The Cube

The Cube Author David Singmaster
ISBN-10 157912805X
Year 2009
Pages 142
Language en
Publisher Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
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Explains the history of the Rubik's Cube, shares puzzles from around the world based on the same principles, and offers new puzzles and solutions for cubes ranging from 2x2x2 to 7x7x7.

Cracking the Cube

Cracking the Cube Author Ian Scheffler
ISBN-10 9781501121920
Year 2016-10-18
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A journalist and aspiring “speedcuber” attempts to break into the international phenomenon of speedsolving the Rubik’s Cube—think chess played at the speed of Ping-Pong—while exploring the Cube’s rise to iconic status around the globe and the lessons that can be learned through solving it. When Hungarian professor Ernő Rubik invented the Rubik’s Cube (or, rather, his Cube) in the 1970s out of wooden blocks, rubber bands, and paper clips, he didn’t even know if it could be solved, let alone that it would become the world’s most popular puzzle. Since its creation, the Cube has become many things to many people: one of the bestselling children’s toys of all time, a symbol of intellectual prowess, a frustrating puzzle with 43.2 quintillion possible permutations, and now a worldwide sporting phenomenon that is introducing the classic brainteaser to a new generation. In Cracking the Cube, Ian Scheffler reveals that cubing isn’t just fun and games. Along with participating in speedcubing competitions—from the World Championship to local tournaments—and interviewing key figures from the Cube’s history, he journeys to Budapest to seek a meeting with the legendary and notoriously reclusive Rubik, who is still tinkering away with puzzles in his seventies. Getting sucked into the competitive circuit himself, Scheffler becomes engrossed in solving Rubik’s Cube in under twenty seconds, the quasi-mystical barrier known as “sub-20,” which is to cubing what four minutes is to the mile: the difference between the best and everyone else. For Scheffler, the road to sub-20 is not just about memorizing algorithms or even solving the Rubik’s Cube. As he learns from the many gurus who cross his path, from pint-sized kids to engineering professors, it’s about learning to solve yourself.

Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics

Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics Author Robert J Marks II
ISBN-10 9789813142169
Year 2017-02-27
Pages 332
Language en
Publisher World Scientific
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Science has made great strides in modeling space, time, mass and energy. Yet little attention has been paid to the precise representation of the information ubiquitous in nature. Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics fuses results from complexity modeling and information theory that allow both meaning and design difficulty in nature to be measured in bits. Built on the foundation of a series of peer-reviewed papers published by the authors, the book is written at a level easily understandable to readers with knowledge of rudimentary high school math. Those seeking a quick first read or those not interested in mathematical detail can skip marked sections in the monograph and still experience the impact of this new and exciting model of nature's information. This book is written for enthusiasts in science, engineering and mathematics interested in understanding the essential role of information in closely examined evolution theory.

You Can Do The Cube

You Can Do The Cube Author Patrick Bossert
ISBN-10 9780141327310
Year 2008-10-30
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Are you going cube-crazy? This easy to follow guide has everything you need to know about the Rubik's cube. From simple step-by-step instructions showing how to complete it, to how the cube was invented, plus lots of other cube challenges to test your skills - it's time to get cubing!

Speedsolving the Cube

Speedsolving the Cube Author Dan Harris
ISBN-10 1402753136
Year 2008
Pages 166
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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They call it "speedcubing”--a mind-bending blur of quick twists and turns that solves Rubik’s Cube in times that have been clocked at less than 20 seconds! Today, thanks to the 2003 revival of the Rubik’s World Championships, speedcubing is spreading like wildfire. Here, complete with detailed illustrations and basic as well as advanced solving techniques, is the ultimate speedcuber’s guide. It not only gives the solution to the familiar 3x3x3 cube (which has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000--that’s 43 quintillion--possible positions), but also the 2x2x2, 4x4x4, and staggeringly difficult 5x5x5 puzzles. With millions of cubes out there and countless would-be champions looking for tips to improve their times, this is the definitive manual for this unique sport.

