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Book DetailsMartin Gardner's Mathematical GamesVolume: 5; 2020MSC: Primary 00;
Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games columns in Scientific American inspired and entertained several generations of mathematicians and scientists. Gardner in his crystalclear prose illuminated corners of mathematics, especially recreational mathematics, that most people had no idea existed. His playful spirit and inquisitive nature invite the reader into an exploration of beautiful mathematical ideas along with him. These columns were both a revelation and a gift when he wrote them; no one—before Gardner—had written about mathematics like this. They continue to be a marvel.
This is the 1984 edition, which is a reprint of the original 1971 edition, and contains columns published in the magazine from 1963–1965.This item is also available as part of a set: 
Table of Contents

HOME

Cover

CONTENTS

Introduction

The Helix

Klein Bottles and Other Surfaces

Combinatorial Theory

Bouncing Balls in Polygons and Polyhedrons

Four Unusual Board Games

The Rigid Square and Eight Other Problems

SlidingBlock Puzzles

Parity Checks

Patterns and Primes

Graph Theory

The Ternary System

The Trip around the Moon and Seven Other Problems

The Cycloid: Helen of Geometry

Mathematical Magic Tricks

Word Play

The Pythagorean Theorem

Limits of Infinite Series

Polyiamonds

Tetrahedrons

Coleridge's Apples and Eight Other Problems

The Lattice of Integers

Infinite Regress

O'Gara, the Mathematical Mailman

Op Art

Extraterrestrial Communication


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Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games columns in Scientific American inspired and entertained several generations of mathematicians and scientists. Gardner in his crystalclear prose illuminated corners of mathematics, especially recreational mathematics, that most people had no idea existed. His playful spirit and inquisitive nature invite the reader into an exploration of beautiful mathematical ideas along with him. These columns were both a revelation and a gift when he wrote them; no one—before Gardner—had written about mathematics like this. They continue to be a marvel.
This is the 1984 edition, which is a reprint of the original 1971 edition, and contains columns published in the magazine from 1963–1965.

HOME

Cover

CONTENTS

Introduction

The Helix

Klein Bottles and Other Surfaces

Combinatorial Theory

Bouncing Balls in Polygons and Polyhedrons

Four Unusual Board Games

The Rigid Square and Eight Other Problems

SlidingBlock Puzzles

Parity Checks

Patterns and Primes

Graph Theory

The Ternary System

The Trip around the Moon and Seven Other Problems

The Cycloid: Helen of Geometry

Mathematical Magic Tricks

Word Play

The Pythagorean Theorem

Limits of Infinite Series

Polyiamonds

Tetrahedrons

Coleridge's Apples and Eight Other Problems

The Lattice of Integers

Infinite Regress

O'Gara, the Mathematical Mailman

Op Art

Extraterrestrial Communication