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Penrose tiles to trapdoor ciphers : --and the return of Dr. Matrix

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Mathematical Association of America, ©1997.
Series: MAA spectrum.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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A collection of some of Gardner's "Mathematical Games" columns from twenty-five years of Scientific American. New material included in a bibliography and a postscript.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gardner
ISBN: 0883855216 9780883855218
OCLC Number: 37036330
Description: ix, 319 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Penrose tiling --
Penrose tiling II --
Mandelbrot's fractals --
Conway's surreal numbers --
Back from the Klondike and other problems --
The Oulipo --
The Oulipo II --
Wythoff's Nim --
Pool-ball triangles and other problems --
Mathematical induction and colored hats --
Negative numbers --
Cutting shapes into n congruent parts --
Trapdoor ciphers --
Trapdoor ciphers II --
Hyperbolas --
The new Eleusis --
Ramsey theory --
From Burrs to Berrocal --
Sicherman dice, the Kruskal count and other curiosities --
Raymond Smullyan's logic puzzles --
The return of Dr. Matrix.
Series Title: MAA spectrum.
Responsibility: Martin Gardner.

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A collection of some of Gardner's "Mathematical Games" columns from twenty-five years of Scientific American. New material included in a bibliography and a postscript.

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