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Martin Gardener's New mathematical diversions from Scientific American.

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1966.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brain-teasing mathematical puzzles accompanied by lucid explanations of the basic principles behind the solutions.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gardner
ISBN: 0671209132 9780671209131
OCLC Number: 480324
Notes: The third collection of the author's puzzles from Scientific American. The first two were published under title: The Scientific American book of mathematical puzzles and diversions. The fourth was published under title: The numerology of Dr. Matrix.
Description: 253 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Binary system --
Group therapy and braids --
Eight problems --
The Games and puzzles of Lewis Carroll --
Paper cutting --
Board games --
Packing spheres --
The Transcendental number Pi --
Victor Eigen : mathemagician --
The Four-color map theorem --
Mr. Apollinax visits New York --
Nine problems --
Polyominoes and fault-free rectangles --
Euler's spoilers : the discovery of an Order-10 Graeco-Latin square --
The Ellipse --
The 24 color squares and the 30 color cubes --
H.S.M. Coxeter --
Bridg-it and other games --
Nine more problems --
The Calculus of finite differences --
References for further reading.
Other Titles: New mathematical diversions from Scientific American

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Brain-teasing mathematical puzzles accompanied by lucid explanations of the basic principles behind the solutions.

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