Alice in Puzzle-Land has ratings and 13 reviews. Riku said: Raymond Smullyan is famed to be a philosopher, logician, mathematician, musician, magicia. Alice in Puzzle-Land by Raymond M. Smullyan, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. “Alice in Puzzle-Land” is a charming and challenging adventure — a perfect tribute to Lewis Carroll’s Alice. There are several puzzles in the.

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He seemed somewhat puzzled when I explained that the reason I don’t is that I’m a Gemini. In questa sua opera, come dice il nome stesso, Smullyan si ispira ai libri di Lewis Carroll con protagonista Alice: Because it served the weird, twisted mathematical bowl of spaghetti that is the backbone puzzlelnd the book.

What Is the Name of Puzzlelaand Book?: The Lady or the Tiger?: Refresh and try again. One whole chapter the queens randomly decide to give Alice an exam, and in another the king recites a whole book about logic puzzles he once read. My library Help Advanced Book Search.


Tanto per cambiare, ci sono anche un paio di capitoli di “problemi per cui non serve l’algebra”, semplici problemi aritmetici che possono per l’appunto essere risolti con un po’ di attenzione e di conti ma senza dover scrivere un sistema di equazioni. By this I do not mean that al Raymond Smullyan is famed to be a philosopher, logician, mathematician, musician, magician, humorist, writer, and maker of marvelous puzzles, and all these aspects and interests come forth in various chapters of the book, which follows on in his unique tradition of parodying puzzlelznd works of popular fiction.


Solutions to the Puzzles show more. This is not, however, a math, logic, nor philosophy book. Pretty sure the way the author came up with many of these “puzzles” is by taking some pure logic statements I don’t know logic: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Return to Book Page. Tatiana Maciel rated it really liked it Apr 06, Nov 21, Alanna rated it it was amazing Shelves: This puzzlelxnd is pure magic.

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Feldie rated it really liked it Dec 26, Then scrambling these statements using logic rules: He is “simply the best” is the phrase that most accurately describes the ability of Raymond Smullyan to create puzzles in logic. Rediscovered Puzzlelaand Carroll Puzzles. I own and read every book of his I can get i hands on. Published in Journal of Recreational Mathematics, reprinted with permission and this review appears on Amazon Smullyan’s characters speak and behave like the originals, and their puzzles abound in typical Carrollian word play, logic problems, and dark philosophical paradoxes.

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Recent years puszleland brought a number of his magical books of logic and math puzzles: Best known for his mathematical and creative logic puzzles and games, he is also a concert pianist and a magician.

It is honestly uninspired and the resulting puzzles are inelegant and just painful to think about. The Alice in Wonderland hook unifies the book nicely, making it much more readable than a typical puzzle book.

Sundararajan R rated it it was amazing Jun 24, Mick rated it liked it Sep 03, And it might just send you back to reread Alice. The Complete Book of Holograms: Many problems require “brute-force” solutions wherein you must check every possible case and make tables out of said cases.


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Toward the end, there are some of these chapters that explore some very strange, complex logical curiosities in the same spirit as “Godel, Escher, Bach” another strong follower of Carroll!

The Red King’s Theory The Merry Prankster Raymond Smullyanmathematician, logician, magician, creator of extraordinary puzzles, philosopher, pianist, and man of many parts. He seemed somewhat puzzled when I explained that puzzeland reason I don’t is that I’m a Gemini.

Alice in Puzzle-Land is a nice resource for someone who’s teaching a course in logic, puzzlelanc for people trying to entertain This is a nice collection of logical brain-teasers, by a famous and well-respected logician. The Best Books of The real beauty of the book is puzzzleland similar the characters feel to the originals, not only in talk and behavior, but also in the word plays and their convoluted logic and paradoxes.

Qlice 05, James Swenson rated it liked it. Of course, finding the trick isn’t easy if you haven’t seen it before, but fortunately you get several chances to try the trick, and over time you can pick it up.

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I would have liked to have had more of an explanati This is a fun book of math, logic, and philosophical puzzles.