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Mathematics of Oz Mental Gymnastics from Beyond the Edge

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ISBN-10: 0521700841

ISBN-13: 9780521700849

Edition: N/A

Authors: Clifford A. Pickover

List price: $22.95
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Grab a pencil. Relax. Then take off on a mind-boggling journey to the ultimate frontier of math, mind, and meaning as acclaimed author Clifford Pickover, Dorothy, and Dr. Oz explore some of the oddest and quirkiest highways and byways of the numerically obsessed. The thought-provoking mysteries, puzzles, and problems range from zebra numbers and circular primes to Legion's number--a number so big that it makes a trillion pale in comparison. The strange mazes, bizarre consequences, and dizzying arrays of logic problems entertain readers at all levels of mathematical sophistication. The tests devised by enigmatic Dr. Oz to assess human intelligence will tease the brain of even the most avid…    
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

Travel guide
Preface
Introduction
Puzzles
The yellow-brick road
Animal array
An experiment with Kansas
An experiment with signs
The logic of greenness
Magical maze
Kansas railway contraction
The problem of the bones
Square overdrive
Squares and cubes
Plex's matrix
Chaos at the clock factory
The upsilon configuration
Bone toss
Animal farm courthouse
Omega sphere
Leg bone shatter produces triangle
Z-bar ranch
Mystery of phasers
Salty number cycle
Where are the composites?
Brain trip
The gaps of omicron
Hutchinson problem
Flint hill series
Wacky tiles
Toto clone puzzle
Legions' number
The problems of the tombs
Plex's tiles
Phasers on targets
The chamber of death and despair
Zebra irrationals
Creatures in resin
Prime-poor equations
Number satellite
Flatworm math
Regolith paradox
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Entropy
Animal gap
Arranging alien heads
Ramanujan congruences and the quest for transcendence
Getting noticed
Juggler numbers
Friends from Mars
Phi in four 4s
On planet Zyph
The jellyfish of Europa
Archeological dissection
The gamma gambit
Robot hand hive
Ramanujan and the quattuordecillion
Lunatic ferris wheel
The ultimate spindle
Prairie artifact
Alien pellets
The beauty of polygon slicing
Cosmic call
Knight moves
Sphere
Potawatomi target
Sliders
Swapping
Triangle dissection
A simple code
Heterosquare
Insertion
Missing landscape
The choice
Animal selection
The skeletal men of Uranus
Hindbrain stimulation
The arrays of absolution
Trochophore abduction
The dream pyramids of Missouri
Mathematical flower petal
Blood and water
Cavern problems
Three triplets
Oos and oob gambit
Napiform mathematics
Toto, Mr. Plex, elephant
Witch overdrive
What is art?
Wendy magic square
Heaven and hell
The stars of heaven
Vacation in the tarantula nebula
Hot lava
Circular primes
The truth about cats and dogs
Disc mania
N2+m2=s
2, 271, 2718281
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Knight moves
Pool table gambit
A connection between pi and e
Venusian number bush
Triangle cave
Rat attack
The scarecrow formula
Circle math
A, AB, ABA
Ants and cheese
The omega crystal
Attack of undulating undecamorphs
Epilog
Further exploring
For further reading
About the author