Game Set and Math

Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486150963
Release Date: 2013-02-04
Genre: Mathematics

Twelve essays take a playful approach to mathematics, investigating the topology of a blanket, the odds of beating a superior tennis player, and how to distinguish between fact and fallacy.

Problem Solving Through Recreational Mathematics

Author: Bonnie Averbach
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486131740
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Genre: Mathematics

Fascinating approach to mathematical teaching stresses use of recreational problems, puzzles, and games to teach critical thinking. Logic, number and graph theory, games of strategy, much more. Includes answers to selected problems. Free solutions manual available for download at the Dover website.

Puzzles in Math and Logic

Author: Aaron J. Friedland
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048622256X
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Games

Selected brain teasers requiring geometric, algebraic, and logical solutions

Fearful Symmetry

Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486477589
Release Date: 2010-08
Genre: Science

"From the shapes of clouds to dewdrops on a spider's web, this accessible book employs the mathematical concepts of symmetry to portray fascinating facets of the physical and biological world. More than 120 figures illustrate the interaction of symmetry with dynamics and the mathematical unity of nature's patterns"--

Mensa Challenge Your Brain Math Logic Puzzles

Author: Dave Tuller
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402714491
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Games

Looking for a brain workout? Well look no further with a collection of Mensa-level conundrums. Puzzles range from classics like Battleships to "Hex Loops" - locate a path that travels through the adjacent hexagons: the trick is it has to end where it started, and the lines can't touch or cross.

Math Hysteria Fun and games with mathematics

Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191547393
Release Date: 2004-05-13
Genre: Games

Welcome to Ian Stewart's strange and magical world of mathematics! In Math Hysteria, Professor Stewart presents us with a wealth of magical puzzles, each one spun around an amazing tale: Counting the Cattle of the Sun; The Great Drain Robbery; and Preposterous Piratical Predicaments; to name but a few. Along the way, we also meet many curious characters: in short, these stories are engaging, challenging, and lots of fun!

The Puzzle Instinct

Author: Marcel Danesi
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253217083
Release Date: 2004-02-01
Genre: Games

"Humans are the only animals who create and solve puzzles—for the sheer pleasure of it—and there is no obvious genetic reason why we would do this. Marcel Danesi explores the psychology of puzzles and puzzling, with scores of classic examples. His pioneering book is both entertaining and enlightening." —Will Shortz, Crossword Editor, The New York Times "... Puzzle fanatics will enjoy the many riddles, illusions, cryptograms and other mind-benders offered for analysis." —Psychology Today "... a bristlingly clear... always intriguing survey of the history and rationale of puzzles.... [A] splendid study...." —Knight Ridder Newspapers

Another Fine Math You ve Got Me Into

Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486150789
Release Date: 2013-02-20
Genre: Science

Sixteen columns from the French edition of Scientific American feature oddball characters and wacky wordplay in a mathematical wonderland of puzzles and games that also imparts significant mathematical ideas. 1992 edition.

Concepts of Modern Mathematics

Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486134956
Release Date: 2012-05-23
Genre: Mathematics

In this charming volume, a noted English mathematician uses humor and anecdote to illuminate the concepts of groups, sets, subsets, topology, Boolean algebra, and other mathematical subjects. 200 illustrations.

Science s First Mistake

Author: Ian O. Angell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781780932330
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Genre: Reference

This book seeks to deconstruct the process of scientific knowledge discovery and theory construction by scrutinizing the circumstances under which all scientific hypotheses are conceived. It concentrates on the interrelatedness of observation, paradox, delusion and self reference in scientific theory and method.

The Life and Death of Stars

Author: Kenneth R. Lang
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107016385
Release Date: 2013-03-25
Genre: Science

In an illustrated, accessible text, the author explains the life cycle of stars, from dense molecular clouds to the enigmatic nebulae some stars leave behind in their violent ends.

Alice in Puzzle land

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486482002
Release Date: 2011-12
Genre: Mathematics

Characters from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass populate these 88 intriguing puzzles. Mathematician Raymond Smullyan re-creates the spirit of Lewis Carroll's writings in puzzles involving word play, logic and metalogic, and philosophical paradoxes. Challenges range from easy to difficult and include solutions, plus 60 charming illustrations. "An ingenious book." — Boston Globe.

The Invention of Physical Science

Author: M.J. Nye
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401124881
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

Modern physical science is constituted by specialized scientific fields rooted in experimental laboratory work and in rational and mathematical representations. Contemporary scientific explanation is rigorously differentiated from religious interpretation, although, to be sure, scientists sometimes do the philosophical work of interpreting the metaphysics of space, time, and matter. However, it is rare that either theologians or philosophers convincingly claim that they are doing the scientific work of physical scientists and mathematicians. The rigidity of these divisions and differentiations is relatively new. Modern physical science was invented slowly and gradually through interactions of the aims and contents of mathematics, theology, and natural philosophy since the seventeenth century. In essays ranging in focus from seventeenth-century interpretations of heavenly comets to twentieth-century explanations of tracks in bubble chambers, ten historians of science demonstrate metaphysical and theological threads continuing to underpin the epistemology and practice of the physical sciences and mathematics, even while they became disciplinary specialties during the last three centuries. The volume is prefaced by tributes to Erwin N. Hiebert, whose teaching and scholarship have addressed and inspired attention to these issues.