Symbolic Logic and the Game of Logic

Author: Lewis Carroll
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486204925
Release Date: 1958-06
Genre: Games & Activities

Lewis Carroll explains the theory and applications of symbolic logic in a collection of entertaining problems

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 Fun Games and Puzzles

Author: Jack Frohlichstein
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486207897
Release Date: 1967
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Brush up on your math skills with fun games and puzzles.

101 Puzzles in Thought and Logic

Author: Clarence Raymond Wylie
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486203670
Release Date: 1957
Genre: Games

Solve murder problems and robberies, see which fishermen are liars and how a blind man can identify color ? purely by reasoning! Hours of mind-strengthening entertainment.

The Lady Or the Tiger

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486470276
Release Date: 2009-04
Genre: Science

"Another scintillating collection of brilliant problems and paradoxes by the most entertaining logician and set theorist who ever lived." — Martin Gardner. Inspired by the classic tale of a prisoner's dilemma, these whimsically themed challenges involve paradoxes about probability, time, and change; metapuzzles; and self-referentiality. Nineteen chapters advance in difficulty from relatively simple to highly complex.

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.

PNLA Quarterly

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026531678
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Libraries

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.

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.