Guy, Richard K.
Overview
Works:  122 works in 523 publications in 8 languages and 10,097 library holdings 

Genres:  Popular works Conference papers and proceedings Puzzles and games Abstracts 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Other 
Classifications:  QA241, 512.7 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about
Richard K Guy
 Richard Guyś chess endgame studies by Richard K Guy( Book )
 Young at heart : the inspirational lives of Richard and Louise Guy by Chic Scott( Book )
 [Correspondence] by Richard K Guy( )
 Martin Gardner papers by Martin Gardner( )
Most widely held works by
Richard K Guy
The book of numbers by
John H Conway(
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45 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The Book of Numbers, two famous mathematicians fascinated by beautiful and intriguing number patterns share their insights and discoveries with each other and with readers. John Conway is the showman, master of mathematical games and flamboyant presentations; Richard Guy is the encyclopedist, always on top of problems waiting to be solved. Together they show us why patterns and properties of numbers have captivated mathematicians and nonmathematicians alike for centuries. The Book of Numbers features Conway and Guy's favorite stories about all the kinds of numbers any of us is likely to encounter, and many others besides. "Our aim," the authors write, "is to bring to the inquisitive reader ... an explanation of the many ways the word 'number' is used." They explore patterns that emerge in arithmetic, algebra, and geometry, describe these patterns' relevance both inside and outside mathematics, and introduce the strange worlds of complex, transcendental, and surreal numbers. This unique book brings together facts, pictures and stories about numbers in a way that no one but an extraordinarily talented pair of mathematicians and writers could do
45 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The Book of Numbers, two famous mathematicians fascinated by beautiful and intriguing number patterns share their insights and discoveries with each other and with readers. John Conway is the showman, master of mathematical games and flamboyant presentations; Richard Guy is the encyclopedist, always on top of problems waiting to be solved. Together they show us why patterns and properties of numbers have captivated mathematicians and nonmathematicians alike for centuries. The Book of Numbers features Conway and Guy's favorite stories about all the kinds of numbers any of us is likely to encounter, and many others besides. "Our aim," the authors write, "is to bring to the inquisitive reader ... an explanation of the many ways the word 'number' is used." They explore patterns that emerge in arithmetic, algebra, and geometry, describe these patterns' relevance both inside and outside mathematics, and introduce the strange worlds of complex, transcendental, and surreal numbers. This unique book brings together facts, pictures and stories about numbers in a way that no one but an extraordinarily talented pair of mathematicians and writers could do
Winning ways, for your mathematical plays by
Elwyn R Berlekamp(
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157 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a text on mathematical games and how to play them intelligently. In this volume, the authors present a Diamond of a find, cover oneplayer games such as Solitaire, and ponder questions like What is life?
157 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a text on mathematical games and how to play them intelligently. In this volume, the authors present a Diamond of a find, cover oneplayer games such as Solitaire, and ponder questions like What is life?
Unsolved problems in number theory by
Richard K Guy(
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)
34 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To many laymen, mathematicians appear to be problem solvers, people who do "hard sums". Even inside the profession we dassify ourselves as either theorists or problem solvers. Mathematics is kept alive, much more than by the activities of either dass, by the appearance of a succession of unsolved problems, both from within mathematicsitself and from the in creasing number of disciplines where it is applied. Mathematics often owes more to those who ask questions than to those who answer them. The solu tion of a problem may stifte interest in the area around it. But "Fermat's Last Theorem", because it is not yet a theorem, has generated a great deal of "good" mathematics, whether goodness is judged by beauty, by depth or byapplicability. To pose good unsolved problems is a difficult art. The balance between triviality and hopeless unsolvability is delicate. There are many simply stated problems which experts tell us are unlikely to be solved in the next generation. But we have seen the Four Color Conjecture settled, even ifwe don't live long enough to leam the status of the Riemann and Goldbach hypotheses, of twin primes or Mersenne primes, or of odd perfeet numbers. On the other hand, "unsolved" problems may not be unsolved at all, or may be much more tractable than was at first thought
