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Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions

Authors:
Martin Gardner (author) and George Hardy (covers)
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Categories:
Mathematics and puzzle
Publication year:
1965
Original publication year:
1959
ISBN:
0-14-02-0713-9
Pages:
154
Synopsis:

Based on articles written for Scientific American, every chapter has an addendum, explaining further points or elaborating new ones, and some chapters have letters from people sent in after the article in question was published.

Review:

An awesome book with lots of interesting things. Read the chapter titles in the table of contents for a preview.

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Table of Contents:
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  • Introduction
  1. Hexaflexagons
  2. Magic with a Matrix
  3. Nine Problems
  4. Ticktacktoe, or Noughts and Crosses
  5. Probability Paradoxes
  6. The Icosian Game and the Tower of Hanoi
  7. Curious Topological Models
  8. The Game of Hex
  9. Sam Loyd: America's Greatest Puzzlist
  10. Mathematical Card Tricks
  11. Memorizing Numbers
  12. Nine More Problems
  13. Polyominoes
  14. Fallacies
  15. Nim and Tac Tix
  16. Left or Right?
  • References for Further Reading

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