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By Ed Pegg, Alan Hugh Schoen, Tom Rodgers

ISBN-10: 1568813155

ISBN-13: 9781568813158

The culture of honoring Martin Gardner keeps with this edited selection of articles via those that were encouraged via Gardner to go into arithmetic, to go into magic, to convey magic into their arithmetic, or to deliver arithmetic into their magic. Contributing authors contain world-leading puzzle designers, puzzle creditors, mathematicians, and magicians. the diversity of articles comprises card or magic tips (with a mathematical trick at the back of them), the heritage at the back of given puzzles, mathematically attention-grabbing gadgets regarding the quantity seven, and puzzles for the reader to unravel. particular puzzles mentioned contain tangram, 14-15 Puzzle, seven-coloring of the torus, packing circles, loopy Elephant Dance, and extra!

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Ingly difficult, primarily because of the need to discretize the continuous mathematical models we had so that each stitch could be knit or crocheted in a single color of yarn. Both patterns required that we calculate (or at least approximate) slopes; on the knitted torus, the six edges emanating from each vertex have three different slopes, and on the crocheted torus the six boundaries of each country have three different slopes. The slopes could not be calculated in any straightforward way because of the bridge stitches ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ The Seven-Colored Torus 31 Figure 6.

Timeline of key dates in Sam Loyd’s hoax. The timeline in Figure 21 summarizes the key dates in Loyd’s hoax: • 1880: 15 Puzzle craze worldwide ended by July 1880, • 1891: Loyd’s first claim that he invented the 15 Puzzle, • 1896: Loyd’s first article challenging readers to solve the 15 Puzzle, • 1911: Loyd’s death. Here are our conclusions about Sam Loyd’s 15 Puzzle hoax: • Sam Loyd did not invent the 15 Puzzle. • He had no role in the 15 Puzzle craze. • Loyd’s campaign to take credit for the invention began in 1891—ten years after the 15 Puzzle craze ended.

They decided they would be content to be able to produce approximations to regular b-gons as long as they could depend on the error becoming smaller and smaller. This seems reasonable since Euclidean constructions are only perfect in the mind—after all, what is actually produced is a function of how sharp your pencil is, how steady you hold the compass, and how carefully you place the ruler. Thus, even with Euclidean constructions, there are inevitable inaccuracies, due to human error. As you will soon see, in the systematic folding procedures we use, every correct fold that 1 The paper-folding result came about by trying to construct hexa-flexagons, written about by Martin Gardner in January of 1957.

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