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Mathematical Recreations And Essays

Author : W. W. Rouse Ball
ISBN : 9781444655001
Genre : Mathematics
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Originally published in 1892. A fascinating book containing an account of certain Mathematical Recreations followed by some Essays on subjects most of which are directly concerned with historical mathematical problems. The illustrated contents include: Arithmetical Recreations Geometrical Recreations Mechanical Recreations Chess Board Recreations Magic Squares Unicursal Problems Kirkman s School Girls Problem The Mathematical Tripos The Parallel Postulate Insolubility of The Algebraic Quintic Mersenne s Numbers String Figures Astrology Cryptographs and Ciphers Hyper Space Time and Its Measurement Matter and Ether Theories. Etc. Many of the earliest science books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Mathematical Recreations And Essays

Author : Walter William Rouse Ball
ISBN : PRNC:32101075302636
Genre : Mathematics
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Mathematical Recreations Essays

Author : W. W. Rouse Ball
ISBN : 9781442633216
Genre : Mathematics
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For over eighty years this delightful classic has provided entertainment through mathematical problems commonly known as recreations. Although they often involve fundamental mathematical methods and notions, their chief appeal is as games or puzzles rather than the usefulness of their conclusions. This new edition upholds the original, but the terminology and treatment of problems have been updated and much new material has been added. There are new selections on polyominoes and the notion of dragon designs, and a new chapter, ‘Introduction to Combinatorics.’ Other topics dealt with in the fourteen chapters include arithmetical and geometrical recreations and problems, polyhedra, chess-board recreations, unicursal problems, cryptography and cryptanalysis, and calculating prodigies. Since no knowledge of calculus or analytic geometry is necessary to enjoy the recreations, this book will appeal widely to teachers of mathematics and students and to anyone who is mathematically inclined.

String Figures As Mathematics

Author : Eric Vandendriessche
ISBN : 9783319119946
Genre : Mathematics
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This book addresses the mathematical rationality contained in the making of string figures. It does so by using interdisciplinary methods borrowed from anthropology, mathematics, history and philosophy of mathematics. The practice of string figure-making has long been carried out in many societies, and particularly in those of oral tradition. It consists in applying a succession of operations to a string (knotted into a loop), mostly using the fingers and sometimes the feet, the wrists or the mouth. This succession of operations is intended to generate a final figure. The book explores different modes of conceptualization of the practice of string figure-making and analyses various source material through these conceptual tools: it looks at research by mathematicians, as well as ethnographical publications, and personal fieldwork findings in the Chaco, Paraguay, and in the Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, which all give evidence of the rationality that underlies this activity. It concludes that the creation of string figures may be seen as the result of intellectual processes, involving the elaboration of algorithms, and concepts such as operation, sub-procedure, iteration, and transformation.

Crc Concise Encyclopedia Of Mathematics

Author : Eric W. Weisstein
ISBN : 9781420035223
Genre : Mathematics
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Upon publication, the first edition of the CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics received overwhelming accolades for its unparalleled scope, readability, and utility. It soon took its place among the top selling books in the history of Chapman & Hall/CRC, and its popularity continues unabated. Yet also unabated has been the d

Mathematical Recreations Essays

Author : W. W. Ball
ISBN : 1442656522
Genre : Ciphers
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For over eighty years this delightful classic has provided entertainment through mathematical problems commonly known as recreations. This new edition upholds the original, but the terminology and treatment of problems have been updated and much new material has been added.

Games And Fun With Playing Cards

Author : Joseph Leeming
ISBN : 0486239772
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Here's a collection of 124 games, tricks, puzzles and stunts with cards that will provide hours of entertainment for all ages. 20 varieties of solitaire, old stand-bys — Go Fish, Crazy Eights, Old Maid — and lesser known games — Authors, Frogs in the Pond, Persian Pasha — and much more.

Mathematics Magic And Mystery

Author : Martin Gardner
ISBN : 9780486801179
Genre : Games & Activities
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Famed puzzle expert explains math behind a multitude of mystifying tricks: card tricks, stage "mind reading," coin and match tricks, counting out games, geometric dissections, etc. More than 400 tricks. 135 illustrations.

Riddles In Mathematics

Author : Eugene P Northrop
ISBN : 9780486780160
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Math enthusiasts of all ages will delight in this collection of more than 200 riddles drawn from every mathematical discipline. Only an elementary background is needed to enjoy and solve the tremendous variety of puzzles, which include riddles based on geometry, trigonometry, algebra, infinity, probability, and logic. Includes complete solutions and 113 illustrations"--

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles

Author : Martin Gardner
ISBN : 0486252116
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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.

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