How Big Is 43 Quintillion

How Big Is 43 Quintillion Author Lynn Huggins-Cooper
ISBN-10 1781715629
Year 2014-08-04
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher
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It's hard to imagine what a crowd of one billion people would look like, but if one billion children stood on each other's shoulders, they would reach past the moon! How Big Is 43 Quintillion helps readers understand large numbers by relating them to everyday situations. Simple explanations accompanied by amusing infographics help readers visualise large numbers and get a grip on basic concepts in Maths. A glossary and further reference material are also included at the end of the book.

The Professor the Banker and the Suicide King

The Professor  the Banker  and the Suicide King Author Michael Craig
ISBN-10 9780446539630
Year 2008-06-17
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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In 2001, a stranger from Texas entered the high-stakes poker room in the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas. A self-made billionaire, he challenged some of poker's greatest players to a series of heads-up matches. By the end, there was more than $20 million on the table. For the first time ever, here is the detailed, true account of the legendary Big Game that shocked the poker world. Putting you railside to observe the pulse-pounding action, it takes you inside the iron-nerved mind of the professional gambler. Filled with vivid characters, sensational tales, and riveting human drama, this is a unique, suspenseful journey into the world of people who live on the razor's edge of fortune-where incredible wealth or utter ruin turn on the flip of a card.

Adventures in Group Theory

Adventures in Group Theory Author David Joyner
ISBN-10 9780801897269
Year 2008-12-05
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher JHU Press
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Featuring strategies for solving the puzzles and computations illustrated using the SAGE open-source computer algebra system, the second edition of Adventures in Group Theory is perfect for mathematics enthusiasts and for use as a supplementary textbook.

Rubiks Cube Solving Method of Beginners

Rubiks Cube Solving Method of Beginners Author L. Scales
ISBN-10 1537250132
Year 2016-08-24
Pages 102
Language en
Publisher
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These are the seven simple stages to solve the cube.This guide will unlock your full potential.There are no complex instructions.There are no complex diagrams.This is solving made easy.It can be learnt in a short period of time.This is a very simple and straightforward tutorial.

How to Invent

How to Invent Author Lynn Huggins-Cooper
ISBN-10 1781715637
Year 2014-08-04
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher
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Invention is a big part of daily life and anyone can be an inventor. This book breaks the process down into eight easy-to-follow stages and offers tips and examples for every stage. With a particular focus on inventing toys and puzzles, discover how and why the Rubik's cube was invented and the problems Erno Rubik encountered along the way. There are also case studies of inspirational young inventors, for example gymnast George Niseen who invented the trampoline at the age of 16.

The Husband s Secret

The Husband s Secret Author Liane Moriarty
ISBN-10 9781405911672
Year 2013-08-29
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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The Husband's Secret is a gripping story about love, deception and how the smallest choice can have the biggest consequences. From the bestselling author of the hit HBO series Big Little Lies. How well do you know your husband? My Darling Cecilia If you're reading this, then I've died. Happily married and the mother of beautiful children, Cecilia has the perfect life . . . until she finds the envelope. Written in her husband's hand, it says: to be opened only in the event of my death. Curious, she opens it - and time stops. John-Paul's letter confesses to a terrible mistake which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the lives of others. Cecilia - betrayed, angry and distraught - wants to do the right thing, but right for who? If she protects her family by staying silent, the truth will destroy her. But if she reveals her husband's secret, she will hurt those she loves most . . . The Husband's Secret is about the things we know, the things we don't, and whether or not we ever get to choose. Above all, though, it's about how we must live with the consequences of our actions - whether we like it or not. 'The Husband's Secret is a staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable' Sophie Hannah 'The book's finely-wrought tension holds up until the final page' The Telegraph 'The writing is beautiful: sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always compelling' Good Housekeeping 'Gripping, acutely observed, thought-provoking and funny' Marie Claire 'Captivating' Closer 'It's a tense, page-turning story which gradually draws everyone together in a devastating climax. The writing is insightful on the subjects of families and friends, parents and children, husbands and wives. But what makes this a great read are the agonising dilemmas the characters face over blame and guilt, forgiveness and retribution, love and betrayal' The Mail on Sunday, You Magazine