The Moscow Puzzles

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.

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  • Author : Boris A. Kordemsky
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • ISBN : 0486801306
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Moscow Puzzles

The Moscow Puzzles
  • Author : Boris A. Kordemsky
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release : 16 December 2014
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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

Algorithmic Puzzles

Algorithmic Puzzles
  • Author : Anany Levitin,Maria Levitin
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release : 14 October 2011
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Algorithmic puzzles are puzzles involving well-defined procedures for solving problems. This book will provide an enjoyable and accessible introduction to algorithmic puzzles that will develop the reader's algorithmic thinking. The first part of this book is a tutorial on algorithm design strategies and analysis techniques. Algorithm design strategies — exhaustive search, backtracking, divide-and-conquer and a few others — are general approaches to designing step-by-step instructions for solving problems. Analysis techniques are methods for investigating such procedures to answer questions about the ultimate

Challenging Math Problems

Challenging Math Problems
  • Author : Terry Stickels
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release : 21 October 2015
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"Fun and highly formidable math problems and puzzles from noted puzzle creator Terry Stickels." — Window on Resources Two friends wish to meet for breakfast twice a month throughout the year. In how many ways can they choose those two days so that they never meet on consecutive days? You want to measure 30 seconds and you have two pieces of string, each of which burns for 40 seconds. How can you accomplish this without bending, folding, or cutting the strings? A positive

Impossible Folding Puzzles and Other Mathematical Paradoxes

Impossible Folding Puzzles and Other Mathematical Paradoxes
  • Author : Gianni A. Sarcone,Marie-Jo Waeber
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 20 February 2014
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Do all problems have solutions? Is complexity synonymous with difficulty? This original collection of mathematical puzzles and paradoxes proves that things aren't always what they seem! Readers will discover that nothing is as easy or as difficult as it looks and that puzzles can have one, several, or no solutions. The fun-filled puzzles begin with The Tricky Hole, a challenge that involves pushing a large coin through a small hole in a sheet of paper without ripping or making any

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles
  • Author : Martin Gardner
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 01 October 1986
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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,

Problem Solving Through Recreational Mathematics

Problem Solving Through Recreational Mathematics
  • Author : Bonnie Averbach,Orin Chein
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 15 March 2012
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Fascinating approach to mathematical teaching stresses use of recreational problems, puzzles, and games to teach critical thinking. Logic, number and graph theory, games of strategy, much more. Includes answers to selected problems. Free solutions manual available for download at the Dover website.

Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions

Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions
  • Author : Martin Gardner
  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • Release : 05 October 2020
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Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games columns in Scientific American inspired and entertained several generations of mathematicians and scientists. Gardner in his crystal-clear prose illuminated corners of mathematics, especially recreational mathematics, that most people had no idea existed. His playful spirit and inquisitive nature invite the reader into an exploration of beautiful mathematical ideas along with him. These columns were both a revelation and a gift when he wrote them; no one--before Gardner--had written about mathematics like this. They continue to be

The Master Book of Mathematical Recreations

The Master Book of Mathematical Recreations
  • Author : Fred Schuh
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release : 11 November 2015
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Praised for its "exceptionally good value" by the Journal of Recreational Mathematics, this book offers fun-filled insights into many fields of mathematics. The brainteasers include original puzzles as well as new approaches to classic conundrums. A vast assortment of challenges features domino puzzles, the game of noughts and crosses, games of encirclement, sliding movement puzzles, subtraction games, puzzles in mechanics, games with piles of matches, a road puzzle with concentric circles, "Catch the Giant," and much more. Detailed solutions show

Mathematical Mind-Benders

Mathematical Mind-Benders
  • Author : Peter Winkler
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 17 August 2007
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Peter Winkler is at it again. Following the enthusiastic reaction to Mathematical Puzzles: A Connoisseur's Collection, Peter has compiled a new collection of elegant mathematical puzzles to challenge and entertain the reader. The original puzzle connoisseur shares these puzzles, old and new, so that you can add them to your own anthology. This book

The Bogota Puzzles

The Bogota Puzzles
  • Author : Bernardo Recaman
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release : 24 May 2022
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"A Colombian mathematician assembled these eighty brainteasers, forming a stimulating collection of word problems, puzzles involving chess pieces, sudoku-style challenges, and other math-based diversions. The book includes solutions"--

Mathematical Puzzles

Mathematical Puzzles
  • Author : Peter Winkler
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 21 January 2021
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Research in mathematics is much more than solving puzzles, but most people will agree that solving puzzles is not just fun: it helps focus the mind and increases one's armory of techniques for doing mathematics. Mathematical Puzzles makes this connection explicit by isolating important mathematical methods, then using them to solve puzzles and prove a theorem. Features A collection of the world’s best mathematical puzzles Each chapter features a technique for solving mathematical puzzles, examples, and finally a genuine