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Barrycades and Septoku: Papers in Honor of Martin Gardner and Tom Rodgers
 
Edited by: Thane Plambeck Counterwave, Inc., Palo Alto, CA
Barrycades and Septoku
MAA Press: An Imprint of the American Mathematical Society
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-4870-7
Product Code:  SPEC/100
List Price: $65.00
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eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-5518-7
EPUB ISBN:  978-1-4704-6845-3
Product Code:  SPEC/100.E
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Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-4870-7
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Barrycades and Septoku: Papers in Honor of Martin Gardner and Tom Rodgers
Edited by: Thane Plambeck Counterwave, Inc., Palo Alto, CA
MAA Press: An Imprint of the American Mathematical Society
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-4870-7
Product Code:  SPEC/100
List Price: $65.00
MAA Member Price: $48.75
AMS Member Price: $48.75
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-5518-7
EPUB ISBN:  978-1-4704-6845-3
Product Code:  SPEC/100.E
List Price: $65.00
MAA Member Price: $48.75
AMS Member Price: $48.75
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-4870-7
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-5518-7
Product Code:  SPEC/100.B
List Price: $130.00 $97.50
MAA Member Price: $97.50 $73.13
AMS Member Price: $97.50 $73.13
Please Note: Purchasing the eBook version includes access to both a PDF and EPUB version
  • Book Details
     
     
    Spectrum
    Volume: 1002020; 234 pp
    MSC: Primary 00; 97;

    The Gathering 4 Gardner is a biannual conference founded—and for many years organized—by Tom Rodgers to celebrate the spirit of Martin Gardner. While primarily concerned with recreational mathematics, most of Gardner's intellectual interests are featured, including magic, literature, philosophy, puzzles, art, and rationality. Gardner's writing inspired several generations of mathematicians by introducing us to the joy of discovery and exploration, and the Gathering's aim is to continue that tradition of inspiration.

    This volume, a tribute to Rodgers and Gardner, consists of papers originally presented at the Gathering 4 Gardner meetings. Recreational mathematics is strongly prominent with contributions from Neil Sloane, Richard Guy, Solomon Golomb, Barry Cipra, Erik Demaine, and many others. There are games and puzzles, including new Nim-like games, chess puzzles, coin weighings, coin flippings, and contributions that combine art and puzzles or magic and puzzles. Two historical articles present the stories of combinatorial game theory and the search for God's number for Rubik's Cube. Anyone who finds pleasure in clever and intriguing intellectual puzzles will find much to enjoy in Barrycades and Septoku.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Sequences, tiling, and packing
    • Eight hateful sequences
    • Building barrycades and constructing corrals
    • Limited placements of polyominoes on rectangles
    • Polyominoes on a multicolored infinite grid
    • Fun and games
    • A chess tribute to John Horton Conway
    • Some new combinatorial games
    • Factor subtractor
    • The mathematics of Septoku
    • History
    • Thirty years of computer cubing: The search for God’s number
    • Nim-like games: An ancestry
    • Puzzles
    • Triangles of absolute differences
    • Generalization of a puzzle involving set partitions
    • A generalization of Retrolife
    • Coins of three different weights
    • Rubber bandzzles: Three mathematical puzzle-art challenges
    • Art, sculpture, and design
    • Comet!
    • Developing Topsy Turvy and Number Planet
    • Magic and miscellany
    • Coin-flipping magic
    • Three puzzle fonts
  • Requests
     
     
    Review Copy – for publishers of book reviews
    Accessibility – to request an alternate format of an AMS title
Volume: 1002020; 234 pp
MSC: Primary 00; 97;

The Gathering 4 Gardner is a biannual conference founded—and for many years organized—by Tom Rodgers to celebrate the spirit of Martin Gardner. While primarily concerned with recreational mathematics, most of Gardner's intellectual interests are featured, including magic, literature, philosophy, puzzles, art, and rationality. Gardner's writing inspired several generations of mathematicians by introducing us to the joy of discovery and exploration, and the Gathering's aim is to continue that tradition of inspiration.

This volume, a tribute to Rodgers and Gardner, consists of papers originally presented at the Gathering 4 Gardner meetings. Recreational mathematics is strongly prominent with contributions from Neil Sloane, Richard Guy, Solomon Golomb, Barry Cipra, Erik Demaine, and many others. There are games and puzzles, including new Nim-like games, chess puzzles, coin weighings, coin flippings, and contributions that combine art and puzzles or magic and puzzles. Two historical articles present the stories of combinatorial game theory and the search for God's number for Rubik's Cube. Anyone who finds pleasure in clever and intriguing intellectual puzzles will find much to enjoy in Barrycades and Septoku.

  • Sequences, tiling, and packing
  • Eight hateful sequences
  • Building barrycades and constructing corrals
  • Limited placements of polyominoes on rectangles
  • Polyominoes on a multicolored infinite grid
  • Fun and games
  • A chess tribute to John Horton Conway
  • Some new combinatorial games
  • Factor subtractor
  • The mathematics of Septoku
  • History
  • Thirty years of computer cubing: The search for God’s number
  • Nim-like games: An ancestry
  • Puzzles
  • Triangles of absolute differences
  • Generalization of a puzzle involving set partitions
  • A generalization of Retrolife
  • Coins of three different weights
  • Rubber bandzzles: Three mathematical puzzle-art challenges
  • Art, sculpture, and design
  • Comet!
  • Developing Topsy Turvy and Number Planet
  • Magic and miscellany
  • Coin-flipping magic
  • Three puzzle fonts
Review Copy – for publishers of book reviews
Accessibility – to request an alternate format of an AMS title
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