The Universe in a Handkerchief: Lewis Carroll’s Mathematical Recreations, Games, Puzzles, and Word Plays

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Springer Science & Business Media, 7 oct. 1998 - 158 páginas

This book contains scores of intriguing puzzles and paradoxes from Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, whose interests ranged from inventing new games like Arithmetical Croquet to important problems in symbolic logic and propositional calculus. Written by Carroll expert and well-known mathematics author Martin Gardner, this tour through Carroll's inventions is both fun and informative.

 

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Índice

Fiction and Verse
1
The Diaries
21
Letters
47
Books and Articles
59
Miscellaneous Amusements
75
Doublets
83
Pamphlets on Games
123
Selected Bibliography
151
Index
155
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Sobre el autor (1998)

Martin Gardner is the author of more than seventy books on a vast range of topics including "Did Adam & Eve Have Navels?", "Calculus Made Easy", & "The Annotated Alice". He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

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