Recreational Mathematics & Popular Science

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Curved-Folding Origami Design

1st Edition

Jun Mitani
March 27, 2019

The origami introduced in this book is based on simple techniques. Some were previously known by origami artists and some were discovered by the author. Curved-Folding Origami Design shows a way to explore new area of origami composed of curved folds. Each technique is introduced in a step-by-step...

Hex: The Full Story

1st Edition

Ryan B. Hayward, Bjarne Toft
January 29, 2019

Hex: The Full Story is for anyone - hobbyist, professional, student, teacher - who enjoys board games, game theory, discrete math, computing, or history. hex was discovered twice, in 1942 by Piet Hein and again in 1949 by John F. nash. How did this happen? Who created the puzzle for...

The Copenhagen Conspiracy

1st Edition

David Ferry
January 02, 2019

At the close of the nineteenth century, we stood on the threshold of one of the greatest periods of science, in which the entire world and understanding of science would be shaken to the core and greatly modified. This explosion of knowledge led ultimately to that same information revolution that...

Cryptology: Classical and Modern

2nd Edition

Richard E. Klima, Richard Klima, Neil P. Sigmon, Neil Sigmon
December 03, 2018

Cryptology: Classical and Modern, Second Edition proficiently introduces readers to the fascinating field of cryptology. The book covers classical methods including substitution, transposition, Playfair, ADFGVX, Alberti, Vigene re, and Hill ciphers. It also includes coverage of the Enigma machine,...

Yearning for the Impossible: The Surprising Truths of Mathematics, Second Edition

2nd Edition

John Stillwell
May 16, 2018

Yearning for the Impossible: The Surprising Truth of Mathematics, Second Edition explores the history of mathematics from the perspective of the creative tension between common sense and the "impossible" as the author follows the discovery or invention of new concepts that have marked mathematical...

Song of Two Worlds

1st Edition

Alan Lightman
April 16, 2018

In Alan Lightman's new book, a verse narrative, we meet a man who has lost his faith in all things following a mysterious personal tragedy. After decades of living "hung like a dried fly," emptied and haunted by his past, the narrator awakens one morning revitalized and begins a Dante-like journey...

Mathematical Wizardry for a Gardner

1st Edition

Ed Pegg Jr, Alan Schoen, Tom Rodgers
April 16, 2018

In this volume, world-leading puzzle designers, puzzle collectors, mathematicians, and magicians continue the tradition of honoring Martin Gardner, who inspired them to enter mathematics, to enter magic, to bring magic into their mathematics, or to bring mathematics into their magic. This edited...

Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes: Tactile Mathematics, Art and Craft for all to Explore, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Daina Taimina
March 29, 2018

Winner, Euler Book Prize, awarded by the Mathematical Association of America. With over 200 full color photographs, this non-traditional, tactile introduction to non-Euclidean geometries also covers early development of geometry and connections between geometry, art, nature, and sciences. For the...

Mathematics of Keno and Lotteries

1st Edition

Mark Bollman
March 27, 2018

Mathematics of Keno and Lotteries is an elementary treatment of the mathematics, primarily probability and simple combinatorics, involved in lotteries and keno. Keno has a long history as a high-advantage, high-payoff casino game, and state lottery games such as Powerball are mathematically similar...

The Universal Computer: The Road from Leibniz to Turing, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Martin Davis
February 27, 2018

The breathtakingly rapid pace of change in computing makes it easy to overlook the pioneers who began it all. Written by Martin Davis, respected logician and researcher in the theory of computation, The Universal Computer: The Road from Leibniz to Turing explores the fascinating lives, ideas, and...

Twists, Tilings, and Tessellations: Mathematical Methods for Geometric Origami

1st Edition

Robert J. Lang
February 22, 2018

Twists, Tilings, and Tessellation describes the underlying principles and mathematics of the broad and exciting field of abstract and mathematical origami, most notably the field of origami tessellations. It contains folding instructions, underlying principles, mathematical concepts, and many...

Homage to a Pied Puzzler

1st Edition

Alan Schoen, Tom Rodgers, Ed Pegg Jr
October 26, 2017

The tradition of honoring Martin Gardner continues with this edited collection of articles by those who have been inspired by Gardner to enter mathematics, to enter magic, to bring magic into their mathematics, or to bring mathematics into their magic. Contributing authors include world-leading...