## 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 & Activities

**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.

## Colossal Book of Wordplay

**Author**: Martin Gardner,Ken Jennings

**Publisher:**Puzzlewright

**ISBN:**9781402765032

**Category:**Games

**Page:**160

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A true pioneer in the field of recreational mathematics, Martin Gardner has been wrangling words for decades, and his latest opus is nothing short of extraordinary. From amazing anagrams and silly spoonerisms to alphamagic squares and cryptarithms, this mind-bending compendium is chock-full of whimsical forms of wordplay that are sure to have sesquipedalian scholars and limber-minded logophiles racking their brains in delight.

## Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions

*The First Scientific American Book of Puzzles and Games*

**Author**: Martin Gardner

**Publisher:**University of Chicago Press

**ISBN:**9780226282541

**Category:**Mathematics

**Page:**200

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Offers puzzles, games and problems featuring matrixes, probability, topology, card tricks, paradoxes, and logic

## Makers of Mathematics

**Author**: Stuart Hollingdale

**Publisher:**Courier Corporation

**ISBN:**0486174506

**Category:**Mathematics

**Page:**464

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Each chapter of this accessible portrait of the evolution of mathematics examines the work of an individual — Archimedes, Descartes, Newton, Einstein, others — to explore the mathematics of his era. 1989 edition.

## The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener

**Author**: Martin Gardner

**Publisher:**Macmillan

**ISBN:**0312206828

**Category:**Philosophy

**Page:**496

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A noted author defends his personal attitudes toward the fundamental issues of classical philosophy, discussing the awesome mystery surrounding science and life and explaining why he considers himself a theist

## The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems

*Combinatorics, Probability, Algebra, Geometry, Topology, Chess, Logic, Cryptarithms, Wordplay, Physics and Other Topics of Recreational Mathematics*

**Author**: Martin Gardner

**Publisher:**W W Norton & Company Incorporated

**ISBN:**9780393061147

**Category:**Games & Activities

**Page:**494

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The renowned provocateur of popular math presents a collection of his widely recognized short puzzles--along with a few new ones--that explore chess, physics, probability, and topology, among other topics.

## Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi

*Martin Gardner's First Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Games*

**Author**: Martin Gardner

**Publisher:**Cambridge University Press

**ISBN:**0521756154

**Category:**Mathematics

**Page:**193

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This book of the earliest of Gardner's enormously popular Scientific American columns and puzzles continues to challenge and fascinate readers. Now the author, in consultation with experts, has added updates to all the chapters, including new game variations, mathematical proofs, and other developments and discoveries.

## Wonders of Numbers

*Adventures in Mathematics, Mind, and Meaning*

**Author**: Clifford A. Pickover

**Publisher:**Oxford University Press

**ISBN:**9780195348002

**Category:**Mathematics

**Page:**417

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Who were the five strangest mathematicians in history? What are the ten most interesting numbers? Jam-packed with thought-provoking mathematical mysteries, puzzles, and games, Wonders of Numbers will enchant even the most left-brained of readers. Hosted by the quirky Dr. Googol--who resides on a remote island and occasionally collaborates with Clifford Pickover--Wonders of Numbers focuses on creativity and the delight of discovery. Here is a potpourri of common and unusual number theory problems of varying difficulty--each presented in brief chapters that convey to readers the essence of the problem rather than its extraneous history. Peppered throughout with illustrations that clarify the problems, Wonders of Numbers also includes fascinating "math gossip." How would we use numbers to communicate with aliens? Check out Chapter 30. Did you know that there is a Numerical Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? You'll find it in Chapter 45. From the beautiful formula of India's most famous mathematician to the Leviathan number so big it makes a trillion look small, Dr. Googol's witty and straightforward approach to numbers will entice students, educators, and scientists alike to pick up a pencil and work a problem.

## Problem Solving Through Recreational Mathematics

**Author**: Bonnie Averbach,Orin Chein

**Publisher:**Courier Corporation

**ISBN:**0486131742

**Category:**Mathematics

**Page:**480

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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.

## The Night Is Large

*Collected Essays, 1938-1995*

**Author**: Martin Gardner

**Publisher:**Macmillan

**ISBN:**9780312169497

**Category:**Biography & Autobiography

**Page:**608

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An anthology of fifty-four essays representing nearly sixty years of work encompasses topics ranging from the mysteries of quantum physics to the question of the existence of God to the paradox of the significance of nothing

## My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

**Author**: Martin Gardner

**Publisher:**Courier Corporation

**ISBN:**0486320324

**Category:**Games & Activities

**Page:**96

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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.

## Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers

**Author**: Martin Gardner,Laszlo Kubinyi

**Publisher:**Courier Corporation

**ISBN:**9780486256375

**Category:**Games

**Page:**208

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

## Aha! Aha! insight

**Author**: Martin Gardner

**Publisher:**N.A

**ISBN:**9780894540011

**Category:**Education

**Page:**179

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## Martin Gardner in the Twenty-First Century

**Author**: Michael Henle,Brian Hopkins

**Publisher:**MAA

**ISBN:**0883859130

**Category:**Mathematics

**Page:**308

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The legacy of Martin Gardner is celebrated in this broad collection of articles. Essential reading for all recreational mathematicians.

## Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science

**Author**: Martin Gardner

**Publisher:**Courier Corporation

**ISBN:**0486131629

**Category:**Science

**Page:**384

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Fair, witty appraisal of cranks, quacks, and quackeries of science and pseudoscience: hollow earth, Velikovsky, orgone energy, Dianetics, flying saucers, Bridey Murphy, food and medical fads, and much more.

## Algorithmic Puzzles

**Author**: Anany Levitin,Maria Levitin

**Publisher:**OUP USA

**ISBN:**0199740445

**Category:**Computers

**Page:**257

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Algorithmic puzzles are puzzles involving well-defined procedures for solving problems. This book will provide an enjoyable and accessible introduction to algorithmic puzzles that will develop the reader's algorithmic thinking. The first part of this book is a tutorial on algorithm design strategies and analysis techniques. Algorithm design strategies — exhaustive search, backtracking, divide-and-conquer and a few others — are general approaches to designing step-by-step instructions for solving problems. Analysis techniques are methods for investigating such procedures to answer questions about the ultimate result of the procedure or how many steps are executed before the procedure stops. The discussion is an elementary level, with puzzle examples, and requires neither programming nor mathematics beyond a secondary school level. Thus, the tutorial provides a gentle and entertaining introduction to main ideas in high-level algorithmic problem solving. The second and main part of the book contains 150 puzzles, from centuries-old classics to newcomers often asked during job interviews at computing, engineering, and financial companies. The puzzles are divided into three groups by their difficulty levels. The first fifty puzzles in the Easier Puzzles section require only middle school mathematics. The sixty puzzle of average difficulty and forty harder puzzles require just high school mathematics plus a few topics such as binary numbers and simple recurrences, which are reviewed in the tutorial. All the puzzles are provided with hints, detailed solutions, and brief comments. The comments deal with the puzzle origins and design or analysis techniques used in the solution. The book should be of interest to puzzle lovers, students and teachers of algorithm courses, and persons expecting to be given puzzles during job interviews.

## The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers

**Author**: David Wells

**Publisher:**Penguin

**ISBN:**9780140261493

**Category:**Mathematics

**Page:**231

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Provides information on numbers and what makes particular ones noteworthy