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.

Mathematical Puzzles

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

Author: Sam Loyd

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486204987

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 167

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

Mathematical Puzzles

Mathematical Puzzles makes this connection explicit by isolating important mathematical methods, then using them to solve puzzles and prove a theorem.

Author: Peter Winkler

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429557973

Category: Mathematics

Page: 302

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Research in mathematics is much more than solving puzzles, but most people will agree that solving puzzles is not just fun: it helps focus the mind and increases one's armory of techniques for doing mathematics. Mathematical Puzzles makes this connection explicit by isolating important mathematical methods, then using them to solve puzzles and prove a theorem. Features A collection of the world’s best mathematical puzzles Each chapter features a technique for solving mathematical puzzles, examples, and finally a genuine theorem of mathematics that features that technique in its proof Puzzles that are entertaining, mystifying, paradoxical, and satisfying; they are not just exercises or contest problems.

A tangled tale mathematical puzzles by Lewis Carroll

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. A tangled tale [mathematical puzzles] by Lewis
Carroll Charles Lutwidge Dodgson Front Cover.

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Mystifying Mathematical Puzzles

"Fans will find this volume indispensable; casual readers will find it an attractive nuisance," observed The Scientific American of this challenging compilation of conundrums, diabolic squares, flexagons, geometric dissections, other ...

Author: Joseph S. Madachy

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486830322

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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"Fans will find this volume indispensable; casual readers will find it an attractive nuisance," observed The Scientific American of this challenging compilation of conundrums, diabolic squares, flexagons, geometric dissections, other puzzles.

Logic Math Puzzles

Logic Math Puzzles is a fun and entertaining book, which will help your teen to become more involved with math problems and better able to solve them. Get a copy now!

Author: Daniel Moran

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781973326908

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Page: 102

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Do you love math and logic puzzles? We have something new for you - math puzzles Hundred! Hundred is a square grid, whose cells are to be filled by some digits. The task is to fill additional digits in required cells such that the sum of numbers in each row and each column equals to 100. At first the puzzles can seem complicated, but as soon as the brain gets used to working in the way it should, they become second nature. Logic Math Puzzles is a fun and entertaining book, which will help your teen to become more involved with math problems and better able to solve them. Get a copy now!

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

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"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.

More Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd

Second collection of amusing, thought-provoking problems and puzzles from the "Cyclopedia.

Author: Sam Loyd

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486207099

Category: Games

Page: 177

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Second collection of amusing, thought-provoking problems and puzzles from the "Cyclopedia." Arithmetic, algebra, speed and distance problems, game theory, counter and sliding block problems, similar topics. 166 problems. 150 original drawings, diagrams.

Superior Mathematical Puzzles

Author: Howard P Dinesman

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780760739266

Category: Mathematical recreations

Page: 122

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Mathematical Puzzles

MATHEMATICAL PUZZLES OF SAM LOYD , Vol . I , selected and edited by M .
Gardner . Puzzles by the greatest puzzle creator and innovator . Selected from
his famous " Cyclopedia of Puzzles , " they retain the unique style and historical ...

Author: Samuel Loyd

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Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780140136357

Category: Mathematical recreation

Page: 153

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Mathematical Puzzles and Pastimes

Author: Aaron Bakst

Publisher: Cole Press

ISBN: 144552564X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 222

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The 2nd Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles Diversions a New Selection

INTRODUCTION - SINCE THE APPEARANCE of the first Scientific American
Book of Mathematical Puzzles & Diversions , in 1959 , popular interest in
recreational mathematics has continued to increase . Many new puzzle books
have been ...

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher:

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Category: Mathematical recreations

Page: 253

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Mathematical puzzles from origami to recreational logic, from digital roots and dudeny puzzles to the diabolic square, from the golden ratio to the generalized ham sandwish theorem.

Mathematical Puzzles

A collection of many different kinds of mathematical puzzles. Grades 6 and up.

