Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi: Martin Gardners First Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Games by Martin GardnerHexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi: Martin Gardners First Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Games by Martin Gardner

Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi: Martin Gardners First Book of…

byMartin Gardner

Paperback | September 8, 2008

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Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi is the inaugural volume in The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library series. Based off of Gardener's enormously popular Scientific American columns, his puzzles and challenges can now fascinate a whole new generation! Paradoxes and paper-folding, Moebius variations and mnemonics, fallacies, magic square, 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. 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.
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.
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Title:Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi: Martin Gardners First Book of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.39 inPublished:September 8, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521735254

ISBN - 13:9780521735254

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Table of Contents

1. Hexaflexagons; 2. Magic with a matrix; 3. Nine problems; 4. Ticktacktoe; 5. Probability paradoxes; 6. The icosian game and the Tower of Hanoi; 7. Curious topological models; 8. The game of hex; 9. Sam Loyd: America's greatest puzzlist; 10. Mathematical card tricks; 11. Memorizing numbers; 12. Nine more problems; 13. Polyominoes; 14. Fallacies; 15. Nim and tac tix; 16. Left or right.

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"While Martin Gardner has always called himself "strictly a journalist," he should really be honored as one of this country's greatest cultural treasures."
The Washington Post