Mathematics and the Imagination

Author: Edward Kasner,James Newman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320278

Category: Mathematics

Page: 400

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With wit and clarity, the authors progress from simple arithmetic to calculus and non-Euclidean geometry. Their subjects: geometry, plane and fancy; puzzles that made mathematical history; tantalizing paradoxes; more. Includes 169 figures.
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Mathematical Puzzles

Author: Samuel Loyd,Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486204987

Category: Games

Page: 167

View: 4657

Choice puzzles by one of America's most ingenious creators of mathematical entertainments, ranging from simple exercises in arithmetic to complex calculus problems
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A Profile of Mathematical Logic

Author: Howard DeLong

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486139158

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

View: 2849

This introduction to mathematical logic explores philosophical issues and Gödel's Theorem. Its widespread influence extends to the author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, whose Pulitzer Prize–winning book was inspired by this work.
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My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320324

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 96

View: 6598

The noted expert selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles, including such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, and dozens more involving logic and basic math. Solutions.
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Naive Mengenlehre

Author: Paul R. Halmos

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525405277

Category: Arithmetic

Page: 132

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Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486252117

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 9588

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.
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More Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd

Author: Sam Loyd,Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486207099

Category: Games

Page: 177

View: 7005

Second collection of amusing, thought-provoking problems and puzzles from the "Cyclopedia." Arithmetic, algebra, speed and distance problems, game theory, counter and sliding block problems, similar topics. 166 problems. 150 original drawings, diagrams.
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Mathematics for the Imagination

Author: Peter Higgins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198604602

Category: Mathematics

Page: 229

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Mathematics for the Imagination provides an accessible and entertaining investigation into mathematical problems in the world around us. From world navigation, family trees, and calendars to patterns, tessellations, and number tricks, this informative and fun new book helps you to understand the maths behind real-life questions and rediscover your arithmetical mind. This is a follow-up to the popular Mathematics for the Curious, Peter Higgins's first investigation into real-life mathematical problems. A highly involving book which encourages the reader to enter into the spirit of mathematical exploration.
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Vision in Elementary Mathematics

Author: W. W. Sawyer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486143627

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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Sure-fire techniques of visualizing, dramatizing, and analyzing numbers promise to attract and retain students' attention and understanding. Topics include basic multiplication and division, algebra, word problems, graphs, negative numbers, fractions, many other practical applications of elementary mathematics. 1964 ed. Answers to Problems.
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One Two Three . . . Infinity

Facts and Speculations of Science

Author: George Gamow

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135179

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded.
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Ein Barbar in Asien

Author: Henri Michaux

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854202202

Category: Asia

Page: 183

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Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486801179

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 208

View: 3875

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.
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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Dr. Ecco: Mathematical Detective

Author: Dennis Shasha

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486169316

Category: Science

Page: 256

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DIVThe heroic Dr. Ecco uncovers a fiendish plot in this collection of original puzzles inspired by research methods of computer science and mathematics. No sophisticated mathematical background necessary. Solutions. /div
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An Introduction to Mathematical Analysis

Author: Robert A. Rankin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048646251X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 607

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Dealing chiefly with functions of a single real variable, this text by a distinguished educator introduces limits, continuity, differentiability, integration, convergence of infinite series, double series, and infinite products. 1963 edition.
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1089 oder das Wunder der Zahlen

eine Reise in die Welt der Mathematik

Author: David J. Acheson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866470200

Category:

Page: 189

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Das Buch beginnt mit einem alten Zaubertrick - Man nehme eine 3-stellige Zahl, etwa 782, kehre sie um, ziehe die kleinere von der größeren ab und addiere dazu die Umkehrung. Also - 782 - 287 = 495, dann 495 + 594. Und schon ist man mitten in der Wunderwelt der Mathematik, denn das Ergebnis ist immer - 1089. Mit solchen und vielen weiteren Beispielen aus Alltag, Geschichte und Wissenschaft gelingt es David Acheson, die faszinierende Welt der Mathematik zu erschließen - ein geistreicher Überblick, eine für jeden verständliche Einführung.
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Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131629

Category: Science

Page: 384

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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.
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The Math Book

From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402757969

Category: Mathematics

Page: 527

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This book covers 250 milestones in mathematical history, beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions.
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