The Magic Garden of George B and Other Logic Puzzles

Raymond M Smullyan. GEORGE B AND OTHER LOGIC PUZZLES RAYMOND SMULLYAN The Magic Garden of George B and Other Logic Puzzles. THE MAGIC GARDEN OF Front Cover.

The author presents a bombshell puzzle so startling that it seems incredible that there could be any solution at all! But there is indeed a solution — moreover, one that requires a chain of lesser puzzles to be solved first. The reader is thus taken on a journey through a maze of subsidiary problems that has all the earmarks of an entertaining detective story. This book leads the unwary reader into deep logical waters through seductively entertaining logic puzzles. One example is Boolean algebra with such weird looking equations as 1+1=0 — a subject which today plays a vital role, not only in mathematical systems, but also in computer science and artificial intelligence. Contents:It's All a Question of Logic!:Puzzles or Monkey Tricks?Which Lady?Which Witch?Which Island?McGregor's Arithmetic TricksAsk Eldon WhiteAl, the ChemistSane or Mad?The Strange Case of McSnurdThe Knight-Knave DiseaseHuman or Android?Variable Lying and ParadoxThe Magic Garden:George's GardenSome Neighboring GardensThe Grand Problem Solved!Boolean Gardens and Variable LiarsPropositional Logic and Boolean GardensThe Boolean Theory of SetsBoolean Algebras in GeneralBoolean Gardens RevisitedAnother Grand ProblemGeorge Boole and Mathematical Logic Readership: General public who is interested in logic puzzles, researchers in boolean algebra. Key Features:Dr Smullyan is world renowned for his logic puzzles ... second to noneEverything within the book is developed from scratch. No background in the subject area is necessaryThe puzzles are interconnectedKeywords:Logic;Puzzles;Boolean Algebra

The Magic Garden of George B and Other Logic Puzzles

The reader is thus taken on a journey through a maze of subsidiary problems that has all the earmarks of an entertaining detective story.This book leads the unwary reader into deep logical waters through seductively entertaining logic ...

"This latest book by Raymond Smullyan follows a similar format, offering a mixture of interesting puzzles, "monkey tricks" designed to catch the reader out, dreadful jokes, and insights into serious mathematics. If you have enjoyed Smullyan's previous books this one is self-recommending." London Mathematical Society Newsletter "A reader without prior experience with mathematical logic would likely benefit from having done the logic puzzles in the first half of the book before tackling the second half. I have found it useful source of enrichment activities, though, and if you are a fan of Smullyan's other works, you will find much to enjoy here." MAA Raymond Smullyan presents a bombshell puzzle so startling that it seems incredible that there could be any solution at all! But there is indeed a solution -- moreover, one that requires a chain of lesser puzzles to be solved first. The reader is thus taken on a journey through a maze of subsidiary problems that has all the earmarks of an entertaining detective story. This book leads the unwary reader into deep logical waters through seductively entertaining logic puzzles. One example is Boolean algebra with such weird looking equations as 1+1=0 -- a subject which today plays a vital role, not only in mathematical systems, but also in computer science and artificial intelligence.

Raymond Smullyan on Self Reference

Smullyan, Raymond M. (1979a). ... The riddle of Scheherazade and other amazing puzzles, ancient and modern. Alfred A: Knopf. Smullyan, R. M. (2002b). ... The magic garden of George B and other logic puzzles. World Scientific.

This book collects, for the first time in one volume, contributions honoring Professor Raymond Smullyan’s work on self-reference. It serves not only as a tribute to one of the great thinkers in logic, but also as a celebration of self-reference in general, to be enjoyed by all lovers of this field. Raymond Smullyan, mathematician, philosopher, musician and inventor of logic puzzles, made a lasting impact on the study of mathematical logic; accordingly, this book spans the many personalities through which Professor Smullyan operated, offering extensions and re-evaluations of his academic work on self-reference, applying self-referential logic to art and nature, and lastly, offering new puzzles designed to communicate otherwise esoteric concepts in mathematical logic, in the manner for which Professor Smullyan was so well known. This book is suitable for students, scholars and logicians who are interested in learning more about Raymond Smullyan's work and life.

Four Lives

2 This is absolutely true, as one can easily find out for himself by reading two of Raymond's recent excellent books: The Magic Garden of George B. and Other Logic Puzzles and Logical Labyrinths. In the first of these, Raymond uses ...

