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Martin Gardner’s Mathematical Games: The Entire Collection of His Scientific American Columns on one CD

Martin Gardner’s Mathematical Games

By Martin Gardner

Catalog Code: TDG
Print ISBN: 978-0-88385-545-4
On CD-Rom, 2008
List Price: $51.00
MAA Member: $38.25
Series: Spectrum

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Martin Gardner’s “Mathematical Games” column ran in Scientific American from 1956 to 1986. In these columns Gardner introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the delights of mathematics and of puzzles and problem solving. His column broke such stories as Rivest, Shamir, and Adelman on public-key cryptography, Mandelbrot on fractals, Conway on Life, and Penrose on tilings. He enlivened classic geometry and number theory and introduced readers to new areas such as combinatorics and graph theory. Now this material has been brought together on a single, searchable source. A profile/interview of Martin Gardner with dozens of photos is included on the CD.

Books Included on CD

1. Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions
2. The Second Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions
3. New Mathematical Diversions
4. The Unexpected Hanging and Other Mathematical Diversions
5. Martin Gardner’s 6th Book of Mathematical Diversions from Scientific American
6. Mathematical Carnival
7. Mathematical Magic Show
8. Mathematical Circus
9. The Magic Numbers of Dr. Matrix
10. Wheels, Life, and Other Mathematical Amusements
11. Knotted Doughnuts and Other Mathematical Entertainments
12. Time Travel and Other Mathematical Bewilderments
13. Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers
14. Fractal Music, Hypercards, and More Mathematical Recreations from Scientific American
15. The Last Recreations: Hydras, Eggs, and Other Mathematical Mystifications

About the Author

For 25 of his 94 years, Martin Gardner wrote “Mathematical Games and Recreations,” a monthly column for Scientific American magazine. These columns have inspired hundreds of thousands of readers to delve more deeply into the large world of mathematics. He has also made significant contributions to magic, philosophy, children’s literature, and the debunking of pseudoscience. He has produced more than 60 books, including many best sellers, most of which are still in print. His Annotated Alice has sold more than one million copies.


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