Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions: The First Scientific American Book of Puzzles and Games

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University of Chicago Press, 15 set 1988 - 200 pagine
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Paradoxes and paperfolding, Moebius variations and mnemonics, fallacies, magic squares, topological curiosities, parlor tricks, and games ancient and modern from Polyominoes, Nim, Hex, and the Tower of Hanoi to four-dimensional ticktacktoe. These mathematical creations, clearly and cleverly presented by Martin Gardner, delight and perplex while demonstrating principles of logic, probability, geometry, and other fields of mathematics.

This book was the very first collection of Gardner's enormously popular "Scientific American" columns, and its puzzles remain fresh and fascinating. Gardner has added a new afterword noting variations on games, mathematical proofs, and other developments and discoveries made since the book's first publication. An extensive, updated bibliography suggests further reading.

 

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I love these books, though I don't share a Gardner's enthusiasm for topography. Nearly timeless puzzles. Leggi recensione completa

Indice

II
1
III
15
IV
23
V
37
VI
47
VII
55
VIII
63
X
73
XIII
102
XIV
110
XV
124
XVI
141
XVII
151
XVIII
162
XIX
174
XX
187

XI
84
XII
96

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Informazioni sull'autore (1988)

Martin Gardner is the author of more than seventy books on a vast range of topics including "Did Adam & Eve Have Navels?", "Calculus Made Easy", & "The Annotated Alice". He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

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