Mathematical Recreations and Essays


EVERY former reader of Rouse Ball's classic will rejoice that a new edition has been brought out. They will miss some old acquaintances, particularly the chapter on string figures, but they will find a good deal of new material, notably a chapter by Dr. Coxeter on polyhedra, and one by Mr. Sinkov on cryptography.

Mathematical Recreations and Essays

By W. W. Rouse Ball. Eleventh edition, revised by H. S. M. Coxeter. Pp. xvi + 418. (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1939.) 10s. 6d. net.

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HALDANE, J. Mathematical Recreations and Essays. Nature 145, 444–445 (1940).

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