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Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi

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ISBN-10: 0521735254

ISBN-13: 9780521735254

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Martin Gardner

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Paradoxes and paper-folding, Moebius variations and mnemonics, fallacies, magic squares, topological curiosities, parlor tricks, and games ancient and modern, from Polyminoes, Nim, Hex, and the Tower of Hanoi to four-dimensional ticktacktoe. These mathematical recreations, clearly and cleverly presented by Martin Gardner, delight and perplex while demonstrating principles of logic, probability, geometry, and other fields of mathematics. Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi is the inaugural volume in Martin Gardner's New Mathematical Library. This book of the earliest of Gardner's enormously popular Scientific American columns and puzzles continues to challenge and…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.528
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.

Introduction to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Magic with a Matrix
Nine Problems
Probability Paradoxes
The Icosian Game and the Tower of Hanoi
Curious Topological Models
The Game of Hex
Sam Loyd: America's Greatest Puzzlist
Mathematical Card Tricks
Memorizing Numbers
Nine More Problems
Nim and Tac Tix
Left or Right?