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Polyominoes - (Princeton Science Library) 2nd Edition by Solomon W Golomb (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • Inspiring popular video games like Tetris while contributing to the study of combinatorial geometry and tiling theory, polyominoes have continued to spark interest ever since their inventor, Solomon Golomb, introduced them to puzzle enthusiasts several decades ago.
  • About the Author: Solomon W. Golomb, University Professor at the University of Southern California, teaches in the Departments of Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, invents mathematical puzzles, and publishes in many areas of science and technology.
  • 198 Pages
  • Mathematics, Geometry
  • Series Name: Princeton Science Library

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Book Synopsis



Inspiring popular video games like Tetris while contributing to the study of combinatorial geometry and tiling theory, polyominoes have continued to spark interest ever since their inventor, Solomon Golomb, introduced them to puzzle enthusiasts several decades ago. In this fully revised and expanded edition of his landmark book, the author takes a new generation of readers on a mathematical journey into the world of the deceptively simple polyomino. Golomb incorporates important, recent developments, and poses problems, inviting the reader to play with and develop an understanding of the extraordinary properties of polyominoes.



From the Back Cover



"Those acquainted with polyominoes will snap up this volume. And if you haven't yet discovered the fascination of these tantalizing tiles, this is the book to introduce you to them."--Martin Gardner, author of The Ambidextrous Universe



Review Quotes




"One of the most eagerly anticipated second editions in the history of mathematics, [Polyominoes] was worth it.... Truly a jewel in the crown of mathematical royalty, this book deserves to be a runaway bestseller."---Charles Ashbacher, Journal of Recreational Mathematics

"The book covers all areas, both beginner and expert, thoroughly. Hundreds of diagrams illustrate the detailed, clearly written texts.... A classic. From a simple idea, Golomb has created a ... science."---Colin Singleton, New Scientist

"Truly a jewel in the crown of mathematical royalty, this book deserves to be a runaway bestseller."-- "Journal of Recreational Mathematics"



About the Author



Solomon W. Golomb, University Professor at the University of Southern California, teaches in the Departments of Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, invents mathematical puzzles, and publishes in many areas of science and technology.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.12 Inches (H) x 6.22 Inches (W) x .52 Inches (D)
Weight: .69 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 198
Series Title: Princeton Science Library
Genre: Mathematics
Sub-Genre: Geometry
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Theme: General
Format: Paperback
Author: Solomon W Golomb
Language: English
Street Date: April 7, 1996
TCIN: 91747417
UPC: 9780691024448
Item Number (DPCI): 247-06-6793
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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