Mathematical Circus

Martin Gradner

Another lively selection of puzzles and paradoxes, games and entertainments of every kind from Scientific American. Among the pleasures that await the reader are The Ghost Penny, The Floating Hot Dog, Elegant Triangles, The Rotating Round Table, and many many more.

In addition, Martin Gardner, America's Number 1 creator of mathematical entertainments, includes questions, answers, helpful addenda, responses from his readers, a- nd a running commentary explaining the relevance of these problems to the realm of mathematics. One of the outstanding characteristics of this book is that Gardner has selected tricks that lead effortlessly to significant mathematical ideas. Thus, Mathematical Circus is not only lots of fun but a practical guide to modern mathematics as well.

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