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The Liar Paradox and the Towers of Hanoi: The Ten Greatest Math Puzzles of All Time





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Paperback. Pub Date: August. 2004 Pages: 256 Publisher: John Wiley A Walk through History's MOST mind-boggling puzzles Ever since the Sphinx Asked HIS Legendary Riddle of Oedipus. Riddles. Conundrums. And Puzzles of All SIZES have. Kept humankind Perplexed and amused. The Liar Paradox and the Towers of Hanoi takes die-hard puzzle mavens on a tour of the world's most enduringly intriguing aintwisters. from Knigsberg's idges and the Hanoi Towers to Fibonacci's Rabbits. the Four Color Problem. and the Magic Square. Each chapter introduces the basic puzzle. discusses the mathematics behind it. and includes exercises and answers plus additional puzzles similar to the one under discussion. Here is a veritable kaleidoscope of puzzling labyrinths. maps. idges. and optical illusions that will keep aficionados entertained for hours. Marcel Danesi (Etobicoke. ON. Canada) is the author ...

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