Want to sharpen your mathematical wits? If so, then Mathematical Conundrums is for you. Daily Telegraph enigmatologist, Barry R. Clarke, presents over 120 fiendish problems that will test both your ingenuity and persistence. Between these covers are puzzles in geometry, arithmetic, and algebra (there is even a section for computer programmers). And, for the smartest readers who wish to stretch their mind to its limits, a selection of engaging logic and visual lateral puzzles is included. Although no puzzle requires a greater knowledge of mathematics than the high school curriculum, this collection will take you to the edge. But are you equal to the challenge?
- High-school level of mathematics is the only pre-requisite
- Variety of algebraic, route-drawing, and geometrical conundrums
- Hints section for the lateral puzzles
- Warm-up excercises to sharpen the wits
- Full solutions to every problem
Barry R. Clarke has published over 1,500 puzzles in The Daily Telegraph and has contributed enigmas to New Scientist, The Sunday Times, Reader’s Digest, The Sunday Telegraph, and Prospect magazine. His book Challenging Logic Puzzles Mensa has sold over 100,000 copies. As well as a PhD in Shakespeare Studies, Barry has a master’s degree and academic publications in quantum physics. He is now working on a revised theory of the hydrogen atom. Other skills include mathematics tutor, filmmaker, comedy-sketch writer, cartoonist, computer programmer, and blues guitarist! For more information please visit http://barryispuzzled.com.