34 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To many laymen, mathematicians appear to be problem solvers, people who do "hard sums". Even inside the profession we dassify ourselves as either theorists or problem solvers. Mathematics is kept alive, much more than by the activities of either dass, by the appearance of a succession of unsolved problems, both from within mathematicsitself and from the in creasing number of disciplines where it is applied. Mathematics often owes more to those who ask questions than to those who answer them. The solu tion of a problem may stifte interest in the area around it. But "Fermat's Last Theorem", because it is not yet a theorem, has generated a great deal of "good" mathematics, whether goodness is judged by beauty, by depth or byapplicability. To pose good unsolved problems is a difficult art. The balance between triviality and hopeless unsolvability is delicate. There are many simply stated problems which experts tell us are unlikely to be solved in the next generation. But we have seen the Four Color Conjecture settled, even ifwe don't live long enough to leam the status of the Riemann and Goldbach hypotheses, of twin primes or Mersenne primes, or of odd perfeet numbers. On the other hand, "unsolved" problems may not be unsolved at all, or may be much more tractable than was at first thought
Unsolved problems in geometry by
Hallard T Croft(
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23 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
23 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lighter side of mathematics : proceedings of the Eugène Strens Memorial Conference on Recreational Mathematics & Its
History by
Richard K Guy(
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16 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recreational mathematics is thriving at the University of Calgary. Some would say that it is a hotbed for recreational mathematics, for it is the home of the Strens Collection of recreational mathematics materials. The Sterns Collection is the most complete library of recreational mathematics in the world. In August of 1986, a special conference on recreational mathematics was held at the University of Calgary to celebrate the founding of the Sterns Collection. Leading practitioners of recreational mathematics from around the world gathered in Calgary to share with each other the joy and spirit of play that is to be found in recreational mathematics. Martin Gardner says of recreational mathematics: "I don't know of any better way to hook the interests of students. I think teachers are beginning to discover that it does have pedagogical value." The papers in this volume, the proceedings of that conference, represent a veritable treasure trove of recreational mathematics by a starstudded cast: leon Bankoff, Elwyn Berlekamp, H. S. M. Coxeter, Ken Falconer, Branko Grünbaum, Richard Guy, Doris Schattschneider, David Singmaster, Athelstan Spilhaus, Stan Wagon and many others. You will not find another collection of wonderful articles on recreational mathematics by a more distinguished group of authors. If you are interested in tessellations, Escher, tiling, Rubik's cube, pentominoes, games, puzzles, the arbelos, Henry Dudeney, ro change ringing, then this book is a must for you. If you believe that recreational mathematics must be mathematics that is fun, then look no further, for The Lighter Side of Mathematics is full of fun.  from back cover
16 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recreational mathematics is thriving at the University of Calgary. Some would say that it is a hotbed for recreational mathematics, for it is the home of the Strens Collection of recreational mathematics materials. The Sterns Collection is the most complete library of recreational mathematics in the world. In August of 1986, a special conference on recreational mathematics was held at the University of Calgary to celebrate the founding of the Sterns Collection. Leading practitioners of recreational mathematics from around the world gathered in Calgary to share with each other the joy and spirit of play that is to be found in recreational mathematics. Martin Gardner says of recreational mathematics: "I don't know of any better way to hook the interests of students. I think teachers are beginning to discover that it does have pedagogical value." The papers in this volume, the proceedings of that conference, represent a veritable treasure trove of recreational mathematics by a starstudded cast: leon Bankoff, Elwyn Berlekamp, H. S. M. Coxeter, Ken Falconer, Branko Grünbaum, Richard Guy, Doris Schattschneider, David Singmaster, Athelstan Spilhaus, Stan Wagon and many others. You will not find another collection of wonderful articles on recreational mathematics by a more distinguished group of authors. If you are interested in tessellations, Escher, tiling, Rubik's cube, pentominoes, games, puzzles, the arbelos, Henry Dudeney, ro change ringing, then this book is a must for you. If you believe that recreational mathematics must be mathematics that is fun, then look no further, for The Lighter Side of Mathematics is full of fun.  from back cover
The inquisitive problem solver by
Paul Vaderlind(
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10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'The Inquisitive Problem Solver is a collection of mathematical miniatures composed to stimulate and entertain. On a deeper level, these little puzzles, accessible to a general audience, provide a setting rich in mathematical themes. One of the larger purposes of the book is to show how everyday situations can lead an inquisitive problem solver to profound and farreaching mathematical principles. Discussions accompanying the problems reinforce important techniques in discrete mathematics, and the solutions  which require verbal arguments  show that proofs and careful reasoning are at the core of doing mathematics. In addition, anyone reading this book will learn that asking good questions is just as important to the progress of mathematics as answering questions. The book contains more than a dozen open problems for further research by amateurs or professionals. This treasury of problems will serve as a resource for anyone seeking to improve their problemsolving knowledge and knowhow. ' from publisher's description
