The Raven's Hat

The Raven's Hat Fallen Pictures, Rising Sequences, and Other Mathematical Games

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Publisher's Synopsis

This book presents a series of engaging games that seem unsolvable-but can be solved when they are translated into mathematical terms. How can players find their ID cards when the cards are distributed randomly among twenty boxes? By applying the theory of permutations. How can a player guess the colour of her own hat when she can only see other players' hats? Hamming codes, which are used in communication technologies. Like magic, mathematics solves the apparently unsolvable. The games allow readers, including university students or anyone with high school-level math, to experience the joy of mathematical discovery.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262044516
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 793.74
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiii, 177
Weight: 294g
Height: 137mm
Width: 202mm
Spine width: 18mm