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Ty Crowell Company

ISBN: 9780690523607

Category: Humor

Page: 112

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A collection of many different kinds of mathematical puzzles. Grades 6 and up.

Mathematical Puzzles for the Connoisseur

Author: P. M. H. Kendall

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Category: Mathematical recreations

Page: 161

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Riddles of the Sphinx

We guarantee that you will solve some of these riddles, be stumped by others, and be amused by almost all of the stories and settings that Gardner has devised to raise these questions." --Back cover.

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Mathematical Assn of Amer

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Category: Games & Activities

Page: 164

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"Solving these riddles is not simply a matter of logic and calculation, though these play a role. Luck and inspiration are factors as well, so beginners and experts alike may profitably exercise their wits on Gardner's problems, whose subjects range from geometry to word play to questions relating to physics and geology. We guarantee that you will solve some of these riddles, be stumped by others, and be amused by almost all of the stories and settings that Gardner has devised to raise these questions." --Back cover.

The Population Explosion and Other Mathematical Puzzles

In this latest volume, there are 116 recreational mathematical puzzles and problems that will challenge and entertain bright minds.

Author: Dick Hess

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814733776

Category: Mathematics

Page: 164

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Population Explosion and Other Mathematical Puzzles is a wonderful addition to Dr Dick Hess's previous successful books, Mental Gymnastics: Recreational Mathematical Puzzles, Golf on the Moon, (Dover Publishing, 2011 and 2014 respectively) and Number-Crunching Math Puzzles (Puzzlewright, 2013), a republication of All-Star Mathlete Puzzles (Sterling Publishing, 2009). In this latest volume, there are 116 recreational mathematical puzzles and problems that will challenge and entertain bright minds. They are mostly new problems on creative themes, encompassing a wide range of difficulty from amusing to complex. Intended to hone mathematical thinking skills and reasoning ability, solving the puzzles may require considerable perseverance. Open this book to find a captivating assortment of geometric, digital, logical, probability, analytical, physics and trapezoid puzzles. Find out what happens with jeeps in the desert and be amused or confused by some MathDice puzzles. While most of these puzzles can be solved by pencil and paper analysis, there are some that are best tackled with a computer to find a solution. Be prepared to keep your wits about you! Contents: Playful PuzzlesGeometric PuzzlesDigital PuzzlesLogical PuzzlesProbability PuzzlesAnalytical PuzzlesPhysics PuzzlesTrapezoid PuzzlesJeeps in the DesertMathDice Puzzles Readership: Students, general public, professionals. Key Features:Mostly new problemsCreative themesA wide range of difficulty from amusing to complex

Puzzles and Games A Mathematical Modeling Approach

Author: Tony HÌ_rlimann

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326430890

Category: Mathematical models

Page: 375

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Unusual Mathematical Puzzles Tricks and Oddities

Explains puzzles which involve geometry, Fibonacci numbers, logic, computer languages, mathematical quirks, and computer programs

Author: Matthew Mandl

Publisher: Prentice Hall

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Category: Games & Activities

Page: 122

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Explains puzzles which involve geometry, Fibonacci numbers, logic, computer languages, mathematical quirks, and computer programs

Mathematical Puzzle Tales

Martin Gardner is widely known for his writing on recreational mathematics, not least for the myriad problems he has devised over some 25 years for Scientific American. In this book are 36 of his best brainteasers.

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470451786

Category: Education

Page: 151

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Martin Gardner is widely known for his writing on recreational mathematics, not least for the myriad problems he has devised over some 25 years for Scientific American. In this book are 36 of his best brainteasers. These are not simply cunning puzzles, but serve to illustrate the art of the mathematician as problem solver, and their solution draws on ideas from topology, probability, number theory, logic and beyond. Fully worked answers are given, which, in turn, lead to additional problems for the reader. For anybody who likes to solve mathematical problems, this book will be both entertaining and a challenge.