10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'The Inquisitive Problem Solver is a collection of mathematical miniatures composed to stimulate and entertain. On a deeper level, these little puzzles, accessible to a general audience, provide a setting rich in mathematical themes. One of the larger purposes of the book is to show how everyday situations can lead an inquisitive problem solver to profound and farreaching mathematical principles. Discussions accompanying the problems reinforce important techniques in discrete mathematics, and the solutions  which require verbal arguments  show that proofs and careful reasoning are at the core of doing mathematics. In addition, anyone reading this book will learn that asking good questions is just as important to the progress of mathematics as answering questions. The book contains more than a dozen open problems for further research by amateurs or professionals. This treasury of problems will serve as a resource for anyone seeking to improve their problemsolving knowledge and knowhow. ' from publisher's description
Combinatorial games by
Elwyn R Berlekamp(
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19 editions published in 1991 in English and Italian and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published in 1991 in English and Italian and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unsolved problems in number theory by
Richard K Guy(
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25 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For this new edition, Richard K. Guy has included new problems on symmetric and asymmetric primes, sums of higher powers, Diophantine mtuples, and Conway's RATS and palindromes. The author has also included a new feature at the end of several of the sections: lists of references to OEIS, Neil Sloane's Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences."Jacket
25 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For this new edition, Richard K. Guy has included new problems on symmetric and asymmetric primes, sums of higher powers, Diophantine mtuples, and Conway's RATS and palindromes. The author has also included a new feature at the end of several of the sections: lists of references to OEIS, Neil Sloane's Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences."Jacket
Combinatorial structures and their applications; proceedings by Calgary International Conference on Combinatorial Structures and Their Applications(
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3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reviews in number theory 197383 : as printed in Mathematical reviews by
Richard K Guy(
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10 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unsolved problems in intuitive mathematics by
Richard K Guy(
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in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fair game : how to play impartial combinatorial games by
Richard K Guy(
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6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combinatorial structures and their applications proceedings of the Calgary International Conference ... held at the University
of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June, 1969 by
Richard K Guy(
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19 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bäumchenwechsledich by
Elwyn R Berlekamp(
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1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Solitairspiele by
Elwyn R Berlekamp(
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1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Fallstudien by
Elwyn R Berlekamp(
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1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Band 3
1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Band 3
Gewinnen : Strategien für mathematische Spiele by
Elwyn R Berlekamp(
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1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gewinnen : Strategien für mathematische Spiele by
Elwyn R Berlekamp(
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1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gewinnen : Strategien für mathematische Spiele by
Elwyn R Berlekamp(
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)
1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Guyś chess endgame studies by
Richard K Guy(
Book
)
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Related Identities
 Conway, John H. (John Horton) Author
 Berlekamp, Elwyn R. Other Author Editor
 Croft, Hallard T. Author
 Falconer, K. J. 1952
 Woodrow, Robert E. 1948 Other Editor
 Vaderlind, Paul Author
 Larson, Loren C. 1937
 University of Calgary Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computing Science Publisher
 American Mathematical Society
 Fraenkel, Aviezri S.
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ChessEnd games Combinatorial analysis Conway, John H.(John Horton) Diaconis, Persi Game theory Geometry Guy, Richard K Knuth, Donald Ervin, Mathematical recreations Mathematics MathematicsStudy and teaching Number theory Older people Problem solving Schattschneider, Doris Slocum, Jerry Trigg, Charles W Ulam, Stanislaw M
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Guy, R. K. 1916
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