The Puzzler's Dilemma: From the Lighthouse of Alexandria to Monty Hall, a Fresh Look at Classic Conundrums of Logic, Mathematics, and Life

The Puzzler's Dilemma: From the Lighthouse of Alexandria to Monty Hall, a Fresh Look at Classic Conundrums of Logic, Mathematics, and Life

by Derrick Niederman

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ISBN-13: 9780399537295
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/06/2012
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 682,002
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Derrick Niederman is the author of Number Freak: From 1 to 200-The Hidden Language of Numbers Revealed, along with several volumes of minimysteries and math puzzle books. He is also the creator of more than twenty crosswords for the Sunday New York Times, and the designer of the mathematical puzzle 36 Cube. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

Table of Contents

1 In the Beginning 1

2 Kangaroo Puzzles 15

3 The Human Element 33

4 Try Lateral Thinking 51

5 Keeping it Simple 65

6 Parabolic Parables 85

7 Little Big Jump 103

8 It Can't Be Done 119

9 Solved According to Doyle 135

10 When Induction Goes Bad 159

11 You are Here: the Search for a Fixed Point 181

12 The Full Monty Hall 199

Acknowledgments 215

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