, better, more math-oriented ways to play and win games in The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles: From Cards to Sudoku. In just twelve 45-minute lessons, you'll learn a rewarding set of skills you can apply to countless games and puzzles, whether you're playing them in your living room or in a crowded casino.

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Published by The Great Courses (2013)
ISBN 10: 159803961X ISBN 13: 9781598039610
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