How to solve Sudoku: A Step-by-step guide

Front Cover
Infinite Ideas, Jan 16, 2012 - Games - 128 pages
1 Review
Sudoku is a seriously addictive puzzle and the craze continues to sweep the world, spreading faster than you can count to nine. How to solve sudoku is the first step-by-step guide to cracking these captivating but sometimes infuriating puzzles. Written by mathematician Robin Wilson, this book uses examples and practice grids with puzzles of varying degrees of difficulty alongside 52 brilliant tried and tested tips to help you get to grips with sudoku once and for all.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

Sudoku Book

User Review  - iknow316 - Overstock.com

Excellent book for beginners into the sudoku puzzle solving challenge. Read full review

Contents

1 What is sudoku?
2
2 What makes a good puzzle?
4
3 Why sudoku?
6
4 Sudoku hits the world
8
The basics
11
5 Getting started
12
6 The basic language
14
1
16
28 The completed grid
58
29 Zooming in on the action
59
1
60
2
62
3
64
4
66
34 The completed grid
68
35 Time to recover
69

2
18
3
20
10 Scanning the columns
22
11 The completed grid
24
12 Looking back
25
1
26
2
28
15 Threeinaline
30
1
32
2
34
3
36
4
38
20 The completed grid
40
21 Time to take a breather
41
22 Practice puzzles AD
42
23 Solutions to puzzles AD
46
Further tips
49
24 Some general principles
50
1
52
2
54
3
56
Practice puzzles EH
70
37 Solutions to puzzles EH
74
38 Solving even harder puzzles
76
39 Twins and triplets
78
1
80
2
82
3
84
4
86
44 The completed grid
88
45 Recovering
89
46 Practice puzzles IL
90
47 Solutions to puzzles IL
94
48 What if I get stuck?
96
Last words
99
49 Latin squares
100
50 Computers and sudoku
102
51 Variations on sudoku
104
52 Find out more
108
Brilliant communication
110
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Professor Robin Wilson is currently Professor of Pure Mathematics at the Open University, Gresham Professor of Geometry in London (England's oldest Chair of Mathematics) and a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford. He is a well-known populariser of mathematics as well as the author of Four Colours Suffice, the bestselling account of the famous and controversial map-colouring problem. He is the author and editor of 30 books on subjects ranging from history to mathematics.

Bibliographic information