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Geometric Puzzle Design

Geometric Puzzle Design

  • Author: Stewart Coffin
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1568814992
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 220
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This book discusses how to design "good" geometric puzzles: two-dimensional dissection puzzles, polyhedral dissections, and burrs. It outlines major categories of geometric puzzles and provides examples, sometimes going into the history and philosophy of those examples. The author presents challenges and thoughtful questions, as well as practical design and woodworking tips to encourage the reader to build his own puzzles and experiment with his own designs. Aesthetics, phychology, and mathematical considerations all factor into the definition of the quality of a puzzle.

CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics, Second Edition

CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics, Second Edition

  • Author: Eric W. Weisstein
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1420035223
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 3252
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Upon publication, the first edition of the CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics received overwhelming accolades for its unparalleled scope, readability, and utility. It soon took its place among the top selling books in the history of Chapman & Hall/CRC, and its popularity continues unabated. Yet also unabated has been the dedication of author Eric Weisstein to collecting, cataloging, and referencing mathematical facts, formulas, and definitions. He has now updated most of the original entries and expanded the Encyclopedia to include 1000 additional pages of illustrated entries. The accessibility of the Encyclopedia along with its broad coverage and economical price make it attractive to the widest possible range of readers and certainly a must for libraries, from the secondary to the professional and research levels. For mathematical definitions, formulas, figures, tabulations, and references, this is simply the most impressive compendium available.

The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects

The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects

Research in Recreational Math

  • Author: Jennifer Beineke,Jason Rosenhouse
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400881331
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 288
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The history of mathematics is filled with major breakthroughs resulting from solutions to recreational problems. Problems of interest to gamblers led to the modern theory of probability, for example, and surreal numbers were inspired by the game of Go. Yet even with such groundbreaking findings and a wealth of popular-level books exploring puzzles and brainteasers, research in recreational mathematics has often been neglected. The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects brings together authors from a variety of specialties to present fascinating problems and solutions in recreational mathematics. Contributors to the book show how sophisticated mathematics can help construct mazes that look like famous people, how the analysis of crossword puzzles has much in common with understanding epidemics, and how the theory of electrical circuits is useful in understanding the classic Towers of Hanoi puzzle. The card game SET is related to the theory of error-correcting codes, and simple tic-tac-toe takes on a new life when played on an affine plane. Inspirations for the book's wealth of problems include board games, card tricks, fake coins, flexagons, pencil puzzles, poker, and so much more. Looking at a plethora of eclectic games and puzzles, The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects is sure to entertain, challenge, and inspire academic mathematicians and avid math enthusiasts alike.

British Book News

British Book News

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  • Publisher: London
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
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The Ins and Outs of Peg Solitaire

The Ins and Outs of Peg Solitaire

  • Author: John D. Beasley
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192861450
  • Category: Solitaire (Board game)
  • Page: 275
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For mathematical game enthusiasts, the 33-hole Peg Solitaire board presents many intriguing and difficult problems, far more fascinating than the simple problems set out in manufacturers' instructions, and behind these problems lies interesting mathematical theory. Beasley, an internationally known expert on Peg Solitaire, surveys the history of the game, shows how to play it simply and well, explains the theory behind it, and offers over 200 problems and their solutions in over 550 diagrams. Mathematical game fans aged twelve and over will find hours of enjoyment in this book.

Crux Mathematicorum with Mathematical Mayhem

Crux Mathematicorum with Mathematical Mayhem

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mathematics
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Mathematische Knobeleien

Mathematische Knobeleien

  • Author: Martin Gardner
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3322859320
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 204
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Complementary Medicine

Complementary Medicine

New Approaches to Good Practice

  • Author: British Medical Association
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192861665
  • Category: Alternative Medicine
  • Page: 173
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The wide range of complementary therapies available such as acupuncture, iridology, chiropractry, and reflexology, may be confusing for the consumer. It is often difficult to ascertain whether the therapist is registered with an appropriate body and competent to practice. Patients should be protected against unskilled or unscrupulous practitioners of complementary medicine. This authoritative report from the BMA provides a comprehensive account of the historical background and current practice of complementary medicine in this country. It also gives an overview of parallel developments across Europe and assesses the likely impact of EC legislation on the practice of complementary therapies. Detailed information has been provided by key bodies representing different therapies in a unique BMA survey of their practice, training, research and organization. The book concludes with a positive model of good practice and a series of helpful recommendations to protect the patient from possible harm and maximize the potential benefits of different treatments.

