Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles
Author: Martin Gardner
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 141
Release: 1986-10
ISBN: 0486252116
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles Book Excerpt:

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.

Riddles in Mathematics

Riddles in Mathematics
Author: Eugene P Northrop,Daniel S. Silver
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2014-08-20
ISBN: 0486780163
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riddles in Mathematics Book Excerpt:

"Math enthusiasts of all ages will delight in this collection of more than 200 riddles drawn from every mathematical discipline. Only an elementary background is needed to enjoy and solve the tremendous variety of puzzles, which include riddles based on geometry, trigonometry, algebra, infinity, probability, and logic. Includes complete solutions and 113 illustrations"--

Mathematical Expeditions

Mathematical Expeditions
Author: Frank J. Swetz
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2012-07-16
ISBN: 1421404370
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematical Expeditions Book Excerpt:

"A collection of over 500 culturally and historically diverse mathematical problems carefully chosen to enrich mathematics teaching from middle school through the college level."--Provided by publisher.

The Price of Cake

The Price of Cake
Author: Clément Deslandes,Guillaume Deslandes
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2023-02-28
ISBN: 0262373734
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Price of Cake Book Excerpt:

Ingeniously designed mathematical riddles to delight armchair—and seasoned—mathematicians, in high school and beyond. In The Price of Cake, brothers Clément and Guillaume Deslandes have assembled a uniquely rich and accessible collection of mathematical riddles, organized by difficulty and accompanied by unique hand-drawn illustrations. The challenges are exceptional in both their range and their precision. There are no “tricks” here—just good math to test your skills. While any student will be thrilled to encounter fresh presentations of classic conundrums such as Simpson’s paradox, Hilbert's infinite hotel, Monty Hall’s paradox, and Seven Bridges of Königsberg, seasoned solvers will also appreciate challenging original puzzles using the Axiom of Choice and Conway’s Soldiers problem. The Deslandes’ lucid and elegant solutions offer new insights, as they seamlessly connect the skills applied in each problem to broader theoretical revelations. Moreover, as Fields Medalist Cédric Villani writes in his preface, these riddles are much more than just exercises. They capture “a certain dose of decorum and mystery,” and to decipher them will require both imagination and tenacity. To aid you on this journey, the authors provide hints to each puzzle, detailed proofs and solutions, and a series of Math Refreshers to revisit important concepts that are used to arrive at those answers. Entertaining and rigorous in equal measure, The Price of Cake is bound to captivate mathematics enthusiasts and students of all levels.

Selected Essays on Pre and Early Modern Mathematical Practice

Selected Essays on Pre  and Early Modern Mathematical Practice
Author: Jens Høyrup
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 969
Release: 2019-09-20
ISBN: 303019258X
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selected Essays on Pre and Early Modern Mathematical Practice Book Excerpt:

This book presents a broad selection of articles mainly published during the last two decades on a variety of topics within the history of mathematics, mostly focusing on particular aspects of mathematical practice. This book is of interest to, and provides methodological inspiration for, historians of science or mathematics and students of these disciplines.

To Broaden the Way

To Broaden the Way
Author: Galia Patt-Shamir
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780739111918
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Broaden the Way Book Excerpt:

To Broaden the Way suggests that the texts of both the Jewish and Confucian tradition talk in riddles of a special kind: riddles, which are introduced - and answered - by religious forms of life. Using a 'dialogue of riddles, ' Galia Patt-Shamir presents a comparative perspective of Confucianism and Judaism regarding the relatedness between contradictory expressions in texts and living conflicts. The Confucian riddle is characterized here as a mystery to be deciphered by self-reflection, under the assumptions of a harmonious community, and a unity of being. The Jewish riddle is characterized as a test to be responded to, under the assumption of a disharmonious community, and a necessary rapture in reality. This book expands the dialogue between traditions, and offers both a method and an implication of the question, 'what is religion about?

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles
Author: Martin Gardner
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 148
Release: 1986-10
ISBN: 9780486252117
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles Book Excerpt:

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.

Word Games Riddles and Logic Tests

Word Games  Riddles and Logic Tests
Author: Adrian Wallwork
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2017-12-12
ISBN: 331967241X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Word Games Riddles and Logic Tests Book Excerpt:

This book contains exercises connected with some of the fun or more unusual aspects of the English languageand with games that typically a native English speaker would do. The games have been adapted into a manageable format, but the actual vocabulary contained has not been changed. The types of games include: lateral thinking games, riddles, logic tests, anagrams, palindromes, proverbs, limericks, word ladders, tongue twisters, plus a whole host of other word-related games. Easy English! is a series of books to help you learn and revise your English with minimal effort. You can improve your English by reading texts in English that you might well normally read in your own language e.g. jokes, personality tests, lateral thinking games, wordsearches. doing short exercises to improve specific areas grammar and vocabulary, i.e. the areas that tend to lead to the most mistakes - the aim is just to focus on what you really need rather than overwhelming yourself with a mass of rules, many of which may have no practical daily value Other books in the Easy English!series include: Wordsearches: Widen Your Vocabulary in English Test Your Personality: Have Fun and Learn Useful Phrases Word games, Riddles and Logic Tests: Tax Your Brain and Boost Your English Top 50 Grammar Mistakes: How to Avoid Them Top 50 Vocabulary Mistakes: How to Avoid Them

