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Martin Gardner in the twenty-first century

Autore: Michael Henle; Brian Hopkins; Mathematical Association of America.
Editore: [Washington, D.C.] : Mathematical Association of America, ©2012.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"This book collects articles Gardner wrote for the MAA in the twenty-first century, together with other articles the MAA published from 1999 to 2012 that spring from and comment on his work."--P. [4] of cover.
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Persona incaricata: Martin Gardner; Martin Gardner
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Michael Henle; Brian Hopkins; Mathematical Association of America.
ISBN: 9780883859131 0883859130
Numero OCLC: 827611802
Descrizione: xiii, 297 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contenuti: [Pt.] I. Geometry. The asymmetric propeller / Martin Gardner --
The asymmetric propeller revisited / Gillian Saenz, Christopher Jackson, and Ryan Crumley --
Bracing regular polygons as we race into the future / Greg W. Frederickson --
A platonic sextet for strings / Karl Schaffer --
Prince Rupert's rectangles / Richard P. Jerrard and John E. Wetzel --
[pt.] II. Number theory and graph theory. Transcendentals and early birds / Martin Gardner --
Squaring, cubing, and cube rooting / Arthur T. Benjamin --
Carryless arithmetic mod 10 / David Applegate, Marc LeBrun, and N.J.A. Sloane --
Mad tea party cyclic partitions / Robert Bekes, Jean Pedersen, and Bin Sha --
The continuing saga of snarks / sarah-marie belcastro --
The map-coloring game / Tomasz Bartnicki ... [et al.] --
[pt.] III. Flexagons and Catalan numbers. It's okay to be square if you're a flexagon / Ethan J. Berkove and Jeffrey P. Dumont --
The V-flex, triangle orientation, and Catalan numbers in hexaflexagons / Ionut E. Iacob, T. Bruce McLean, and Hua Wang --
From hexaflexagons to edge flexagons to point flexagons / Les Pook --
Flexagons lead to a Catalan number identity / David Callan --
Convergence of a Catalan series / Thomas Koshy and Z. Gao --
[pt.] IV. Making things fit. L-tromino tiling of mutilated chessboards / Martin Gardner --
Polyomino dissections / Tiina Hohn and Andy Liu --
Squaring the plane / Frederick V. Henle and James M. Henle --
Magic knight's tours / John Beasley --
Some new results on magic hexagrams / Martin Gardner --
Finding all solutions to the magic hexagram / Alexander Karabegov and Jason Holland --
Triangular numbers, Gaussian integers, and KenKen / John J. Watkins --
[pt.] V. Further puzzles and games. Cups and downs / Ian Stewart --
30 years of Bulgarian solitaire / Brian Hopkins --
Congo bongo / Hsin-Po Wang --
Sam Loyd's courier problem with Diophantus, Pythagoras, and Martin Gardner / Owen O'Shea --
Retrolife and the pawns neighbors / Yossi Elran --
RATWYT / Aviezri Fraenkel --
[pt.] VI. Cards and probability. Modeling mathematics with playing cards / Martin Gardner --
The probability an amazing card trick is dull / Christopher N. Swanson --
The Monty Hall problem, reconsidered / Stephen Lucas, Jason Rosenhouse, and Andrew Schepler --
The secretary problem from the applicant's point of view / Darren Glass --
Lake Wobegon dice / Jorge Moraleda and David G. Stork --
Martin Gardner's mistake / Tanya Khovanova --
[pt.] VII. Other aspects of Martin Gardner. Against the odds / Martin Gardner --
A modular miracle / John Stillwell --
The golden ratio : a contrary viewpoint / Clement Falbo --
Review of The mysterious Mr. Ammann by Marjorie Senechal / Philip Straffin --
Review of PopCo by Scarlett Thomas / Martin Gardner --
Superstrings and Thelma / Martin Gardner.
Responsabilità: edited by Michael Henle and Brian Hopkins.

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The legacy of Martin Gardner is celebrated in this broad collection of articles. Essential reading for all recreational mathematicians.  Per saperne di più…

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'I think no lover of Martin Gardner topics can afford not to add this book to his or her collection.' The European Mathematical Society (euro-math-soc.eu)

 
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