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Games and Mathematics: Subtle Connections
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date December 31, 2012
Pages 246
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781107024601
ISBN-10 1107024609
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $89.99
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The appeal of games and puzzles is timeless and universal. In this unique book, David Wells explores the fascinating connections between games and mathematics, proving that mathematics is not just about tedious calculation but imagination, insight and intuition. The first part of the book introduces games, puzzles and mathematical recreations, including knight tours on a chessboard. The second part explains how thinking about playing games can mirror the thinking of a mathematician, using scientific investigation, tactics and strategy, and sharp observation. Finally the author considers game-like features found in a wide range of human behaviours, illuminating the role of mathematics and helping to explain why it exists at all. This thought-provoking book is perfect for anyone with a thirst for mathematics and its hidden beauty; a good high school grounding in mathematics is all the background that is required, and the puzzles and games will suit pupils from 14 years.

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Hardcover
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from Cambridge Univ Pr (December 31, 2012)
9781107024601 | details & prices | 246 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $89.99
About: The appeal of games and puzzles is timeless and universal.
Paperback
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from Cambridge Univ Pr (November 30, 2012)
9781107690912 | details & prices | 246 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.55 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $24.99
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