The Mathemagician and Pied Puzzler

A Collection in Tribute to Martin Gardner

Author: Elwyn R. Berlekamp,Tom Rodgers

Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press

ISBN: 9781568810751

Category: Mathematics

Page: 266

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This volume comprises an imaginative collection of pieces created in tribute to Martin Gardner. Perhaps best known for writing Scientific American's "Mathematical Games" column for years, Gardner used his personal exuberance and fascination with puzzles and magic to entice a wide range of readers into a world of mathematical discovery. This tribute therefore contains pieces as widely varied as Gardner's own interests, ranging from limericks to lengthy treatises, from mathematical journal articles to personal stories. This book makes a charming and unusual addition to any personal library. Selected papers: - The Odyssey of the Figure Eight Puzzle by Stewart Coffin - Block-Packing Jambalaya by Bill Cutler - O'Beirne's Hexiamond by Richard K. Guy - Biblical Ladders by Donald E. Knuth - Three Limericks: On Space, Time and Speed by Tim Rowett.
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Ingenious Mathematical Problems and Methods

Author: Louis A. Graham

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486282937

Category: Mathematics

Page: 246

View: 1699

Collection of 100 of the best submissions to a math puzzle column features problems in engineering situations, logic, number theory, and geometry. Most solutions include details of several different methods.
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Mathematical Cavalcade

Author: Brian Bolt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521426170

Category: Education

Page: 118

View: 8786

Mathematical Cavalcade follows the very successful Amazing Mathematical Amusement Arcade and The Mathematical Funfair by the same author. It contains a further 131 puzzles to challenge people of all ages. Hints and solutions are given in a commentary at the back of the book.
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The Puzzle Instinct

The Meaning of Puzzles in Human Life

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253217080

Category: Games

Page: 269

View: 9263

"Humans are the only animals who create and solve puzzles—for the sheer pleasure of it—and there is no obvious genetic reason why we would do this. Marcel Danesi explores the psychology of puzzles and puzzling, with scores of classic examples. His pioneering book is both entertaining and enlightening." —Will Shortz, Crossword Editor, The New York Times "... Puzzle fanatics will enjoy the many riddles, illusions, cryptograms and other mind-benders offered for analysis." —Psychology Today "... a bristlingly clear... always intriguing survey of the history and rationale of puzzles.... [A] splendid study...." —Knight Ridder Newspapers
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Guide to Information Sources in Mathematics and Statistics

Author: Martha A. Tucker,Nancy D. Anderson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313053375

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 1237

This book is a reference for librarians, mathematicians, and statisticians involved in college and research level mathematics and statistics in the 21st century. We are in a time of transition in scholarly communications in mathematics, practices which have changed little for a hundred years are giving way to new modes of accessing information. Where journals, books, indexes and catalogs were once the physical representation of a good mathematics library, shelves have given way to computers, and users are often accessing information from remote places. Part I is a historical survey of the past 15 years tracking this huge transition in scholarly communications in mathematics. Part II of the book is the bibliography of resources recommended to support the disciplines of mathematics and statistics. These are grouped by type of material. Publication dates range from the 1800's onwards. Hundreds of electronic resources-some online, both dynamic and static, some in fixed media, are listed among the paper resources. Amazingly a majority of listed electronic resources are free.
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Tribute to a Mathemagician

Author: Barry Cipra,Erik D. Demaine,Martin L. Demaine,Tom Rodgers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439864799

Category: Mathematics

Page: 308

View: 6536

The tradition of a publication based on the Gathering for Gardner continues with this new carefully selected and edited collection in which Martin Gardner and friends inspire and entertain. The contributors to this volume---virtually a list of Who's Who in the World of Puzzles---trace their inspiration to Martin Gardner's puzzle column in Scientific American and to his contributions to the world of recreational mathematics. Tribute to a Mathemagician contains an author index for the two previous books in the collection of books based on the Gatherings for Gardner. Sample puzzles and games include: - Tripos - Black Jack - Chinese ceramic puzzle vessels - Paper folding - Mongolian interlocking puzzles - Rolling block puzzles - Sliding puzzles - Cryptic crosswords - The Panex puzzle - Polyonimo puzzles - and more
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Ahmes’ Legacy

Puzzles and the Mathematical Mind

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319932543

Category: Mathematics

Page: 164

View: 1845

This book looks at classic puzzles from the perspective of their structures and what they tell us about the brain. It uses the work on the neuroscience of mathematics from Dehaene, Butterworth, Lakoff, Núñez, and many others as a lens to understand the ways in which puzzles reflect imaginative processes blended with rational ones. The book is not about recreational or puzzle-based mathematics in and of itself but rather about what the classic puzzles tell us about the mathematical imagination and its impact on the discipline. It delves into the history of classic math puzzles, deconstructing their raison d’être and describing their psychological features, so that their nature can be fleshed out in order to help understand the mathematical mind. This volume is the first monographic treatment of the psychological nature of puzzles in mathematics. With its user-friendly technical level of discussion, it is of interest to both general readers and those who engage in the disciplines of mathematics, psychology, neuroscience, and/or anthropology. It is also ideal as a textbook source for courses in recreational mathematics, or as reference material in introductory college math courses.
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Mathematical Reviews

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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Mathematical Wizardry for a Gardner

Author: Ed Pegg Jr,Alan Schoen,Tom Rodgers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439865396

Category: Mathematics

Page: 220

View: 3013

In this volume, world-leading puzzle designers, puzzle collectors, mathematicians, and magicians continue the tradition of honoring Martin Gardner, who inspired them to enter mathematics, to enter magic, to bring magic into their mathematics, or to bring mathematics into their magic. This edited collection contains a variety of articles connected to puzzles, magic, and/or mathematics, including the history behind given puzzles, solitaire puzzles, two-person games, and mathematically interesting objects. Topics include tangrams, peg solitaire, sodoku, coin-weighing problems, anamorphoses, and more!
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CEC ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780780378049

Category: Evolutionary computation

Page: 2850

View: 1703

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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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The Mathematical Gazette

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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Choice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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Fine Books & Collections

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book collecting

Page: N.A

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