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A lifetime of puzzles : a collection of puzzles in honor of Martin Gardner's 90th birthday

Auteur : Martin Gardner; Erik D Demaine; Martin L Demaine; Tom Rodgers
Éditeur : Wellesley, Mass. : A K Peters, ©2008.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : EnglishVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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"This collection is a tribute to Martin Gardner by mathematicians, puzzle masters, and magicians. It was conceived and initiated in honor of his 90th birthday and is finally published as he celebrates his 94th year, maintaining the inspiring creativity that has motivated so many professional mathematicians and amateurs, who are all dedicated to his unique amalgamation of rational thought and magic. Some of the  Lire la suite...
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Personne nommée : Martin Gardner; Martin Gardner
Type d’ouvrage : Ressource Internet
Format : Book, Internet Resource
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Martin Gardner; Erik D Demaine; Martin L Demaine; Tom Rodgers
ISBN : 9781568812458 1568812450
Numéro OCLC : 631170218
Description : x, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenu : I. Cast a spell. Martin Gardner and his influence on magic / Christopher Morgan --
Martin Gardner-Encore! / M. O'Snart --
Low-Down triple dealing / Colm Mulcahy --
Products of universal cycles / Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham --
II. In hindsight. Tanagram : the world's first puzzle craze / Jerry Slocum --
De Viribus Quantitatis by Luca Pacioli : the first recreational mathematics book / David Singmaster --
Magic and card tricks in Luca Paciolo's De Viribus Quantitatis / Vanni Bossi --
III. Move it. Railway mazes / Rodger Penrose --
Mechanical mazes / M. Oskar van Deventer --
Insanity puzzles : instant and on-the-spot / Rik van Grol --
The adventures of Ant Alice / Peter Winkler. IV. Fitting in. Simplicity / Stewart Coffin --
Extreme puzzles / Frans de Vreugd --
Satterfield's tomb / David A. Klarner and Wade Satterfield, edited by Thane E. Plambeck --
Computer-assisted seashell mosaics / Ken Knowlton --
V. Speak to me. Memories and inconsistencies / Raymond Smullyan --
A bouquet for gardner / Jeremiah Farrell and Tom Rodgers --
NetWords : a fascinating new pencil-paper game / Mamikon Mnatsakanian, Gwen Roberts, and Martin Gardner --
The Wizard is always in / James Randi --
VI. Making arrangements. Symmetric graphs in mathematical puzzles / Ed Pegg Jr --
Martin Gardner and ticktacktoe / Solomon W. Golomb --
Scheduling tennis doubles competitions / Richard I. Hess --
When multiplication mixes up digits / David Wolfe --
Magic, antimagic, and talisman squares / Rodolfo Kurchan.
Responsabilité : edited by Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, Tom Rodgers.
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A tribute to Martin Gardner, this book contains contributions from some of the most respected puzzlemasters, magicians and mathematicians, including: John H Conway, William R Gosper, Ed Pegg, Jr,  Lire la suite...

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