Unlock the captivating world of mathematics with Martin Gardner’s The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems. Gardner, a renowned provocateur of popular math, gathered short and inventive problems in his yearly columns in Scientific American for over twenty-five years. The wit and elegance of his explorations in physics, probability, topology, and chess, among others, made him a favorite among readers.
In this book, Gardner has selected puzzles ranging from easiest to hardest, each grouped by subject. The solutions given are illuminating yet often bewildering, challenging readers to stretch their mathematical thinking. With over 300 illustrations and nine new mathematical gems included, this volume is a capstone to Gardner’s seventy-year career. Dive into the exciting world of math with this indispensable volume- no amateur or expert should be without it!