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My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486281523

Category: Games

Page: 82

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The noted expert and longtime author of Scientific American's Mathematical Games column selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles. Enthusiasts can challenge their skills with such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, Bronx vs. Brooklyn, and dozens more involving logic and basic math. Complete solutions included.

My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Pmapublishing.com

ISBN: 9781684113729

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Page: 96

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Over a period of 25 years as author of the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American, Martin Gardner devoted a column every six months or so to short math problems or puzzles. He was especially careful to present new and unfamiliar puzzles that had not been included in such classic collections as those by Sam Loyd and Henry Dudeney. Later, these puzzles were published in book collections, incorporating reader feedback on alternate solutions or interesting generalizations. The present volume contains a rich selection of 70 of the best of these brain teasers, in some cases including references to new developments related to the puzzle. Now enthusiasts can challenge their solving skills and rattle their egos with such stimulating mind-benders as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, The Fork in the Road, Bronx vs. Brooklyn, Touching Cigarettes, and 64 other problems involving logic and basic math. Solutions are included.

My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486281520

Category: Games

Page: 82

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The noted expert and longtime author of Scientific American's Mathematical Games column selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles. Enthusiasts can challenge their skills with such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, Bronx vs. Brooklyn, and dozens more involving logic and basic math. Complete solutions included.

The Moscow Puzzles

359 Mathematical Recreations

Author: Boris A. Kordemsky

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486270785

Category: Games

Page: 309

View: 3393

A collection of math and logic puzzles features number games, magic squares, tricks, problems with dominoes and dice, and cross sums, in addition to other intellectual teasers.

The Colossal Book of Mathematics

Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems : Number Theory, Algebra, Geometry, Probability, Topology, Game Theory, Infinity, and Other Topics of Recreational Mathematics

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393020236

Category: Games

Page: 724

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The author presents a selection of pieces from his Scientific American "Mathematical Games" column, presenting puzzles and concepts that range from arithmetic and geometrical games to the meaning of M.C. Escher's artwork.

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486252117

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Playing with mathematical riddles can be an intriguing and fun-filled pastime — as popular science writer Martin Gardner proves in this entertaining collection. Puzzlists need only an elementary knowledge of math and a will to resist looking up the answer before trying to solve a problem. Written in a light and witty style, Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles is a mixture of old and new riddles, grouped into sections that cover a variety of mathematical topics: money, speed, plane and solid geometry, probability, topology, tricky puzzles, and more. The probability section, for example, points out that everything we do, everything that happens around us, obeys the laws of probability; geometry puzzles test our ability to think pictorially and often, in more than one dimension; while topology, among the "youngest and rowdiest branches of modern geometry," offers a glimpse into a strange dimension where properties remain unchanged, no matter how a figure is twisted, stretched, or compressed. Clear and concise comments at the beginning of each section explain the nature and importance of the math needed to solve each puzzle. A carefully explained solution follows each problem. In many cases, all that is needed to solve a puzzle is the ability to think logically and clearly, to be "on the alert for surprising, off-beat angles...that strange hidden factor that everyone else had overlooked." Fully illustrated, this engaging collection will appeal to parents and children, amateur mathematicians, scientists, and students alike, and may, as the author writes, make the reader "want to study the subject in earnest" and explains "some of the inviting paths that wind away from the problems into lusher areas of the mathematical jungle." 65 black-and-white illustrations.

Mathematical Fun, Games and Puzzles

Author: Jack Frohlichstein

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486207896

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 306

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Brush up on your math skills with fun games and puzzles.

My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320324

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 96

View: 5289

The noted expert selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles, including such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, and dozens more involving logic and basic math. Solutions.

My Best Puzzles in Logic and Reasoning

Author: Hubert Phillips

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486201198

Category: Games

Page: 107

View: 6635

Emphasizes "the inferential or logical puzzle." "100 puzzles, full solutions"--Back cover.

Problem Solving Through Recreational Mathematics

Author: Bonnie Averbach,Orin Chein

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131742

Category: Mathematics

Page: 480

View: 9212

Fascinating approach to mathematical teaching stresses use of recreational problems, puzzles, and games to teach critical thinking. Logic, number and graph theory, games of strategy, much more. Includes answers to selected problems. Free solutions manual available for download at the Dover website.

Impossible Folding Puzzles and Other Mathematical Paradoxes

Author: Gianni A. Sarcone,Marie-Jo Waeber

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486493512

Category: Games

Page: 112

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Do all problems have solutions? Is complexity synonymous with difficulty? This original collection of mathematical puzzles and paradoxes proves that things aren't always what they seem! Readers will discover that nothing is as easy or as difficult as it looks and that puzzles can have one, several, or no solutions. The fun-filled puzzles begin with The Tricky Hole, a challenge that involves pushing a large coin through a small hole in a sheet of paper without ripping or making any cuts in the paper. Advance to the Elastic Playing Card, in which it's possible to cut a hole into a playing card big enough for someone to climb through. Other incredible puzzles include Elephants and Castles, Trianglized Kangaroo, Honest Dice and Logic Dice, Mind-reading Powers, and dozens more. Complete solutions explain the mathematical realities behind the fantastic-sounding challenges.

Amusements in Mathematics

Author: Henry Ernest Dudeney

Publisher: ISSols

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematical recreations

Page: 258

View: 5094

536 Puzzles and Curious Problems

Author: Henry E. Dudeney

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486796868

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

View: 3843

This compilation of long-inaccessible puzzles by a famous puzzle master offers challenges ranging from arithmetical and algebraical problems to those involving geometry, combinatorics, and topology, plus game, domino, and match puzzles. Includes answers.

The Lady Or the Tiger?

And Other Logic Puzzles

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048647027X

Category: Science

Page: 226

View: 4504

"Another scintillating collection of brilliant problems and paradoxes by the most entertaining logician and set theorist who ever lived." — Martin Gardner. Inspired by the classic tale of a prisoner's dilemma, these whimsically themed challenges involve paradoxes about probability, time, and change; metapuzzles; and self-referentiality. Nineteen chapters advance in difficulty from relatively simple to highly complex.

Mathematical Puzzles and Curiosities

Author: Barry R. Clarke

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048631572X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 160

View: 3778

Intriguing collection features recreational math, logic, and creativity puzzles. Classic and new puzzles include The Monty Hall Problem, The Unexpected Hanging, The Shakespeare Puzzles, and Finger Multiplication.

Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486801179

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 208

View: 4295

Famed puzzle expert explains math behind a multitude of mystifying tricks: card tricks, stage "mind reading," coin and match tricks, counting out games, geometric dissections, etc. More than 400 tricks. 135 illustrations.

Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers

Author: Martin Gardner,Laszlo Kubinyi

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486256375

Category: Games

Page: 208

View: 4926

Combines two previously published works, resulting in ninety-three brain-teasing puzzles, riddles, and questions with an emphasis on humor.

Mathematical Magic

Author: William Simon

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486275932

Category: Mathematics

Page: 187

View: 8422

Stimulating treasury of entertaining tricks, stunts, and magical effects based on such mathematical principles and ideas as magic squares, the Fibonacci Series, Moebius strips, cycloids, topology, and more. Only simple props required: from playing cards and matches to coins. No magic or mathematical skills needed.

Mathematics and Chess

110 Entertaining Problems and Solutions

Author: Miodrag Petkovi?

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486294322

Category: Mathematics

Page: 132

View: 5233

99 puzzles built around the chessboard. Arithmetical and probability problems, chessboard recreations, geometrical puzzles, mathematical amusements and games, more. Solutions.

Aha! Aha! insight

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780894540011

Category: Education

Page: 179

View: 3880

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