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1st Edition

Tribute to a Mathemagician

ISBN 9781568812045
Published November 10, 2004 by A K Peters/CRC Press
308 Pages

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Book Description

The tradition of a publication based on the Gathering for Gardner continues with this new carefully selected and edited collection in which Martin Gardner and friends inspire and entertain. The contributors to this volume---virtually a list of Who's Who in the World of Puzzles---trace their inspiration to Martin Gardner's puzzle column in Scientific American and to his contributions to the world of recreational mathematics. Tribute to a Mathemagician contains an author index for the two previous books in the collection of books based on the Gatherings for Gardner. Sample puzzles and games include: - Tripos - Black Jack - Chinese ceramic puzzle vessels - Paper folding - Mongolian interlocking puzzles - Rolling block puzzles - Sliding puzzles - Cryptic crosswords - The Panex puzzle - Polyonimo puzzles - and more

Table of Contents

Part I: Braintreasures 1. Chinese Ceramic Puzzle Vessels 2. Mongolian Interlocking Puzzles Part II: Brainticklers 3. Fold-and-Cut Magic 4. The Three-Legged Hourglass 5. The Incredible Swimmer Puzzle 6. The Butler University Game 7. Vive Recreational Mathematics 8. Godelian Puzzles Part III: Brainteasers 9. A Bouquet of Brainteasers 10. Sliding-Coin Puzzles 11. Underspecified Puzzles 12. A Cryptic Crossword Puzzle in Honor of Martin Gardner 13. Absolute Martin Part IV: Braintempters 14. A History of the Ten-Square 15. Configuration Games 16. BlackJack Stacks 17. Five Algorithmic Puzzles 18. Polyform Patterns 19. Another Pentomino Problem 20. Polyomino Number Theory (III) 21. A Golomb Gallimaufry Part V: Braintaunters 22. The Panex Puzzle 23. Upstart Puzzles 24. The Complexity of Sliding-Block Puzzles and Plank Puzzles 25. Hinged Dissections: Swingers, Twisters, Flappers 26. Part VI: Braintools 27. The Burnside Di-Lemma: Combinatorics and Puzzle Symmetry 28. Designing Puzzles with a Computer 29. Origami Approximate Geometric Constructions 30. Rolling Block Mazes 31. Constructing Domino Portraits

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