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The zen of magic squares, circles and stars : an exhibition of surprising structures across dimensions

Author: Clifford A Pickover
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2002] ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the most comprehensive and exciting book in many decades on magic squares - arrays filled with numbers or letters in particular arrangements. Clifford Pickover offers a colorful history of these and similar structures, their construction, and classification along with a remarkable variety of newly discovered objects ranging from ornate inlaid magic cubes to hypercubes. He explains why Chinese emperors,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Puzzles and games
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford A Pickover
ISBN: 9780691070414 0691070415 9780691115979 0691115974
OCLC Number: 1242947940
Description: xx, 405 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Magic construction --
Classification --
Gallery I : squares, cubes, and tesseracts --
Gallery 2: circles and spheres --
Gallery 3: stars, hexagons, and other beauties. dmmc
Responsibility: Clifford A. Pickover.

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"This is the most comprehensive and exciting book in many decades on magic squares - arrays filled with numbers or letters in particular arrangements. Clifford Pickover offers a colorful history of these and similar structures, their construction, and classification along with a remarkable variety of newly discovered objects ranging from ornate inlaid magic cubes to hypercubes. He explains why Chinese emperors, Babylonian astrologer-priests, prehistoric cave people in France, and ancient Mayans of the Yucatan were convinced that magic squares held the secret of the universe."--BOOK JACKET.

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