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Mazes for the mind : computers and the unexpected

by Pickover, Clifford A.

Format: Print Book 1992
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction GV1469.15 .P53 1992
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  GV1469.15 .P53 1992
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "``Welcome to my computer zoo,'' writes Pickover ( Computers and the Imagination ), a salutation that at some point during his tour of more than 200 ``mind mazes'' begins to seem increasingly worthy of Lewis Carroll's Mad Queen or Mary Shelley's Dr. Frankenstein. Fans of the Scientific American ``Puzzling'' column will recognize this book's genre, though it gradually, almost magically changes into something more challenging and weird. Pickover clearly enjoys the extra dimensions that computing affords recreational math puzzlers; he seems to have saved up a lifetime's worth of math teasers for this explosion-in-the-algorithmsp ok -factory collection. The length, complexity and level of difficulty varies wildly within the seven categories (from ``Pattern'' to ``Weird Numbers''): some clearly require considerable knowledge and a PC to match, but just as many are more easily accessible and solvable. Enhanced by quirky design, this volume is the perfect tool with which to instill instant humility in any self-proclaimed math or computer whiz. ( Nov. ) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Computer games.
Publisher New York :St. Martin's Press,1992
Language English
Description xx, 426 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0312081650 :
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