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

About this book

Introduction

-~- 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.

Keywords

information mathematics

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-6686-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-6688-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-6686-7
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