Mathematical Mind-Benders

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2007 - Mathematics - 148 pages
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Peter Winkler is at it again. Following the enthusiastic reaction to Mathematical Puzzles: A Connoisseur's Collection, Peter has compiled a new collection of elegant mathematical puzzles to challenge and entertain the reader. The puzzles in this collection include an eclectic collection of twists on old favorites, “severe” difficulty puzzles, and puzzles that were recently solved or remain unsolved. This book is for lovers of mathematics, lovers of puzzles, lovers of a challenge.Most of all, it is for those who think that the world of mathematics is orderly, logical, and intuitive—and are ready to learn otherwise!

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Peter Winkler is Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, and Albert Bradley Third Century Professor in the Sciences at Dartmouth College. He has written over 125 research papers in mathematics and holds a dozen patents in computing, cryptography, holography, optical networking, and marine navigation. He is the author of Mathematical Puzzles: A Connoisseur's Collection (A K Peters Ltd., 2004). In some circles he is best known as the inventor of cryptologic methods for the game of bridge, currently illegal for tournament play in most of the western world.

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