The Moscow Puzzles

The Moscow Puzzles
Author: Boris A. Kordemsky
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-12-16
ISBN 10: 0486801306
ISBN 13: 9780486801308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moscow Puzzles Book Review:

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.

The Moscow Puzzles

The Moscow Puzzles
Author: Boris A. Kordemsky
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 309
Release: 1992-04-10
ISBN 10: 0486270785
ISBN 13: 9780486270784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moscow Puzzles Book Review:

A collection of math and logic puzzles features number games, magic squares, tricks, problems with dominoes and dice, and cross sums, in addition to other intellectual teasers.

The Moscow Puzzles

The Moscow Puzzles
Author: Boris A. Kordemsky
Publsiher: Pmapublishing.com
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2017-06-15
ISBN 10: 9781684113774
ISBN 13: 1684113776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moscow Puzzles Book Review:

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.

The Moscow Puzzles

The Moscow Puzzles
Author: Boris A. Kordemsky
Publsiher: Pmapublishing.com
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2017-06-14
ISBN 10: 9781684113750
ISBN 13: 168411375X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moscow Puzzles Book Review:

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.

The Moscow Puzzles

The Moscow Puzzles
Author: B. A. Kordemsky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1980
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:500274608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moscow Puzzles Book Review:

My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles
Author: Martin Gardner
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2013-04-10
ISBN 10: 0486320324
ISBN 13: 9780486320328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles Book Review:

The noted expert selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles, including such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, and dozens more involving logic and basic math. Solutions.

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles
Author: Martin Gardner
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1986-10
ISBN 10: 9780486252117
ISBN 13: 0486252116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles Book Review:

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.

Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers

Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers
Author: Martin Gardner,Laszlo Kubinyi
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780486256375
ISBN 13: 0486256375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers Book Review:

Combines two previously published works, resulting in ninety-three brain-teasing puzzles, riddles, and questions with an emphasis on humor.

The Master Book of Mathematical Recreations

The Master Book of Mathematical Recreations
Author: Fred Schuh
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-11-11
ISBN 10: 0486808955
ISBN 13: 9780486808956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Master Book of Mathematical Recreations Book Review:

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 several methods by which a particular problem may be answered, why one method is preferable, and where the others fail. With numerous worked examples, the clear, step-by-step analyses cover how the problem should be approached, including hints and enumeration of possibilities and determination of probabilities, application of the theory of probability, and evaluation of contingencies and mean values. Readers are certain to improve their puzzle-solving strategies as well as their mathematical skills.

The Moscow Puzzles

The Moscow Puzzles
Author: Boris A. Kordemsky
Publsiher: Michael Joseph
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-03-23
ISBN 10: 9780718186753
ISBN 13: 0718186753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moscow Puzzles Book Review:

A non-stop train leaves Moscow for Leningrad at 60 miles per hour. Another train leaves Leningrad for Moscow at 40 miles per hour. How far apart are the trains one hour before they pass each other? A man has to row a wolf, a goat and some cabbage across a river in a boat which will only hold himself and one of the three. If he leaves them alone, the wolf will eat the goat and the goat will eat the cabbage. How does he get them across? These and dozens of other problems of maths, logic and common sense appear in this classic Russian puzzle book, first published in 1956. Warm, charming and lavishly illustrated with over 400 diagrams and sketches, The Moscow Puzzles offers countless hours of entertainment for puzzle lovers of all abilities.

The Colossal Book of Mathematics

The Colossal Book of Mathematics
Author: Martin Gardner
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 724
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780393020236
ISBN 13: 0393020231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Colossal Book of Mathematics Book Review:

The author presents a selection of pieces from his Scientific American "Mathematical Games" column, presenting puzzles and concepts that range from arithmetic and geometrical games to the meaning of M.C. Escher's artwork.

Algorithmic Puzzles

Algorithmic Puzzles
Author: Anany Levitin,Maria Levitin
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2011-10-14
ISBN 10: 0199740445
ISBN 13: 9780199740444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Algorithmic Puzzles Book Review:

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 result of the procedure or how many steps are executed before the procedure stops. The discussion is an elementary level, with puzzle examples, and requires neither programming nor mathematics beyond a secondary school level. Thus, the tutorial provides a gentle and entertaining introduction to main ideas in high-level algorithmic problem solving. The second and main part of the book contains 150 puzzles, from centuries-old classics to newcomers often asked during job interviews at computing, engineering, and financial companies. The puzzles are divided into three groups by their difficulty levels. The first fifty puzzles in the Easier Puzzles section require only middle school mathematics. The sixty puzzle of average difficulty and forty harder puzzles require just high school mathematics plus a few topics such as binary numbers and simple recurrences, which are reviewed in the tutorial. All the puzzles are provided with hints, detailed solutions, and brief comments. The comments deal with the puzzle origins and design or analysis techniques used in the solution. The book should be of interest to puzzle lovers, students and teachers of algorithm courses, and persons expecting to be given puzzles during job interviews.

The Stanford Mathematics Problem Book

The Stanford Mathematics Problem Book
Author: George Polya,Jeremy Kilpatrick
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2013-04-09
ISBN 10: 048631832X
ISBN 13: 9780486318325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stanford Mathematics Problem Book Book Review:

Based on Stanford University's well-known competitive exam, this excellent mathematics workbook offers students at both high school and college levels a complete set of problems, hints, and solutions. 1974 edition.

Let s Play Math

Let s Play Math
Author: Denise Gaskins
Publsiher: Tabletop Academy Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-09-04
ISBN 10: 1892083248
ISBN 13: 9781892083241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Impossible Folding Puzzles and Other Mathematical Paradoxes

Impossible Folding Puzzles and Other Mathematical Paradoxes
Author: Gianni A. Sarcone,Marie-Jo Waeber
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2014-02-20
ISBN 10: 0486493512
ISBN 13: 9780486493510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impossible Folding Puzzles and Other Mathematical Paradoxes Book Review:

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 cuts in the paper. Advance to the Elastic Playing Card, in which it's possible to cut a hole into a playing card big enough for someone to climb through. Other incredible puzzles include Elephants and Castles, Trianglized Kangaroo, Honest Dice and Logic Dice, Mind-reading Powers, and dozens more. Complete solutions explain the mathematical realities behind the fantastic-sounding challenges.

The Bogota Puzzles

The Bogota Puzzles
Author: Bernardo Recaman
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 048684241X
ISBN 13: 9780486842417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bogota Puzzles Book Review:

"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"--

The Moscow Puzzles

The Moscow Puzzles
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1972
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:421818036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Challenging Logic Puzzles

Challenging Logic Puzzles
Author: Barry R. Clarke
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 95
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781402705410
ISBN 13: 1402705417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenging Logic Puzzles Book Review:

How well do you think logically? Find out with these puzzles. But don't forget the degree of difficulty increases as you go.

Mathematical Mind Benders

Mathematical Mind Benders
Author: Peter Winkler
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2007-08-17
ISBN 10: 1568815077
ISBN 13: 9781568815077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematical Mind Benders Book Review:

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 Book of Tangrams

The Book of Tangrams
Author: Sam Loyd
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-03-20
ISBN 10: 0486838765
ISBN 13: 9780486838762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Tangrams Book Review:

The tangram's challenge lies in arranging seven geometrical pieces — a square, rhomboid, and five triangles — into a variety of different shapes. These 700 absorbing puzzles include complete solutions.