The Zen of Magic Squares, Circles, and Stars: An Exhibition of Surprising Structures across Dimensions

The Zen of Magic Squares, Circles, and Stars: An Exhibition of Surprising Structures across Dimensions

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Humanity's love affair with mathematics and mysticism reached a critical juncture, legend has it, on the back of a turtle in ancient China. As Clifford Pickover briefly recounts in this enthralling book, the most comprehensive in decades on magic squares, Emperor Yu was supposedly strolling along the Yellow River one day around 2200 B.C. when he spotted the creature: its shell had a series of dots within squares. To Yu's amazement, each row of squares contained fifteen… (more)

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (November 11, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 432 pages

File size: 28.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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