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Martin Gardner
, (October 21, 1914  May 22, 2010)
was an American polymath,
recreational mathematics
and science writer, and author of the
Mathematical Games column
in
Scientific American
from 1956 to 1981
^{[1]}
^{[2]}
. He was inventor of various games such as
5×5 Minichess
, which was recently
weakly solved
by
Frédéric Prost
and
Mehdi Mhalla
^{[3]}
^{[4]}
, and
Hexapawn
, designed to demonstrate
Michie's
machine learning
algorithm with only 24 Matchboxes instead of 300 as required for the
tictactoe
machine
MENACE
^{[5]}
. Due to his publications, Gardner popularized countless
mathematical games
and
puzzles
, notably the game of
Hex
^{[6]}
and
Conway's
Game of Life
^{[7]}
.
Martin Gardner
^{[8]}
Table of Contents
Selected Publications
1950 ...
1960 ...
1970 ...
1980 ...
1990 ...
2000 ...
2010 ...
External Links
References
What links here?
Selected Publications
^{[9]}
^{[10]}
1950 ...
Martin Gardner
(
1952
).
In the Name of Science: An Entertaining Survey of the High Priests and Cultists of Science, Past and Present
.
Putnam
, in 1957 republished as
Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science
.
Martin Gardner
(
1956
).
Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery
.
Dover Publications
Martin Gardner
(
1957
).
Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science
.
Dover Publications
, ISBN 9780486203942
Martin Gardner
(
1958, 1983
).
Logic Machines and Diagrams
.
McGrawHill
,
University of Chicago Press
Martin Gardner
(
1959
).
The Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions
.
Simon & Schuster
Martin Gardner
(
1959
).
The Game of Hex
. pages 7383 »
Hex
1960 ...
Martin Gardner
(
1960
).
The Annotated Alice
.
Clarkson Potter
Martin Gardner
(
1962, 1974
).
The Annotated Snark
.
Simon & Schuster
Martin Gardner
(
1964, 1969, 1979, 1990, 2005
).
The Ambidextrous Universe
.
Penguin Books
Martin Gardner
(
1967
).
Problems that are Built on the Knight's Tour in Chess
.
Scientific American
, Vol. 130
Martin Gardner
(
1969, 1991
).
The Unexpected Hanging and Other Mathematical Diversions
.
Simon & Schuster
,
University Of Chicago Press
.
^{[11]}
1970 ...
Martin Gardner
(
1970
).
Mathematical Games  The fantastic combinations of John Conway's new solitaire game "life"
.
Scientific American
, Vol. 223, pp. 120123.
Martin Gardner
(
1973
).
Mathematical Games: How to Turn a Chessboard into a Computer to Calculate with Negabinary Numbers
.
Scientific American
, Vol. 228, No. 4
^{[12]}
Martin Gardner
(
1975
).
Mathematical Carnival
.
Vintage Books
Martin Gardner
(
1977
).
Mathematical Magic Show
.
Vintage Books
Martin Gardner
(
1978
).
Aha! Insight
.
W.H. Freeman & Company
Martin Gardner
(
1979
).
Mathematical Circus
.
Vintage Books
Martin Gardner
(
1979
).
Chess Problems on a Higher Plane, Including Mirror Images, Rotations and the Superqueen
.
Scientific American
, Vol. 270
1980 ...
Martin Gardner
(
1982
).
Aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes to Puzzle and Delight
.
W.H. Freeman & Company
Martin Gardner
(
1983
).
Baffling Brainteasers
.
Davis Publications
1990 ...
Lee Sallows
,
Martin Gardner
,
Richard K. Guy
,
Donald Knuth
(
1991
).
Serial Isogons of 90 Degrees
.
Mathematics Magazine
, Vol. 64, No. 5
Martin Gardner
(
1994
).
My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles
.
Dover Publications
Martin Gardner
(
1996
).
The Universe in a Handkerchief: Lewis Carroll's Mathematical Recreations, Games, Puzzles, and Word Plays
.
SpringerVerlag
Martin Gardner
(
1999
).
The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition
.
