Puzzling Adventures: Tales of Strategy, Logic, and Mathematical Skill

Puzzling Adventures: Tales of Strategy, Logic, and Mathematical Skill

by Dennis E. Shasha
     
 

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Safecracking, bullying, marital infidelity and gambling have never before been explored with the mathematical acuity and whimsy of Puzzling Adventures.

Collected and enhanced from Dennis Shasha's popular Scientific American column, here are thirty-five of the most innovative and emotive mathematical puzzles ever to appear in its pages. Edgy,

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Safecracking, bullying, marital infidelity and gambling have never before been explored with the mathematical acuity and whimsy of Puzzling Adventures.

Collected and enhanced from Dennis Shasha's popular Scientific American column, here are thirty-five of the most innovative and emotive mathematical puzzles ever to appear in its pages. Edgy, challenging and representing the ultimate in recreational mathematical games, Puzzling Adventures dares the reader to work out the logic underlying venture fund investments, escape a Minotaur, catch a polar bear, play power politics, work out if a witness is lying, spy on contraband traders and verify DNA. An encrypted set of stories and commentary float above the puzzles. They need decrypting to discover their hints. The hints lead to a surprise-if the reader can work them out...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393349993
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/30/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Dennis E. Shasha, professor of computer science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, has written the "Puzzling Adventures" column in Scientific American. He lives in New York City.

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