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Origami, Eleusis, and the Soma Cube Martin Gardner's Mathematical Diversions

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ISBN-10: 0521735246

ISBN-13: 9780521735247

Edition: 2008

Authors: Martin Gardner, Mathematical Association of America Staff, Mathematical Association of America Staff

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Martin Gardner continues to delight, by introducing readers to the Generalized Ham Sandwich Theorem, origami, digital roots, magic squares, the mathematics of cooling coffee, the induction game of Eleusis, Dudeney puzzles, the maze at Hampton Court Palace, and many more mathematical puzzles and principles. Origami, Eleusis, and the Soma Cube is the second volume in Martin Gardner's New Mathematical Library, based on his enormously popular Scientific American columns. Now the author, in consultation with experts, has added updates to all the chapters, including new game variations, mathematical proofs, and other developments and discoveries, to challenge and fascinate a new generation of…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Martin Gardner is the author of more than seventy books on a vast range of topics including "Did Adam & Eve Have Navels?", "Calculus Made Easy", & "The Annotated Alice". He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Five Platonic Solids
Tetraflexagons
Henry Ernest Dudeney: England's Greatest Puzzlist
Digital Roots
Nine Problems
The Soma Cube
Recreational Topology
Phi: The Golden Ratio
The Monkey and the Coconuts
Mazes
Recreational Logic
Magic Squares
James Hugh Riley Shows, Inc.
Nine More Problems
Eleusis: The Induction Game
Origami
Squaring the Square
Mechanical Puzzles
Probability and Ambiguity
The Mysterious Dr. Matrix
Index