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Mathematical Magic Show

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s/t: More Puzzles, Games, Diversions, Illusions and Other Mathematical Sleight-Of-Mind from Scientific American
Published (first published 1977)
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Nick
Jan 29, 2009 Nick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite a fun read. I shouldn't be surprised that I learned new and interesting things from a Martin Gardner book. Perhaps I should proceed to look for more.

My favorite chapter might have been chapter 5, "The Cocktail Cherry and Other Problems". Examples:
2) what is the largest cube that can be completely covered on all six sides by folding around it a pattern cut from a square sheet of paper with a side of three inches?
3) tri-hex, a generalization of tic-tac-toe to other arrangements of 9 cells in
...more
Uladzislau
Dec 11, 2015 Uladzislau rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: любителям занимательной математики
Shelves: mathematics
Эта книга начинается главой, которая посвящена размышлениям на тему, что такое "ничто", а заканчивается главой про то, что же такой "все". Ради этих глав и стоит читать книгу. Середина довольно-таки скучновата, относительно других книг Гарднера, поскольку довольно-таки однообразно и в основном посвящена вопросам комбинаторики и всевозможных полимино, а это на мой взгляд, не самые занимательные темы в занимательной математике. Но читать нужно обязательно всю книгу, тогда станет понятнее, что же т ...more
Jim Razinha
Nov 11, 2014 Jim Razinha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great plane read. More polyoinoes,, some dice, cards, Möbius geometry, number tricks. Classic Mathematical Games material.
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Martin Gardner was an American mathematics and science writer specializing in recreational mathematics, but with interests encompassing micromagic, stage magic, literature (especially the writings of Lewis Carroll), philosophy, scientific skepticism, and religion. He wrote the Mathematical Games column in Scientific American from 1956 to 1981, and published over 70 books.
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