Mathematical Puzzle Tales
  • Alternative view 1 of Mathematical Puzzle Tales
  • Alternative view 2 of Mathematical Puzzle Tales

Mathematical Puzzle Tales

by Martin Gardner
     
 

ISBN-10: 088385533X

ISBN-13: 9780883855331

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Mathematical Association of America

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 collected 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

Overview

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 collected 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780883855331
Publisher:
Mathematical Association of America
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Spectrum
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Isaac Asimov; 1. The problems; 2. First solutions and further questions; 3. Second solutions and beyond; 4. Third solutions.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >