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The Moscow Puzzles

The Moscow Puzzles Author Boris A. Kordemsky
ISBN-10 9780486801308
Release 2014-12-16
Pages 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.

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.

Problem Solving Through Recreational Mathematics

Problem Solving Through Recreational Mathematics Author Bonnie Averbach
ISBN-10 9780486131740
Release 2012-03-15
Pages 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.

Mathematical Fun Games and Puzzles

Mathematical Fun  Games and Puzzles Author Jack Frohlichstein
ISBN-10 0486207897
Release 1967
Pages 306
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Brush up on your math skills with fun games and puzzles.

Mathematics Magic and Mystery

Mathematics  Magic and Mystery Author Martin Gardner
ISBN-10 9780486801179
Release 2014-12-02
Pages 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.

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles Author Martin Gardner
ISBN-10 0486252116
Release 1986
Pages 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 Master Book of Mathematical Recreations

The Master Book of Mathematical Recreations Author Frederik Schuh
ISBN-10 9780486221342
Release 1968
Pages 430
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Guides the reader in understanding the mathematical principles involved in a wide variety of puzzles and card tricks.

The Colossal Book of Mathematics

The Colossal Book of Mathematics Author Martin Gardner
ISBN-10 0393020231
Release 2001
Pages 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.

Recreations in the Theory of Numbers

Recreations in the Theory of Numbers Author Albert H. Beiler
ISBN-10 9780486210964
Release 1964
Pages 349
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Number theory proves to be a virtually inexhaustible source of intriguing puzzle problems. Includes divisors, perfect numbers, the congruences of Gauss, scales of notation, the Pell equation, more. Solutions to all problems.

Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers

Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers Author Martin Gardner
ISBN-10 0486256375
Release 1988
Pages 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.

Puzzles in Math and Logic

Puzzles in Math and Logic Author Aaron J. Friedland
ISBN-10 048622256X
Release 1970
Pages 66
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Selected brain teasers requiring geometric, algebraic, and logical solutions

Famous Puzzles of Great Mathematicians

Famous Puzzles of Great Mathematicians Author Miodrag Petkovi_
ISBN-10 9780821848142
Release 2009-09-02
Pages 325
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This entertaining book presents a collection of 180 famous mathematical puzzles and intriguing elementary problems that great mathematicians have posed, discussed, and/or solved. The selected problems do not require advanced mathematics, making this book accessible to a variety of readers. Mathematical recreations offer a rich playground for both amateur and professional mathematicians. Believing that creative stimuli and aesthetic considerations are closely related, great mathematicians from ancient times to the present have always taken an interest in puzzles and diversions. The goal of this book is to show that famous mathematicians have all communicated brilliant ideas, methodological approaches, and absolute genius in mathematical thoughts by using recreational mathematics as a framework. Concise biographies of many mathematicians mentioned in the text are also included. The majority of the mathematical problems presented in this book originated in number theory, graph theory, optimization, and probability. Others are based on combinatorial and chess problems, while still others are geometrical and arithmetical puzzles. This book is intended to be both entertaining as well as an introduction to various intriguing mathematical topics and ideas. Certainly, many stories and famous puzzles can be very useful to prepare classroom lectures, to inspire and amuse students, and to instill affection for mathematics.

Amusements in Mathematics

Amusements in Mathematics Author Henry E. Dudeney
ISBN-10 9780486204734
Release 1958-06-01
Pages 258
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Mathematical Recreations and Essays

Mathematical Recreations and Essays Author Walter William Rouse Ball
ISBN-10 WISC:89086103074
Release 1920
Pages 492
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Mathematical Recreations and Essays has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Mathematical Recreations and Essays also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Mathematical Recreations and Essays book for free.

Impossible Folding Puzzles and Other Mathematical Paradoxes

Impossible Folding Puzzles and Other Mathematical Paradoxes Author Gianni A. Sarcone
ISBN-10 9780486493510
Release 2014-02-20
Pages 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.

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 Stanford Mathematics Problem Book

The Stanford Mathematics Problem Book Author George Polya
ISBN-10 9780486318325
Release 2013-04-09
Pages 80
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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.