Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi (New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library)

Reader Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi (New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library) Pages 193 ISBN 0521735254 ï Martin Gardner
  • Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi (New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library)
  • Paperback
  • 193
  • Martin Gardner
  • English
  • 28 October 2019
  • 0521735254

About the Author: Martin Gardner

Reader Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi (New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library) Pages 193 ISBN 0521735254 ï Martin Gardner Martin Gardner was an American mathematics and science writer specializing in recreational mathematics, but with interests encompassing micromagic, stage magic, literature especially the writings of Lewis Carroll , philosophy, scientific skepticism, and religion He wrote the Mathematical Games column in Scientific American from 1956 to 1981, and published over 70 books.


ï 1ABD7A243 å Reader â Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi (New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library) Ñ Martin Gardner A9A8018CC My dad gave me his copy of this book I think I was in high school My interest in his work hasn t waned one iota since He truly is the king of recreational mathematics And, yes, that really is a thing. When I was a sopho in high school in 1956, I remember going to the library once and seeing a magazine I had not noticed before the Scientific American I thumbed through it, and in the back was a column titled Mathematical Games by Martin Gardner Unlike the other articles in the issue which were hard to understand fully, Gardner was very lucid He talked about folding strips of paper into fascinating shapes called Flexagons I did not find out to much later that it was his very first c When I was a sopho in high school in 1956, I remember going to the library once and seei My dad gave me his copy of this book Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi (New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library) I think I was in high school My interest in his work hasn t waned one iota since He truly is the king of recreational mathematics And, yes, that really is a thing.
When I was a sopho in high school in 1956, I remember going to the library once and seeing a magazine I had not noticed before the Scientific American I thumbed through it, and in the back was a column titled Mathematical Games by Martin Gardner Unlike the other articles in the issue which were hard to understand fully, Gardner was very lucid He talked about folding strips of paper into fascinating shapes called Flexagons I did not find out to much later that it was his very first c When I was a sopho in high school in 1956, I remember going to the library once and seeing a magazine I had not noticed before the Scientific American I thumbed through it, and in the back was a column titled Mathematical Games by Martin Gardner Unlike the other articles in the issue which were hard to understand fully, Gardner was very lucid He talke Gardner s First book Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi (New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library) of Mathematical Puzzles and Games 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, Reader â Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi (New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library) Ñ Martin Gardner 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 ,.
á Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi (New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library) á Hexaflexagons is the first of Gardner s series of Scientific American compilations, all now available as PDFs on a single DVD It hearkens back to the halcyon days of nerdery before the Internet, when instead of watching youtube videos and writing python code, math geeks sat around folding strips of paper in certain ways The chapters aren t terribly even some are muchinteresting and thought provoking than others My favorites are the nine puzzles chapters, which are collections of easy b Hexaflexagons is the first of Gardner s series of Scientific American compilations, all now available as PDFs on a single DVD It hearkens back to the halcyon days of nerdery before the Internet, when instead of watching youtube videos and writing python code, math geeks sat around folding strips of paper in certain ways The chapters Martin Gardner was a columnist for Scientific American, and notably described himself as a recreational mathematician When I found this out, I already loved him, it was just a matter of negotiating the degree I sat down with this book, a pad of paper, some colouring pencils and a cup of tea Two hours later I was grinning broadly and surrounded by hexaflexagons Best few quid onI have spent in ages, and recommended to anyone who thinks maths is pretty but you wouldn t want to do it for Martin Gardner was a columnist for Scientific American, and notably described himself as a recreational mathematician When I found this out, I already loved him, it was just a matter of negotiating the degree I sat down with this book, a pad of paper, some colouring pencils and a cup of tea Two hours later I was grinning broadly and surrounded by hexaflexagons Be An interesting collection of logic puzzles, game strategies, and interesting physical mathematical curiosities I say interesting, despite the fact that there are plenty of sections wherein I definitely lost interest, for while I find math interesting in the abstract I am not accustomed to the kind of thinking it requires I did not force myself to understand it all, nor beat myself up when I failed to tease out the answer to a posed problem, though I was just along for the ride, and it was ple An interesting collection of logic puzzles, game strategies, and interesting physical mathematical curiosities I say interesting, despite the fact that there are plenty of sections wherein I definitely lost interest, for while I find math interesting in the abstract I am not accustomed to the kind of thinking it requires I did not force myself to understand it all, nor b What an incredible collection of mathematical brain candy I discovered hexaflexagons from YouTube user ViHart this past school year I showed the videos to my math classes, and they were hooked Getting to read Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi (New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library) the original Reader Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi (New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library) Pages 193 ISBN 0521735254 ï Martin Gardner essay that introduced hexaflexagons to the general public was a joy There is so much material in this little volume quite a bit of it genuinely challenging for me, and my degree is in mathematics that I m sure I will return to it again and again.
I made the dumb mistake of starting to read Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi (New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library) this book Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi (New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library) on the train on my way to work.
Rule number one Do not open this book Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi (New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library) unless you have access to paper, pencils, a ruler and a flat surface This book Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi (New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library) requires three dimensional aides.
This author was recommended to me when I was 21, by a high school friend who is now an artificial intelligence expert I m probably too dumb by now to understand math, but I ll give it a try.

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