Mathematics Magic And Mystery

Author: Martin Gardner
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486801179
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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.

Martin Gardner

Author: Scientific American Editors
Editor: Scientific American
ISBN: 1466858923
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How many people achieve a cult following because of their writing in mathematics? Only a handful, and Martin Gardner is among the most well known and well loved. Not only did he present a notoriously difficult subject in an engaging and accessible way, but in doing so, he attracted an incredibly broad readership. His correspondents ranged from academics like Roger Penrose and John Horton Conway to artists MC Escher and Salvador Dali to writer Isaac Asimov. His "Mathematical Games" column in Scientific American ran nearly every month for 26 years and was one of the most popular in the magazine's history. Gardner would have celebrated his 100th birthday this October, and to mark the occasion we've created this eBook collection, Martin Gardner: The Magic and Mystery of Numbers. In this anthology, we strove to create a new "slice" through his wealth of material. Here, we focus on all flavors of number, from common integers and negative numbers to figurate numbers and the exotic random number, Omega, which can be described but not computed. Some of these columns are less well known than, say, his writings about flexagons, but they are no less fun. In true Gardner fashion, they leap from magic and games—as well as art, music, and literature—to flashes of deep mathematical insight. Lattice integers become a billiards challenge and surreal numbers spawn a host of related games. The "abracadabric number e," quoting French entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre, leads to spiders' webs and compounded interest. The binary Gray code inspires a poem and cracks the classic Chinese Rings puzzle. And binary numbers unlock mind-reading tricks and the Tower of Hanoi. Almost every column offers up problems for readers to solve and test their understanding—along with the answers for anyone easily frustrated. We hope that they will prove as inspirational to readers now as they did to earlier audiences.

Martin Gardner S Table Magic

Author: Martin Gardner
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486318923
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Step-by-step instructions and nearly 200 simple diagrams show beginners how to make cards vanish and reappear, get coins to pass through solid objects, make articles mysteriously travel from one location to another, and more.

Martin Gardner S Science Magic

Author: Martin Gardner
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486152901
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Fun and fascinating, 89 simple magic tricks will teach both children and adults the scientific principles behind electricity, magnetism, sound, gravity, water, and more. Only basic everyday items are needed. Includes 89 black-and-white illustrations.

My Best Mathematical And Logic Puzzles

Author: Martin Gardner
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486320324
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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.

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.

Mental Magic

Author: Martin Gardner
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486146162
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Professor Picanumba has dozens of surefire tricks up his sleeve — and he's willing to show junior mathemagicians how to predict the answers to 88 word and number challenges. Includes solutions and illustrations.

Mathematical Magic

Author: William Simon
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486275932
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Stimulating treasury of entertaining tricks, stunts, and magical effects based on such mathematical principles and ideas as magic squares, the Fibonacci Series, Moebius strips, cycloids, topology, and more. Only simple props required: from playing cards and matches to coins. No magic or mathematical skills needed.

Puzzles Games Tricks

Author: Jerome S. Meyer
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510727817
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Fun facts, formulas, and Fibonacci numbers—a brain-teasing book that brings mathematical ideas to life. Just how big is a billion? Well, if you had a billion dollars and invested it in a business that lost a thousand dollars a day, do you know how long it would take you to go broke? Answer: Two thousand years! Although few of us really understand figures greater than a few thousand, we live in a vast world of numbers. Puzzles, Games, & Tricks confronts this world in a fun, informative, and accessible way. Contained within its pages is a gold mine of information to absorb and comprehend, including mathematical puzzles, formulas, games, and tricks that will captivate readers young and old. Author Jerome S. Meyer provides a fascinating and amazing key to the magic world of numbers—in one of the most readable books on mathematics ever published. Previously published as Fun with Mathematics

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