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Penrose tiles to trapdoor ciphers : --and the return of Dr. Matrix / Martin Gardner.

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Author/Creator:
Gardner, Martin, 1914-2010.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
1997
Imprint:
Rev. ed. - Washington, D.C. : Mathematical Association of America, c1997.
Format:
  • Book
  • ix, 319 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • Penrose tiling
  • Penrose tiling II
  • Mandelbrot's fractals
  • Conway's surreal numbers
  • Back from the Klondike and other problems
  • The Oulipo
  • The Oulipo II
  • Wythoff's Nim
  • Pool-ball triangles and other problems
  • Mathematical induction and colored hats
  • Negative numbers
  • Cutting shapes into n congruent parts
  • Trapdoor ciphers
  • Trapdoor ciphers II
  • Hyperbolas
  • The new Eleusis
  • Ramsey theory
  • From Burrs to Berrocal
  • Sicherman dice, the Kruskal count and other curiosities
  • Raymond Smullyan's logic puzzles
  • The return of Dr. Matrix.
Summary:
A collection of some of Gardner's "Mathematical Games" columns from twenty-five years of Scientific American. New material included in a bibliography and a postscript.
Series:
MAA spectrum.
Subjects:
ISBN:
0883855216
9780883855218

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