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The Gödelian Puzzle Book: Puzzles, Paradoxes and Proofs Paperback – August 22, 2013
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That said, I am not a fan of typos and errors, and this book is full of them. Several of the puzzles are impossible to solve because a wrong name is used in the scenario, and some of the proofs are equally problematic. Anyone paying close attention will be able to work around the issues, but that should not be required of the reader. I'm not sure why these problems weren't caught during a review phase.
Were this book any less excellent I would have given it three or perhaps even two stars as a result of the errors. I'm disappointed by the issues, but would still highly recommend the book. Just be extra-alert as you work through it.
The first half of this book is like that. Then it gets much more abstract leading to proof of Godel's important theorem. I found it much more difficult to do and less enjoyable. This isn't a criticism since it is necessary to get to the goal of proving the theorem.
over a long time span. This book takes me just where I wanted to go to a
practical account of why Godel has made such a tremendous impact
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I was looking for something to use with my 7th and 8th grade math students. This was not what I expected.
Students like something a bit more modern.
The first few chapters are great, but then it gets a little technical and and the puzzles get a little monotonous. Nevertheless and all around good read.Published 13 months ago by MMI
If you enjoy this way of thinking, the inherent self-contradictions of logic in self-referential environments.Published 14 months ago by F.D.Sentilles
If you're a math nerd who loves logical puzzles, then you might like this book. A lot of it is theory and has no straight answers, or even possibly infinite answers to many of the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Matt