Reflections

Author: Raymond Smullyan
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814644609
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This is an exciting if not rambling account of events of Raymond Smullyan's four lives — as a mathematical logician, musician, magician, and author — together with thoughts that come to his mind as he recalls them. This book includes topics from some of Smullyan's twenty-six books, as well as many of his favorite anecdotes and jokes. It also presents some generalizations of theorems of the great logicians Gödel and Tarski, and discusses logic in general, and how he won his wife with a logic trick! Smullyan also relates some of his teaching experiences, and expresses his views on mathematical education, and how our present textbooks are primarily responsible for its decline! About his life as a pianist, Smullyan relates a good deal about his experiences with the Piano Society — a wonderful organization to which he is a staunch contributor, and how he has had such delightful relations with many of its members. Last but not least, Smullyan recounts how he has known some lovely ladies over the years. Contents:Early ChildhoodLater ChildhoodHigh SchoolBeginning CollegeUniversity of Chicago, Music, MagicDartmouth, PrincetonAfter GraduationDiagonalization, Love, Logic, a LetterThe Piano SocietyLovely Ladies I Have Known Readership: Music enthusiasts, piano society, math and logic enthusiasts, people interested in magic, people interested in Taoist philosophy, etc. Keywords:Logic;Magic;Mathematics;Gödel;Tarski;Piano Society;JokesReview: “We read of Smullyan's recollections of incidents in his past that support the images of a man who enjoys logic, music, mathematics, puns etc. If you have enjoyed any of Smullyan's books and wish to know more about the author, you will enjoy this breezy set of reflections as well.” Mathematical Association of America

Reflections

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9789814644587
Size: 79.85 MB
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This is an exciting if not rambling account of events of Raymond Smullyan's four lives -- as a mathematical logician, musician, magician, and author -- together with thoughts that come to his mind as he recalls them. This book includes topics from some of Smullyan's twenty-six books, as well as many of his favorite anecdotes and jokes. It also presents some generalizations of theorems of the great logicians GOdel and Tarski, and discusses logic in general, and how he won his wife with a logic trick! Smullyan also relates some of his teaching experiences, and expresses his views on mathematical education, and how our present textbooks are primarily responsible for its decline! About his life as a pianist, Smullyan relates a good deal about his experiences with the Piano Society -- a wonderful organization to which he is a staunch contributor, and how he has had such delightful relations with many of its members. Last but not least, Smullyan recounts how he has known some lovely ladies over the years.

The Magic Garden Of George B And Other Logic Puzzles

Author: Raymond Smullyan
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814675075
Size: 66.49 MB
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The author presents a bombshell puzzle so startling that it seems incredible that there could be any solution at all! But there is indeed a solution — moreover, one that requires a chain of lesser puzzles to be solved first. The reader is thus taken on a journey through a maze of subsidiary problems that has all the earmarks of an entertaining detective story. This book leads the unwary reader into deep logical waters through seductively entertaining logic puzzles. One example is Boolean algebra with such weird looking equations as 1+1=0 — a subject which today plays a vital role, not only in mathematical systems, but also in computer science and artificial intelligence. Contents:It's All a Question of Logic!:Puzzles or Monkey Tricks?Which Lady?Which Witch?Which Island?McGregor's Arithmetic TricksAsk Eldon WhiteAl, the ChemistSane or Mad?The Strange Case of McSnurdThe Knight-Knave DiseaseHuman or Android?Variable Lying and ParadoxThe Magic Garden:George's GardenSome Neighboring GardensThe Grand Problem Solved!Boolean Gardens and Variable LiarsPropositional Logic and Boolean GardensThe Boolean Theory of SetsBoolean Algebras in GeneralBoolean Gardens RevisitedAnother Grand ProblemGeorge Boole and Mathematical Logic Readership: General public who is interested in logic puzzles, researchers in boolean algebra. Key Features:Dr Smullyan is world renowned for his logic puzzles ... second to noneEverything within the book is developed from scratch. No background in the subject area is necessaryThe puzzles are interconnectedKeywords:Logic;Puzzles;Boolean Algebra

Theory Of Formal Systems Am 47

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400882001
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This book serves both as a completely self-contained introduction and as an exposition of new results in the field of recursive function theory and its application to formal systems.

The Mind S I

Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: 9780465030910
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Essays from some of the 20th century's greatest thinkers explore topics as diverse as artificial intelligence, evolution, science fiction, philosophy, reductionism, and consciousness, presenting a variety of conflicting visions of the self and the soul. Illustrations.

The G Delian Puzzle Book

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486315770
Size: 48.27 MB
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These logic puzzles provide entertaining variations on Gödel's incompleteness theorems, offering ingenious challenges related to infinity, truth and provability, undecidability, and other concepts. No background in formal logic necessary.

The Magic Of Maths

Author: Kjartan Poskitt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781407147208
Size: 56.63 MB
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Murderous Maths: The Magic of Maths is full of incredible tricks to wow children and teachers alike. Brand new for the relaunch of the primary national curriculum in autumn 2014, children can discover how to use the power of maths to beat the calculator, perform amazing card tricks and even read minds! Illustrated by Philip Reeve and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskitt fans will be able to discover the world of MURDEROUS MATHS. Get ready to be amazed!

A Beginner S Guide To Mathematical Logic

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486782972
Size: 41.93 MB
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Combining stories of great writers and philosophers with quotations and riddles, this completely original text for first courses in mathematical logic examines problems related to proofs, propositional logic and first-order logic, undecidability, and other topics. 2013 edition.