Intriguing Puzzles in Math and Logic

Over 60 baffling brain benders: Two Glasses of Port, Wolf in Sheep's Compound, The Infinite Chessboard, Bughouse Binary, more. Answers.

Author: Stephen Barr

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486283111

Category: Games

Page: 164

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Over 60 baffling brain benders: Two Glasses of Port, Wolf in Sheep's Compound, The Infinite Chessboard, Bughouse Binary, more. Answers.

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles

Playing with mathematical riddles can be an intriguing and fun-filled pastime — as popular science writer Martin Gardner proves in this entertaining collection.

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486252117

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Playing with mathematical riddles can be an intriguing and fun-filled pastime — as popular science writer Martin Gardner proves in this entertaining collection. Puzzlists need only an elementary knowledge of math and a will to resist looking up the answer before trying to solve a problem. Written in a light and witty style, Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles is a mixture of old and new riddles, grouped into sections that cover a variety of mathematical topics: money, speed, plane and solid geometry, probability, topology, tricky puzzles, and more. The probability section, for example, points out that everything we do, everything that happens around us, obeys the laws of probability; geometry puzzles test our ability to think pictorially and often, in more than one dimension; while topology, among the "youngest and rowdiest branches of modern geometry," offers a glimpse into a strange dimension where properties remain unchanged, no matter how a figure is twisted, stretched, or compressed. Clear and concise comments at the beginning of each section explain the nature and importance of the math needed to solve each puzzle. A carefully explained solution follows each problem. In many cases, all that is needed to solve a puzzle is the ability to think logically and clearly, to be "on the alert for surprising, off-beat angles...that strange hidden factor that everyone else had overlooked." Fully illustrated, this engaging collection will appeal to parents and children, amateur mathematicians, scientists, and students alike, and may, as the author writes, make the reader "want to study the subject in earnest" and explains "some of the inviting paths that wind away from the problems into lusher areas of the mathematical jungle." 65 black-and-white illustrations.

Puzzles in Math and Logic

DOVER BOOKS ON MATHEMATICAL & LOGICAL PUZZLES , CRYPTOGRAPHY
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Author: Aaron J. Friedland

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486222561

Category: Games

Page: 66

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Selected brain teasers requiring geometric, algebraic, and logical solutions

Test Your Logic

MATHEMATICAL RECREATIONS AND ESSAYS , W. W. Rouse Ball and H. S. M.
Coxeter . ( 25357-0 ) INTRIGUING PUZZLES IN MATH AND LOGIC , Stephen
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Author: George J. Summers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486228778

Category: Games

Page: 100

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Fifty unique brain-teasers requiring a minimum of mathematical skills challenge the reader's ability to reason logically

Intriguing Mathematical Problems

Treasury of challenging brainteasers includes puzzles involving numbers, letters, probability, reasoning, more: The Enterprising Snail, The Fly and the Bicycles, The Lovesick Cockroaches, many others. No advanced math needed. Solutions.

Author: Oswald Jacoby

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486168360

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 226

Treasury of challenging brainteasers includes puzzles involving numbers, letters, probability, reasoning, more: The Enterprising Snail, The Fly and the Bicycles, The Lovesick Cockroaches, many others. No advanced math needed. Solutions.

101 Puzzles in Thought and Logic

( 28583-9 ) MATHEMATICAL RECREATIONS AND ESSAYS , W. W. Rouse Ball
and H. S. M. Coxeter . ( 25357-0 ) INTRIGUING PUZZLES IN MATH AND LOGIC ,
Stephen Barr . ( 28311-9 ) MATHEMATICAL BRAIN BENDERS , Stephen Barr .

Author: Clarence Raymond Wylie

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486203676

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 125

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Solve murder problems and robberies, see which fishermen are liars and how a blind man can identify color ? purely by reasoning! Hours of mind-strengthening entertainment.

Mathematical Puzzles and Curiosities

This new collection features an intriguing mix of recreational math, logic, and creativity puzzles, many of which first appeared in the author's Daily Telegraph (UK) column.

Author: Barry R. Clarke

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486490912

Category: Mathematics

Page: 173

View: 262

"Very satisfying." — Will Shortz, Crossword Editor, The New York Times. This new collection features an intriguing mix of recreational math, logic, and creativity puzzles, many of which first appeared in the author's Daily Telegraph (UK) column. Requiring only basic algebra skills, classic and new puzzles include The Monty Hall Problem, The Unexpected Hanging, The Shakespeare Puzzles, and Finger Multiplication.

Mathematical Puzzles

ON MATHEMATICAL & LOGICAL PUZZLES , CRYPTOGRAPHY , AND WORD
RECREATIONS MATHEMATICAL RECREATIONS AND ESSAYS , W. W. Rouse
Ball and H. S. M. Coxeter . ( 25357-0 ) INTRIGUING PUZZLES IN MATH AND ...

Author: Sam Loyd

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486204987

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 167

View: 854

Choice puzzles by one of America's most ingenious creators of mathematical entertainments, ranging from simple exercises in arithmetic to complex calculus problems

More Hocus Pocus

Master puzzler Erwin Brecher teams up with top bridge problemist Julian Pottage to present as second collection of bridge problems, math brain-teasers and logic puzzles

Author: Erwin Brecher

Publisher: Master Point Press

ISBN: 9780953995523

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 198

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Master puzzler Erwin Brecher teams up with top bridge problemist Julian Pottage to present as second collection of bridge problems, math brain-teasers and logic puzzles

What Is the Name of This Book

"In his most critically acclaimed work, a well-known mathematician, magician, and author spins a logical labyrinth of more than 200 increasingly complex and challenging problems - puzzles that delve into some of the deepest paradoxes of ...

