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One-Move Puzzles with Mathematical Content

Anany Levitin

in The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164038
eISBN:
9781400881338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164038.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter provides a survey of mathematical puzzles solvable in one move. The types considered are divination puzzles, weighing puzzles, rearrangement puzzles, dissection puzzles, and folding ... More


Recreational mathematics

Edward Wakeling

in The Mathematical World of Charles L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198817000
eISBN:
9780191858697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817000.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Dodgson was interested in puzzles and games throughout his life. This chapter concerns a wide range of recreational games and puzzles that he used to inform and entertain his child-friends and his ... More


Enumeration of Solutions to Gardner’s Paper Cutting and Folding Problem

Jill Bigley Dunham and Gwyneth R. Whieldon

in The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Games, Graphs, Counting, and Complexity, Volume 2

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171920
eISBN:
9781400889136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171920.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

In a plenary talk by Colm Mulcahy at the Fall 2013 Meeting of the MD-DCVA section of the Mathematical Association of America, the authors were introduced to an interesting puzzle about paper folding. ... More


The Cyclic Prisoners

Peter Winkler

in The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Games, Graphs, Counting, and Complexity, Volume 2

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171920
eISBN:
9781400889136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171920.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter describes two recent prisoner puzzles (really they are problems in an area of computer science known as “distributed computing”), which show that prisoners in almost complete isolation ... More


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