Brain-Flexing Balance Problems & Other Puzzles Ivan Moscovich

ISBN: 9781402727337

Published: August 1st 2006

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128 pages


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Brain-Flexing Balance Problems & Other Puzzles  by  Ivan Moscovich

Brain-Flexing Balance Problems & Other Puzzles by Ivan Moscovich
August 1st 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 128 pages | ISBN: 9781402727337 | 4.49 Mb

Puzzles in perpetual motion—that’s what these are! Many of these bright brainteasers focus on ingenious, moving mechanisms, including an ancient Greek door-opening apparatus that featured one of the earliest uses of steam. Check out a perpetuumMorePuzzles in perpetual motion—that’s what these are!

Many of these bright brainteasers focus on ingenious, moving mechanisms, including an ancient Greek door-opening apparatus that featured one of the earliest uses of steam. Check out a perpetuum mobile invented by a famous American mathematician and see if you can successfully explain its theoretical principle of operation.

A cartoon depicts a classic Lewis Carroll conundrum: there’s a monkey hanging on a tree holding one end of a rope while a bunch of bananas balance  the other end in a state of equilibrium. What will happen if the monkey starts to climb? Other problems deal with gears and levers, while still more shift to number, counting, and calculation challenges.



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