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Liar Paradox and the Towers of Hanoi The Ten Greatest Math Puzzles of All Time

ISBN-10: 0471648167

ISBN-13: 9780471648161

Edition: 2004

Authors: Marcel Danesi

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A walk through history's most mind-boggling puzzles Ever since the Sphinx asked his legendary riddle of Oedipus, riddles, conundrums, and puzzles of all sizes have kept humankind perplexed and amused. The Liar Paradox and the Towers of Hanoi takes die-hard puzzle mavens on a tour of the world's most enduringly intriguing braintwisters, from Knigsberg's Bridges and the Hanoi Towers to Fibonacci's Rabbits, the Four Color Problem, and the Magic Square. Each chapter introduces the basic puzzle, discusses the mathematics behind it, and includes exercises and answers plus additional puzzles similar to the one under discussion. Here is a veritable kaleidoscope of puzzling labyrinths, maps, bridges, and optical illusions that will keep aficionados entertained for hours. Marcel Danesi (Etobicoke, ON, Canada) is the author of Increase Your Puzzle IQ
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Marcel Danesi is Professor of Semiotics and Anthropology at the University of Toronto. He has authored and co-authored many books on learning Italian and Spanish, including Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way (Barron's).

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Riddle of the Sphinx
Alcuin's River-Crossing Puzzle
Fibonacci's Rabbit Puzzle
Euler's Konigsberg Bridges Puzzle
Guthrie's Four-Color Problem
Lucas's Towers of Hanoi Puzzle
Loyd's Get Off the Earth Puzzle
Epimenides' Liar Paradox
The Lo Shu Magic Square
The Cretan Labyrinth
Answers and Explanations
Glossary
Index