Aha! Gotcha has ratings and 19 reviews. King said: [Warning: This review may contain an unexpected tiger. You won’t know where the tiger will be unti. aha! Gotcha. Paradoxes to puzzle and delight. Martin Gardner aha! Gotcha is derived from The Paradox Box, a set of filmstrips, cassettes, and Teacher’s. A collection of puzzles that challenge reasoning power and intuition and help develop problem solving ability, each introduced with a sequence of drawings.

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aha! Gotcha

Paradoxes to Puzzle and Delight W. Some paradoxes are very common, while others are not so common. Throughout, I gotcua done my best to explain in nontechnical language, and as briefly as possible, why each paradox is paradoxical. Make no mistake, it’s not, though young adults could certainly benefit and enjoy.

Remember me on this computer. Nov 09, Sarah Rigg rated it liked it. Shuffle the two decks – take top 52 cards – it is a complete deck! If you believe in free will, you take both; if you believe in determinism, you take only B. Gardner primarily approaches logical fallacies in this book. Exactly what addition means will be defined later on: Help spot trickery in advertizing and political assertions.

For instance, suppose that the closed box is open on the face opposing you, so that you can’t see its contents but an experiment moderator can. If you want to read a book that has cool paradoxes and puzzles, this book has what you want.


You already recently rated this item. Here are two boxes, A and B. A line of reasoning that seems impeccable but which leads to a logical contradiction. Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Books by Martin Gardner.

You’ll be waking him, I’m afraid, if you make so much noise. There’s not many books that can make such a claim. But then what it asserts is true and it cannot. This buffet-style approach might dissappoint serious puzzlers like me! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Statistical conclusions have nothing to do with cause and effect. When dealing with infinite sets one has to distinguish between the notion of size, which leads to cardinal numbers, and the notion of position, which is generalized by the ordinal numbers described here.

This book is short, but full of interesting puzzles and paradoxes to think about. Return to Book Page. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions.

Hochschild ahq mentioned nowhere else, except in this entry, which is on p. The word paradox has many meanings, but I use it here in a broad sense to include any result so contrary to common sense and intuition that it invokes an immediate emotion of surprise. You may choose to take both boxes.


aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes to puzzle and delight – Table of Contents

When restricted to finite sets these two concepts coincide; there is only one way to put a finite set into a linear sequence, up to isomorphism. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format.

Circular Paradoxes 12 Plato: Gotcha is my top mathematical puzzle book of all time. This book is lots of fun for accomplished and aspiring nerds, but is also a good first introduction to infinite sets and very basic probability theory.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Number paradoxes 33 Classes of numbers have started as paradoxes that violate some intuition: Tweedledee tells Alice that the King is dreaming about her, and that she has no existence except as a “sort of thing” in the king’s dream. A man and a woman have diff views: Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Arrange in same order. May 23, Adam rated it it was amazing.

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