The Mathematical Gardner

  • Editors
  • David A. Klarner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Games

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard K. Guy
      Pages 2-15
    3. Claude Berge
      Pages 25-27
    4. Jim Boyce
      Pages 28-36
    5. Adi Shamir, Ronald L. Rivest, Leonard M. Adleman
      Pages 37-43
    6. Vašek Chvátal
      Pages 44-50
  3. Geometry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Solomon W. Golomb
      Pages 62-74
    3. Herbert Taylor
      Pages 75-78
    4. Robert Connelly
      Pages 79-89
    5. Stefan Burr
      Pages 90-99
    6. Howard Eves
      Pages 100-111
    7. Leon Bankoff
      Pages 112-118
  4. Numbers and Coding Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. R. L. Graham
      Pages 120-126
    3. W. T. Tutte
      Pages 127-139
    4. Doris Schattschneider
      Pages 140-166
    5. Branko Grünbaum, G. C. Shephard
      Pages 167-196
    6. H. S. M. Coxeter
      Pages 197-209
  5. Three-Dimensional Tiling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. D. G. Hoffman
      Pages 212-225
    3. Raphael M. Robinson
      Pages 226-233
    4. C. J. Bouwkamp
      Pages 234-242
    5. David A. Klarner
      Pages 243-262
  6. Fun and Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. D. E. Knuth
      Pages 264-264
    3. Scott Kim
      Pages 265-269
    4. Charles W. Trigg
      Pages 270-273
    5. Ross Honsberger
      Pages 274-284
    6. William T. Laaser, Lyle Ramshaw
      Pages 285-307
  7. Numbers and Coding Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Donald E. Knuth
      Pages 310-325
    3. N. J. A. Sloane
      Pages 346-382

About this book


-~- T he articles in this book are dedicated to Martin Gardner, the world's greatest expositor and popularizer of mathematics. While our papers are confined to this single subject, Gardner's interests and accomplishments have a wide range of subjects. Hence, we have entitled the book the Mathematical Gardner, and would like to see other volumes such as the Magical, the Literary, the Philosophical, or the Scientific Gardner accompany it. Of course, our title is also an appropriate pun, for Martin Gardner's relationship to the mathematical community is similar to a gardener's relationship to a beautiful flower garden. The contributors to this volume comprise only a small part of a large body of mathematicians whose work has been nurtured by its exposition in "Mathematical Games"; Martin's column which appears every month in Scientific American. More than just a mathematical journalist, Martin connects his readers by passing along problems and information and stimulating creative activity. Thus, he is a force behind the scenes as well as a public figure. Two people were particularly helpful in putting this book together.


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