Book:Martin Gardner/The Unexpected Hanging and Other Mathematical Diversions

From ProofWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Martin Gardner: The Unexpected Hanging and Other Mathematical Diversions

Published $1991$, The Universe of Chicago Press

ISBN 0-226-28256-2.


Revised edition of Unexpected Hangings, and Other Mathematical Diversions from 1969.

Contents

NOTE TO THE 1991 EDITION
1 The Paradox of the Unexpected Hanging
2 Knots and Borromean Rings
3 The Transcendental Number $e$
4 Geometric Dissections
5 Scarne on Gambling
6 The Church of the Fourth Dimension
7 Eight Problems
8 A Matchbox Game-Learning Machine
9 Spirals
10 Rotations and Reflections
11 Peg Solitaire
12 Flatlands
13 Chicago Magic Convention
14 Tests of Divisibility
15 Nine Problems
16 The Eight Queens and Other Chessboard Diversions
17 A Loop of String
18 Curves of Constant Width
19 Rep-Tiles: Replicating Figures on the Plane
20 Thirty-seven Catch Questions
AFTERWORD
BIBLIOGRAPHY