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Guy, Richard K.

Overview
Works: 119 works in 515 publications in 8 languages and 10,020 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings  Puzzles and games  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QA241, 512.7
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Most widely held works about Richard K Guy
 
Most widely held works by Richard K Guy
The book of numbers by John H Conway( Book )

43 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,018 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 non-mathematicians 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( Book )

155 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 1,295 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 one-player games such as Solitaire, and ponder questions like What is life?
Unsolved problems in number theory by Richard K Guy( Book )

33 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,118 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 mathematics-itself 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( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 846 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( Book )

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 star-studded 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( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 532 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 far-reaching 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 problem-solving knowledge and know-how. ' from publisher's description
Combinatorial games by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

19 editions published in 1991 in English and Italian and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unsolved problems in number theory by Richard K Guy( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 353 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 m-tuples, 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
Winning ways for your mathematical plays by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combinatorial structures and their applications; proceedings by Richard K Guy( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews in number theory 1973-83 : as printed in Mathematical reviews by Richard K Guy( Book )

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( Book )

in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fair game : how to play impartial combinatorial games by Richard K Guy( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bäumchen-wechsle-dich by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Solitairspiele by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Fallstudien by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Gewinnen : Strategien für mathematische Spiele by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gewinnen : Strategien für mathematische Spiele by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gewinnen : Strategien für mathematische Spiele by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Guy's chess endgame studies by Richard K Guy( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Guy, R. K.

Guy, R. K. 1916-

Guy, Richard

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Guy, Richard Kenneth

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ガイ, R. K.

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Winning ways, for your mathematical playsUnsolved problems in number theoryUnsolved problems in geometryThe lighter side of mathematics : proceedings of the Eugène Strens Memorial Conference on Recreational Mathematics & Its HistoryThe inquisitive problem solverUnsolved problems in number theoryWinning ways for your mathematical playsUnsolved problems in intuitive mathematics