Mathematical Recreations and Essays
by W. W. Rouse Ball
Publisher: Macmillan 1914
Number of pages: 506
This is a classic collection of mathematical recreations written by W.W. Rouse Ball around 1900. It is a comprehensive first source for information about magic squares, Platonic and Archimedian solids, "Knight's Tours" and other chessboard recreations, and just about any other variety of math-related puzzle you could name.
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Contents: Chess and mathematics; Connection puzzles; Grid determination puzzles; Logic puzzles; Magic squares; Mathematical games; Mathematical puzzles; Mechanical puzzles; Number placement; Paper folding; Polyforms; Publications; Tiling puzzles.
by Lewis Carroll - Macmillan and Co.
This book combines fairly challenging math problems with Lewis Carol's wit and fantastic humor, which makes the book readable even without the mental challenge. The writer's intention was to embody in each Knot one or more mathematical questions.
by Sam Loyd - The Lamb Publishing Company
Sam Loyd was the all time greatest inventor and developer of puzzles. This is considered to be the most fabulous and exciting collection of puzzles ever assembled in one volume. The puzzles come with wonderful illustrations.
by W. S. Andrews - Open Court Publishing Company
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