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The Liar Paradox and the Towers of Hanoi : the 10 greatest math puzzles of all time / Macel Danesi.

Author/Creator:
Danesi, Marcel.
Other Title:
10 greatest math puzzles of all time
Publication:
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2004.
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Mathematical recreations.
Contents:
The riddle of the sphinx
Problem-solving
Insight thinking
Alcuin's river-crossing puzzle
The Josephus and Kirkman school puzzles
Combinatorics
Fibonacci's rabbit puzzle
Patterns in the Fibonacci sequence
Sequences and series
Euler's königsberg bridges puzzle
Graph theory and topology
Impossibility
Guthrie's four-color problem
Euclidean method
Proof
Lucas's tower of hanoi puzzle
Perfect numbers and mersenne primes
Infinity
Loyd's get off the earth puzzle
Dissection
Optical illusions, ambiguous figures, and impossible figures
Epimenides's liar paradox
Undecidability
Limits
The Lo Shu magic square
"Magical" number patterns
Algorithms
The Cretan labyrinth
Coordinate geometry
The Pythagoreans
Answers and explanations.
Notes:
Includes index.
ISBN:
0471648167 (pbk.)
OCLC:
56521754
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