The Moscow Puzzles

359 Mathematical Recreations

Author: Boris A. Kordemsky

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486801306

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 320

View: 8329

This is, quite simply, the best and most popular puzzle book ever published in the Soviet Union. Since its first appearance in 1956 there have been eight editions as well as translations from the original Russian into Ukrainian, Estonian, Lettish, and Lithuanian. Almost a million copies of the Russian version alone have been sold. Part of the reason for the book's success is its marvelously varied assortment of brainteasers ranging from simple "catch" riddles to difficult problems (none, however, requiring advanced mathematics). Many of the puzzles will be new to Western readers, while some familiar problems have been clothed in new forms. Often the puzzles are presented in the form of charming stories that provide non-Russian readers with valuable insights into contemporary Russian life and customs. In addition, Martin Gardner, former editor of the Mathematical Games Department, Scientific American, has clarified and simplified the book to make it as easy as possible for an English-reading public to understand and enjoy. He has been careful, moreover, to retain nearly all the freshness, warmth, and humor of the original. Lavishly illustrated with over 400 clear diagrams and amusing sketches, this inexpensive edition of the first English translation will offer weeks or even months of stimulating entertainment. It belongs in the library of every puzzlist or lover of recreational mathematics.

Das MotivationsManifest

9 Versprechen, das Leben zu meistern

Author: Brendon Burchard

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843714479

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 573

Jeder Mensch strebt nach persönlicher Freiheit und Glück. Davon ist der international bekannte Motivationsexperte Brendon Burchard überzeugt. Er gibt in seinem Buch anschaulich praktische Anleitungen, wie wir freier und unabhängiger von äußeren Erwartungen und Ängsten werden. Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele zeigt er auf, wo Fallstricke liegen und wie es uns gelingen kann, die Hürden erfolgreich zu nehmen. Begeisterte Stimmen „Ein poetischer und kraftvoller Aufruf zu persönlicher Freiheit. Ich liebe dieses Buch.“ Paulo Coelho „Brendon Burchard ist einer der Top Motivations- und Marketingtrainer der Welt.“ Larry King

The Gödelian Puzzle Book

Puzzles, Paradoxes and Proofs

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486315770

Category: Mathematics

Page: 240

View: 529

These logic puzzles provide entertaining variations on Gödel's incompleteness theorems, offering ingenious challenges related to infinity, truth and provability, undecidability, and other concepts. No background in formal logic necessary.

Mathematik

Author: Timothy Gowers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150187067

Category:

Page: 207

View: 4463


Self-working Number Magic

101 Foolproof Tricks

Author: Karl Fulves

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486243917

Category: Games

Page: 145

View: 8186

Clear instructions for 101 tricks and problems, many based on important math principles. Master such number phenomena as Lightning Calculations, Giant Memory, Magic Squares, nearly 100 more. 98 illustrations.

Games and Fun with Playing Cards

Author: Joseph Leeming

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486239774

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 184

View: 8301

Here's a collection of 124 games, tricks, puzzles and stunts with cards that will provide hours of entertainment for all ages. 20 varieties of solitaire, old stand-bys — Go Fish, Crazy Eights, Old Maid — and lesser known games — Authors, Frogs in the Pond, Persian Pasha — and much more.

Learn Magic

Author: Henry Hay

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486212388

Category: Games

Page: 285

View: 2497

Written for the amateur magician, "Learn Magic" enables readers to learn and start performing 65 well-known tricks that professionals use, offering a well-rounded repertoire on which beginners can draw.

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486252117

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 2989

Playing with mathematical riddles can be an intriguing and fun-filled pastime — as popular science writer Martin Gardner proves in this entertaining collection. Puzzlists need only an elementary knowledge of math and a will to resist looking up the answer before trying to solve a problem. Written in a light and witty style, Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles is a mixture of old and new riddles, grouped into sections that cover a variety of mathematical topics: money, speed, plane and solid geometry, probability, topology, tricky puzzles, and more. The probability section, for example, points out that everything we do, everything that happens around us, obeys the laws of probability; geometry puzzles test our ability to think pictorially and often, in more than one dimension; while topology, among the "youngest and rowdiest branches of modern geometry," offers a glimpse into a strange dimension where properties remain unchanged, no matter how a figure is twisted, stretched, or compressed. Clear and concise comments at the beginning of each section explain the nature and importance of the math needed to solve each puzzle. A carefully explained solution follows each problem. In many cases, all that is needed to solve a puzzle is the ability to think logically and clearly, to be "on the alert for surprising, off-beat angles...that strange hidden factor that everyone else had overlooked." Fully illustrated, this engaging collection will appeal to parents and children, amateur mathematicians, scientists, and students alike, and may, as the author writes, make the reader "want to study the subject in earnest" and explains "some of the inviting paths that wind away from the problems into lusher areas of the mathematical jungle." 65 black-and-white illustrations.

Warren der Dreizehnte und das Magische Auge

Author: Tania del Rio

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732533433

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7515

Dürfen wir vorstellen? Warren, der Dreizehnte: Er ist Page, Handwerker, Kammerjäger, Schornsteinfeger und Laufbursche zugleich. Und das in einem alten Familienhotel mit vielen dunklen Ecken, verwinkelten Korridoren und ungelüfteten Geheimnissen. Vielleicht ist es sogar der Ort, an dem das sagenumwobene Magische Auge versteckt ist? Auf diesen Schatz hat es nicht nur Warrens fiese Tante Annaconda abgesehen, sondern bald auch das ganze Nachbardorf. Warren setzt alles daran, das Auge als Erster zu finden, doch vorher muss er einige wichtige Dinge klären: Welches seltsame Wesen lauert im Heizungskeller? Wer ist dieses geisterhafte Mädchen, das im Irrgarten herumschleicht? Und warum ist der einzige Hotelgast wie eine Mumie in Bandagen gewickelt? Eine wunderbar gruselige Geschichte voller Rätsel, Geheimcodes und schaurig schöner Bilder

Mathe-Magie

Verblüffende Tricks für blitzschnelles Kopfrechnen und ein phänomenales Zahlengedächtnis

Author: Arthur Benjamin,Michael Shermer

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641148472

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 8248

Zaubern mit Zahlen – wer dieses Buch gelesen hat, muss PISA nicht mehr fürchten Wer glaubt, Mathematik sei eine trockene Angelegenheit und Kopfrechnen eine unnötige Quälerei, der irrt sich gewaltig. Denn nach der Lektüre dieses Buches ist es für jeden ein Leichtes, Rechenoperationen mit vier- und fünfstelligen Zahlen in Sekundenschnelle im Kopf auszuführen. Und was wie Zauberei wirkt, ist letztendlich nichts anderes als mathematische Logik, die jedermann beherrschen kann und die dazu noch richtig Spaß macht. • So wird Kopfrechnen kinderleicht! • Mit zahlreichen Übungen und Lösungen