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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by Henry Ernest Dudeney - Nelson
430 brainteasers based on algebra, arithmetic, permutations, probability, plane figure dissection, properties of numbers, etc. Intriguing, witty, paradoxical productions of one of the world's foremost creators of puzzles. Full solutions.
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 Lewis Carroll - Macmillan and co
Here you see Carroll the mathematician at his playful best. This isn't about modern symbolic logic but about ways of expressing classical logic with symbols. It's loaded with amusing problems to delight any mathematical puzzler.
by Umesh P N
The puzzles in this volume were discussed in a Malayalam blog for Mathematics teachers in Kerala. Many of these were solved by the readers of that blog. This volume attempts to provide detailed explanation how these can be solved mathematically.