The Magic Garden of George B and Other Logic Puzzles by Raymond Smullyan

The Magic Garden of George B and Other Logic Puzzles

byRaymond Smullyan

Kobo ebook | April 14, 2015

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Raymond Smullyan presents a bombshell puzzle so startling that it seems incredible that there could be any solution at all! But there is indeed a solution — moreover, one that requires a chain of lesser puzzles to be solved first. The reader is thus taken on a journey through a maze of subsidiary problems that has all the earmarks of an entertaining detective story.

This book leads the unwary reader into deep logical waters through seductively entertaining logic puzzles. One example is Boolean algebra with such weird looking equations as 1+1=0 — a subject which today plays a vital role, not only in mathematical systems, but also in computer science and artificial intelligence.

Contents:

  • It's All a Question of Logic!:

    • Puzzles or Monkey Tricks?
    • Which Lady?
    • Which Witch?
    • Which Island?
    • McGregor's Arithmetic Tricks
    • Ask Eldon White
    • Al, the Chemist
    • Sane or Mad?
    • The Strange Case of McSnurd
    • The Knight-Knave Disease
    • Human or Android?
    • Variable Lying and Paradox
  • The Magic Garden:

    • George's Garden
    • Some Neighboring Gardens
    • The Grand Problem Solved!
    • Boolean Gardens and Variable Liars
    • Propositional Logic and Boolean Gardens
    • The Boolean Theory of Sets
    • Boolean Algebras in General
    • Boolean Gardens Revisited
    • Another Grand Problem
    • George Boole and Mathematical Logic

Readership: General public who is interested in logic puzzles, researchers in boolean algebra.
Key Features:

  • Dr Smullyan is world renowned for his logic puzzles ... second to none
  • Everything within the book is developed from scratch. No background in the subject area is necessary
  • The puzzles are interconnected
Title:The Magic Garden of George B and Other Logic PuzzlesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 14, 2015Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814675075

ISBN - 13:9789814675079

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