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Ma the Magic (Magic Tricks)

Ma the Magic (Magic Tricks)

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Contents
Foreword
Ü 
 Elwyn Berlekamp and Tom Rodgers
I Personal Magic
½ 
Martin Gardner: A “Documentary”
¿ 
 Dana Richards
Ambrose, Gardner, and Doyle
½¿ 
 Raymond Smullyan
A Truth Learned Early
½ 
Carl Pomerance
Martin Gardner = Mint! Grand! Rare!
¾½ 
 Jeremiah Farrell
Three Limericks: On Space, Time, and Speed
¾¿ 
Tim Rowett 
II Puzzlers
¾ 
A Maze with Rules
¾ 
 Robert Abbott 
Biblical Ladders
¾ 
 Donald E. Knuth
Card Game Trivia
¿ 
Stewart Lamle
Creative Puzzle Thinking
¿ 
 Nob Yoshigahara
v
 
vi
Contents
Number Play, Calculators, and Card Tricks:Mathemagical Black Holes
½ 
 Michael W. Ecker 
Puzzles from Around the World
¿ 
 Richard I. Hess
OBeirnes Hexiamond
 
 Richard K. Guy
Japanese Tangram (The Sei Shonagon Pieces)
 
ShigeoTakagi
How a Tangram Cat Happily Turns into the Pink Panther
 
 Bernhard Wiezorke
Pollys Flagstones
½¼¿ 
Stewart Coffin
Those Peripatetic Pentominoes
½¼ 
KateJones
Self-Designing Tetraflexagons
½½ 
 Robert E. Neale
The Odyssey of the Figure Eight Puzzle
½¾ 
Stewart Coffin
Metagrobolizers of Wire
½¿½ 
 Rick Irby
Beautiful but Wrong: The Floating Hourglass Puzzle
½¿ 
Scot Morris
Cube Puzzles
½ 
 Jeremiah Farrell
The Nine Color Puzzle
½½ 
Sivy Fahri
Twice: A Sliding Block Puzzle
½¿ 
 Edward Hordern
Planar Burrs
½ 
 M. Oskar van Deventer 
 
Contents
vii
Block-Packing Jambalaya
½ 
 Bill Cutle
Classification of Mechanical Puzzles andPhysical Objects Related to Puzzles
½ 
 James Dalgety and Edward Hordern
III Mathemagics
½ 
A Curious Paradox
½ 
 Raymond Smullyan
A Powerful Procedure for Proving Practical Propositions
½½ 
Solomon W. Golomb
Misfiring Tasks
½¿ 
Ken Knowlton
Drawing de Bruijn Graphs
½ 
 Herbert Taylor 
Computer Analysis of Sprouts
½ 
 David Applegate, Guy Jacobson, and Daniel Sleator 
Strange New Life Forms: Update
¾¼¿ 
 Bill Gosper 
Hollow Mazes
¾½¿ 
 M. Oskar van Deventer 
Some Diophantine Recreations
¾½ 
 David Singmaste
Who Wins Misère Hex?
¾¿ 
 Jeffrey Lagarias and Daniel Sleator 
An Update on Odd Neighbors and Odd Neighborhoods
¾½ 
 LeslieE. Shade
Point Mirror Reflection
¾ 
 M. Oskar van Deventer 
How Random Are 3x + 1 Function Iterates?
¾¿ 
 Jeffrey C. Lagarias

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