My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles (Dover Recreational Math) by Martin Gardner

My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles (Dover Recreational Math)

Book Title: My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles (Dover Recreational Math)

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486281523

Release Date: 1994-11-01

Author: Martin Gardner


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Martin Gardner with My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles (Dover Recreational Math)

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Over a period of 25 years as author of the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American, Martin Gardner devoted a column every six months or so to short math problems or puzzles. He was especially careful to present new and unfamiliar puzzles that had not been included in such classic collections as those by Sam Loyd and Henry Dudeney. Later, these puzzles were published in book collections, incorporating reader feedback on alternate solutions or interesting generalizations.
The present volume contains a rich selection of 70 of the best of these brain teasers, in some cases including references to new developments related to the puzzle. Now enthusiasts can challenge their solving skills and rattle their egos with such stimulating mind-benders as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, The Fork in the Road, Bronx vs. Brooklyn, Touching Cigarettes, and 64 other problems involving logic and basic math. Solutions are included.