Penrose Tiles To Trapdoor Ciphers And The Return Of Dr Matrix (Spectrum) - Martin Gardner
The Mathematical Association of America (1997)
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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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LoC Classification QA95.G298 1997
Dewey 793.74
Format Paperback
Cover Price 26,95 €
No. of Pages 329
Height x Width 231 x 152 mm
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