Riddles of the Sphinx

Riddles of the Sphinx
Author: Martin Gardner
Publsiher: Mathematical Assn of Amer
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riddles of the Sphinx Book Excerpt:

"Solving these riddles is not simply a matter of logic and calculation, though these play a role. Luck and inspiration are factors as well, so beginners and experts alike may profitably exercise their wits on Gardner's problems, whose subjects range from geometry to word play to questions relating to physics and geology. We guarantee that you will solve some of these riddles, be stumped by others, and be amused by almost all of the stories and settings that Gardner has devised to raise these questions." --Back cover.

Mathematical Brain Teasers

Mathematical Brain Teasers
Author: Jeff Heldt
Publsiher: Math Brain Teasers for Adults
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2018-08-11
ISBN: 9781718114968
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematical Brain Teasers Book Excerpt:

Rossini Sudoku is a variation of the classic sudoku. The arrows outside the grid indicate that the nearest three digits in the corresponding direction are in ascending or descending order (the highest number is always in the direction of the arrow). All possible arrows are given, so if there is no arrow, the first three digits do not form an increasing sequence in either direction. maths puzzles - mathematical puzzles - math riddles - maths puzzles with answers - math puzzles for adults - maths puzzle games - math brain teasers - simple maths puzzles - maths puzzles with solutions - fun math puzzles - simple maths puzzles with answers - mathematical puzzles with answers - easy maths puzzles - math logic puzzles - fun math problems - math puzzles brain teasers - maths riddles with answers - mathematical riddles - math riddles for adults - math challenge

Mathematical Commentaries in the Ancient World

Mathematical Commentaries in the Ancient World
Author: Karine Chemla,Glenn W. Most
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2022-06-09
ISBN: 1108839576
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematical Commentaries in the Ancient World Book Excerpt:

Comparative analysis of the techniques and procedures of important mathematical commentaries in five ancient cultures from China to Greece.

Card Magic and My Mathematical Discoveries

Card Magic and My Mathematical Discoveries
Author: Adekola Taylor
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2013-07
ISBN: 1304243559
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Card Magic and My Mathematical Discoveries Book Excerpt:

The book, Card Magic and My Mathematical Discoveries, opens a new chapter of mathematical discoveries using card magic as a pedestal. This innovative work explains how research on card magic led to a new line of mind-blowing mathematical findings. These mathematical findings will captivate any reader interested in the following areas: programming and modeling, logical-mathematical intelligence, mathematical amusement, Riemann hypothesis, the world of numbers and mathematics of order and pattern. Moreover, this book is loaded with cutting edge puzzles, prime number riddles and card mathematical intelligence demonstrations to educate and entertain the readers and also to stimulate their interest in research.

History of the Mathematical Sciences

History of the Mathematical Sciences
Author: Ivor Grattan-Guiness
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2003-12-15
ISBN: 9386279169
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the Mathematical Sciences Book Excerpt:

Papers presented at the International Conference on History of Mathematical Sciences, held at New Delhi during 20-23 December 2001.

Mathematical Methods in Elasticity Imaging

Mathematical Methods in Elasticity Imaging
Author: Habib Ammari,Elie Bretin,Josselin Garnier,Hyeonbae Kang,Hyundae Lee,Abdul Wahab
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2015-04-06
ISBN: 0691165319
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematical Methods in Elasticity Imaging Book Excerpt:

This book is the first to comprehensively explore elasticity imaging and examines recent, important developments in asymptotic imaging, modeling, and analysis of deterministic and stochastic elastic wave propagation phenomena. It derives the best possible functional images for small inclusions and cracks within the context of stability and resolution, and introduces a topological derivative–based imaging framework for detecting elastic inclusions in the time-harmonic regime. For imaging extended elastic inclusions, accurate optimal control methodologies are designed and the effects of uncertainties of the geometric or physical parameters on stability and resolution properties are evaluated. In particular, the book shows how localized damage to a mechanical structure affects its dynamic characteristics, and how measured eigenparameters are linked to elastic inclusion or crack location, orientation, and size. Demonstrating a novel method for identifying, locating, and estimating inclusions and cracks in elastic structures, the book opens possibilities for a mathematical and numerical framework for elasticity imaging of nanoparticles and cellular structures.

Science Writing in Greco Roman Antiquity

Science Writing in Greco Roman Antiquity
Author: Liba Taub
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-04-03
ISBN: 110813260X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Writing in Greco Roman Antiquity Book Excerpt:

We access Greek and Roman scientific ideas mainly through those texts which happen to survive. By concentrating only on the ideas conveyed, we may limit our understanding of the meaning of those ideas in their historical context. Through considering the diverse ways in which scientific ideas were communicated, in different types of texts, we can uncover otherwise hidden meanings and more fully comprehend the historical contexts in which those ideas were produced and shared, the aims of the authors and the expectations of ancient readers. Liba Taub explores the rich variety of formats used to discuss scientific, mathematical and technical subjects, from c.700 BCE to the sixth century CE. Each chapter concentrates on a particular genre - poetry, letter, encyclopaedia, commentary and biography - offering an introduction to Greek and Roman scientific ideas, while using a selection of ancient writings to focus on the ways in which we encounter them.

