## Mathematical Recreations, February 1991

The true story of how Theseus found his way out of the labyrinth

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The true story of how Theseus found his way out of the labyrinth

February 1, 1991 — Ian Stewart

Tools for computer graphics make an invisible world seem less alien

January 1, 1991 — A. K. Dewdney

Fermat's Christmas Theorem is explained in one dickens of a tale

December 1, 1990 — Ian Stewart

A compendium of math abuse from around the world

November 1, 1990 — A. K. Dewdney

How to resurrect a cat from its grin

September 1, 1990 — A. K. Dewdney

An odd journey along even roads leads to home in Golygon City

July 1, 1990 — A. K. Dewdney

How to transform flights of fancy into fractal flora or fauna

May 1, 1990 — A. K. Dewdney

Lunar infants, lotteries and meteorites expose the dangers of math abuse

March 1, 1990 — A. K. Dewdney

Casting a net on a checkerboard and other puzzles of the forest

June 1, 1986 — Martin Gardner

The topology of knots, plus the results of Douglas Hofstadter's Luring Lottery

September 1, 1983 — Martin Gardner

Tasks you cannot help finishing no matter how hard you try to block finishing them

August 1, 1983 — Martin Gardner

The Laffer curve and other laughs in current economics

December 1, 1981 — Martin Gardner

Euclid's parallel postulate and its modern offspring

October 1, 1981 — Martin Gardner

The abstract parabola fits the concrete world

August 1, 1981 — Martin Gardner

The inspired geometrical symmetries of Scott Kim

June 1, 1981 — Martin Gardner

How Lavinia finds a room on University A venue, and other geometric problems

April 1, 1981 — Martin Gardner

Gauss's congruence theory was mod as early as 1801

February 1, 1981 — Martin Gardner

Patterns in primes are a clue to the strong law of small numbers

December 1, 1980 — Martin Gardner

Taxicab geometry offers a free ride to a non-Euclidean locale

November 1, 1980 — Martin Gardner

From counting votes to making votes count: the mathematics of elections

October 1, 1980 — Martin Gardner

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