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The Resource Before Sudoku : the world of magic squares, Seymour S. Block and Santiago A. Tavares

Before Sudoku : the world of magic squares, Seymour S. Block and Santiago A. Tavares

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Before Sudoku : the world of magic squares
Title
Before Sudoku
Title remainder
the world of magic squares
Statement of responsibility
Seymour S. Block and Santiago A. Tavares
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Sudoku has become a vastly popular and even addictive game. But fans may not know that Sudoku is a recent offshoot of the venerable magic square, which dates back over 4,000 years to ancient China, where it was considered literally magical. Indeed, magic squares have fascinated centuries of mystics, astrologers, and some of the world's most brilliant thinkers. In Before Sudoku, Seymour Block and Santiago Tavares offer a crystal clear and engaging tour of these puzzles, not only tracing their footsteps through ancient and medieval history but also illuminating their uses in art, design, music, statistics, and electronics. Filled with lots of original puzzles for gamers to solve, this entertaining book will delight anyone who loves a challenge, including all fans of Sudoku."--BOOK JACKET
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Block, Seymour S
Dewey number
793.74
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Tavares, Santiago Alves
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  • Sudoku
  • Magic squares
  • Mathematical recreations
Label
Before Sudoku : the world of magic squares, Seymour S. Block and Santiago A. Tavares
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Magic Squares and Sudoku -- 3. History of Sudoku -- 4. Some Techniques for Solving Sudoku Puzzles -- 5. History of Magic Squares -- 6. When a Magic Square Is Not Square -- 7. Magic Squares and Arithmetic -- 8. Exotic Magic Squares -- 9. Other Magic Squares -- 10. Magic Squares in Art, Design, and Music -- 11. The Fourth Dimension -- 12. Practical Applications of Magic Squares -- 13. Some Puzzles for You -- 14. Further Reading -- 15. Magic Squares Terminology -- 16. Solutions to the Puzzles
Control code
000043839339
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780195367904
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Label
Before Sudoku : the world of magic squares, Seymour S. Block and Santiago A. Tavares
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Magic Squares and Sudoku -- 3. History of Sudoku -- 4. Some Techniques for Solving Sudoku Puzzles -- 5. History of Magic Squares -- 6. When a Magic Square Is Not Square -- 7. Magic Squares and Arithmetic -- 8. Exotic Magic Squares -- 9. Other Magic Squares -- 10. Magic Squares in Art, Design, and Music -- 11. The Fourth Dimension -- 12. Practical Applications of Magic Squares -- 13. Some Puzzles for You -- 14. Further Reading -- 15. Magic Squares Terminology -- 16. Solutions to the Puzzles
Control code
000043839339
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780195367904
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)

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