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Stories by Martin Gardner

Mathematical Games

On the meaning of randomness and some ways of achieving it

July 1, 1968 — Martin Gardner

Mathematical Games

A short treatise on the useless elegance of perfect numbers and amicable pairs

March 1, 1968 — Martin Gardner

Mathematical Games

A mixed bag of logical and illogical problems to solve

November 1, 1967 — Martin Gardner

Mathematical Games

In which a computer prints out mammoth polygonal factorials

August 1, 1967 — Martin Gardner

Mathematical Games

Of sprouts and Brussels sprouts, games with a topological flavor

July 1, 1967 — Martin Gardner

Mathematical Games

The polyhex and the polyabolo, polygonal jigsaw puzzle pieces

June 1, 1967 — Martin Gardner

Mathematical Games

Cube-root extraction and the calendar trick, or how to cheat in mathematics

May 1, 1967 — Martin Gardner

Mathematical Games

The amazing feats of professional mental calculators, and some tricks of the trade

April 1, 1967 — Martin Gardner

Mathematical Games

An array of problems that can be solved with elementary mathematical techniques

March 1, 1967 — Martin Gardner

Can Time go Backward?

It seems intuitively plausible that it can, but the concept creates a variety of paradoxes. For example, a time-reversed galaxy would be invisible to us because light would flow into it instead of out...

January 1, 1967 — Martin Gardner
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