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Book DetailsSpectrumVolume: 75; 2012; 297 pp
Martin Gardner enormously expanded the field of recreational mathematics with the Mathematical Games columns he wrote for Scientific American for over 25 years and the more than 70 books he published. He also had a long relationship with the Mathematical Association of America, publishing articles in MAA journals right up to his death in 2010. This book collects the articles Gardner wrote for the MAA in the twentyfirst century, together with other articles the MAA published from 1999 to 2012 that spring from and comment on his work.

Table of Contents

Geometry

The Asymmetric Propeller

The Asymmetric Propeller Revisited

Bracing Regular Polygons As We Race into the Future

A Platonic Sextet for Strings

Prince Rupert’s Rectangles

Number Theory and Graph Theory

Transcendentals and Early Birds

Squaring, Cubing, and Cube Rooting

Carryless Arithmetic Mod 10

Mad Tea Party Cyclic Partitions

The Continuing Saga of Snarks

The MapColoring Game

Flexagons and Catalon Numbers

It’s Okay to Be Square If You’re a Flexagon

The Vflex, Triangle Orientation, and Catalan Numbers in Hexaflexagons

From Hexaflexagons to Edge Flexagons to Point Flexagons

Flexagons Lead to a Catalan Number Identity

Convergence of a Catalan Series

Making Things Fit

LTromino Tiling of Mutilated Chessboards

Polyomino Dissections

Squaring the Plane

Magic Knight’s Tours

Some New Results on Magic Hexagrams

Finding All Solutions to the Magic Hexagram

Triangular Numbers, Gaussian Integers, and KenKen

Further Puzzles and Games

Cups and Downs

30 Years of Bulgarian Solitaire

Congo Bongo

Sam Loyd’s Courier Problem with Diophantus, Pythagoras, and Martin Gardner

Retrolife and The Pawns Neighbors

Ratwyt

Cards and Probability

Modeling Mathematics with Playing Cards

The Probability an Amazing Card Trick Is Dull

The Monty Hall Problem, Reconsidered

The Secretary Problem from the Applicant’s Point of View

Lake Wobegon Dice

Martin Gardner’s Mistake

Other Aspects of Martin Gardner

Against the Odds

A Modular Miracle

The Golden Ratio—A Contrary Viewpoint

Review of The Mysterious Mr. Ammann by Marjorie Senechal

Review of PopCo by Scarlett Thomas

Superstrings and Thelma


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Martin Gardner enormously expanded the field of recreational mathematics with the Mathematical Games columns he wrote for Scientific American for over 25 years and the more than 70 books he published. He also had a long relationship with the Mathematical Association of America, publishing articles in MAA journals right up to his death in 2010. This book collects the articles Gardner wrote for the MAA in the twentyfirst century, together with other articles the MAA published from 1999 to 2012 that spring from and comment on his work.

Geometry

The Asymmetric Propeller

The Asymmetric Propeller Revisited

Bracing Regular Polygons As We Race into the Future

A Platonic Sextet for Strings

Prince Rupert’s Rectangles

Number Theory and Graph Theory

Transcendentals and Early Birds

Squaring, Cubing, and Cube Rooting

Carryless Arithmetic Mod 10

Mad Tea Party Cyclic Partitions

The Continuing Saga of Snarks

The MapColoring Game

Flexagons and Catalon Numbers

It’s Okay to Be Square If You’re a Flexagon

The Vflex, Triangle Orientation, and Catalan Numbers in Hexaflexagons

From Hexaflexagons to Edge Flexagons to Point Flexagons

Flexagons Lead to a Catalan Number Identity

Convergence of a Catalan Series

Making Things Fit

LTromino Tiling of Mutilated Chessboards

Polyomino Dissections

Squaring the Plane

Magic Knight’s Tours

Some New Results on Magic Hexagrams

Finding All Solutions to the Magic Hexagram

Triangular Numbers, Gaussian Integers, and KenKen

Further Puzzles and Games

Cups and Downs

30 Years of Bulgarian Solitaire

Congo Bongo

Sam Loyd’s Courier Problem with Diophantus, Pythagoras, and Martin Gardner

Retrolife and The Pawns Neighbors

Ratwyt

Cards and Probability

Modeling Mathematics with Playing Cards

The Probability an Amazing Card Trick Is Dull

The Monty Hall Problem, Reconsidered

The Secretary Problem from the Applicant’s Point of View

Lake Wobegon Dice

Martin Gardner’s Mistake

Other Aspects of Martin Gardner

Against the Odds

A Modular Miracle

The Golden Ratio—A Contrary Viewpoint

Review of The Mysterious Mr. Ammann by Marjorie Senechal

Review of PopCo by Scarlett Thomas

Superstrings and Thelma