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Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions: The First $\textit{Scientific}$ $\textit{American}$ Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Games
 
Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-6352-6
Product Code:  GARDNER/1.E
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Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions
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Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions: The First $\textit{Scientific}$ $\textit{American}$ Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Games
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-6352-6
Product Code:  GARDNER/1.E
List Price: $15.00
MAA Member Price: $11.25
AMS Member Price: $11.25
  • Book Details
     
     
    Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games
    Volume: 12020
    MSC: Primary 00;

    Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games columns in Scientific American inspired and entertained several generations of mathematicians and scientists. Gardner in his crystal-clear 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 volume, originally published in 1959, contains the first sixteen columns published in the magazine from 1956–1958. They were reviewed and briefly updated by Gardner for this 1988 edition.

    This item is also available as part of a set:
  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • HOME
    • Cover
    • CONTENTS
    • Introduction
    • Hexaflexagons
    • Magic with a Matrix
    • Nine Problems
    • Ticktacktoe
    • Probability Paradoxes
    • The Icosian Game and the Tower of Hanoi
    • Curious Topological Models
    • The Game Hex
    • Sam Loyd: America's Greatest Puzzlist
    • Mathematical Card Tricks
    • Memorizing Numbers
    • Nine More Problems
    • Polyominoes
    • Fallacies
    • Nim and Tac Tix
    • Left or Right?
    • Afterword, 1988
    • References for Further Reading
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Volume: 12020
MSC: Primary 00;

Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games columns in Scientific American inspired and entertained several generations of mathematicians and scientists. Gardner in his crystal-clear 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 volume, originally published in 1959, contains the first sixteen columns published in the magazine from 1956–1958. They were reviewed and briefly updated by Gardner for this 1988 edition.

This item is also available as part of a set:
  • HOME
  • Cover
  • CONTENTS
  • Introduction
  • Hexaflexagons
  • Magic with a Matrix
  • Nine Problems
  • Ticktacktoe
  • Probability Paradoxes
  • The Icosian Game and the Tower of Hanoi
  • Curious Topological Models
  • The Game Hex
  • Sam Loyd: America's Greatest Puzzlist
  • Mathematical Card Tricks
  • Memorizing Numbers
  • Nine More Problems
  • Polyominoes
  • Fallacies
  • Nim and Tac Tix
  • Left or Right?
  • Afterword, 1988
  • References for Further Reading
Review Copy – for publishers of book reviews
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