1st Edition

A Lifetime of Puzzles





ISBN 9781568812458
Published October 28, 2008 by A K Peters/CRC Press
360 Pages

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Book Description

Martin Gardner has entertained the world with his puzzles for decades and inspired countless mathematicians and scientists. As he rounds out another decade, his colleagues are paying him tribute with this special collection that contains contributions from some of the most respected puzzlemasters, magicians and mathematicians, including: - John H. Conway - William R. Gosper - Ed Pegg, Jr. - Roger Penrose - Raymond Smullyan - Peter Winkler And of course there is something from the orignal puzzlemaster himself, Martin Gardner.

Table of Contents

Preface -- I CastaSpell -- Martin Gardner and His Influence on Magic -- /Christopher Morgan -- Martin Gardner—Encore! -- /Prof. M. O’Snart -- Low-Down Triple Dealing -- /Colm Mulcahy -- Products of Universal Cycles -- /Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham -- II In Hindsight -- Tangram: The World's First Puzzle Craze -- /Jerry Slocum -- De Viribus Quantitatis by Luca Pacioli: The First Recreational Mathematics Book -- /David Singmaster -- Magic and Card Tricks in Luca Paciolo’s De Viribus Quantitatis -- /Vanni Bossi -- III Move It -- Railway Mazes -- /Roger Penrose -- Mechanical Mazes -- /M. Oskar van Deventer -- Insanity Puzzles: Instant and On-the-Spot -- /Rik van Grol -- The Adventures of Ant Alice -- /Peter Winkler -- IV Fitting In -- Simplicity -- /Stewart Coffin -- Extreme Puzzles -- /Frans de Vreugd -- Satterfield’s Tomb -- /David A. Klarner and Wade Satterfield, edited by Thane E. Plambeck -- Computer-Assisted Seashell Mosaics -- /Ken Knowlton -- V Speak to Me -- Memories and Inconsistencies -- /Raymond Smullyan -- A Bouquet for Gardner -- /Jeremiah Farrell and Thomas Rodgers -- Net Words: A Fascinating New Pencil-Paper Game -- /Mamikon Mnatsakanian, Gwen Roberts, and Martin Gardner -- The Wizard Is Always In -- /James Randi -- VI Making Arrangements -- Symmetric Graphs in Mathematical Puzzles -- /Ed Pegg Jr -- Martin Gardner and Ticktacktoe -- /Solomon W. Golomb -- Scheduling Tennis Doubles Competitions -- /Dick Hess -- When Multiplication Mixes Up Digits -- /David Wolfe -- Magic, Antimagic, and Talisman Squares -- /Rodolfo Kurchan -- Rectangle Arithmetic: Another Slant on Fractions -- /Bill Gosper -- About the Authors.

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Biography

Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, Tom Rodgers