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Sphere packing, Lewis Carroll, and reversi : Martin Gardner's new mathematical diversions

Author: Martin Gardner; Mathematical Association of America.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The latest on packing spheres, Reversi, braids, polyominoes, board games, digits of pi, and the puzzles of Lewis Carroll.

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Genre/Form: Puzzles and games
Named Person: Lewis Carroll; Lewis Carroll; Lewis Carroll
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gardner; Mathematical Association of America.
ISBN: 9780521756075 0521756073 9780521747011 0521747015
OCLC Number: 302387125
Notes: "The Mathematical Association of America."
"First edition published as New mathematical diversions from Scientific American, Simon and Schuster, 1966"--Title page verso.
Description: xiv, 282 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The binary system --
Group theory and braids --
Eight problems --
The games and puzzles of Lewis Carroll --
Paper cutting --
Board games --
Packing spheres --
The transcendental number [pi] --
Victor Eigen : mathemagician --
The four-color map theorem --
Mr. Apollinax visits New York --
Nine problems --
Polyominoes and fault-free rectangles --
Euler's spoilers : the discovery of an order-10 Graeco-Latin square --
The ellipse --
The 24 color squares and the 30 color cubes --
H.S.M. Coxeter --
Bridg-it and other games --
Nine more problems --
The calculus of finite differences.
Responsibility: Martin Gardner.

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