Mathematics

Polyominoes: Puzzles, Patterns, Problems, and Packings - Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Paperback

Price:
$35.00 / £30.00
ISBN:
Published:
04/07/1996
Copyright:
1994
Pages:
198
Size:
7.75 x 10 in.
Illus:
200 line illustrations, 5 tables
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Inspiring popular video games like Tetris while contributing to the study of combinatorial geometry and tiling theory, polyominoes have continued to spark interest ever since their inventor, Solomon Golomb, introduced them to puzzle enthusiasts several decades ago. In this fully revised and expanded edition of his landmark book, the author takes a new generation of readers on a mathematical journey into the world of the deceptively simple polyomino. Golomb incorporates important, recent developments, and poses problems, inviting the reader to play with and develop an understanding of the extraordinary properties of polyominoes.