GIVEAWAY: The Arithmetic of Numerous Entertaining Topics

This week we’re giving freely a hardcover copy of a fantastic guide to 1 fortunate reader. To enter Math Weblog’s July giveaway, please comply with the directions under.


For this giveaway, the prize is a replica of the guide, The Arithmetic of Numerous Entertaining Topics: Analysis in Leisure Math.

There are a few cues that this guide is just not fairly what it appears. First, it’s a $75 USD guide, which is unusually excessive for a guide on puzzles. Then there may be that phrase, “analysis” within the tagline.

For those who weren’t being attentive to these two cues, you could be deceived into pondering that that is an bizarre guide that explores some frequent puzzles and video games, and which exhibits you how one can remedy them with elementary arithmetic (the crosswords and playing cards on the duvet solely add to that chance).

The reality is that there’s a lot extra to this guide than meets the eyes. Sure, it talks about puzzles and fashionable video games. Sure, it exhibits you how one can remedy them. The place issues get actually attention-grabbing nevertheless, is that the the concepts are stretched additional into new theorem territory.

For instance, sooner or later this guide explores the acquainted Tower of Hanoi drawback. I imply, what extra is there to say about that drawback? It turns on the market’s rather a lot, if we contemplate, because the authors did, the strategy to fixing the issue through random strikes. And from there, be aware how the issue may be solved through a community {of electrical} resistors.

This guide has spectacular mathematical rigor. To what diploma? It’s primarily a group of 17 analysis papers with regards to leisure puzzles, authored by a few dozen well-established mathematicians. The writing stays clear and approachable throughout the board, however you’re additionally some actual math inside.

I additionally respect that it’s a gorgeous math title that features quite a few, usually colourful, illustrations. In brief, it’s a exceptional guide and we’re blissful to present a replica to 1 fortunate winner. Be a part of the giveaway under.

Mathematics of various entertaining subjects


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