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.
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