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486481982

Category: Games

Page: 241

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Orig. pub.: New York: Simon & Schuster, c1978.

536 Puzzles and Curious Problems

This compilation of long-inaccessible puzzles by a famous puzzle master offers challenges ranging from arithmetical and algebraical problems to those involving geometry, combinatorics, and topology, plus game, domino, and match puzzles.

Author: Henry E. Dudeney

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486796868

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

View: 315

This compilation of long-inaccessible puzzles by a famous puzzle master offers challenges ranging from arithmetical and algebraical problems to those involving geometry, combinatorics, and topology, plus game, domino, and match puzzles. Includes answers.

An Investigation of the Laws of Thought

On which are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities
George Boole ... 238 high - priority puzzles , stunts , tricks — math puzzles like
The Clever Carpenter , Atom Bomb , Please Help Alice ; mysteries ... Foremost
British originator of math puzzles , always witty , intriguing , paradoxical in this
classic .

Author: George Boole

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Investigation

Page: 424

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Complete Catalog of Books in All Fields

Author: Dover Publications, Inc

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Loopy Logic Problems and Other Puzzles

A treat for the eye as well as the mind,these beautifully designed and intellectuallystimulating challenges werecreated by one of the world’s mostinnovative puzzlemakers.

Author: Ivan Moscovich

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486490696

Category: Mathematics

Page: 128

View: 245

A treat for the eye as well as the mind,these beautifully designed and intellectuallystimulating challenges werecreated by one of the world’s mostinnovative puzzlemakers. Sprinkledwith popular science factoids, 85visual puzzles include several classicsattributed to important mathematiciansand philosophers, including Galileo,Fibonacci, Foucault, Rott, Cantor,Sierpinski, and Aristotle. Solutions.Reprint of the Sterling PublishingCompany, New York, 2006 edition.

The Liar Paradox and the Towers of Hanoi

Here is a veritable kaleidoscope of puzzling labyrinths, maps, bridges, and optical illusions that will keep aficionados entertained for hours.

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781630262143

Category: Mathematics

Page: 258

View: 407

A walk through history's most mind-boggling puzzles Ever since the Sphinx asked his legendary riddle of Oedipus, riddles, conundrums, and puzzles of all sizes have kept humankind perplexed and amused. The Liar Paradox and the Towers of Hanoi takes die-hard puzzle mavens on a tour of the world's most enduringly intriguing braintwisters, from K?nigsberg's Bridges and the Hanoi Towers to Fibonacci's Rabbits, the Four Color Problem, and the Magic Square. Each chapter introduces the basic puzzle, discusses the mathematics behind it, and includes exercises and answers plus additional puzzles similar to the one under discussion. Here is a veritable kaleidoscope of puzzling labyrinths, maps, bridges, and optical illusions that will keep aficionados entertained for hours. Marcel Danesi (Etobicoke, ON, Canada) is the author of Increase Your Puzzle IQ

Figures for Fun

Originally published in English by: Moscow: Foreign Languages Pub. House, 1957.

Author: I︠A︡kov Isidorovich Perelʹman

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486795683

Category: Mathematics

Page: 144

View: 685

Originally published in English by: Moscow: Foreign Languages Pub. House, 1957.

100 Maddening Mindbending Puzzles

If you consider yourself a master of logic, a devil with a crossword and a whizz at cracking codes, this is your chance to prove yourself a real smartypants and pit your wits against this devilish collection of games and puzzles.

Author: Rob Eastaway

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 1911622307

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 160

View: 887

A fiendish collection of over 100 super-tricky brainteasers from puzzle-maestros Rob Eastaway and David Wells. Puzzles have intrigued and entertained generations of children and their parents for over 2,000 years. Here is an irresistible assortment of 100 challenging puzzles, in a sumptuous new edition of this classic book. These brilliant brainteasers range from the neatly lateral to the downright perplexing. From chopping the chocolate to crossing the moat, mystifying matchsticks and a teasing typewriter, 100 Maddening Mindbending Puzzles provides many hours of mind-stretching enjoyment for even the most agile brains. Guaranteed.

Elementary Mathematics from an Advanced Standpoint

The foremost British originator of mathematical puzzles is always intriguing , witty
, and paradoxical in this classic , one of ... Symbolic Logic ' is not concerned with
modern symbolic logic , but is instead a collection of over 380 problems posed ...

Author: Felix Klein

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 274

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All Star Mathlete Puzzles

Here’s an example of one of the easier ones: Which is the longest month in London? (Answer: October, when clocks are set back one hour.) True connoisseurs will treasure this intriguing volume, and everyone who loves a good puzzle will ...

Author: Dick Hess

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402755286

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 94

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Puzzle collections are ubiquitous. But a collection like this one, with so many unusual and original entries, is rare indeed. Dick Hess’s gathering of his all-time favorites includes number puzzles, geometric puzzles, logic puzzles, analytical puzzles, story puzzles--and every one a gem. They vary in difficulty, but every one is challenging. In fact, two of them are mathematical problems still awaiting definitive solutions! Here’s an example of one of the easier ones: Which is the longest month in London? (Answer: October, when clocks are set back one hour.) True connoisseurs will treasure this intriguing volume, and everyone who loves a good puzzle will find something entertaining and worthwhile here.

Recreations in the Theory of Numbers

Number theory proves to be a virtually inexhaustible source of intriguing puzzle problems. Includes divisors, perfect numbers, the congruences of Gauss, scales of notation, the Pell equation, more. Solutions to all problems.

Author: Albert H. Beiler

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486210960

Category: Games

Page: 349

View: 981

Number theory proves to be a virtually inexhaustible source of intriguing puzzle problems. Includes divisors, perfect numbers, the congruences of Gauss, scales of notation, the Pell equation, more. Solutions to all problems.