More Mathematical Puzzles Of Sam Loyd

Author: Sam Loyd
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486207099
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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.

Mathematical Puzzles

Author: Samuel Loyd
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486204987
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Choice puzzles by one of America's most ingenious creators of mathematical entertainments, ranging from simple exercises in arithmetic to complex calculus problems

Mathematical Puzzles Of Sam Loyd

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Mathematical Puzzles Of Sam Loyd

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Mathematical Puzzles

Author: Sam Loyd
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Choice puzzles by one of America's most ingenious creators of mathematical entertainments, ranging from simple exercises in arithmetic to complex calculus problems

Sam Loyd S Book Of Tangrams

Author: Sam Loyd
Editor: Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486454245
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The original "Chinese puzzle," the challenge of the tangram lies in your ability to arrange seven geometrical pieces—a square, a rhomboid, and five triangles—into a variety of different shapes. Collected by America's great puzzle expert, here are 700 endlessly absorbing tangrams offering hours of mind-expanding amusement. Sam Loyd's Book of Tangrams is also a tribute to this tricky but intriguing puzzle. In a famous and delightful spoof of the tangram's history, Loyd includes running commentary on the popular puzzle's origins in ancient China, its religious significance, and its relation to the Pythagorean theorem. But don't let the amusing dialogue fool you! The puzzles are genuine challenges. If you've ever tried your hand at tangrams before, you're probably already addicted to their limitless possibilities. If you haven't, this classic puzzle potpourri will have you hooked in no time! Solutions are included.

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles

Author: Martin Gardner
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486252117
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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 Adler Book Of Puzzles And Riddles

Author: Irving Adler
Editor: Harpercollins
ISBN: 9780381999773
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Sam Loyd S Cyclopedia Of 5000 Puzzles Tricks And Conundrums With Answers

Author: Sam Loyd
Editor: Ishi Press
ISBN: 9780923891787
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Sam Loyd (1841-1911) was the all time greatest inventor and developer of puzzles. He is described by Martin Gardner, the author of the "Mathematical Games" column in Scientific American, as "America's greatest puzzlist and an authentic American genius". His fame is world wide and books of his puzzles have been published in Russian and many other languages. This book, Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of 5,000 Puzzles Tricks & Conundrums with Answers, was compiled by his son and published in 1914 after his death. Although many books have been written about some of Loyd's puzzles, this remains the most complete volume of all of his puzzles. This is considered to be the most fabulous and exciting collection of puzzles ever assembled in one volume. The puzzles come with wonderful illustrations.

Sam Loyd S Best Picture Puzzles

Author: Sam Loyd
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ISBN: 9780486443812
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Put on your thinking cap and dive into this treasury of witty rebus puzzles. These classic brain-ticklers appeal to puzzle-lovers of all ages, offering hours of amusing challenges to the skills of recall, vocabulary, and comprehension. "Human nature is inquisitive, and will spare no effort in probing for the solution of a mystery," declared Sam Loyd, creator of these puzzles. "Every thinking person experiences keen satisfaction when a perplexing puzzle has been mastered. 'Eureka! I met the puzzle and the answer is mine.'" America's undisputed puzzle king for nearly half a century, Loyd devised thousands of innovative chess and mathematics puzzles. His timeless rebuses rank among his most popular brain-teasers, and this book contains more than 200 of his best puzzles. (Answers appear at the end--don't peek!)