" This 'best of' collection of works by Raymond Smullyan features excerpts from his published writings, including logic puzzles, explorations of mathematical logic and paradoxes, retrograde analysis chess problems, jokes and anecdotes, and meditations on the philosophy of religion. In addition, numerous personal tributes salute this celebrated professor, author, and logic scholar who is also a magician and musician. "--

Reflections

This is an exciting if not rambling account of events of Raymond Smullyan's four lives -- as a mathematical logician, musician, magician, and author -- together with thoughts that come to his mind as he recalls them.

This is an exciting if not rambling account of events of Raymond Smullyan's four lives — as a mathematical logician, musician, magician, and author — together with thoughts that come to his mind as he recalls them. This book includes topics from some of Smullyan's twenty-six books, as well as many of his favorite anecdotes and jokes. It also presents some generalizations of theorems of the great logicians Gödel and Tarski, and discusses logic in general, and how he won his wife with a logic trick! Smullyan also relates some of his teaching experiences, and expresses his views on mathematical education, and how our present textbooks are primarily responsible for its decline! About his life as a pianist, Smullyan relates a good deal about his experiences with the Piano Society — a wonderful organization to which he is a staunch contributor, and how he has had such delightful relations with many of its members. Last but not least, Smullyan recounts how he has known some lovely ladies over the years.

Logical Labyrinths

This book features a unique approach to the teaching of mathematical logic by putting it in the context of the puzzles and paradoxes of common language and rational thought.

This book features a unique approach to the teaching of mathematical logic by putting it in the context of the puzzles and paradoxes of common language and rational thought. It serves as a bridge from the author’s puzzle books to his technical writing in the fascinating field of mathematical logic. Using the logic of lying and truth-telling, the author introduces the readers to informal reasoning preparing them for the formal study of symbolic logic, from propositional logic to first-order logic, a subject that has many important applications to philosophy, mathematics, and computer science. The book includes a journey through the amazing labyrinths of infinity, which have stirred the imagination of mankind as much, if not more, than any other subject.

The Riddle of Scheherazade and Other Amazing Puzzles Ancient Modern

A collection of more than two hundred mindbending puzzles demystifies Scheherazade and the Arabian Nights enigmas and includes logic tricks, number games, true/false paradoxes, and logic puzzles

A collection of more than two hundred mindbending puzzles demystifies Scheherazade and the Arabian Nights enigmas and includes logic tricks, number games, true/false paradoxes, and logic puzzles

A Mixed Bag

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Humor. Music. Of all of Raymond Smullyan's many books, A MIXED BAG: JOKES, PUZZLES, RIDDLES AND MEMORABILIA perhaps best captures the timeless delight of the casual conversation of this American polymath.

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Humor. Music. Of all of Raymond Smullyan's many books, A MIXED BAG: JOKES, PUZZLES, RIDDLES AND MEMORABILIA perhaps best captures the timeless delight of the casual conversation of this American polymath. A seamless continuum of jokes, stories, puzzles, and reflections, caught in an deliciously unpremeditated arc that nonetheless is remarkably cohesive, it is sparkling and charming proof that cheerfulness need not be incompatible with intelligence, nor pleasure with wisdom.

First Order Logic

Except for this preface, this study is completely self-contained.

Except for this preface, this study is completely self-contained. It is intended to serve both as an introduction to Quantification Theory and as an exposition of new results and techniques in "analytic" or "cut-free" methods. We use the term "analytic" to apply to any proof procedure which obeys the subformula principle (we think of such a procedure as "analysing" the formula into its successive components). Gentzen cut-free systems are perhaps the best known example of ana lytic proof procedures. Natural deduction systems, though not usually analytic, can be made so (as we demonstrated in [3]). In this study, we emphasize the tableau point of view, since we are struck by its simplicity and mathematical elegance. Chapter I is completely introductory. We begin with preliminary material on trees (necessary for the tableau method), and then treat the basic syntactic and semantic fundamentals of propositional logic. We use the term "Boolean valuation" to mean any assignment of truth values to all formulas which satisfies the usual truth-table conditions for the logical connectives. Given an assignment of truth-values to all propositional variables, the truth-values of all other formulas under this assignment is usually defined by an inductive procedure. We indicate in Chapter I how this inductive definition can be made explicit-to this end we find useful the notion of a formation tree (which we discuss earlier).

Alice in Puzzle land

A range of puzzles dealing with word play and logic, mathematics and philosophy, featuring Alice and the creatures of Wonderland.

A range of puzzles dealing with word play and logic, mathematics and philosophy, featuring Alice and the creatures of Wonderland.

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