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Date: 20 Jan 87 14:47:00 EST
From: "CLSTR1::BECK"
Subject: recreational math
To: "cube-lovers"
cc: gerritsen,mailer!
Reply-To: "CLSTR1::BECK"
BOOKS: Singmaster is editing a series of books for Oxford University Press on
Recrreational Mathematics and is requesting input on the following:
1) " I (Singmaster) have embarked on a project to find the sources of classical
problems in recreational mathematics. .....
The initial object of this project was to produce a book of sources,
translated into english with annotation, for .... However, it now appears that
the first stage must be the prpearation of an annotated bibliography of the
material. ... draft of paper which outlines the project and some of the
material is available. I would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in
this project, particularly anyone able to provide info."
2) "I am also compiling a list of mathematical monuments and have a draft
article on this."
ADDRESS; DAVID SINGMASTER, POLYTECHNIC OF THE SOUTH BANK, LONDON, SE1 OAA, UK
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BOOKS IN SERIES SO FAR:
1) MATHEMATICAL BYWAYS IN AYLING, BEELING, AND CEILING by Hugh ApSimon, 128
pages; 30 illus, 853201-6, $10
2) THE INS AND OUTS OF PEG SOLITAIRE by John Beasley, 300 pages; 571 illus,
853203-2, $17
3) RUBIK'S CUBIC COMPENDIUM by Erno Rubik et al, 200 pages, 183 illus, 853202-4,
$15
CONTENTS: Intro: the fascination of rubik's cube - david singmaster, 1. in play
-rubik, 2 the art of cubing - varga, 3. restoration methods and table of
processes - keri, 4. mathematics - keri & varga, 5. the universe of the cube -
marx, 6. my fingers remember - vekerdy, 7. afterword - singmaster, bibliography
& index.
4) SLIDING PIECE PUZZLES by Edward Horden - in preparation.
AVAILABLE FROM: Science and Medical Marketing Manager, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS,
200 Madison ave, NY, NY 10016, 212/679-7300
ADD $1.50 for shipping
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