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Star Origami The Starrygami™ Galaxy of Modular Origami Stars, Rings and Wreaths

Star Origami: The Starrygami™ Galaxy of Modular Origami Stars, Rings and Wreaths

1st Edition


By Tung Ken Lam
September 22, 2021

"Star Origami is a festival of folding fun that is sure to inspire. Tung Ken's stellar designs are rich with invention, and as always, his works are beautifully illustrated and written by him. Those eager for the math behind the designs will not be disappointed."— Michael LaFosse (Origamido® Studio...

Mathematics of The Big Four Casino Table Games Blackjack, Baccarat, Craps, & Roulette

Mathematics of The Big Four Casino Table Games: Blackjack, Baccarat, Craps, & Roulette

1st Edition


By Mark Bollman
August 20, 2021

Mathematics is the basis of casino games, which are the bedrock of a $100 billion/year industry. Mathematics of the Big Four Casino Table Games: Blackjack, Baccarat, Craps, & Roulette takes an in-depth look at the four biggest table games in casinos: blackjack, baccarat, craps, and roulette. It...

Luck, Logic, and White Lies The Mathematics of Games

Luck, Logic, and White Lies: The Mathematics of Games

2nd Edition

By Jörg Bewersdorff
April 28, 2021

Praise for the First Edition "Luck, Logic, and White Lies teaches readers of all backgrounds about the insight mathematical knowledge can bring and is highly recommended reading among avid game players, both to better understand the game itself and to improve one’s skills."– Midwest Book Review "...

X Marks the Spot The Lost Inheritance of Mathematics

X Marks the Spot: The Lost Inheritance of Mathematics

1st Edition

By Richard Garfinkle, David Garfinkle
February 05, 2021

X Marks the Spot is written from the point of view of the users of mathematics. Since the beginning, mathematical concepts and techniques (such as arithmetic and geometry) were created as tools with a particular purpose like counting sheep and measuring land areas. Understanding those purposes ...

Mathematical Puzzles

Mathematical Puzzles

1st Edition

By Peter Winkler
December 29, 2020

Research in mathematics is much more than solving puzzles, but most people will agree that solving puzzles is not just fun: it helps focus the mind and increases one's armory of techniques for doing mathematics. Mathematical Puzzles makes this connection explicit by isolating important mathematical...

Hex Strategy Making the Right Connections

Hex Strategy: Making the Right Connections

1st Edition

By Cameron Browne
May 30, 2000

Hex Strategy is the first book to offer a comprehensive look at the game of Hex, from its history and mathematical underpinnings to discussions of advanced playing techniques. This is first and foremost a book on strategy aimed at providing sufficient knowledge to play the game at any level desired...

Tessellations Mathematics, Art, and Recreation

Tessellations: Mathematics, Art, and Recreation

1st Edition

By Robert Fathauer
December 08, 2020

Tessellations: Mathematics, Art and Recreation aims to present a comprehensive introduction to tessellations (tiling) at a level accessible to non-specialists. Additionally, it covers techniques, tips, and templates to facilitate the creation of mathematical art based on tessellations. Inclusion of...

Mathematics of Casino Carnival Games

Mathematics of Casino Carnival Games

1st Edition

By Mark Bollman
October 21, 2020

There are thousands of books relating to poker, blackjack, roulette and baccarat, including strategy guides, statistical analysis, psychological studies, and much more. However, there are no books on Pell, Rouleno, Street Dice, and many other games that have had a short life in casinos! While this...

Six Simple Twists The Pleat Pattern Approach to Origami Tessellation Design

Six Simple Twists: The Pleat Pattern Approach to Origami Tessellation Design

2nd Edition

By Benjamin DiLeonardo-Parker
September 08, 2020

This new edition of Six Simple Twists: The Pleat Pattern Approach to Origami Tessellation Design introduces an innovative pleat pattern technique for origami designs that is easily accessible to anyone who enjoys the geometry of paper. The book begins with six basic forms meant to ease the reader ...

Marvelous Modular Origami

Marvelous Modular Origami

1st Edition

By Meenakshi Mukerji
April 24, 2007

This richly illustrated book provides step-by-step instructions for the construction of over 30 different modular origami structures. The author describes basic folding techniques required to construct the “modules” that are used as building blocks to construct complex ornamental models. The ...

Ornamental Origami Exploring 3D Geometric Designs

Ornamental Origami: Exploring 3D Geometric Designs

1st Edition

By Meenakshi Mukerji
November 21, 2008

This book is a great resource for people who enjoy polyhedra, symmetry, geometry, mathematics and origami. The types of models presented are similar in nature to the models in Mukerji's Marvelous Modular Origami, but some of the chapters are more advanced and all of the designs are new. The reader ...

The Geometry of Musical Rhythm What Makes a

The Geometry of Musical Rhythm: What Makes a "Good" Rhythm Good?, Second Edition

2nd Edition

By Godfried T. Toussaint
December 19, 2019

The original edition of The Geometry of Musical Rhythm was the first book to provide a systematic and accessible computational geometric analysis of the musical rhythms of the world. It explained how the study of the mathematical properties of musical rhythm generates common mathematical problems ...

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