The liar paradox and the towers of Hanoi : the 10 greatest math puzzles of all time

by Danesi, Marcel, 1946-

Format: Print Book 2004
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction QA95.D29 2004
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  QA95.D29 2004
A walk through history's most mind-boggling puzzles
Ever since the Sphinx asked his legendary riddle of Oedipus, riddles, conundrums, and puzzles of all sizes have kept humankind perplexed and amused. The Liar Paradox and the Towers of Hanoi takes die-hard puzzle mavens on a tour of the world's most enduringly intriguing braintwisters, from K?nigsberg's Bridges and the Hanoi Towers to Fibonacci's Rabbits, the Four Color Problem, and the Magic Square. Each chapter introduces the basic puzzle, discusses the mathematics behind it, and includes exercises and answers plus additional puzzles similar to the one under discussion. Here is a veritable kaleidoscope of puzzling labyrinths, maps, bridges, and optical illusions that will keep aficionados entertained for hours.
Marcel Danesi (Etobicoke, ON, Canada) is the author of Increase Your Puzzle IQ
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Subjects Mathematical recreations.
Publisher Hoboken, N.J. :John Wiley & Sons,2004
Other Titles 10 greatest math puzzles of all time
Ten greatest math puzzles of all time
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description vii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 0471648167 (pbk.)
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