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Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

by Martin Gardner Dover Publications (December 02, 2014)

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...


Studies in the Theory of Random Processes

by A. V. Skorokhod Dover Publications (July 28, 2014)

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...


Why Do Buses Come in Threes: The Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life

by Jeremy Wyndham, Robert Eastaway & Tim Rice Wiley (February 24, 2000)

"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...


Four Lives: A Celebration of Raymond Smullyan

by Jason Rosenhouse & Raymond M. Smullyan Dover Publications (February 20, 2014)

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...


Paradoxes in Mathematics

by Stanley J. Farlow Dover Publications (February 20, 2014)

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...


The Magical Maze: Seeing the World Through Mathematical Eyes

by Ian Stewart Wiley (March 11, 1998)

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...


Another Fine Math You've Got Me Into. . .

by Ian Stewart Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

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....


Mathematics and the Imagination

by Edward Kasner & James Newman Dover Publications (March 25, 2013)

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;...


Mathematical Games, Abstract Games

by Joao Pedro Neto & Jorge Nuno Silva Dover Publications (May 15, 2013)

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.


The Gödelian Puzzle Book: Puzzles, Paradoxes and Proofs

by Raymond M. Smullyan Dover Publications (August 21, 2013)

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...


Mathematical Puzzles and Curiosities

by Barry R. Clarke Dover Publications (June 19, 2013)

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....


Intriguing Mathematical Problems

by Oswald Jacoby & William H. Benson Dover Publications (April 25, 2013)

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...


Mathematical Snapshots

by H. Steinhaus Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

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...


Problem Solving Through Recreational Mathematics

by Bonnie Averbach & Orin Chein Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

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...


100 Great Problems of Elementary Mathematics

by Heinrich Dörrie Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

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.


The Number Mysteries

by Marcus du Sautoy St. Martin's Press (May 23, 2011)

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...


Do Dice Play God?

by Ian Stewart Basic Books (September 02, 2019)

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...


How to Bake Pi

by Eugenia Cheng Basic Books (May 04, 2015)

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...


The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus

by Thomas Oléron Evans & Hannah Fry Abrams Press (October 23, 2017)

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...


Do Dice Play God?

by Ian Stewart Basic Books (September 03, 2019)

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...


Old Dogs, New Math

by Mike Askew & Rob Eastaway The Experiment (September 14, 2010)

“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...


One Hundred Problems in Elementary Mathematics

by Hugo Steinhaus & Martin Gardner Dover Publications (April 10, 2016)

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...


The Big Brain Puzzle Book

by Terry Stickels Dover Publications (February 29, 2016)

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....


The Canterbury Puzzles and Other Curious Problems

by Henry Ernest Dudeney e-artnow

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...


Take a Number

by Lillian R. Lieber & Hugh Gray Lieber Dover Publications (May 24, 2017)

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...


Mathematical Doodlings

by Geoffrey Marnell Burdock Books (February 01, 2017)

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...


The Surprise Attack in Mathematical Problems

by Louis A. Graham Dover Publications (March 17, 2017)

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...


Fun Plants & Seeds Math Games - Multiplication and Division for Kids

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

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...


Mind-Blowing Modular Origami: The Art of Polyhedral Paper Folding

by Byriah Loper Tuttle Publishing (October 11, 2016)

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...


Minecraft Cheats : 70 Top Essential Minecraft Cheats Guide Exposed!

by Jason Scotts Speedy Publishing Books (March 18, 2014)

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...


Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension

by Matt Parker Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 01, 2014)

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...


The Game of Balls: Ball Games All Over The World: Ball Games for Kids

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (December 20, 2015)

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...


The Book on Games of Chance: The 16th-Century Treatise on Probability

by Gerolamo Cardano, Sydney Henry Gould & Samuel S. Wilks Dover Publications (November 04, 2015)

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...


100 Geometric Games

by Pierre Berloquin, Denis Dugas & Martin Gardner Dover Publications (June 03, 2015)

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...