Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays, Volume 4
A K Peters/CRC Press – 2004 – 224 pages
In the quarter of a century since three mathematicians and game theorists collaborated to create Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays, the book has become the definitive work on the subject of mathematical games. Now carefully revised and broken down into four volumes to accommodate new developments, the Second Edition retains the original's wealth of wit and wisdom. The authors' insightful strategies, blended with their witty and irreverent style, make reading a profitable pleasure. In Volume 4, the authors present a Diamond of a find, covering one-player games such as Solitaire.
" ""The authors' insightful strategies, blended with their witty and irreverent style, make reading a profitable pleasure."" -N/ A, L'Enseignement Mathematique, December 2004
""There are thoguht-provoking insights and implicit challenges for the reader on every page!"" -Nick Lord, The Mathematical Gazette, March 2005
""Winning Ways is an absolute must have for those who are interested in mathematical game theory. It is sure to please any fan of recreational mathematics or simply anyone who is interested in games and how to play them well."" -Jacob McMillen, Math Horizons, November 2005
""This excellently written book is not just a comprehensive monograph on recreational mathematics. It presents various mathematical concepts in a natural (and sometimes humorous) way that would also be understandable to a reader without a strong mathematical background."" -EMS Newsletter, June 2005
""This is a book for dipping and savouring. Always stimulating and enjoyable, it touches on some deep and significant problems."" -Edward J. Barbeau, Zentralblatt MATH, October 2006"