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The Moscow Puzzles

The Moscow Puzzles

359 Mathematical Recreations

  • Author: Boris A. Kordemsky
  • Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
  • ISBN: 0486801306
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Page: 320
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This is, quite simply, the best and most popular puzzle book ever published in the Soviet Union. Since its first appearance in 1956 there have been eight editions as well as translations from the original Russian into Ukrainian, Estonian, Lettish, and Lithuanian. Almost a million copies of the Russian version alone have been sold. Part of the reason for the book's success is its marvelously varied assortment of brainteasers ranging from simple "catch" riddles to difficult problems (none, however, requiring advanced mathematics). Many of the puzzles will be new to Western readers, while some familiar problems have been clothed in new forms. Often the puzzles are presented in the form of charming stories that provide non-Russian readers with valuable insights into contemporary Russian life and customs. In addition, Martin Gardner, former editor of the Mathematical Games Department, Scientific American, has clarified and simplified the book to make it as easy as possible for an English-reading public to understand and enjoy. He has been careful, moreover, to retain nearly all the freshness, warmth, and humor of the original. Lavishly illustrated with over 400 clear diagrams and amusing sketches, this inexpensive edition of the first English translation will offer weeks or even months of stimulating entertainment. It belongs in the library of every puzzlist or lover of recreational mathematics.

The Moscow Puzzles

The Moscow Puzzles

359 Mathematical Recreations

  • Author: Boris A. Kordemsky
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486270785
  • Category: Games
  • Page: 309
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A collection of math and logic puzzles features number games, magic squares, tricks, problems with dominoes and dice, and cross sums, in addition to other intellectual teasers.

The Moscow Puzzles

The Moscow Puzzles

359 Mathematical Recreations

  • Author: Boris A. Kordemsky
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486270784
  • Category: Games
  • Page: 309
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A collection of math and logic puzzles features number games, magic squares, tricks, problems with dominoes and dice, and cross sums, in addition to other intellectual teasers.

My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

  • Author: Martin Gardner
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486281523
  • Category: Games
  • Page: 82
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The noted expert and longtime author of Scientific American's Mathematical Games column selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles. Enthusiasts can challenge their skills with such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, Bronx vs. Brooklyn, and dozens more involving logic and basic math. Complete solutions included.

Problem Solving Through Recreational Mathematics

Problem Solving Through Recreational Mathematics

  • Author: Bonnie Averbach,Orin Chein
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486131742
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 480
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Fascinating approach to mathematical teaching stresses use of recreational problems, puzzles, and games to teach critical thinking. Logic, number and graph theory, games of strategy, much more. Includes answers to selected problems. Free solutions manual available for download at the Dover website.

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles

  • Author: Martin Gardner
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486252117
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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Playing with mathematical riddles can be an intriguing and fun-filled pastime — as popular science writer Martin Gardner proves in this entertaining collection. Puzzlists need only an elementary knowledge of math and a will to resist looking up the answer before trying to solve a problem. Written in a light and witty style, Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles is a mixture of old and new riddles, grouped into sections that cover a variety of mathematical topics: money, speed, plane and solid geometry, probability, topology, tricky puzzles, and more. The probability section, for example, points out that everything we do, everything that happens around us, obeys the laws of probability; geometry puzzles test our ability to think pictorially and often, in more than one dimension; while topology, among the "youngest and rowdiest branches of modern geometry," offers a glimpse into a strange dimension where properties remain unchanged, no matter how a figure is twisted, stretched, or compressed. Clear and concise comments at the beginning of each section explain the nature and importance of the math needed to solve each puzzle. A carefully explained solution follows each problem. In many cases, all that is needed to solve a puzzle is the ability to think logically and clearly, to be "on the alert for surprising, off-beat angles...that strange hidden factor that everyone else had overlooked." Fully illustrated, this engaging collection will appeal to parents and children, amateur mathematicians, scientists, and students alike, and may, as the author writes, make the reader "want to study the subject in earnest" and explains "some of the inviting paths that wind away from the problems into lusher areas of the mathematical jungle." 65 black-and-white illustrations.

The Colossal Book of Mathematics

The Colossal Book of Mathematics

Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems : Number Theory, Algebra, Geometry, Probability, Topology, Game Theory, Infinity, and Other Topics of Recreational Mathematics

  • Author: Martin Gardner
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393020236
  • Category: Games
  • Page: 724
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The author presents a selection of pieces from his Scientific American "Mathematical Games" column, presenting puzzles and concepts that range from arithmetic and geometrical games to the meaning of M.C. Escher's artwork.

