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Mathematical puzzles : a connoisseur's collection

Author: P Winkler
Publisher: Natick, Mass. : AK Peters, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Peter Winkler, noted research mathematician and puzzle maven, reveals his puzzle collection, compiled over decades. Now, you can share more than 100 of the best (and some of the toughest) mathematical puzzles ever to appear in one volume." "You'll need a love for mathematical reasoning and a streak of determination. You won't need a professional acquaintance with mathematics, a bright high school student has what  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Puzzles and games
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P Winkler
ISBN: 1568812019 9781568812014
OCLC Number: 53476700
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 163 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Insight --
Numbers --
Combinatorics --
Probability --
Geometry --
Geography(!) --
Games --
Algorithms --
More games --
Handicaps --
Toughies --
Unsolved puzzles --
Afterword --Index of puzzles.
Responsibility: Peter Winkler.

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"Peter Winkler, noted research mathematician and puzzle maven, reveals his puzzle collection, compiled over decades. Now, you can share more than 100 of the best (and some of the toughest) mathematical puzzles ever to appear in one volume." "You'll need a love for mathematical reasoning and a streak of determination. You won't need a professional acquaintance with mathematics, a bright high school student has what it takes."--Jacket.

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