Book:George Gamow/Puzzle-Math

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George Gamow and Marvin Stern: Puzzle-Math

Published $\text {1968}$, Macmillan & Co Ltd

ISBN 0-226-28254-6.


Contents

Prologue: How This Book Came into Being
1. The Great Sultan
Twelve in One
A Family Problem
Forty Unfaithful Wives
The Date of the Hanging
Abdul's Second Ordeal
Horse Race in Reverse
2. Gamblin' Sam
Cards in a Hat
Aces
Random Probability
Matching Pennies
Birthdays
Tennis Tournament
One-Sided Game
3. The Railroad Man
Passing Trains
Overlapping Trains
The Bumblebee
The Carrier Pigeons
Daylight Saving
4. Travel Is So Broadening
Three Soot-Smeared Faces
A Kiss in the Dark
Bread Rationing
5. Young Nicholas
Domino Game
Building-Blocks
Diagonal Strings
6. The Yacht Club
Windless Sails
Boat and Bottle
Gin and Tonic
The Barge in the Lock
7. Aeronautica
Against the Wind
Homing Missiles
Refueling
Epilogue: The Moral