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Martin Gardener's New mathematical diversions from Scientific American.


New York : Simon and Schuster, 1966.
ISBN 9780671209131, 0671209132

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Other Title New mathematical diversions from Scientific American
Subjects Mathematical recreations.
Recreatieve wiskunde.
Unterhaltungsmathematik.
Description 253 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1966.
Notes The third collection of the author's puzzles from Scientific American. The first two were published under title: The Scientific American book of mathematical puzzles and diversions. The fourth was published under title: The numerology of Dr. Matrix.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-253).
Summary Brain-teasing mathematical puzzles accompanied by lucid explanations of the basic principles behind the solutions.
Contents Introduction -- The Binary system -- Group therapy and braids -- Eight problems -- The Games and puzzles of Lewis Carroll -- Paper cutting -- Board games -- Packing spheres -- The Transcendental number Pi -- Victor Eigen : mathemagician -- The Four-color map theorem -- Mr. Apollinax visits New York -- Nine problems -- Polyominoes and fault-free rectangles -- Euler's spoilers : the discovery of an Order-10 Graeco-Latin square -- The Ellipse -- The 24 color squares and the 30 color cubes -- H.S.M. Coxeter -- Bridg-it and other games -- Nine more problems -- The Calculus of finite differences -- References for further reading.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)480324
(OCoLC)ocm00480324
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WorldCat Identities Gardner, Martin, 1914-2010.
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