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  1. The Mathematical Recreations of Lewis Carroll: Pillow Problems and a Tangled Tale (Dover Recreational Math)
    The Mathematical Recreations of Lewis Carroll: Pillow Problems and a Tangled Tale (Dover Recreational Math)
    The Mathematical Recreations of Lewis Carroll: Pillow Problems and a Tangled Tale (Dover Recreational Math)
    The Mathematical Recreations of Lewis Carroll: Pillow Problems and a Tangled Tale (Dover Recreational Math)
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  2. The Mathematical Recreations of Lewis Carroll: Pillow Problems and a Tangled Tale (Dover Recreational Math)

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Virtually unobtainable for many years, these two books by Lewis Carroll (C. L. Dodgson) have now been reprinted in their entirety for the pleasure of modern enthusiasts of mathematical puzzles. Written by the 19th-century mathematician who gave us Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, they contain an unusual combination of wit and mathematical intricacy that will test your mathematical ingenuity and provide hours of stimulating entertainment.
Pillow-Problems is one of the rarest of all Lewis Carroll's works. It contains 72 mathematical posers ranging from those that can be solved by arithmetic, simple algebra, or plane geometry, to those that require more advanced algebra, trigonometry, algebraical geometry, differential calculus, and transcendental probabilities. Both numerical answers and fully worked out solutions are given, each in a separate section so that you can test your methods of problem-solving even after you have looked up the answer to a problem.
In A Tangled Tale, Carroll embodies some of his most perplexing mathematical puzzles in the ten knots or chapters of a delightful story that has all the charm and wit of his better-known works. The Tale was originally printed as a monthly magazine serial, and many readers sent in solutions to the problems that were posed in it. In the long Appendix to The Tale, which contains the answers and solutions to the problems, Carroll uses the answers sent in by readers as the basis for illuminating and entertaining discussions of the many wrong ways in which the problems can be attacked, as well as the right ways.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Dover Publications
EAN
9780486204932
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
0486204936
Label
Dover Publications
Manufacturer
Dover Publications
MPN
6 illustrations
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
304
PartNumber
6 illustrations
PublicationDate
1958-06-01
Publisher
Dover Publications
ReleaseDate
1958-06-01
Studio
Dover Publications
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

excellent book
This is an odd book by the author of Alice in Wonderland. It straddles fantasy and mathematics. Not for light reading but I am working my way through it and have enjoyed it (even though some parts are hard going).
Great book for all types of math problems. Fun to work, if you love math. Carroll is talented with words and mathematics.
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