Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions: The First Scientific American Book of Puzzles and Games

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University of Chicago Press, Sep 15, 1988 - Mathematics - 200 pages
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These clearly and cleverly presented mathematical recreations of paradoxes and paperfolding, Moebius variations and mnemonics both ancient and modern delight and perplex while demonstating principles of logic, probability, geometry, and other mathematical fields.

"A classic."—Andrew Rothery, Times Education Supplement

"Martin Gardner has turned a trick as neat as any in the book itself. He has selected a group of diversions which are not only entertaining but mathematically meaningful as well. The result is a work which is rewarding on almost every level of mathematical achievement."—Miriam Hecht, Iscripta Mathematica
 

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Contents

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III
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IV
23
V
37
VI
47
VII
55
VIII
63
X
73
XIII
102
XIV
110
XV
124
XVI
141
XVII
151
XVIII
162
XIX
174
XX
187

XI
84
XII
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Martin Gardner is the author of more than seventy books on a vast range of topics including "Did Adam & Eve Have Navels?", "Calculus Made Easy", & "The Annotated Alice". He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

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