The Raven's Hat: Fallen Pictures, Rising Sequences, And Other Mathematical Games

byJonas Peters, Nicolai MeinshausenIllustratorMalte Meinshausen

February 2, 2021|
The Raven's Hat: Fallen Pictures, Rising Sequences, And Other Mathematical Games by Jonas Peters
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Games that show how mathematics can solve the apparently unsolvable.

This book presents a series of engaging games that seem unsolvable--but can be solved when they are translated into mathematical terms. How can players find their ID cards when the cards are distributed randomly among twenty boxes? By applying the theory of permutations. How can a player guess the color of her own hat when she can only see other players'' hats? Hamming codes, which are used in communication technologies. Like magic, mathematics solves the apparently unsolvable. The games allow readers, including university students or anyone with high school-level math, to experience the joy of mathematical discovery.
Jonas Peters is Professor of Statistics at the University of Copenhagen. Nicolai Meinshausen is Professor of Statistics at ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich.
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Title:The Raven's Hat: Fallen Pictures, Rising Sequences, And Other Mathematical Games
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:192 pages, 8 X 5.37 X 0.53 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 8 X 5.37 X 0.53 in
Published:February 2, 2021
Publisher:MIT Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780262044516

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