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The Mathematics of Oz: Mental Gymnastics from Beyond the Edge

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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 ...more
Paperback, 351 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Cambridge University Press (first published 2002)
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If you're into mathematics, particularly advanced theory, this is the book for you. A series of puzzles centered around The Wizard of Oz, where Dr. Oz challenges Dorothy to solve them. They're rated as a difficulty from 1 thru 4, but even those rated 2 get into some pretty advanced theory and formulas.
Michael Davis
I didn't read the whole thing word for word. I browsed some of the puzzles and they where not what I had expected. Even the "easy" problems seemed pretty difficult. Interesting idea, but a bit out of my interest league at this point. Plus I have a lot of other things I want to spend time on currently.
This one is tough! Not for the person with a casual interest in math!
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Clifford A. Pickover is an American author, editor, and columnist in the fields of science, mathematics, and science fiction, and is employed at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown, New York.

He received his Ph.D. in 1982 from Yale University's Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, where he conducted research on X-ray scattering and protein structure. Pickover graduated
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