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Mathematical carnival : from penny puzzles, card shuffles and tricks of lightning calculators to roller coaster rides into the fourth dimension

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gardner, Martin, 1914-
Mathematical carnival.
New York : Knopf, 1975
(OCoLC)625909016
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gardner
ISBN: 0394494067 9780394494067
OCLC Number: 1363950
Notes: "A new roundup of tantalizers from Scientific American with elegant mathematical commentaries (and after thoughts) by Mr. Gardner, back talk from readers, and 115 pictures and diagrams."
Description: xii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Sprouts and Brussels Sprouts --
Penny puzzles --
Aleph-null and Aleph-one --
Hypercubes --
Magic Stars and Polyhedrons --
Calculating Prodigies --
Tricks of Lightning Calculators --
The Art of M.C. Escher --
The Red-Faced Cube and other Problems --
Card Shuffles --
Mrs. Perkins' Quilt and Other Square-Packing Problems --
The Numerology of Dr. Fliess --
Random Numbers --
The Rising Hourglass and Other Physics Puzzles --
Pascal's Triangle --
Jam, Hot, and other Games --
Cooks and Quibble-cooks --
How to Trisect an Angle.
Responsibility: Martin Gardner.

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