Mathematical Puzzles: A Connoisseur's Collection is a fascinating and engaging collection of mathematical puzzles collected over several years by Peter Winkler.
Summary of the Book
The book comprises of several intriguing mathematical puzzles on probability, geometry, algorithms and combinatorics. The answers to these puzzles are explained in a lucid and easy –to-understand manner. These puzzles will give the readers an opportunity to the readers to engage themselves and exercise their brains to the fullest. These puzzles do not require computation or a sound knowledge of higher mathematics. The puzzles in the book have been collected by the author from Mathematical competitions and international mathematics Olympiad competitions over several years.
About Peter Winkler
Peter Winkler is Director of Fundamental Mathematics Research at Bell Labs. He is currently on a sabbatical at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He has authored over 125 research papers in mathematics and has a dozen patents in computing, cryptography, holography, optical networking, and marine navigation. He is best known as the inventor of cryptologic methods for the game of bridge.