Puzzles in Math and Logic

Puzzles in Math and Logic

100 New Recreations

  • Author: Aaron J. Friedland
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486222561
  • Category: Games
  • Page: 66
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Selected brain teasers requiring geometric, algebraic, and logical solutions

Puzzles and Paradoxes

Puzzles and Paradoxes

Fascinating Excursions in Recreational Mathematics

  • Author: T. H. O’Beirne
  • Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
  • ISBN: 0486824861
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Page: 256
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These marvelous, stimulating games for the mind include geometric paradoxes, cube and color arrangement puzzles, calendar paradoxes, much more. Detailed solutions prepare readers for puzzles of even greater complexity.

Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers

Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers

  • Author: Martin Gardner,Laszlo Kubinyi
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486256375
  • Category: Games
  • Page: 208
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Combines two previously published works, resulting in ninety-three brain-teasing puzzles, riddles, and questions with an emphasis on humor.

Mathematics and Chess

Mathematics and Chess

110 Entertaining Problems and Solutions

  • Author: Miodrag Petkovi?
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486294322
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 132
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99 puzzles built around the chessboard. Arithmetical and probability problems, chessboard recreations, geometrical puzzles, mathematical amusements and games, more. Solutions.

Amusements in Mathematics

Amusements in Mathematics

  • Author: Henry E. Dudeney
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486204731
  • Category: Games
  • Page: 258
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430 PUZZLES, PROBLEMS, PARADOXES, AND BRAIN TEASERS.

The Big Brain Puzzle Book

The Big Brain Puzzle Book

  • Author: Terry Stickels
  • Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
  • ISBN: 0486802906
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Page: 160
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Originally published in 2009, with a new introduction.

Mathematical Fun, Games and Puzzles

Mathematical Fun, Games and Puzzles

  • Author: Jack Frohlichstein
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486207896
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 306
  • View: 9260
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Brush up on your math skills with fun games and puzzles.

The Stanford Mathematics Problem Book

The Stanford Mathematics Problem Book

With Hints and Solutions

  • Author: George Polya,Jeremy Kilpatrick
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 048631832X
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 80
  • View: 2008
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Based on Stanford University's well-known competitive exam, this excellent mathematics workbook offers students at both high school and college levels a complete set of problems, hints, and solutions. 1974 edition.

Impossible Folding Puzzles and Other Mathematical Paradoxes

Impossible Folding Puzzles and Other Mathematical Paradoxes

  • Author: Gianni A. Sarcone,Marie-Jo Waeber
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486493512
  • Category: Games
  • Page: 112
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Do all problems have solutions? Is complexity synonymous with difficulty? This original collection of mathematical puzzles and paradoxes proves that things aren't always what they seem! Readers will discover that nothing is as easy or as difficult as it looks and that puzzles can have one, several, or no solutions. The fun-filled puzzles begin with The Tricky Hole, a challenge that involves pushing a large coin through a small hole in a sheet of paper without ripping or making any cuts in the paper. Advance to the Elastic Playing Card, in which it's possible to cut a hole into a playing card big enough for someone to climb through. Other incredible puzzles include Elephants and Castles, Trianglized Kangaroo, Honest Dice and Logic Dice, Mind-reading Powers, and dozens more. Complete solutions explain the mathematical realities behind the fantastic-sounding challenges.

536 Puzzles and Curious Problems

536 Puzzles and Curious Problems

  • Author: Henry E. Dudeney
  • Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
  • ISBN: 0486796868
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 448
  • View: 6745
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This compilation of long-inaccessible puzzles by a famous puzzle master offers challenges ranging from arithmetical and algebraical problems to those involving geometry, combinatorics, and topology, plus game, domino, and match puzzles. Includes answers.

Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

  • Author: Martin Gardner
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486801179
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Page: 208
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Famed puzzle expert explains math behind a multitude of mystifying tricks: card tricks, stage "mind reading," coin and match tricks, counting out games, geometric dissections, etc. More than 400 tricks. 135 illustrations.

The Lady Or the Tiger?

The Lady Or the Tiger?

And Other Logic Puzzles

  • Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 048647027X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 226
  • View: 4679
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"Another scintillating collection of brilliant problems and paradoxes by the most entertaining logician and set theorist who ever lived." — Martin Gardner. Inspired by the classic tale of a prisoner's dilemma, these whimsically themed challenges involve paradoxes about probability, time, and change; metapuzzles; and self-referentiality. Nineteen chapters advance in difficulty from relatively simple to highly complex.

Mathematical Mind-Benders

Mathematical Mind-Benders

  • Author: Peter Winkler
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1568815077
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 160
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Peter Winkler is at it again. Following the enthusiastic reaction to Mathematical Puzzles: A Connoisseur's Collection, Peter has compiled a new collection of elegant mathematical puzzles to challenge and entertain the reader. The original puzzle connoisseur shares these puzzles, old and new, so that you can add them to your own anthology. This book is for lovers of mathematics, lovers of puzzles, lovers of a challenge. Most of all, it is for those who think that the world of mathematics is orderly, logical, and intuitive-and are ready to learn otherwise! A pdf with errata is updated by the author and can be accessed here