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The 2nd SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Book of F B G M M E А. K D H T. С C MARTIN GARDNER Mathematical Puzzles & Diversions A NEW SELECTION : ILLUSTRATED WITH DRAWINGS AND DIAGRAMS FIG . 3 . A pattern ( left ) that.

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9781470463533

Category: Mathematics

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Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games columns in Scientific American inspired and entertained several generations of mathematicians and scientists. Gardner in his crystal-clear prose illuminated corners of mathematics, especially recreational mathematics, that most people had no idea existed. His playful spirit and inquisitive nature invite the reader into an exploration of beautiful mathematical ideas along with him. These columns were both a revelation and a gift when he wrote them; no one--before Gardner--had written about mathematics like this. They continue to be a marvel. This volume, originally published in 1961, contains columns published in the magazine from 1958-1960. This is the 1987 edition of the collection and contains an afterword written by Gardner at that time.

Famous Puzzles of Great Mathematicians

M. Gardner, More Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions, Penguin Books, 1961. M. Gardner, The Second Scientific American Book of Puzzles and Diversions: A New Selection, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1961. M. Gardner, Mathematical Games: ...

Author: Miodrag Petkovi_

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821848142

Category: Mathematics

Page: 325

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This entertaining book presents a collection of 180 famous mathematical puzzles and intriguing elementary problems that great mathematicians have posed, discussed, and/or solved. The selected problems do not require advanced mathematics, making this book accessible to a variety of readers. Mathematical recreations offer a rich playground for both amateur and professional mathematicians. Believing that creative stimuli and aesthetic considerations are closely related, great mathematicians from ancient times to the present have always taken an interest in puzzles and diversions. The goal of this book is to show that famous mathematicians have all communicated brilliant ideas, methodological approaches, and absolute genius in mathematical thoughts by using recreational mathematics as a framework. Concise biographies of many mathematicians mentioned in the text are also included. The majority of the mathematical problems presented in this book originated in number theory, graph theory, optimization, and probability. Others are based on combinatorial and chess problems, while still others are geometrical and arithmetical puzzles. This book is intended to be both entertaining as well as an introduction to various intriguing mathematical topics and ideas. Certainly, many stories and famous puzzles can be very useful to prepare classroom lectures, to inspire and amuse students, and to instill affection for mathematics.

CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics

REM Dissection Puzzles A puzzle in which one object is to be converted to another by making a finite number of cuts and ... Gardner, M. The Second Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles & Diversions: A New Selection.

Author: Eric W. Weisstein

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420035223

Category: Mathematics

Page: 3252

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Upon publication, the first edition of the CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics received overwhelming accolades for its unparalleled scope, readability, and utility. It soon took its place among the top selling books in the history of Chapman & Hall/CRC, and its popularity continues unabated. Yet also unabated has been the d

Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions

The First Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Games Martin Gardner ... He has the Bat , " Martin Gardner's New Matheselected a group of diversions that matical Diversions , Logic Machines are not only entertaining but ...

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9781470463526

Category: Mathematics

Page: 200

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Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games columns in Scientific American inspired and entertained several generations of mathematicians and scientists. Gardner in his crystal-clear prose illuminated corners of mathematics, especially recreational mathematics, that most people had no idea existed. His playful spirit and inquisitive nature invite the reader into an exploration of beautiful mathematical ideas along with him. These columns were both a revelation and a gift when he wrote them; no one--before Gardner--had written about mathematics like this. They continue to be a marvel. This volume, originally published in 1959, contains the first sixteen columns published in the magazine from 1956-1958. They were reviewed and briefly updated by Gardner for this 1988 edition.

The Scottish Book

Mathematics from The Scottish Café, with Selected Problems from The New Scottish Book R. Daniel Mauldin ... addendum and enlarged bibliography in Martin Gardner, The 2nd Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions, ...

Author: R. Daniel Mauldin

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 9783319228976

Category: Mathematics

Page: 322

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The second edition of this book updates and expands upon a historically important collection of mathematical problems first published in the United States by Birkhäuser in 1981. These problems serve as a record of the informal discussions held by a group of mathematicians at the Scottish Café in Lwów, Poland, between the two world wars. Many of them were leaders in the development of such areas as functional and real analysis, group theory, measure and set theory, probability, and topology. Finding solutions to the problems they proposed has been ongoing since World War II, with prizes offered in many cases to those who are successful. In the 35 years since the first edition published, several more problems have been fully or partially solved, but even today many still remain unsolved and several prizes remain unclaimed. In view of this, the editor has gathered new and updated commentaries on the original 193 problems. Some problems are solved for the first time in this edition. Included again in full are transcripts of lectures given by Stanislaw Ulam, Mark Kac, Antoni Zygmund, Paul Erdös, and Andrzej Granas that provide amazing insights into the mathematical environment of Lwów before World War II and the development of The Scottish Book. Also new in this edition are a brief history of the University of Wrocław’s New Scottish Book, created to revive the tradition of the original, and some selected problems from it. The Scottish Book offers a unique opportunity to communicate with the people and ideas of a time and place that had an enormous influence on the development of mathematics and try their hand on the unsolved problems. Anyone in the general mathematical community with an interest in the history of modern mathematics will find this to be an insightful and fascinating read.