# The Colossal Book Of Mathematics

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Author |
: Martin Gardner |

Publisher |
: W. W. Norton & Company |

Total Pages |
: 748 |

Release |
: 2001 |

ISBN-10 |
: 0393020231 |

ISBN-13 |
: 9780393020236 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (31 Downloads) |

**Synopsis Colossal Book of Mathematics by : Martin Gardner**

No amateur or math authority can be without this ultimate compendium of classic puzzles, paradoxes, and puzzles from America's best-loved mathematical expert. 320 line drawings.

Author |
: Martin Gardner |

Publisher |
: W W Norton & Company Incorporated |

Total Pages |
: 494 |

Release |
: 2006 |

ISBN-10 |
: 0393061140 |

ISBN-13 |
: 9780393061147 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (40 Downloads) |

**Synopsis The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems by : Martin Gardner**

The renowned provocateur of popular math presents a collection of his widely recognized short puzzles--along with a few new ones--that explore chess, physics, probability, and topology, among other topics.

Author |
: Fred Schuh |

Publisher |
: Courier Dover Publications |

Total Pages |
: 448 |

Release |
: 2015-11-11 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9780486808956 |

ISBN-13 |
: 0486808955 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (56 Downloads) |

**Synopsis The Master Book of Mathematical Recreations by : Fred Schuh**

Praised for its "exceptionally good value" by the Journal of Recreational Mathematics, this book offers fun-filled insights into many fields of mathematics. The brainteasers include original puzzles as well as new approaches to classic conundrums. A vast assortment of challenges features domino puzzles, the game of noughts and crosses, games of encirclement, sliding movement puzzles, subtraction games, puzzles in mechanics, games with piles of matches, a road puzzle with concentric circles, "Catch the Giant," and much more. Detailed solutions show several methods by which a particular problem may be answered, why one method is preferable, and where the others fail. With numerous worked examples, the clear, step-by-step analyses cover how the problem should be approached, including hints and enumeration of possibilities and determination of probabilities, application of the theory of probability, and evaluation of contingencies and mean values. Readers are certain to improve their puzzle-solving strategies as well as their mathematical skills.

Author |
: Martin Gardner |

Publisher |
: Courier Corporation |

Total Pages |
: 208 |

Release |
: 2014-12-02 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9780486801179 |

ISBN-13 |
: 0486801179 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (79 Downloads) |

**Synopsis Mathematics, Magic and Mystery by : Martin Gardner**

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.

Author |
: Martin Gardner |

Publisher |
: Puzzlewright |

Total Pages |
: 160 |

Release |
: 2010-09-07 |

ISBN-10 |
: 1402765037 |

ISBN-13 |
: 9781402765032 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (37 Downloads) |

**Synopsis Colossal Book of Wordplay by : Martin Gardner**

A true pioneer in the field of recreational mathematics, Martin Gardner has been wrangling words for decades, and his latest opus is nothing short of extraordinary. From amazing anagrams and silly spoonerisms to alphamagic squares and cryptarithms, this mind-bending compendium is chock-full of whimsical forms of wordplay that are sure to have sesquipedalian scholars and limber-minded logophiles racking their brains in delight.

Author |
: Martin Gardner |

Publisher |
: American Mathematical Soc. |

Total Pages |
: 200 |

Release |
: 2020-10-05 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9781470463526 |

ISBN-13 |
: 1470463520 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (26 Downloads) |

**Synopsis Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions by : Martin Gardner**

Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games columns in Scientific American inspired and entertained several generations of mathematicians and scientists. Gardner in his crystal-clear prose illuminated corners of mathematics, especially recreational mathematics, that most people had no idea existed. His playful spirit and inquisitive nature invite the reader into an exploration of beautiful mathematical ideas along with him. These columns were both a revelation and a gift when he wrote them; no one--before Gardner--had written about mathematics like this. They continue to be a marvel. This volume, originally published in 1959, contains the first sixteen columns published in the magazine from 1956-1958. They were reviewed and briefly updated by Gardner for this 1988 edition.

Author |
: Martin Gardner |

Publisher |
: Courier Corporation |

Total Pages |
: 141 |

Release |
: 1986-10 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9780486252117 |

ISBN-13 |
: 0486252116 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (17 Downloads) |

**Synopsis Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles by : Martin Gardner**

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.

Author |
: Eugene P Northrop |

Publisher |
: Courier Corporation |

Total Pages |
: 289 |

Release |
: 2014-08-20 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9780486780160 |

ISBN-13 |
: 0486780163 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (60 Downloads) |

**Synopsis Riddles in Mathematics by : Eugene P Northrop**

"Math enthusiasts of all ages will delight in this collection of more than 200 riddles drawn from every mathematical discipline. Only an elementary background is needed to enjoy and solve the tremendous variety of puzzles, which include riddles based on geometry, trigonometry, algebra, infinity, probability, and logic. Includes complete solutions and 113 illustrations"--

Author |
: Martin Gardner |

Publisher |
: |

Total Pages |
: 222 |

Release |
: 2008-09-08 |

ISBN-10 |
: PSU:000066087175 |

ISBN-13 |
: |

Rating |
: 4/5 (75 Downloads) |

**Synopsis Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi by : Martin Gardner**

This book of the earliest of Gardner's enormously popular Scientific American columns and puzzles continues to challenge and fascinate readers. Now the author, in consultation with experts, has added updates to all the chapters, including new game variations, mathematical proofs, and other developments and discoveries.

Author |
: Martin Gardner |

Publisher |
: Courier Corporation |

Total Pages |
: 384 |

Release |
: 2012-05-04 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9780486131627 |

ISBN-13 |
: 0486131629 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (27 Downloads) |

**Synopsis Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science by : Martin Gardner**

Fair, witty appraisal of cranks, quacks, and quackeries of science and pseudoscience: hollow earth, Velikovsky, orgone energy, Dianetics, flying saucers, Bridey Murphy, food and medical fads, and much more.