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The Magic Garden Of George B And Other Logic Puzzles

Author : Raymond Smullyan
ISBN : 9788876990663
Genre : Mathematics
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The Magic Garden Of George B And Other Logic Puzzles

Author : Raymond Smullyan
ISBN : 9789814675079
Genre : Mathematics
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The author presents a bombshell puzzle so startling that it seems incredible that there could be any solution at all! But there is indeed a solution — moreover, one that requires a chain of lesser puzzles to be solved first. The reader is thus taken on a journey through a maze of subsidiary problems that has all the earmarks of an entertaining detective story. This book leads the unwary reader into deep logical waters through seductively entertaining logic puzzles. One example is Boolean algebra with such weird looking equations as 1+1=0 — a subject which today plays a vital role, not only in mathematical systems, but also in computer science and artificial intelligence. Contents:It's All a Question of Logic!:Puzzles or Monkey Tricks?Which Lady?Which Witch?Which Island?McGregor's Arithmetic TricksAsk Eldon WhiteAl, the ChemistSane or Mad?The Strange Case of McSnurdThe Knight-Knave DiseaseHuman or Android?Variable Lying and ParadoxThe Magic Garden:George's GardenSome Neighboring GardensThe Grand Problem Solved!Boolean Gardens and Variable LiarsPropositional Logic and Boolean GardensThe Boolean Theory of SetsBoolean Algebras in GeneralBoolean Gardens RevisitedAnother Grand ProblemGeorge Boole and Mathematical Logic Readership: General public who is interested in logic puzzles, researchers in boolean algebra. Key Features:Dr Smullyan is world renowned for his logic puzzles ... second to noneEverything within the book is developed from scratch. No background in the subject area is necessaryThe puzzles are interconnectedKeywords:Logic;Puzzles;Boolean Algebra

The Riddle Of Scheherazade And Other Amazing Puzzles Ancient Modern

Author : Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN : 0156006065
Genre : Games & Activities
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A collection of more than two hundred mindbending puzzles demystifies Scheherazade and the Arabian Nights enigmas and includes logic tricks, number games, true/false paradoxes, and logic puzzles

This Book Needs No Title

Author : Raymond Smullyan
ISBN : 9780671628314
Genre : Games
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Eighty paradoxes, logical lobyrinths, and intriguing enigmas progress from light fables and fancies to challenging Zen exercises and a novella and probe the timeless questions of philosophy and life

Raymond Smullyan On Self Reference

Author : Melvin Fitting
ISBN : 9783319687322
Genre : Philosophy
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This book collects, for the first time in one volume, contributions honoring Professor Raymond Smullyan’s work on self-reference. It serves not only as a tribute to one of the great thinkers in logic, but also as a celebration of self-reference in general, to be enjoyed by all lovers of this field. Raymond Smullyan, mathematician, philosopher, musician and inventor of logic puzzles, made a lasting impact on the study of mathematical logic; accordingly, this book spans the many personalities through which Professor Smullyan operated, offering extensions and re-evaluations of his academic work on self-reference, applying self-referential logic to art and nature, and lastly, offering new puzzles designed to communicate otherwise esoteric concepts in mathematical logic, in the manner for which Professor Smullyan was so well known. This book is suitable for students, scholars and logicians who are interested in learning more about Raymond Smullyan's work and life.

Four Lives

Author : Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN : 9780486490670
Genre : Mathematics
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" This 'best of' collection of works by Raymond Smullyan features excerpts from his published writings, including logic puzzles, explorations of mathematical logic and paradoxes, retrograde analysis chess problems, jokes and anecdotes, and meditations on the philosophy of religion. In addition, numerous personal tributes salute this celebrated professor, author, and logic scholar who is also a magician and musician. "--

A Spiritual Journey

Author : Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN : 096392317X
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Author : Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN : 9814644587
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is an exciting if not rambling account of events of Raymond Smullyan's four lives -- as a mathematical logician, musician, magician, and author -- together with thoughts that come to his mind as he recalls them. This book includes topics from some of Smullyan's twenty-six books, as well as many of his favorite anecdotes and jokes. It also presents some generalizations of theorems of the great logicians GOdel and Tarski, and discusses logic in general, and how he won his wife with a logic trick! Smullyan also relates some of his teaching experiences, and expresses his views on mathematical education, and how our present textbooks are primarily responsible for its decline! About his life as a pianist, Smullyan relates a good deal about his experiences with the Piano Society -- a wonderful organization to which he is a staunch contributor, and how he has had such delightful relations with many of its members. Last but not least, Smullyan recounts how he has known some lovely ladies over the years.

Logical Labyrinths

Author : Raymond Smullyan
ISBN : 9781439865378
Genre : Mathematics
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This book features a unique approach to the teaching of mathematical logic by putting it in the context of the puzzles and paradoxes of common language and rational thought. It serves as a bridge from the author’s puzzle books to his technical writing in the fascinating field of mathematical logic. Using the logic of lying and truth-telling, the author introduces the readers to informal reasoning preparing them for the formal study of symbolic logic, from propositional logic to first-order logic, a subject that has many important applications to philosophy, mathematics, and computer science. The book includes a journey through the amazing labyrinths of infinity, which have stirred the imagination of mankind as much, if not more, than any other subject.

Rambles Through My Library

Author : Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN : 0963923161
Genre : Books and reading
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