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Hungarian Problem Book IV : Based on the Eötvös Competitions 1947-1963

Author: Robert Barrington Leigh; Andy Liu
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: MAA problem books series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English

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


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Problems and exercises
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Barrington Leigh; Andy Liu
ISBN: 9780883859131 0883859130 0883858312 9780883858318
OCLC Number: 775429101
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed 30 Jan 2012).
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Preface; Part I. Geometry: 1. The asymmetric propeller Martin Gardner; 2. The asymmetric propeller revisited Gillian Saenz, Christopher Jackson, and Ryan Crumley; 3. Bracing regular polygons as we race into the future Greg W. Frederickson; 4. A Platonic Sextet for Strings Karl Schaffer; 5. Prince Rupert's rectangles Richard P. Jerrard and John E. Wetzel; Part II. Number Theory and Graph Theory: 6. Transcendentals and early birds Martin Gardner; 7. Squaring, cubing, and cube rooting Arthur T. Benjamin; 8. Carryless arithmetic mod 10 David Applegate, Marc LeBrun and N. J. A. Sloane; 9. Mad tea party cyclic partitions Robert Bekes, Jean Pedersen and Bin Sha; 10. The continuing saga of snarks Sarah-Marie Belcastro; 11. The map-coloring game Tomasz Bartnicki, Jaroslaw Grytczuk, H. A. Kierstead and Xuding Zhu; Part III. Flexagons and Catalan Numbers: 12. It's okay to be square If you're a flexagon Ethan J. Berkove and Jeffrey P. Dumont; 13. The V-flex, triangle orientation, and Catalan numbers in hexaflexagons Ionut E. Iacob, T. Bruce McLean and Hua Wang; 14. From hexaflexagons to edge flexagons to point flexagons Les Pook; 15. Flexagons lead to a Catalan number identity David Callan; 16. Convergence of a Catalan series Thomas Koshy and Z. Gao; Part IV. Making Things Fit: 17. L-tromino tiling of mutilated chessboards Martin Gardner; 18. Polyomino dissections Tiina Hohn and Andy Liu; 19. Squaring the plane Frederick V. Henle and James M. Henle; 20. Magic knight's tours John Beasley; 21. Some new results on magic hexagrams Martin Gardner; 22. Finding all solutions to the magic hexagram Alexander Karabegov and Jason Holland; 23. Triangular numbers, Gaussian integers, and KenKen John J. Watkins; Part V. Further Puzzles and Games; 24. Cups and downs Ian Stewart; 25. 30 years of Bulgarian solitaire Brian Hopkins; 26. Congo bongo Hsin-Po Wang; 27. Sam Loyd's courier problem with Diophantus, Pythagoras, and Martin Gardner Owen O'Shea; 28. Retrolife and the pawns neighbors Yossi Elran; 29. RATWYT Aviezri Fraenkel; Part VI. Cards and Probability; 30. Modeling mathematics with playing cards Martin Gardner; 31. The probability an amazing card trick is dull Christopher N. Swanson; 32. The Monty Hall problem, reconsidered Stephen Lucas, Jason Rosenhouse and Andrew Schepler; 33. The secretary problem from the applicant's point of view Darren Glass; 34. Lake Wobegon dice Jorge Moraleda and David G. Stork; 35. Martin Gardner's mistake Tanya Khovanova; Part VII. Other Aspects of Martin Gardner: 36. Against the odds Martin Gardner; 37. A modular miracle John Stillwell; 38. The golden ratio-a contrary viewpoint Clement Falbo; 39. Review of The Mysterious Mr. Ammann by Marjorie Senechal Philip Straffin; 40. Review of PopCo by Scarlett Thomas Martin Gardner; 41. Superstrings and Thelma Martin Gardner; Index; About the editors.
Series Title: MAA problem books series.
Responsibility: edited and translated by Robert Barrington Leigh, Andy Liu.


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