W. W. Norton & Company
2000 ...
Martin Gardner
(
2001
).
The Colossal Book of Mathematics  : Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems
.
W. W. Norton & Company
Martin Gardner
(
2004
).
Are Universes Thicker Than Blackberries
?
W. W. Norton & Company
Martin Gardner
(
2006
).
The Annotated Hunting of the Snark
.
W. W. Norton & Company
2010 ...
Martin Gardner
,
Ken Jennings
(
2010
).
The Colossal Book of Wordplay
.
Sterling Publishing
, Puzzlewright Press
Mehdi Mhalla
,
Frédéric Prost
(
2013
).
Gardner’s Minichess Variant is Solved
.
ICGA Journal, Vol. 36, No. 4
Martin Gardner
(
2014
).
Knots and Borromean Rings, RepTiles, and Eight Queens: Martin Gardner’s Unexpected Hanging
.
The Mathematical Association of America
/
Cambridge University Press
^{[13]}
External Links
Martin Gardner from Wikipedia
List of Martin Gardner Mathematical Games columns from Wikipedia
Martin Gardner Home Site
Gathering 4 Gardner Foundation  the aha moment
The Mathematical Gardner Homepage
Profile: Martin Gardner, the Mathematical Gamester (19142010)  Scientific American
by
Philip Yam
, May 22, 2010
Martin Gardner: A Major Shaping Force in My Life  Scientific American
by
Douglas Hofstadter
, May 22, 2010
References
^
Martin Gardner from Wikipedia
^
Index to Mathematical Games
^
Mehdi Mhalla
,
Frédéric Prost
(
2013
).
Gardner’s Minichess Variant is Solved
.
ICGA Journal, Vol. 36, No. 4
^
Gardner's minichess solved
by
BB+
,
OpenChess Forum
, August 29, 2013
^
Martin Gardner
(
1969, 1991
).
The Unexpected Hanging and Other Mathematical Diversions
.
Simon & Schuster
,
University Of Chicago Press
, Chapter 8: A Matchbox GameLearning Machine
^
Martin Gardner
(
1959
).
The Game of Hex
. in
The Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions
. pp 7383.
Simon & Schuster
^
Martin Gardner
(
1970
).
Mathematical Games  The fantastic combinations of John Conway's new solitaire game "life"
.
Scientific American
, Vol. 223, pp. 120123.
^
Details: Martin Gardner
,
MFO
Photo by
Konrad Jacobs
,
Erlangen
,
Martin Gardner from Wikipedia
^
Martin Gardner bibliography
^
Martin Gardner's Puzzle Books
^
Unexpected hanging paradox from Wikipedia
^
Negative base from Wikipedia
^
Borromean rings from Wikipedia
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Hex
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Oct 22, 2014
John H. Conway
Apr 6, 2017
Klaus Kirchhof
Aug 13, 2014
Knight Pattern
Feb 23, 2015
Martin Gardner
May 10, 2017
Mehdi Mhalla
Apr 25, 2014
People
Feb 28, 2018
Personal Computing
Dec 27, 2017
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Nov 28, 2017
Richard K. Guy
Jan 11, 2014
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Dec 22, 2016
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was an American polymath, recreational mathematics and science writer, and author of the Mathematical Games column in Scientific American from 1956 to 1981 ^{[1]} ^{[2]}. He was inventor of various games such as 5×5 Minichess, which was recently weakly solved by Frédéric Prost and Mehdi Mhalla ^{[3]} ^{[4]}, and Hexapawn, designed to demonstrate Michie's machine learning algorithm with only 24 Matchboxes instead of 300 as required for the tictactoe machine MENACE ^{[5]}. Due to his publications, Gardner popularized countless mathematical games and puzzles, notably the game of Hex ^{[6]} and Conway's Game of Life ^{[7]}.
Table of Contents
Selected Publications
^{[9]} ^{[10]}1950 ...
Martin Gardner (1959). The Game of Hex. pages 7383 » Hex
1960 ...
1970 ...
1980 ...
1990 ...
2000 ...
2010 ...
External Links
References
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