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The mathematics of various entertaining subjects

Author: Jennifer Elaine Beineke; Jason Rosenhouse; National Museum of Mathematics.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press ; New York : Published in association with the National Museum of Mathematics, [2016]- ©2016-
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Elaine Beineke; Jason Rosenhouse; National Museum of Mathematics.
ISBN: 9780691164038 0691164037 9780691171920 0691171920
OCLC Number: 1001793729
Description: volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: [v. 1]. Research in recreational math / with a foreword by Raymond Smullyan --
v. 2. Research in games, graphs, counting, and complexity / with a foreword by Ron Graham [Vol. 1.] Part I. Vignettes. Should you be happy? / Peter Winkler ; One-move puzzles with mathematical content / Anany Levitin ; Minimalist approaches to figurative maze design / Robert Bosch, Tim Chartier, and Michael Rowan ; Some ABCs of graphs and games / Jennifer Beineke and Lowell Beineke ; Part II. Problems Inspired by Classic Puzzles. Solving the Tower of Hanoi with random moves / Max A. Alekseyev and Toby Berger ; Groups associated to Tetraflexagons / Julie Beier and Carolyn Yackel ; Parallel weighings of coins / Tanya Khovanova ; Analysis of crossword puzzle difficulty using a random graph process / John K. McSweeney ; From the outside in : solving generalizations of the Slothouber-Graatsma-Conway puzzle / Derek Smith ; Part III. Playing Cards. Gallia Est Omnis Divisa in Partes Quattuor / Neil Calkin and Colm Mulcahy ; Heartless poker / Dominic Lanphier and Laura Taalman ; An introduction to Gilbreath numbers / Robert W. Vallin ; Part IV. Games. Tic-tac-toe on affine planes / Maureen T. Carroll and Steven T. Dougherty ; Error detection and correction using SET® / Gary Gordon and Elizabeth McMahon ; Connection games and Sperner's Lemma / David Molnar ; Part V. Fibonacci Numbers. The Cookie Monster problem / Leigh Marie Braswell and Tanya Khovanova ; Representing numbers using Fibonacci variants / Stephen K. Lucas. Vol. 2. Part I. Puzzles and brainteasers. The cyclic prisoners / Peter Winkler ; Dragons and Kasha / Tanya Khovanova ; The history and future of logic puzzles / Jason Rosenhouse ; The tower of Hanoi for humans / Paul K. Stockmeyer ; Frenicle's 800 magic squares / John Conway, Simon Norton, and Alex Ryba --
Part II. Geometry and topology. A triangle has eight vertices but only one center / Richard K. Guy ; Enumeration of solutions to Gardner's paper cutting and folding problem / Jill Bigley Dunham and Gwyneth R. Whieldon ; The color cubes puzzle with two and three colors / Ethan Berkove, David Cervantes-Nava, Daniel Condon, Andrew Eickemeyer, Rachel Katz, and Michael J. Schulman ; Tangled tangles / Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, Adam Hesterberg, Quanauan Liu, Ron Taylor, and Ryuhei Uehara --
Part III. Graph theory. Making walks count : from silent circles to Hamiltonian cycles / Max A. Alekseyev and Gérard P. Michon ; Duels, truels, gruels, and survival of the unfittest / Dominic Lanphier ; Trees, trees, so many trees / Allen J. Schwenk ; Crossing numbers of complete graphs / Noam D. Elkies --
Part IV. Games of chance. Numerically balanced dice / Robert Bosch, Robert Fathauer, and Henry Segerman ; A TROUBLE-some simulation / Geoffrey D. Dietz ; A sequence game on a Roulette wheel / Robert W. Vallin --
Part V. Computational complexity. Multinational war is hard / Jonathan Ward ; Clickomania is hard, even with two colors and columns / Aviv Adler Erik D. Demaine, Adam Hesterberg, Quanquan Liu, and MIkhail Rudoy ; Computational complexity of arranging music / Erik D. Demaine and William S. Moses.
Other Titles: Research in recreational math.
Research in games, graphs, counting, and complexity.
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Beineke & Jason Rosenhouse.
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