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Origami, Eleusis, and the Soma cube : Martin Gardner's mathematical diversions

Author: Martin Gardner; Mathematical Association of America.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this second volume in the series, Martin Gardner introduces readers to the generalized ham sandwich theorem, origami, digital roots, magic squares, the mathematics of cooling coffee, the induction game of eleusis, Dudeney puzzles, the maze at Hampton Court Palace, and many more mathematical puzzles and principles.
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Genre/Form: Puzzles and games
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gardner; Mathematical Association of America.
ISBN: 9780521756105 0521756103 9780521735247 0521735246
OCLC Number: 213601602
Notes: "The Mathematical Association of America."
"First edition published as The 2nd Scientific American book of mathematical puzzles & diversions, Simon and Schuster, 1961"--Title page verso.
Description: xi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The five platonic solids --
Tetraflexagons --
Henry Ernest Dudeney : England's greatest puzzlist --
Digital roots --
Nine problems --
The Soma cube --
Recreational topology --
Phi : the golden ratio --
The monkey and the coconuts --
Mazes --
Recreational logic --
Magic squares --
James Hugh Riley shows, Inc. --
Nine more problems --
Eleusis : the introduction game --
Origami --
Squaring the square --
Mechanical puzzles --
Probability and ambiguity --
The mysterious Dr. Matrix.
Responsibility: Martin Gardner.
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