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Rosenhouse, Jason
Taking sudoku seriously : the math behind the world's most popular pencil puzzle / Jason Rosenhouse and Laura Taalman
Alternate Title Math behind the world's most popular pencil puzzle
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  GV1507.S83 R67 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Sudoku
Mathematics -- Social aspects
Physical Description xii, 214 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [206]-208) and index
Contents Playing the game: mathematics as applied puzzle-solving -- Latin squares: what do mathematicians do? -- Greco-Latin squares: the problem of the thirty-six officers -- Counting: it's harder than it looks -- Equivalence classes: the importance of being essentially identical -- Why the natural approach fails -- Searching: the art of finding needles in haystacks -- Graphs: dots, lines, and sudoku -- Polynomials: we finally found a use for algebra -- Extremes: sudoku pushed to its limits -- Epilogue: you can never have too many puzzles
Alternate Author Taalman, Laura

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