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The Lady Or the Tiger

The Lady Or the Tiger Author Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN-10 9780486470276
Release 2009-04
Pages 226
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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.



The Lady Or the Tiger

The Lady Or the Tiger Author Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN-10 0192801430
Release 2000
Pages 226
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This text presents a series of logic puzzles, ranging from the simplest problems to the most tantalizing complexities. An array of imaginary characters - sane and insane vampires, psychiatrists, dreamers, hermits, kings, knights and knaves - pose questions, giving just enough information to enable the reader to solve problems of increasing difficulty.



King Arthur in Search of His Dog and Other Curious Puzzles

King Arthur in Search of His Dog and Other Curious Puzzles Author Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN-10 9780486474359
Release 2010-04-21
Pages 149
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This fanciful, original collection for readers of all ages features arithmetic puzzles, logic problems related to crime detection, and logic and arithmetic puzzles involving King Arthur and his Dogs of the Round Table.



Satan Cantor Infinity

Satan  Cantor   Infinity Author Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN-10 9780486470368
Release 2009
Pages 270
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Honorable knights, lying knaves, and other fanciful characters populate this unusual survey of the principles underlying the works of Georg Cantor. Created by a renowned mathematician, these engaging puzzles apply logical precepts to issues of infinity, probability, time, and change. They require a strong mathematics background and feature complete solutions.



The Godelian Puzzle Book

The Godelian Puzzle Book Author Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN-10 9780486497051
Release 2013-09-19
Pages 288
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These recreational logic puzzles provide entertaining variations on Gödel's incompleteness theorems, offering ingenious challenges related to infinity, truth and provability, undecidability, and other concepts. Written by a distinguished mathematician and creator of numerous popular puzzle books, this volume requires no background in formal logic and will delight readers of all ages.



The Lady Or the Tiger and Other Short Stories

The Lady Or the Tiger and Other Short Stories Author Frank Stockton
ISBN-10 9780812519563
Release 1992-04-15
Pages 224
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Eleven stories deal with fairies, monsters, a sorcerer's mysterious riddle, castles, and dryads



Forever Undecided

Forever Undecided Author Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN-10 9780307962461
Release 2012-07-04
Pages 257
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Forever Undecided is the most challenging yet of Raymond Smullyan’s puzzle collections. It is, at the same time, an introduction—ingenious, instructive, entertaining—to Gödel’s famous theorems. With all the wit and charm that have delighted readers of his previous books, Smullyan transports us once again to that magical island where knights always tell the truth and knaves always lie. Here we meet a new and amazing array of characters, visitors to the island, seeking to determine the natives’ identities. Among them: the census-taker McGregor; a philosophical-logician in search of his flighty bird-wife, Oona; and a regiment of Reasoners (timid ones, normal ones, conceited, modest, and peculiar ones) armed with the rules of propositional logic (if X is true, then so is Y). By following the Reasoners through brain-tingling exercises and adventures—including journeys into the “other possible worlds” of Kripke semantics—even the most illogical of us come to understand Gödel’s two great theorems on incompleteness and undecidability, some of their philosophical and mathematical implications, and why we, like Gödel himself, must remain Forever Undecided!



This Book Needs No Title

This Book Needs No Title Author Raymond Smullyan
ISBN-10 9780671628314
Release 1986-10-15
Pages 192
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Eighty paradoxes, logical lobyrinths, and intriguing enigmas progress from light fables and fancies to challenging Zen exercises and a novella and probe the timeless questions of philosophy and life



Logical Labyrinths

Logical Labyrinths Author Raymond Smullyan
ISBN-10 9781439865378
Release 2008-12-22
Pages 275
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This book features a unique approach to the teaching of mathematical logic by putting it in the context of the puzzles and paradoxes of common language and rational thought. It serves as a bridge from the author’s puzzle books to his technical writing in the fascinating field of mathematical logic. Using the logic of lying and truth-telling, the author introduces the readers to informal reasoning preparing them for the formal study of symbolic logic, from propositional logic to first-order logic, a subject that has many important applications to philosophy, mathematics, and computer science. The book includes a journey through the amazing labyrinths of infinity, which have stirred the imagination of mankind as much, if not more, than any other subject.



