My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486320328
Release Date: 2013-04-10
Genre: Games & Activities

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.

My Best Puzzles in Logic and Reasoning

Author: Hubert Phillips
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486201191
Release Date: 1961
Genre: Games

Emphasizes "the inferential or logical puzzle." "100 puzzles, full solutions"--Back cover.

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486252116
Release Date: 1986-10
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Playing with mathematical riddles can be an intriguing and fun-filled pastime — as popular science writer Martin Gardner proves in this entertaining collection. Puzzlists need only an elementary knowledge of math and a will to resist looking up the answer before trying to solve a problem. Written in a light and witty style, Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles is a mixture of old and new riddles, grouped into sections that cover a variety of mathematical topics: money, speed, plane and solid geometry, probability, topology, tricky puzzles, and more. The probability section, for example, points out that everything we do, everything that happens around us, obeys the laws of probability; geometry puzzles test our ability to think pictorially and often, in more than one dimension; while topology, among the "youngest and rowdiest branches of modern geometry," offers a glimpse into a strange dimension where properties remain unchanged, no matter how a figure is twisted, stretched, or compressed. Clear and concise comments at the beginning of each section explain the nature and importance of the math needed to solve each puzzle. A carefully explained solution follows each problem. In many cases, all that is needed to solve a puzzle is the ability to think logically and clearly, to be "on the alert for surprising, off-beat angles...that strange hidden factor that everyone else had overlooked." Fully illustrated, this engaging collection will appeal to parents and children, amateur mathematicians, scientists, and students alike, and may, as the author writes, make the reader "want to study the subject in earnest" and explains "some of the inviting paths that wind away from the problems into lusher areas of the mathematical jungle." 65 black-and-white illustrations.

Alex im Wunderland der Zahlen

Author: Alex Bellos
Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 9783827078087
Release Date: 2015-01-19
Genre: Mathematics

Erinnern wir uns nicht alle mit Schrecken an die ratlosen Momente vor der Tafel im Matheunterricht? Mit Kurvendiskussionen und Dreisatz dürften jedenfalls nur wenige Spaß und Spannung verbinden... Bis jetzt! Denn nun wagt sich Alex Bellos in den Kaninchenbau der Mathematik: in das Reich von Geometrie und Algebra, von Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung, Statistik und logischen Paradoxa. Auf der anderen Seite des Erdballs, am Amazonas, zählen die Mitglieder des Indianerstammes der Munduruku nur bis fünf und halten die Vorstellung, dass dies nicht genügen solle, für reichlich lächerlich. Bei uns in Deutschland dagegen finden jährlich die Meisterschaften der besten Kopfrechner der Welt statt - 2010 wurde in Magdeburg eine elfjährige Inderin zur Nummer eins unter den "Mathleten" gekürt. Die Mathe-Weltmeisterin unter den Tieren ist hingegen die Schimpansin Ai, die Alex Bellos im japanischen Inuyama aufspürt und über deren Rechenkünste er nur staunen kann. Auch wenn er von den bahnbrechenden Überlegungen Euklids erzählt oder erklärt, warum man in Japan seine Visitenkarten keinesfalls zu Dodekaedern falten sollte - Bellos führt uns durch das wahrhaft erstaunliche Reich der Zahlen und bringt uns eine komplexe Wissenschaft spielerisch nahe. Mit seiner Mischung aus spannender Reportage, Wissenschaftsgeschichte und mathematischen Kabinettstückchen erbringt er souverän den Beweis, dass die Gleichung Mathematik = Langeweile eindeutig nicht wahr ist. Quod erat demonstrandum.

The Moscow Puzzles

Author: Boris A. Kordemsky
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486270784
Release Date: 1992-04-10
Genre: Games

A collection of math and logic puzzles features number games, magic squares, tricks, problems with dominoes and dice, and cross sums, in addition to other intellectual teasers.

The Master Book of Mathematical Recreations

Author: Frederik Schuh
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486221342
Release Date: 1968
Genre: Games

Guides the reader in understanding the mathematical principles involved in a wide variety of puzzles and card tricks.

