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Mathematical Carnival
 
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Electronic ISBN: 978-1-4704-6357-1
Product Code: GARDNER/6.E
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Mathematical Carnival
Available Formats:
Electronic ISBN:  978-1-4704-6357-1
Product Code:  GARDNER/6.E
List Price: $15.00
MAA Member Price: $11.25
AMS Member Price: $11.25
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    Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games
    Volume: 62020
    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, first published in 1975, contains columns published in the magazine from 1965–1967. This 1989 MAA edition contains a foreword by John H. Conway and a postscript and extended bibliography added by Gardner for this edition.

    This item is also available as part of a set:
  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • HOME
    • Cover
    • CONTENTS
    • Introduction
    • Sprouts and Brussel Sprouts
    • Penny Puzzles
    • Aleph-null and Aleph-one
    • Hypercubes
    • Magic Stars and Polyhedrons
    • Calculating Prodigies
    • Tricks of Lightning Calculators
    • The Art of M. C. Escher
    • The Red-Faced Cube and Other Problems
    • Card Shuffles
    • Mrs. Perkins' Quilt and Other Square-Packing Problems
    • The Numerology of Dr. Fliess
    • Random Numbers
    • The Rising Hourglass and Other Physics Puzzles
    • Pascal's Triangle
    • Jam, Hot, and Other Games
    • Cooks and Quibble-Cooks
    • Piet Hein's Superellipse
    • How to Trisect an Angle
    • Postscript
    • Bibliography
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Volume: 62020
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, first published in 1975, contains columns published in the magazine from 1965–1967. This 1989 MAA edition contains a foreword by John H. Conway and a postscript and extended bibliography added by Gardner for this edition.

This item is also available as part of a set:
  • HOME
  • Cover
  • CONTENTS
  • Introduction
  • Sprouts and Brussel Sprouts
  • Penny Puzzles
  • Aleph-null and Aleph-one
  • Hypercubes
  • Magic Stars and Polyhedrons
  • Calculating Prodigies
  • Tricks of Lightning Calculators
  • The Art of M. C. Escher
  • The Red-Faced Cube and Other Problems
  • Card Shuffles
  • Mrs. Perkins' Quilt and Other Square-Packing Problems
  • The Numerology of Dr. Fliess
  • Random Numbers
  • The Rising Hourglass and Other Physics Puzzles
  • Pascal's Triangle
  • Jam, Hot, and Other Games
  • Cooks and Quibble-Cooks
  • Piet Hein's Superellipse
  • How to Trisect an Angle
  • Postscript
  • Bibliography
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