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MY BEST MATHEMATICAL AND LOGIC PUZZLES

by Martin Gardner

  1. ISBN: 9780486323954
  2. Pages: 82 pages
  3. Date: September 2015

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Over a period of 25 years as author of the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American, Martin Gardner devoted a column every six months or so to short math problems or puzzles. He was especially careful to present new and unfamiliar puzzles that had not been included in such classic collections as those by Sam Loyd and Henry Dudeney. Later, these puzzles were published in book collections, incorporating reader feedback on alternate solutions or interesting generalizations.
The present volume contains a rich selection of 70 of the best of these brain teasers, in some cases including references to new developments related to the puzzle. Now enthusiasts can challenge their solving skills and rattle their egos with such stimulating mind-benders as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, The Fork in the Road, Bronx vs. Brooklyn, Touching Cigarettes, and 64 other problems involving logic and basic math. Solutions are included

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Martin Gardner was a popular science writer. He was also interested in micromagic, scientific skepticism, philosophy, religion, and literature‚ÄĒespecially the writings of Lewis Carroll and G.K. Chesterton.