The Making of a Scribe

The Making of a Scribe
Author: Robert Middeke-Conlin
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2020-03-11
ISBN: 3030359514
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of a Scribe Book Excerpt:

This book presents a novel methodology to study economic texts. The author investigates discrepancies in these writings by focusing on errors, mistakes, and rounding numbers. In particular, he looks at the acquisition, use, and development of practical mathematics in an ancient society: The Old Babylonian kingdom of Larsa (beginning of the second millennium BCE Southern Iraq). In so doing, coverage bridges a gap between the sciences and humanities. Through this work, the reader will gain insight into discrepancies encountered in economic texts in general and rounding numbers in particular. They will learn a new framework to explain error as a form of economic practice. Researchers and students will also become aware of the numerical and metrological basis for calculation in these writings and how the scribes themselves conceptualized value. This work fills a void in Assyriological studies. It provides a methodology to explore, understand, and exploit statistical data. The anlaysis also fills a void in the history of mathematics by presenting historians of mathematics a method to study practical texts. In addition, the author shows the importance mathematics has as a tool for ancient practitioners to cope with complex economic processes. This serves as a useful case study for modern policy makers into the importance of education in any economy.

Games and Mathematics

Games and Mathematics
Author: David Wells
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2012-10-18
ISBN: 1107024609
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Games and Mathematics Book Excerpt:

A unique book providing a tour through the fascinating connections between mathematics and games.

Mathematics in Ancient Iraq

Mathematics in Ancient Iraq
Author: Eleanor Robson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN: 0691201404
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematics in Ancient Iraq Book Excerpt:

This monumental book traces the origins and development of mathematics in the ancient Middle East, from its earliest beginnings in the fourth millennium BCE to the end of indigenous intellectual culture in the second century BCE when cuneiform writing was gradually abandoned. Eleanor Robson offers a history like no other, examining ancient mathematics within its broader social, political, economic, and religious contexts, and showing that mathematics was not just an abstract discipline for elites but a key component in ordering society and understanding the world. The region of modern-day Iraq is uniquely rich in evidence for ancient mathematics because its prehistoric inhabitants wrote on clay tablets, many hundreds of thousands of which have been archaeologically excavated, deciphered, and translated. Drawing from these and a wealth of other textual and archaeological evidence, Robson gives an extraordinarily detailed picture of how mathematical ideas and practices were conceived, used, and taught during this period. She challenges the prevailing view that they were merely the simplistic precursors of classical Greek mathematics, and explains how the prevailing view came to be. Robson reveals the true sophistication and beauty of ancient Middle Eastern mathematics as it evolved over three thousand years, from the earliest beginnings of recorded accounting to complex mathematical astronomy. Every chapter provides detailed information on sources, and the book includes an appendix on all mathematical cuneiform tablets published before 2007.

Lessons for First Grade

Lessons for First Grade
Author: Stephanie Sheffield
Publsiher: Math Solutions
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2001
ISBN: 0941355349
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lessons for First Grade Book Excerpt:

Includes lessons, games and activities to develop childrens numerical understanding and skills.

Barrycades and Septoku Papers in Honor of Martin Gardner and Tom Rodgers

Barrycades and Septoku  Papers in Honor of Martin Gardner and Tom Rodgers
Author: Thane Plambeck,Tomas Rokicki
Publsiher: American Mathematical Soc.
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-03-06
ISBN: 147044870X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barrycades and Septoku Papers in Honor of Martin Gardner and Tom Rodgers Book Excerpt:

The Gathering 4 Gardner is a biannual conference founded—and for many years organized—by Tom Rodgers to celebrate the spirit of Martin Gardner. While primarily concerned with recreational mathematics, most of Gardner's intellectual interests are featured, including magic, literature, philosophy, puzzles, art, and rationality. Gardner's writing inspired several generations of mathematicians by introducing us to the joy of discovery and exploration, and the Gathering's aim is to continue that tradition of inspiration. This volume, a tribute to Rodgers and Gardner, consists of papers originally presented at the Gathering 4 Gardner meetings. Recreational mathematics is strongly prominent with contributions from Neil Sloane, Richard Guy, Solomon Golomb, Barry Cipra, Erik Demaine, and many others. There are games and puzzles, including new Nim-like games, chess puzzles, coin weighings, coin flippings, and contributions that combine art and puzzles or magic and puzzles. Two historical articles present the stories of combinatorial game theory and the search for God's number for Rubik's Cube. Anyone who finds pleasure in clever and intriguing intellectual puzzles will find much to enjoy in Barrycades and Septoku.