Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games: The Entire Collection of His Scientific American Columns

Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games: The Entire Collection of His Scientific American Columns

by Martin Gardner
ISBN-10:
0883855453
ISBN-13:
9780883855454
Pub. Date:
05/05/2005
Publisher:
Mathematical Association of America

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Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games: The Entire Collection of His Scientific American Columns

Martin Gardner's "Mathematical Games" column ran in Scientific American from 1956 to 1986. In these columns Gardner introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the delights of mathematics and of puzzles and problem solving. His column broke such stories as Rivest, Shamir and Adelman on public-key cryptography, Mandelbrot on fractals, Conway on Life, and Penrose on tilings. He enlivened classic geometry and number theory and introduced readers to new areas such as combinatorics and graph theory.

Now, this material has been brought together on one, searchable CD.

Martin Gardner is the author of more than 65 books and countless articles, ranging over science, mathematics, philosophy, literature, and conjuring. He has inspired and enlightened generations with the delights of mathematical recreations, the amazing phenomena of numbers, magic, puzzles, and the play of ideas. He is our premier writer on recreational mathematics, a great popularizer of science and a debunker of pseudoscience.

A profile and interview with martin Gardner is included in this collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780883855454
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
Publication date: 05/05/2005
Series: MAA-Spectrum Series
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

The CD contains the following books:
1. Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions
2. The Second Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions
3. New Mathematical Diversions
4. The Unexpected Hanging and Other Mathematical Diversions
5. Martin Gardner's 6th Book of Mathematical Diversions from Scientific American
6. Mathematical Carnival
7. Mathematical Magic Show
8. Mathematical Circus
9. The Magic Numbers of Dr. Matrix
10. Wheels, Life, and Other Mathematical Amusements
11. Knotted Doughnuts and Other Mathematical Entertainers
12. Time Travel and Other Mathematical Bewilderments
13.  Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers
14. Fractal Music, Hypercards, and more Mathematical Recreations from Scientific American
15. The Last Recreations: Hydras, Eggs, and Other Mathematical Mystifications.

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