Penrose tiles to trapdoor ciphers : -- and the return of Dr. Matrix

Martin Gardner

Here is another collection drawn from Martin Gardner's 'Mathematical Games' column in Scientific American. Each chapter explores a different theme, for example fractals, surreal numbers, the sculptures of Berrocal, tiling the plane, Ramsey theory and code breaking, all combining to create a rich diet of recreational mathematics. Most chapters can be readily understood by the uninitiated: at each turn there are challenges for the reader and a wealth of references for further reading. Gardner's clarity of style and ability systematically to simplify the complex make this an excellent vehicle in which to start or continue an interest in recreational mathematics.

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  • Preface
  • 1. Penrose tiling
  • 2. Penrose tiling II
  • 3. Mandelbrot's fractals
  • 4. Conway's surreal numbers
  • 5. Back from the Klondike and other problems
  • 6. The Oulip
  • 7. The Oulip II
  • 8. Wythoff's Nim
  • 9. Pool-ball triangles and other problems
  • 10. Mathematical induction and colored hats
  • 11. Negative numbers
  • 12. Cutting shapes into N congruent parts
  • 13. Trapdoor ciphers
  • 14. Trapdoor ciphers II
  • 15. Hyperbolas
  • 16. The new Eleusis
  • 17. Ramsey theory
  • 18. From burrs to Berrocal
  • 19. Sicherman dice, the Kruskal count and other curiosities
  • 20. Raymond Smullyan's logic puzzles
  • 21. The return of Dr. Matrix.

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書名 Penrose tiles to trapdoor ciphers : -- and the return of Dr. Matrix
著作者等 Gardner, Martin
シリーズ名 MAA spectrum
出版元 Mathematical Association of America
刊行年月 c1997
版表示 rev. ed.
ページ数 ix, 319 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0883855216
NCID BA32711410
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国