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Mathematical Fallacies And Paradoxes

Author : Bryan Bunch
ISBN : 9780486137933
Genre : Mathematics
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Stimulating, thought-provoking analysis of the most interesting intellectual inconsistencies in mathematics, physics, and language, including being led astray by algebra (De Morgan's paradox). 1982 edition.

Paradoxes In Mathematics

Author : Stanley J. Farlow
ISBN : 9780486497167
Genre : Mathematics
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Compiled by a prominent educator and author, this volume presents an intriguing mix of mathematical paradoxes — phenomena with surprising outcomes that can be resolved mathematically. Students and puzzle enthusiasts will get plenty of enjoyment mixed with a bit of painless mathematical instruction from 30 conundrums, including The Birthday Paradox, Aristotle's Magic Wheel, and A Greek Tragedy.

Riddles In Mathematics

Author : Eugene P Northrop
ISBN : 9780486780160
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Math enthusiasts of all ages will delight in this collection of more than 200 riddles drawn from every mathematical discipline. Only an elementary background is needed to enjoy and solve the tremendous variety of puzzles, which include riddles based on geometry, trigonometry, algebra, infinity, probability, and logic. Includes complete solutions and 113 illustrations"--

Mathematical Logic

Author : Stephen Cole Kleene
ISBN : 9780486425337
Genre : Mathematics
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Undergraduate students with no prior instruction in mathematical logic will benefit from this multi-part text. Part I offers an elementary but thorough overview of mathematical logic of 1st order. Part II introduces some of the newer ideas and the more profound results of logical research in the 20th century. 1967 edition.

Mathematics Magic And Mystery

Author : Martin Gardner
ISBN : 9780486801179
Genre : Games & Activities
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Famed puzzle expert explains math behind a multitude of mystifying tricks: card tricks, stage "mind reading," coin and match tricks, counting out games, geometric dissections, etc. More than 400 tricks. 135 illustrations.

My Best Mathematical And Logic Puzzles

Author : Martin Gardner
ISBN : 9780486281520
Genre : Games
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The noted expert and longtime author of Scientific American's Mathematical Games column selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles. Enthusiasts can challenge their skills with such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, Bronx vs. Brooklyn, and dozens more involving logic and basic math. Complete solutions included.

Hexaflexagons And Other Mathematical Diversions

Author : Martin Gardner
ISBN : 0226282546
Genre : Mathematics
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Offers puzzles, games and problems featuring matrixes, probability, topology, card tricks, paradoxes, and logic

Paradoxes From A To Z

Author : Michael Clark
ISBN : 9781136218040
Genre : Philosophy
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Paradoxes from A to Z, Third edition is the essential guide to paradoxes, and takes the reader on a lively tour of puzzles that have taxed thinkers from Zeno to Galileo, and Lewis Carroll to Bertrand Russell. Michael Clark uncovers an array of conundrums, such as Achilles and the Tortoise, Theseus’ Ship, and the Prisoner’s Dilemma, taking in subjects as diverse as knowledge, science, art and politics. Clark discusses each paradox in non-technical terms, considering its significance and looking at likely solutions. This third edition is revised throughout, and adds nine new paradoxes that have important bearings in areas such as law, logic, ethics and probability. Paradoxes from A to Z, Third edition is an ideal starting point for those interested not just in philosophical puzzles and conundrums, but anyone seeking to hone their thinking skills.

Mathematical Physics

Author : Francis Bitter
ISBN : 9780486435015
Genre : Mathematics
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Reader-friendly guide offers illustrative examples of the rules of physical science and how they were formulated. Topics include the role of mathematics as the language of physics; nature of mechanical vibrations; harmonic motion and shapes; geometry of the laws of motion; more. 60 figures. 1963 edition.

Relativity Simply Explained

Author : Martin Gardner
ISBN : 9780486315614
Genre : Science
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One of the subject's clearest, most entertaining introductions offers lucid explanations of special and general theories of relativity, gravity, and spacetime, models of the universe, and more. 100 illustrations.

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