Origami, Eleusis, and the Soma cube; Martin Gardner's mathematical diversions.9780521735247
Origami The code name for Microsoft's Ultra-Mobile PC. See Ultra-Mobile PC. , Eleusis, and the Soma cube The Soma cube is a solid dissection puzzle invented by Piet Hein during a lecture on quantum mechanics conducted by Werner Heisenberg. Seven pieces made out of unit cubes must be assembled into a 3x3x3 cube. ; Martin Gardner's mathematical diversions.
Gardner, Martin Gardner, Martin (1914– ) writer, mathematical games editor; born in Tulsa, Okla. After graduating from the University of Chicago (B.A. 1936), he became a reporter for the Tulsa Tribune .
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The new Martin Gardner Martin Gardner (b. October 21, 1914, Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a popular American mathematics and science writer specializing in recreational mathematics, but with interests encompassing magic (conjuring), pseudoscience, literature (especially Lewis Carroll), philosophy, and religion. mathematical library
Legendary--perhaps by now nearly mythical--author of books about puzzles, magic, and the occult generally, Gardner wrote the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American Scientific American
U.S. monthly magazine interpreting scientific developments to lay readers. It was founded in 1845 as a newspaper describing new inventions. By 1853 its circulation had reached 30,000 and it was reporting on various sciences, such as astronomy and from 1957 through 1986. From time to time, these columns were collected in book form, 15 volumes in all. This one was published in 1961 by Simon and Schuster as The 2nd Scientific American Books of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions. The series presents not mere reprints, but second editions, in which Martin adds new twists, explanation, proofs, links to recent developments, illustrations, and other features.
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