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.

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"--

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

Challenging Logic Puzzles

Author: Barry R. Clarke
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402705417
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Games

So, you think you've got the brain-power to tackle tough logic puzzles? Well, try this extraordinary assortment of challenges, including Mix-and-Match logic puzzles and "Find the Liar" type puzzles. Some puzzles have tables that can be used to deduce relationships between people or items, some use word-play to present the problem, and still others use illustrations to highlight the challenge. Whatever their form, each is designed to stretch your mind to the max. And the level of difficulty increases as you move through the book, concluding with a series so diabolical, even the most expert puzzle sleuths may have to beg for mercy! Fortunately, solutions for every puzzle are included, along with explanations of how the answers are determined, so you'll even be able to build your puzzle-solving skills.

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.

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.

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.

An Invitation to Mathematics

Author: Dierk Schleicher
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642195334
Release Date: 2011-05-19
Genre: Mathematics

This Invitation to Mathematics consists of 14 contributions, many from the world's leading mathematicians, which introduce the readers to exciting aspects of current mathematical research. The contributions are as varied as the personalities of active mathematicians, but together they show mathematics as a rich and lively field of research. The contributions are written for interested students at the age of transition between high school and university who know high school mathematics and perhaps competition mathematics and who want to find out what current research mathematics is about. We hope that it will also be of interest to teachers or more advanced mathematicians who would like to learn about exciting aspects of mathematics outside of their own work or specialization. Together with a team of young ``test readers'', editors and authors have taken great care, through a substantial ``active editing'' process, to make the contributions understandable by the intended readership.

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.

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.

Versus

Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015057955158
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Semantics


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.