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The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects:
Research in Recreational Math
Edited by Jennifer Beineke & Jason Rosenhouse
With a foreword by Raymond Smullyan

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Foreword by Raymond Smullyan vii
Preface and Acknowledgments x
PART I VIGNETTES
1 Should You Be Happy? 3
Peter Winkler
2 One-Move Puzzles with Mathematical Content 11
Anany Levitin
3 Minimalist Approaches to Figurative Maze Design 29
Robert Bosch, Tim Chartier, and Michael Rowan
4 Some ABCs of Graphs and Games 43
Jennifer Beineke and Lowell Beineke
PART II PROBLEMS INSPIRED BY CLASSIC PUZZLES
5 Solving the Tower of Hanoi with Random Moves 65
Max A. Alekseyev and Toby Berger
6 Groups Associated to Tetraflexagons 81
Julie Beier and Carolyn Yackel
7 Parallel Weighings of Coins 95
Tanya Khovanova
8 Analysis of Crossword Puzzle Difficulty Using a Random Graph Process 105
John K. McSweeney
9 From the Outside In: Solving Generalizations of the Slothouber-Graatsma-Conway Puzzle 127
Derek Smith
PART III PLAYING CARDS
10 Gallia Est Omnis Divisa in Partes Quattuor 139
Neil Calkin and Colm Mulcahy
11 Heartless Poker 149
Dominic Lanphier and Laura Taalman
12 An Introduction to Gilbreath Numbers 163
Robert W. Vallin
PART IV GAMES
13 Tic-tac-toe on Affine Planes 175
Maureen T. Carroll and Steven T. Dougherty
14 Error Detection and Correction Using SET 199
Gary Gordon and Elizabeth McMahon
15 Connection Games and Sperner's Lemma 213
David Molnar
PART V FIBONACCI NUMBERS
16 The Cookie Monster Problem 231
Leigh Marie Braswell and Tanya Khovanova
17 Representing Numbers Using Fibonacci Variants 245
Stephen K. Lucas
About the Editors 261
About the Contributors 263
Index 269

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