The Puzzle Instinct

The Meaning of Puzzles in Human Life
Author: Marcel Danesi
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253217080
Category: Mathematics
Page: 288
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"Humans are the only animals who create and solve puzzles—for the sheer pleasure of it—and there is no obvious genetic reason why we would do this. Marcel Danesi explores the psychology of puzzles and puzzling, with scores of classic examples. His pioneering book is both entertaining and enlightening." —Will Shortz, Crossword Editor, The New York Times "... Puzzle fanatics will enjoy the many riddles, illusions, cryptograms and other mind-benders offered for analysis." —Psychology Today "... a bristlingly clear... always intriguing survey of the history and rationale of puzzles.... [A] splendid study...." —Knight Ridder Newspapers

Impossible Folding Puzzles and Other Mathematical Paradoxes


Author: Gianni A. Sarcone,Marie-Jo Waeber
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486493512
Category: Games
Page: 112
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Do all problems have solutions? Is complexity synonymous with difficulty? This original collection of mathematical puzzles and paradoxes proves that things aren't always what they seem! Readers will discover that nothing is as easy or as difficult as it looks and that puzzles can have one, several, or no solutions. The fun-filled puzzles begin with The Tricky Hole, a challenge that involves pushing a large coin through a small hole in a sheet of paper without ripping or making any cuts in the paper. Advance to the Elastic Playing Card, in which it's possible to cut a hole into a playing card big enough for someone to climb through. Other incredible puzzles include Elephants and Castles, Trianglized Kangaroo, Honest Dice and Logic Dice, Mind-reading Powers, and dozens more. Complete solutions explain the mathematical realities behind the fantastic-sounding challenges.

Logic: The Theory of Formal Inference


Author: Alice Ambrose,Morris Lazerowitz
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486796779
Category: Mathematics
Page: 96
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Originally published: New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1961.

Yearbook


Author: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780873531627
Category: Mathematics
Page: N.A
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Collier's Encyclopedia, with Bibliography and Index


Author: Emanuel Friedman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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Yearbook


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mathematics
Page: N.A
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