Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers
And the Return of Dr Matrix
By (author) Martin Gardner
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Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers by Martin Gardner
Book DescriptionHere is another collection drawn from Martin Gardner's 'Mathematical Games' column in Scientific American. Each chapter explores a different theme, for example fractals, surreal numbers, the sculptures of Berrocal, tiling the plane, Ramsey theory and code breaking, all combining to create a rich diet of recreational mathematics. Most chapters can be readily understood by the uninitiated: at each turn there are challenges for the reader and a wealth of references for further reading. Gardner's clarity of style and ability systematically to simplify the complex make this an excellent vehicle in which to start or continue an interest in recreational mathematics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780883855218
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Mathematical Association of America
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
Publish Date: 24-Jul-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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