Category : Games
Editor : Courier Corporation
ISBN : 9780486270784
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Language : en
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A collection of math and logic puzzles features number games, magic squares, tricks, problems with dominoes and dice, and cross sums, in addition to other intellectual teasers.

Category : Mathematical recreations
Editor : Pmapublishing.com
ISBN : 1684113776
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Language : en
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This is, quite simply, the best and most popular puzzle book ever published in the Soviet Union. Since its first appearance in 1956 there have been eight editions as well as translations from the original Russian into Ukrainian, Estonian, Lettish, and Lithuanian. Almost a million copies of the Russian version alone have been sold. Part of the reason for the book's success is its marvelously varied assortment of brainteasers ranging from simple "catch" riddles to difficult problems (none, however, requiring advanced mathematics). Many of the puzzles will be new to Western readers, while some familiar problems have been clothed in new forms. Often the puzzles are presented in the form of charming stories that provide non-Russian readers with valuable insights into contemporary Russian life and customs. In addition, Martin Gardner, former editor of the Mathematical Games Department, Scientific American, has clarified and simplified the book to make it as easy as possible for an English-reading public to understand and enjoy. He has been careful, moreover, to retain nearly all the freshness, warmth, and humor of the original. Lavishly illustrated with over 400 clear diagrams and amusing sketches, this inexpensive edition of the first English translation will offer weeks or even months of stimulating entertainment. It belongs in the library of every puzzlist or lover of recreational mathematics.

Category : Games & Activities
Editor : Courier Corporation
ISBN : 9780486320328
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Language : en
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The noted expert selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles, including such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, and dozens more involving logic and basic math. Solutions included.

Category : Games & Activities
Editor : Courier Corporation
ISBN : 9780486801179
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Language : en
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Famed puzzle expert explains math behind a multitude of mystifying tricks: card tricks, stage "mind reading," coin and match tricks, counting out games, geometric dissections, etc. More than 400 tricks. 135 illustrations.

Category : Games & Activities
Editor : Courier Dover Publications
ISBN : 9780486842417
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Language : en
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"A Colombian mathematician assembled these eighty brainteasers, forming a stimulating collection of word problems, puzzles involving chess pieces, sudoku-style challenges, and other math-based diversions. The book includes solutions"--

Category : Mathematics
Editor : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN : 9780387735122
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This book is based on the view that cognitive skills are best acquired by solving challenging, non-standard probability problems. Many puzzles and problems presented here are either new within a problem solving context (although as topics in fundamental research they are long known) or are variations of classical problems which follow directly from elementary concepts. A small number of particularly instructive problems is taken from previous sources which in this case are generally given. This book will be a handy resource for professors looking for problems to assign, for undergraduate math students, and for a more general audience of amateur scientists.

Category : Mathematics
Editor : Courier Dover Publications
ISBN : 9780486795539
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Language : en
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This best-of compilation features 101 of the most entertaining and challenging math puzzles ever published. No advanced knowledge of mathematics is necessary, just solid thinking and puzzle-solving skills. Includes complete solutions.

Category : Science
Editor : Courier Corporation
ISBN : 9780486137636
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Language : en
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Delve into the development of modern mathematics and match wits with Euclid, Newton, Descartes, and others. Each chapter explores an individual type of challenge, with commentary and practice problems. Solutions.

Category : Games & Activities
Editor : Courier Dover Publications
ISBN : 9780486808956
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Language : en
Views : 448
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Praised for its "exceptionally good value" by the Journal of Recreational Mathematics, this book offers fun-filled insights into many fields of mathematics. The brainteasers include original puzzles as well as new approaches to classic conundrums. A vast assortment of challenges features domino puzzles, the game of noughts and crosses, games of encirclement, sliding movement puzzles, subtraction games, puzzles in mechanics, games with piles of matches, a road puzzle with concentric circles, "Catch the Giant," and much more. Detailed solutions show several methods by which a particular problem may be answered, why one method is preferable, and where the others fail. With numerous worked examples, the clear, step-by-step analyses cover how the problem should be approached, including hints and enumeration of possibilities and determination of probabilities, application of the theory of probability, and evaluation of contingencies and mean values. Readers are certain to improve their puzzle-solving strategies as well as their mathematical skills.

Category : Mathematical recreations
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ISBN : 0965256235
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Language : en
Views : 724
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The author presents a selection of pieces from his Scientific American "Mathematical Games" column, presenting puzzles and concepts that range from arithmetic and geometrical games to the meaning of M.C. Escher's artwork.