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Book DetailsMartin Gardner's Mathematical GamesVolume: 3; 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 volume, first published in 1966, contains columns originally published from 1959–1961. This is the 1995 MAA edition and contains an extensive postscript and bibliography from Gardner updating the columns.This item is also available as part of a set: 
Table of Contents

HOME

Cover

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

The Binary System

Group Theory and Braids

Eight Problems

The Games and Puzzles of Lewis Carroll

Paper Cutting

Board Games

Packing Spheres

The Transcendental Number Pi

Victor Eigen: Mathemagician

The FourColor Map Theorem

Mr. Apollinax Visits New York

Nine Problems

Polyominoes and FaultFree Rectangles

Euler's Spoilers: The Discovery of an Order10 GraecoLatin Square

The Ellipse

The 24 Color Squares and the 30 Color Cubes

H.S.M. Coxeter

Bridgit and Other Games

Nine More Problems

The Calculus of Finite Differences

Postscript

Bibliography


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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 volume, first published in 1966, contains columns originally published from 1959–1961. This is the 1995 MAA edition and contains an extensive postscript and bibliography from Gardner updating the columns.

HOME

Cover

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

The Binary System

Group Theory and Braids

Eight Problems

The Games and Puzzles of Lewis Carroll

Paper Cutting

Board Games

Packing Spheres

The Transcendental Number Pi

Victor Eigen: Mathemagician

The FourColor Map Theorem

Mr. Apollinax Visits New York

Nine Problems

Polyominoes and FaultFree Rectangles

Euler's Spoilers: The Discovery of an Order10 GraecoLatin Square

The Ellipse

The 24 Color Squares and the 30 Color Cubes

H.S.M. Coxeter

Bridgit and Other Games

Nine More Problems

The Calculus of Finite Differences

Postscript

Bibliography