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Perplexing Puzzles And Tantalizing Teasers

Author : Martin Gardner
ISBN : 0486256375
Genre : Games
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Combines two previously published works, resulting in ninety-three brain-teasing puzzles, riddles, and questions with an emphasis on humor.

Perplexing Puzzles And Tantalizing Teasers Dover Children S Activity Books

Author : Martin Gardner
ISBN : 1635613086
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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.

Problem Solving Strategies For Efficient And Elegant Solutions Grades 6 12

Author : Alfred S. Posamentier
ISBN : 9781412959704
Genre : Education
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Looks at ten different strategies that can be used to solve mathematical problems as well as real-life problems.

Calculus Made Easy

Author : Silvanus P. Thompson
ISBN : 9781466866355
Genre : Study Aids
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Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson and Martin Gardner has long been the most popular calculus primer, and this major revision of the classic math text makes the subject at hand still more comprehensible to readers of all levels. With a new introduction, three new chapters, modernized language and methods throughout, and an appendix of challenging and enjoyable practice problems, Calculus Made Easy has been thoroughly updated for the modern reader.

A Short History Of Chemistry

Author : James Riddick Partington
ISBN : 9780486659770
Genre : Science
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This classic exposition explores the origins of chemistry, alchemy, early medical chemistry, nature of atmosphere, theory of valency, laws and structure of atomic theory, and much more.

Self Working Number Magic

Author : Karl Fulves
ISBN : 0486243915
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Clear instructions for 101 tricks and problems, many based on important math principles. Master such number phenomena as Lightning Calculations, Giant Memory, Magic Squares, nearly 100 more. 98 illustrations.

The Alien Iq Test

Author : Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN : 0486420078
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Presents a collection of exercises and puzzles that test mental acuity, mathematical prowess, abstract reasoning, moral sensitivity, and concepts of beauty.

Atomic Physics 8th Edition

Author : Max Born
ISBN : 9780486318585
Genre : Science
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Nobel Laureate's lucid treatment of kinetic theory of gases, elementary particles, nuclear atom, wave-corpuscles, atomic structure and spectral lines, much more. Over 40 appendices, bibliography.

Non Linear Elastic Deformations

Author : R. W. Ogden
ISBN : 9780486318714
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Classic in the field covers application of theory of finite elasticity to solution of boundary-value problems, analysis of mechanical properties of solid materials capable of large elastic deformations. Problems. References.

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