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Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers: And the Return of Dr Matrix (Spectrum) Paperback – May, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0883855218 ISBN-10: 0883855216 Edition: Revised

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Product Details

  • Series: Spectrum
  • Paperback: 330 pages
  • Publisher: The Mathematical Association of America; Revised edition (May 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0883855216
  • ISBN-13: 978-0883855218
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,400,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Each chapter in this Gardner collection explores a different theme; for example fractals, surreal numbers, the sculptures of Berrocal, tiling the plane and code breaking. Gardner's clarity of style and ability to explain make this an excellent vehicle in which to start or continue an interest in recreational mathematics.

More About the Author

For 25 of his 95 years, Martin Gardner wrote 'Mathematical Games and Recreations', a monthly column for Scientific American magazine. These columns have inspired hundreds of thousands of readers to delve more deeply into the large world of mathematics. He has also made significant contributions to magic, philosophy, debunking pseudoscience, and children's literature. He has produced more than 60 books, including many best sellers, most of which are still in print. His Annotated Alice has sold more than a million copies. He continues to write a regular column for the Skeptical Inquirer magazine.

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