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By Martin Gardner

Playing with mathematical riddles should be an exciting and fun-filled hobby — as well known technology author Martin Gardner proves during this exciting assortment. Puzzlists want in simple terms an straight forward wisdom of math and a will to withstand taking a look up the reply prior to attempting to clear up a problem.
Written in a gentle and witty type, Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles is a mix of outdated and new riddles, grouped into sections that conceal numerous mathematical issues: funds, velocity, aircraft and sturdy geometry, chance, topology, difficult puzzles, and extra. The likelihood part, for instance, issues out that every thing we do, every little thing that occurs round us, obeys the legislation of likelihood; geometry puzzles try out our skill to imagine pictorially and sometimes, in additional than one measurement; whereas topology, one of the "youngest and rowdiest branches of recent geometry," bargains a glimpse right into a unusual measurement the place houses stay unchanged, irrespective of how a determine is twisted, stretched, or compressed.
Clear and concise reviews initially of every part clarify the character and value of the maths had to resolve every one puzzle. a gently defined resolution follows every one challenge. in lots of circumstances, all that's had to remedy a puzzle is the power to imagine logically and obviously, to be "on the alert for startling, off-beat angles...that unusual hidden issue that everybody else had overlooked."
Fully illustrated, this enticing assortment will attract mom and dad and youngsters, beginner mathematicians, scientists, and scholars alike, and will, because the writer writes, make the reader "want to review the topic in earnest" and explains "some of the inviting paths that wind clear of the issues into lusher parts of the mathematical jungle."
65 black-and-white illustrations.

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