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Riddles in Mathematics: A Book of Paradoxes (Dover Recreational Math)

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Two fathers and two sons leave town. This reduces the population of the town by three. True? Yes, if the trio consists of a father, son, and grandson. This entertaining collection consists of more than 200 such riddles, drawn from every branch of mathematics. Math enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy sharpening their wits with riddles rooted in areas from arithmetic to calculus, covering a wide range of subjects that includes geometry, trigonometry, algebra, concepts of the infinite, probability, and logic. But only an elementary knowledge of mathematics is needed to find amusement in this imaginative collection, which features complete solutions and more than 100 black-and-white illustrations.

"Mr. Northrop writes well and simply. Every so often he will illuminate his discussion with an amusing example. While reading a discussion of topology, the reviewer learned how to remove his vest from beneath his jacket. It works every time." and#8212; The New York Times

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Math enthusiasts of all ages will delight in these 200 riddles, based on concepts from geometry, trigonometry, algebra, infinity, probability, and logic. Includes complete solutions and 113 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Math enthusiasts of all ages will delight in this collection of more than 200 riddles drawn from every mathematical discipline. Only an elementary background is needed to enjoy and solve the tremendous variety of puzzles, which include riddles based on geometry, trigonometry, algebra, infinity, probability, and logic. Includes complete solutions and 113 illustrations.

About the Author

Eugene P. Northrop (1908and#8211;69) was the William Rainey Harper Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago, where he taught for 17 years and served as Associate Dean.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486780160
Author:
Northrop, Eugene P
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Silver, Daniel S.
Subject:
Puzzles
Subject:
recreational math
Subject:
Math Paradoxes
Subject:
Mathematical Riddles
Subject:
Games-General Puzzles
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Recreational Math
Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
113
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Math enthusiasts of all ages will delight in these 200 riddles, based on concepts from geometry, trigonometry, algebra, infinity, probability, and logic. Includes complete solutions and 113 illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
Math enthusiasts of all ages will delight in this collection of more than 200 riddles drawn from every mathematical discipline. Only an elementary background is needed to enjoy and solve the tremendous variety of puzzles, which include riddles based on geometry, trigonometry, algebra, infinity, probability, and logic. Includes complete solutions and 113 illustrations.
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