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Polyominoes : puzzles, patterns, problems, and packings

Author: Solomon Wolf Golomb
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1996.
Series: Princeton science library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. ed., 1. paperback printView all editions and formats

This work looks at polyominoes, invented by Solomon Golomb, which have contributed to the study of combinatorial geometry and tiling theory. This work takes readers on a mathematical journey through  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Solomon Wolf Golomb
ISBN: 0691024448 9780691024448
OCLC Number: 797443883
Description: XII, 184 p. : diagr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface to the Revised EditionPreface to the First EditionCh. 1Polyominoes and Checkerboards3Ch. 2Patterns and Polyominoes12Ch. 3Where Pentominoes Will Not Fit20Ch. 4Backtracking and Impossible Constructions30Ch. 5Some Theorems about Counting43Ch. 6Bigger Polyominoes and Higher Dimensions70Ch. 7Generalizations of Polyominoes85Ch. 8Tiling Rectangles with Polyominoes97Ch. 9Some Truly Remarkable Results111Appendix A. Answers to Exercises in Chapter 5127Appendix B. Problem Compendium133Appendix C. Golomb's Twelve Pentomino Problems146Appendix D. Klamer's Konstant and the Enumeration of N-Ominoes152Glossary155Bibliography for the First Edition160Comprehensive Bibliography162Name Index183
Series Title: Princeton science library.
Responsibility: Solomon W. Golomb ; with more than 190 diagrams by Warren Lushbaugh.


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"The book covers all areas, both beginner and expert, thoroughly. Hundreds of diagrams illustrate the detailed, clearly written texts... A classic. From a simple idea, Golomb has created a ... Read more...

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