Games of No Chance 3
by Michael H. Albert, Richard J. Nowakowski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2009
Number of pages: 586
This fascinating look at combinatorial games, that is, games not involving chance or hidden information, offers updates on standard games such as Go and Hex, on impartial games such as Chomp and Wythoff's Nim, and on aspects of games with infinitesimal values, plus analyzes of the complexity of some games and puzzles and surveys on algorithmic game theory, on playing to lose, and on coping with cycles.
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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 Martin Gardner, at al. - AK Peters
Comprises an imaginative collection of pieces created in tribute to Martin Gardner. Contains pieces as widely varied as Gardner's own interests ranging from limericks to lengthly treatises, from mathematical journal articles to personal stories.
by John C. Sparks - Air Force Publication
Collection of various activities placed in three categories: puzzles, patterns, or curios. The puzzles exercise the use of various problem-solving and logical skills as taught in mathematics and English. Many of the patterns are mathematical in nature.
by H E. Licks - D. Van Nostrand Company
The object of this book is to afford recreation for an idle hour and to excite the interest of young students in further mathematical inquiries. The topics discussed have therefore been selected with a view toward interesting mathematical amateurs.