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

  • Author: Rose Arny
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: American literature
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New Scientist

New Scientist

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  • Category: Science
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Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide

Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Best books
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Eureka

Eureka

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Mathematics
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More mathematical byways

More mathematical byways

  • Author: Hugh ApSimon
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 131
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This volume continues the popular series of mathematical problems and puzzles first introduced in Mathematical Byways (Oxford 1985). Set in the fictional villages of Ayling, Beeling, and Ceiling, the problems derive from the amusing adventures of the inhabitants. The book includes solutions and suggestions for further problem-solving. It requires little previous formal work and is intended to encourage the mastery of technique while demonstrating that mathematics can be fun.

Mathematical Byways in Ayling, Beeling and Ceiling

Mathematical Byways in Ayling, Beeling and Ceiling

  • Author: Hugh ApSimon
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192861375
  • Category: Mathematical recreations.
  • Page: 97
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Unique and highly original, Mathematical Byways is a work of recreational mathematics, a collection of ingenious problems, their even more ingenious solutions, and extensions of the problems--left unsolved here--to further stretch the mind of the reader. The problems are set within the framework of three villages--Ayling, Beeling, and Ceiling--their inhabitants, and the relationships (spacial and social) between them. The problems can be solved with little formal mathematical knowledge, although most require considerable thought and mental dexterity, and solutions are all clearly expounded in non-technical language. Stimulating and unusual, this book proves what Hugh ApSimon has known all along: mathematics can be fun!

Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: American literature
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Notices of the American Mathematical Society

Notices of the American Mathematical Society

  • Author: American Mathematical Society
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mathematics
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Professor Stewarts mathematische Schätze

Professor Stewarts mathematische Schätze

  • Author: Ian Stewart
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3644017115
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 432
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Was war noch mal die Catalan’sche Vermutung? Und woher kommt eigentlich das Wurzelsymbol? Was hat die Zahl Pi mit dem Sternenhimmel zu tun? Wer erfand das Gleichheitszeichen? Der britische Matheguru Ian Stewart breitet in diesem Band Schätze aus, die er in Jahrzehnten gesammelt hat: über 180 interessante Matherätsel, Lösungen, Spiele, Tricks, Geschichten, Anekdoten und Logeleien. Zudem ist Stewarts Schatztruhe mit interessanten historischen Exkursen angereichert, zum Beispiel einer kurzen Einführung in das Rechnen der Maya und der alten Ägypter und auch in die Vergangenheit unseres eigenen Rechnens: Wer erfand das Gleichheitszeichen – und warum? Ein Buch zum Blättern und Stöbern, zum Spaßhaben und Dazulernen, für Laien und für Fortgeschrittene.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: N.A
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Hinged Dissections

Hinged Dissections

Swinging and Twisting

  • Author: Greg N. Frederickson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521811927
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 287
  • View: 1840
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Using this book, you can explore ways to create hinged collections of pieces that swing together to form a figure. Swing them another way and they form another figure! The profuse illustrations and lively text will show you how to find a wealth of hinged dissections for all kinds of polygons, stars and crosses, curved and even three-dimensional figures. For an added challenge, you can try using different kinds of hinges for twisting and flipping pieces. The author includes careful explanation of ingenious techniques, as well as puzzles and solutions for readers of all mathematical levels. If you remember any secondary school geometry, you are already on your way. These novel and original dissections will be a gold mine for math puzzle enthusiasts, for math educators in search of enrichment topics, and for anyone who loves to see beautiful objects in motion.