To Mock a Mocking Bird

To Mock a Mocking Bird Author Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN-10 9780307819796
Release 2012-06-27
Pages 256
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In this entertaining and challenging new collection of logic puzzles, Raymond Smullyan—author of What Is the Name of This Book? And The Lady or the Tiger?—continues to delight and astonish us with his gift for making available, in the thoroughly pleasurable form of puzzles, some of the most important mathematical thinking of our time. In the first part of the book, he transports us once again to that wonderful realm where knights, knaves, twin sisters, quadruplet brothers, gods, demons, and mortals either always tell the truth or always lie, and where truth-seekers are set a variety of fascinating problems. The section culminates in an enchanting and profound metapuzzle (a puzzle about a puzzle), in which Inspector Craig of Scotland Yard gets involved in a search of the Fountain of Youth on the Island of Knights and Knaves. In the second and larger section, we accompany the Inspector on a summer-long adventure into the field of combinatory logic (a branch of logic that plays an important role in computer science and artificial intelligence). His adventure, which includes enchanted forests, talking birds, bird sociologists, and a classic quest, provides for us along the way the pleasure of solving puzzles of increasing complexity until we reach the Master Forest and—thanks to Gödel’s famous theorem—the final revelation. To Mock a Mockingbird will delight all puzzle lovers—the curious neophytes as well as the serious students of logic, mathematics, or computer science.



What Is the Name of This Book

What Is the Name of This Book Author Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN-10 0486481980
Release 2011-08
Pages 241
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Orig. pub.: New York: Simon & Schuster, c1978.



Alice in Puzzle land

Alice in Puzzle land Author Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN-10 9780486482002
Release 2011-12
Pages 182
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Characters from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass populate these 88 intriguing puzzles. Mathematician Raymond Smullyan re-creates the spirit of Lewis Carroll's writings in puzzles involving word play, logic and metalogic, and philosophical paradoxes. Challenges range from easy to difficult and include solutions, plus 60 charming illustrations. "An ingenious book." — Boston Globe.



The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes Author Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN-10 9780486482019
Release 2012-01
Pages 171
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Join Holmes and Watson as they examine interrupted games to deduce prior moves. A series of increasingly complex chess mysteries culminates in a double murder perpetrated by Professor Moriarty. The master sleuth instructs his companion (and us) in the intricacies of retrograde analysis; readers need only a knowledge of how the pieces move.



My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles Author Martin Gardner
ISBN-10 9780486281520
Release 1994-11
Pages 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.



The Riddle of Scheherazade

The Riddle of Scheherazade Author Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN-10 9780307819833
Release 2012-08-22
Pages 224
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In his new book, Raymond Smullyan, grand vizier of the logic puzzle, joins Scheherazade, a charming young woman of “fantastic logical ingenuity,” to give us 1001 hours of brain-teasing fun. Scheherazade, we find, has gotten back into hot water with the king, and is once more in danger of losing her head at down. But, thinking quickly, she tempts the king to stay her execution by posing him the most delightfully devious mathematical and logic puzzle ever invented. They keep him guessing for many more nights until the fatal hour has passed, and she keeps her head. The Riddle of Scheherazade includes several wonderful old chestnuts and many fiendishly original puzzles, 225 in all. There are logic tricks and number games, metapuzzles (puzzles about puzzles), liar/truth-teller exercises, Gödelian brian twisters, baffling paradoxes, and an excursion, under Scheherazade’s expert guidance, into an amusing new field invented by Smullyan, called “coercive” logic, in which the answer to a problem can actually change the fate of the puzzler! An absolute must for all puzzle fans—from the middle-school whiz to the sophisticated mathematician or computer scientist.



A Beginner s Guide to Mathematical Logic

A Beginner s Guide to Mathematical Logic Author Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN-10 9780486782973
Release 2014-03-19
Pages 304
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Combining stories of great writers and philosophers with quotations and riddles, this completely original text for first courses in mathematical logic examines problems related to proofs, propositional logic and first-order logic, undecidability, and other topics. 2013 edition.



First order Logic

First order Logic Author Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN-10 0486683702
Release 1995
Pages 158
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Considered the best book in the field, this completely self-contained study is both an introduction to quantification theory and an exposition of new results and techniques in "analytic" or "cut free" methods. The focus in on the tableau point of view. Topics include trees, tableau method for propositional logic, Gentzen systems, more. Includes 144 illustrations.