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The Resource The puzzle universe : a history of mathematics in 315 puzzles, Ivan Moscovich

The puzzle universe : a history of mathematics in 315 puzzles, Ivan Moscovich

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The puzzle universe : a history of mathematics in 315 puzzles
Title
The puzzle universe
Title remainder
a history of mathematics in 315 puzzles
Statement of responsibility
Ivan Moscovich
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Puzzle Universe is intended for general readers and devoted puzzlers. It is about the latent beauty of mathematics, its history, and the puzzles that have advanced and emerged from the science of numbers. It is full of challenging historical facts, thinking puzzles, paradoxes, illusions, and problem solving. There are 315 puzzles in this book. Extended captions explain in easy terms the value of the puzzles for mathematical and educational purposes, particularly in light of the findings of recent research. This historical and pedagogical dimension sets The Puzzle Universe apart from similar books. The puzzles appear in a dynamic layout for a visual experience that is Ivan Moscovich's trademark. There are ten chapters complete with answers. Icons show the challenge rating and the tools needed (pencil, scissors, ruler, and of course, brain) to solve the puzzle." --
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
793.74
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Label
The puzzle universe : a history of mathematics in 315 puzzles, Ivan Moscovich
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- Thinking about Playthinks and Your Brain -- Beginnings, Greek Math, Geometry and Ahmes' Puzzle -- Primes, Magic Squares and Queen Dido's Problem -- Points, Topology and Euler's Seven Bridges Puzzle -- Knights And Queens, Cutting Cakes and The Mystery of the Pendulum -- Science, Dimensions, Randomness and The Tower Of Hanoi Puzzle -- Infinity, Impossibility/Impossible Figures, Mixed Hats and Mixing Tea with Milk -- Paradoxes, Cellular Automata, Hollow Cube and Night Crossing Puzzle -- Perception, Illusions, Parity and Puzzles about Truth and Lies of Ray -- Answers -- About Ivan Moscovich
Control code
907096212
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
394 pages
Isbn
9781770854758
Isbn Type
(bound)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
The puzzle universe : a history of mathematics in 315 puzzles, Ivan Moscovich
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- Thinking about Playthinks and Your Brain -- Beginnings, Greek Math, Geometry and Ahmes' Puzzle -- Primes, Magic Squares and Queen Dido's Problem -- Points, Topology and Euler's Seven Bridges Puzzle -- Knights And Queens, Cutting Cakes and The Mystery of the Pendulum -- Science, Dimensions, Randomness and The Tower Of Hanoi Puzzle -- Infinity, Impossibility/Impossible Figures, Mixed Hats and Mixing Tea with Milk -- Paradoxes, Cellular Automata, Hollow Cube and Night Crossing Puzzle -- Perception, Illusions, Parity and Puzzles about Truth and Lies of Ray -- Answers -- About Ivan Moscovich
Control code
907096212
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
394 pages
Isbn
9781770854758
Isbn Type
(bound)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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