The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486482014
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Join Holmes and Watson as they examine interrupted games to deduce prior moves. A series of increasingly complex chess mysteries culminates in a double murder perpetrated by Professor Moriarty. The master sleuth instructs his companion (and us) in the intricacies of retrograde analysis; readers need only a knowledge of how the pieces move.

Mathematics and Chess

Author: Miodrag Petkovi?
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486294322
Format: PDF
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99 puzzles built around the chessboard. Arithmetical and probability problems, chessboard recreations, geometrical puzzles, mathematical amusements and games, more. Solutions.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chess

Author: Jon Edwards
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470121320
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Chess is a mental game, but you don't have to strain your brain to learn the basics—not with this guide that shows you how to play. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chess covers how to set up the board, how each piece moves, opening strategies and variations, attacking themes and common sacrifices, and more. Photos of the board let you see strategies in action. For hands-on practice, you can even set up your board and make your moves as you learn. With this book and practice, you'll be saying "Checkmate" in no time. Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review Each move or tactic is clearly explained Explanations accompany each photo Color photos and diagrams show key positions, strategies, and moves Helpful tips provide additional guidance

Satan Cantor And Infinity And Other Mind bogglin

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307819825
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More than two hundred new and challenging logic puzzles—the simplest brainteaser to the most complex paradoxes in contemporary mathematical thinking—from our topmost puzzlemaster (“the most entertaining logician who ever lived,” Martin Gardner has called him). Our guide to the puzzles is the Sorcerer, who resides on the Island of Knights and Knaves, where knights always tell the truth and knaves always lie, and he introduces us to the amazing magic—logic—that enables to discover which inhabitants are which. Then, in a picaresque adventure in logic, he takes us to the planet Og, to the Island of Partial Silence, and to a land where metallic robots wearing strings of capital letters are noisily duplicating and dismantling themselves and others. The reader’s job is to figure out how it all works. Finally, we accompany the Sorcerer on an alluring tour of Infinity which includes George Cantor’s amazing mathematical insights. The tour (and the book) ends with Satan devising a diabolical puzzle for one of Cantor’s prize students—who outwits him! In sum: a devilish magician’s cornucopia of puzzles—a delight for every age and level of ability.

King Arthur in Search of His Dog and Other Curious Puzzles

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486474356
Format: PDF
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This fanciful, original collection for readers of all ages features arithmetic puzzles, logic problems related to crime detection, and logic and arithmetic puzzles involving King Arthur and his Dogs of the Round Table.

The Magic Garden of George B and Other Logic Puzzles

Author: Raymond Smullyan
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814675075
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The author presents a bombshell puzzle so startling that it seems incredible that there could be any solution at all! But there is indeed a solution — moreover, one that requires a chain of lesser puzzles to be solved first. The reader is thus taken on a journey through a maze of subsidiary problems that has all the earmarks of an entertaining detective story. This book leads the unwary reader into deep logical waters through seductively entertaining logic puzzles. One example is Boolean algebra with such weird looking equations as 1+1=0 — a subject which today plays a vital role, not only in mathematical systems, but also in computer science and artificial intelligence. Contents:It's All a Question of Logic!:Puzzles or Monkey Tricks?Which Lady?Which Witch?Which Island?McGregor's Arithmetic TricksAsk Eldon WhiteAl, the ChemistSane or Mad?The Strange Case of McSnurdThe Knight-Knave DiseaseHuman or Android?Variable Lying and ParadoxThe Magic Garden:George's GardenSome Neighboring GardensThe Grand Problem Solved!Boolean Gardens and Variable LiarsPropositional Logic and Boolean GardensThe Boolean Theory of SetsBoolean Algebras in GeneralBoolean Gardens RevisitedAnother Grand ProblemGeorge Boole and Mathematical Logic Readership: General public who is interested in logic puzzles, researchers in boolean algebra. Key Features:Dr Smullyan is world renowned for his logic puzzles ... second to noneEverything within the book is developed from scratch. No background in the subject area is necessaryThe puzzles are interconnectedKeywords:Logic;Puzzles;Boolean Algebra

The G delian Puzzle Book

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486315770
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These logic puzzles provide entertaining variations on Gödel's incompleteness theorems, offering ingenious challenges related to infinity, truth and provability, undecidability, and other concepts. No background in formal logic necessary.

Forever Undecided

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307962466
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Forever Undecided is the most challenging yet of Raymond Smullyan’s puzzle collections. It is, at the same time, an introduction—ingenious, instructive, entertaining—to Gödel’s famous theorems. With all the wit and charm that have delighted readers of his previous books, Smullyan transports us once again to that magical island where knights always tell the truth and knaves always lie. Here we meet a new and amazing array of characters, visitors to the island, seeking to determine the natives’ identities. Among them: the census-taker McGregor; a philosophical-logician in search of his flighty bird-wife, Oona; and a regiment of Reasoners (timid ones, normal ones, conceited, modest, and peculiar ones) armed with the rules of propositional logic (if X is true, then so is Y). By following the Reasoners through brain-tingling exercises and adventures—including journeys into the “other possible worlds” of Kripke semantics—even the most illogical of us come to understand Gödel’s two great theorems on incompleteness and undecidability, some of their philosophical and mathematical implications, and why we, like Gödel himself, must remain Forever Undecided!

Alice in Puzzle land

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486482006
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Characters from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass populate these 88 intriguing puzzles. Mathematician Raymond Smullyan re-creates the spirit of Lewis Carroll's writings in puzzles involving word play, logic and metalogic, and philosophical paradoxes. Challenges range from easy to difficult and include solutions, plus 60 charming illustrations. "An ingenious book." — Boston Globe.

The Lady Or the Tiger

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048647027X
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"Another scintillating collection of brilliant problems and paradoxes by the most entertaining logician and set theorist who ever lived." — Martin Gardner. Inspired by the classic tale of a prisoner's dilemma, these whimsically themed challenges involve paradoxes about probability, time, and change; metapuzzles; and self-referentiality. Nineteen chapters advance in difficulty from relatively simple to highly complex.