FAMOUS PUZZLES of GREAT MATHEMATICIANS

Miodrag PetkoviŠ

Publisher: American Mathematical Society

ISBN: 978-0-8218-4814-2

324 pages

From Notices of the AMS: "This is the only collection in English of puzzles and challenging elementary mathematical problems posed, discussed, and solved by great mathematicians. The book is intended to amuse and entertain while bringing the reader closer to distinguished mathematicians through their works and some compelling personal stories. The selected problems simply require pencil and paper and a healthy amount of persistence."

Contents:
Recreational mathematics;
Arithmetics;
Number Theory;
Geometry;
Tilling and packing;
Physics;
Combinatorics;
Probability;
Graphs;
Chess;
Miscellany;
Appendices A-D;
Biographies; Bibliography;
Name index.