MATHEMATICAL PUZZLE BOOK

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Mathematical Puzzle Book

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Gardner wrote dozens of books on puzzles and recreational maths – here are eight puzzles taken from them. I'll post the answers in a few days. Discover the best books on puzzles and brain teasers for adults & elderly. The Moscow Puzzles: Mathematical Recreations by Boris A. My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles book. Read 13 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Over a period of 25 years as author of the M.

Disclaimer: I have a BA in math and am a statistician by trade. Regardless of the difficulty, the puzzles in this book are fair tests of intel Many of the conundrums in this collection also appear in Dr.

Regardless of the difficulty, the puzzles in this book are fair tests of intellect for anyone with a good grasp of algebra and geometry. There are no cheap shots that require an unreasonable, universe-spanning leap of logic like you find in some "mindbender" puzzle collections. You know, the kind that expect you to postulate the existence of a hedgehog wearing a leather skirt at the side of the road, or something even less likely, and then make you feel stupid when you give up in disgust. Those aren't puzzles—they're mind-reading exercises.

Many of the conundrums in this collection also appear in Dr.

Gardner's Aha. Of the puzzles I hadn't seen, I was able to solve a few in my head, and a fair number were straightforward with pencil and paper.

Many, however, require a profound insight of the "wouldn't get that in a million years" variety—one that I didn't feel at all ashamed for not finding. I have a BA in math and am a statistician by trade. Regardless of the difficulty, the puzzles in this book are fair tests of intel Many of the conundrums in this collection also appear in Dr. Regardless of the difficulty, the puzzles in this book are fair tests of intellect for anyone with a good grasp of algebra and geometry.

There are no cheap shots that require an unreasonable, universe-spanning leap of logic like you find in some "mindbender" puzzle collections. You know, the kind that expect you to postulate the existence of a hedgehog wearing a leather skirt at the side of the road, or something even less likely, and then make you feel stupid when you give up in disgust.

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Those aren't puzzles—they're mind-reading exercises. I hate that shit. May 07, Riju Ganguly rated it really liked it. The only reason behind me dropping a star from the rating has to do with the difficult nature of several problems. Logic puzzles as well as mathematical games are interesting as long as attempting them involves fun and mental alacrity.

Mathematical Puzzles: A Connoisseur's Collection

For grown ups who have some time to indulge themselves and who might like to remove some of th The only reason behind me dropping a star from the rating has to do with the difficult nature of several problems. For grown ups who have some time to indulge themselves and who might like to remove some of the rust from the cerebral areas, this book is enjoyable.

Dec 29, Scott rated it liked it. These were considerably more advanced than some other Dover collections of Gardner's puzzles - in fact, most of them would require fairly advanced math skills. While I enjoyed the solutions, for the vast majority I didn't have a prayer of solving them on my own. May 20, Vickie rated it really liked it. The problem with this, of course, is that it's a translation of words that are meant to be puzzling. As a result, many are not written in such a way that the parameters of the problems are clear.

Some assumptions have to be made to proceed with solving. Sep 12, Lynn rated it it was amazing. Just something I like to do in my spare time.

Apr 23, Suraj Kumar rated it it was amazing. May 07, Rejeev Divakaran rated it really liked it Shelves: Very good logic puzzles. Jul 24, Nicole marked it as to-read. I registered a book at BookCrossing.

Oct 01, Ben rated it really liked it. A solid puzzle book. Mar 02, Bryan rated it it was amazing. I love to puzzle through these types of books.

I got this one for Christmas. There are quite a few fun puzzles in there.

The second volume ends with a then-rare "identify the pixilated portrait" question. The last problem in the first book is the ever-popular "Shake Out the Cherry," learned from Fujimura see below , a version of which can be found at www.

The first, appearing just a few years before cryptography was totally revolutionized by RSA methods—a story Martin himself broke to the general public— has child-friendly chapters on substitution and polyalphabetic ciphers, in addition to old-fashioned methods including invisible writing.

Gotcha: Paradoxes to puzzle and delight W.

Puzzles Books

Gotcha Aha! Insight MAA, The origins of the material in these books is explained in Fernando Q. So the two 'boxes' were transformed into books.

This is perhaps the most sophisticated of Martin's puzzle books. Many classic puzzles reappear wrapped up in inventive new storylines—followed immediately by solutions—before generalizations are suggested, and detailed analysis is presented.

It contains 80 headscratchers ranging from all cretans are liars, truth tellers and liar scenarios, infinity, and vanishing leprechauns, to the gambler's fallacy, Pascal's wager, and Newcomb's paradox. In his Introduction, he writes: "During the twenty-five years that I had the great privilege of writing the Mathematical Games column in Scientific American, my practice was to devote a column, about every six months, to what I called short problems or puzzles Most of the problems in this book are selected from the first three collections.

The last 12 puzzles are selected from two articles I contributed to Games magazine []. Much of the material is far from juvenile, such as the first trick: a word-based version of the Kruskal Count. Sterling included this entire book, repaginated, as pages 5— of Mensa Brain Twisters , under their Main Street imprint , pages.

The rest of the book was drawn from earlier books by Helene Hovanec and Karen C. Word Play Puzzles For Martin, a wordplay puzzle coule be just as much fun as a mathematical one.He generally credited the inventors and true sources of the wonders he wrote about, when known.

The great majority of the puzzles which Martin wrote about were logical, mathematical or scientific in some way, but he also loved visual and wordplay challenges. The intriguing Optical Illusions consists of optical illusions that appear to change before your eyes. Enhance your puzzle-solving skills with this exciting and addictive Challenging Logic Puzzles.

The author, Raymond M. For grown ups who have some time to indulge themselves and who might like to remove some of the rust from the cerebral areas, this book is enjoyable.