Mathematical Puzzles

Author: Samuel Loyd
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486204987
Release Date: 1959
Genre: Games

Choice puzzles by one of America's most ingenious creators of mathematical entertainments, ranging from simple exercises in arithmetic to complex calculus problems

Kommen drei Logiker in eine Bar

Author: Holger Dambeck
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 9783462317589
Release Date: 2017-09-07
Genre: Games & Activities

Rechnen Sie mit einer Unbekannten! Nach seinen Spiegel-Bestsellern »Je mehr Löcher, desto weniger Käse« und »Nullen machen Einsen gro߫ entführt uns Wissenschaftsjournalist und Mathe-Fan Holger Dambeck erneut in die faszinierende Welt der mathematisch-logischen Knobeleien. Das Spannende an einem gelungenen Rätsel ist, dass es keine offensichtliche Lösung gibt. Umso wichtiger Dambecks Credo: »Es gibt zwar Regeln. Wer aber wirklich Spaß haben will, wird kreativ.« In »Kommen drei Logiker in eine Bar ...« präsentiert uns Dambeck, seit 2014 Autor der beliebten Spiegel Online-Kolumne »Rätsel der Woche«, nun seine persönliche Sammlung der 100 schönsten Logik- und Zahlenrätsel: Wie werden der Frauenheld Casanova und die Mathematik zum Dreamteam? Wie viele Partien werden gespielt beim weltgrößten Tischtennisturnier in Ping-Pong-Town? Und was machen eigentlich drei Logiker, wenn sie ein Bier bestellen möchten? Am Ende von jedem Logik- und Zahlenrätsel ist ein direkter Link zur Lösung – aber bitte erst ordentlich selber nachgedacht!

The Book on Games of Chance

Author: Cardano, Gerolamo
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486797939
Release Date: 2015-12-16
Genre: Games & Activities

Mathematics was only one area of interest for Gerolamo Cardano ― the sixteenth-century astrologer, philosopher, and physician was also a prolific author and inveterate gambler. Gambling led Cardano to the study of probability, and he was the first writer to recognize that random events are governed by mathematical laws. Published posthumously in 1663, Cardano's Liber de ludo aleae (Book on Games of Chance) is often considered the major starting point of the study of mathematical probability. The Italian scholar formulated some of the field's basic ideas more than a century before the better-known correspondence of Pascal and Fermat. Although his book had no direct influence on other early thinkers about probability, it remains an important antecedent to later expressions of the science's tenets.

Paradoxes in Mathematics

Author: Stanley J. Farlow
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486497167
Release Date: 2014-04-23
Genre: Mathematics

Compiled by a prominent educator and author, this volume presents an intriguing mix of mathematical paradoxes — phenomena with surprising outcomes that can be resolved mathematically. Students and puzzle enthusiasts will get plenty of enjoyment mixed with a bit of painless mathematical instruction from 30 conundrums, including The Birthday Paradox, Aristotle's Magic Wheel, and A Greek Tragedy.

Figures for Fun

Author: I︠A︡kov Isidorovich Perelʹman
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486795683
Release Date: 2015-05-20
Genre: Mathematics

Originally published in English by: Moscow: Foreign Languages Pub. House, 1957.

Impossible Folding Puzzles and Other Mathematical Paradoxes

Author: Gianni A. Sarcone
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486493510
Release Date: 2014-02-20
Genre: Games

Do all problems have solutions? Is complexity synonymous with difficulty? This original collection of mathematical puzzles and paradoxes proves that things aren't always what they seem! Readers will discover that nothing is as easy or as difficult as it looks and that puzzles can have one, several, or no solutions. The fun-filled puzzles begin with The Tricky Hole, a challenge that involves pushing a large coin through a small hole in a sheet of paper without ripping or making any cuts in the paper. Advance to the Elastic Playing Card, in which it's possible to cut a hole into a playing card big enough for someone to climb through. Other incredible puzzles include Elephants and Castles, Trianglized Kangaroo, Honest Dice and Logic Dice, Mind-reading Powers, and dozens more. Complete solutions explain the mathematical realities behind the fantastic-sounding challenges.