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Why do card tricks work? How can magicians do astonishing feats of mathematics mentally? Why do stage "mind-reading" tricks work? As a rule, we simply accept these tricks and "magic" without recognizing that...

This text is devoted to the development of certain probabilistic methods in the specific field of stochastic differential equations and limit theorems for Markov processes. Specialists, researchers, and students...

"Deals in a very entertaining way with problems in normal life related to mathematics, luck, coincidence, gambling." - The Independent (London)

Why do your chances of winning the lottery increase if you buy your...

This "best of" collection of works by Raymond Smullyan features logic puzzles, musings on mathematical logic and paradoxes, chess problems, and thoughts on the philosophy of religion, plus personal tributes...

Students and puzzle enthusiasts will get plenty of enjoyment plus some painless mathematical instruction from 28 conundrums, including The Curve That Shook the World, Space Travel in a Wineglass, and Through...

Enter the magical maze of mathematics and explore the surprising passageways of a fantastical world where logic and imagination converge. For mathematics is a maze-a maze in your head-a maze of ideas, a maze...

Sixteen columns from the French edition of *Scientific American *feature oddball characters and wacky wordplay in a mathematical wonderland of puzzles and games that also imparts significant mathematical ideas....

With wit and clarity, the authors progress from simple arithmetic to calculus and non-Euclidean geometry. Their subjects: geometry, plane and fancy; puzzles that made mathematical history; tantalizing paradoxes;...

User-friendly, visually appealing collection offers both new and classic strategic board games. Includes abstract games for two and three players and mathematical games such as Nim and games on graphs.

These logic puzzles provide entertaining variations on Gödel's incompleteness theorems, offering ingenious challenges related to infinity, truth and provability, undecidability, and other concepts. No background...

Intriguing collection features recreational math, logic, and creativity puzzles. Classic and new puzzles include The Monty Hall Problem, The Unexpected Hanging, The Shakespeare Puzzles, and Finger Multiplication....

Treasury of challenging brainteasers includes puzzles involving numbers, letters, probability, reasoning, more: The Enterprising Snail, The Fly and the Bicycles, The Lovesick Cockroaches, many others. No advanced...

Numerous photographs, diagrams explain mathematical phenomena in series of thought-provoking expositions. From simple puzzles to more advanced problems, topics include psychology of lottery players, new and...

Fascinating approach to mathematical teaching stresses use of recreational problems, puzzles, and games to teach critical thinking. Logic, number and graph theory, games of strategy, much more. Includes answers...

Problems that beset Archimedes, Newton, Euler, Cauchy, Gauss, etc. Features squaring the circle, pi, similar problems. No advanced math is required. Includes 100 problems with proofs.

Every time we download music, take a flight across the Atlantic or talk on our cell phones, we are relying on great mathematical inventions. In* The Number Mysteries*, one of our generation's foremost mathematicians...

**A celebrated mathematician explores how math helps us make sense of the unpredictable**

We would like to believe we can know things for certain. We want to be able to figure out who will win an election, if the...

**One of the world's most creative mathematicians finds the meaning of mathematics in the kitchen in this "whimsical...rigorous and insightful" ( New York Times) book**

What is math? How exactly does it work? And...

How do you apply game theory to select who should be on your Christmas shopping list? What equations should you use to decorate the Christmas tree? Will calculations show Santa is getting steadily thinner--shimmying...

**A celebrated mathematician explores how math helps us make sense of an unpredictable world**

We would like to believe we can know things for certain. We want to be able to figure out who will win an election, if...

“Perfect for parents who want to understand the different methods to do arithmetic their children are learning—and why they are being taught that way.”

—Keith Devlin, award-winning Stanford University...

Both a challenge to mathematically inclined readers and a useful supplementary text for high school and college courses, *One Hundred Problems in Elementary Mathematics* presents an instructive, stimulating collection...

Give your brain a series of workouts that'll make it bigger and better! This colossal collection of more than 200 puzzles simultaneously provides a relaxing atmosphere for mental play and stimulates brain activity....

Henry Ernest Dudeney (1857–1930) was an English author and mathematician who specialised in logic puzzles and mathematical games. He is known as one of the country's foremost creators of puzzles.

The Canterbury...

Is mathematics a subject that everyone must study? You bet it is, and this playful guide shows why all of the people on this planet need to know something about math, and the more, the merrier! Mathematics is...

This is a journal about a trip to the edges of the mathematical universe. It is testament to the fact that even the amateur lover of numbers—one both daunted and humbled by the sledgehammer tools of the professional...

For decades, professionals in applied mathematics and mathematical puzzle fans from all over the world supplied provocative problems to the puzzle columns of the *Graham Dial.* Upon the appearance of an interesting...

How about incorporating Mathematics to plants? Well, this book will teach your kids how to multiply and divide with the help of our ever trusted plants and seeds. This book was designed to remove the intimidating...

**Modular origami is the latest craze in paper folding!**

These three-dimensional models are created from a number of small pieces of paper that are easily folded and then cleverly fit together to form a spectacular...

Thank you for checking out the book "Minecraft Cheats : 70 Top Minecraft Cheats Exposed!" This book will tell you how to play Minecraft with cheats enabled. That means that you would be able to explore more...

**A book from the stand-up mathematician that makes math fun again!**

Math is boring, says the mathematician and comedian Matt Parker. Part of the problem may be the way the subject is taught, but it's also true...

If your child is a sport-loving little person, he/she would find this book of ball games highly appealing! This book effectively cultivates a love for learning because it is very visual. There isn't a lot of...

Mathematics was only one area of interest for Gerolamo Cardano ― the sixteenth-century astrologer, philosopher, and physician was also a prolific author and inveterate gambler. Gambling led Cardano to the...

There are three loops in a tangle of rope. How many are independent, and how many are interlocked?Two knights stand on a chessboard. How many other knights must you add so that each square is occupied or threatened...