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Series 1 Game files

 

1/F Music

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 44, Folder 2

1978, April [1 of 2] 1978-1979

Scope and Content Note

MG notes.
"Two Styles in Visual Arts: The Finitely Scaled and the Self Similar", by Benoit Mandelbrot (typescript)
"Physical Systems with Variability on all Time Scales: Flicker Noises", by William Press (typescript)
Correspondents:
Sanders, David
Box 44, Folder 3

1978, April [2 of 2] 1977-1978

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Smith, Cyril
Mandelbrot, Benoit
Box 44, Folder 4

Papers by Voss 1984

Scope and Content Note

MG notes.
Voss articles and some others
 

24 Cubes & Austin's Dog

Box 24, Folder 18

1971, December 1971-1998

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete article
Correspondents:
Salmon, Wesley
Klamkin, Murray
Golomb, Solomon
Bankoff, Leon
Naranan, S.
 

3-D Objects

Physical Description: 20 folder(s)
Box 55, Folder 1

3-D Objects: From Box 1 Folder 3: Flexigons undated

Scope and Content Note

6 hexaflexigon models (one with intertwined tie.)
1 plastic bag with instructions to "Fortune Teller"
1 "Meeba Teaser" (folding puzzle)
Box 55, Folder 2

3-D Objects: From Box 2 Folder 2: Tower of Hanoi undated

Scope and Content Note

Model "The Great pyramid", 9 nesting colorful pyramids.
Box 55, Folder 3

3-D Objects: From Box 7 Folder 10: Bridg-it & Twist undated

Scope and Content Note

Playing layouts and instructions for The Game of Gale (as season's greetings from the Hatchers.)
Box 55, Folder 4

3-D Objects: From Box 8 Folder 14: Spirals undated

Scope and Content Note

Models of spirals
Box 55, Folder 5

3-D Objects: From Box 8 Folder 14: Spirals undated

Scope and Content Note

Spiral drawing device - cardboard (goes with letter from Roger Hayward.)
Box 55, Folder 6

3-D Objects: From Box 10Folder 10: Topology undated

Scope and Content Note

Two triangular handkerchiefs, from letter of Michael A. Pitzel. Tri-Mobius Brand.
Box 55, Folder 7

3-D Objects: From Box 11 Folder 6: Bouncing Ball in Tetrahedron undated

Scope and Content Note

Original of drawing by Roger Heyword of Stereo pair of helical chain of tetrahedra.
Box 55, Folder 8

3-D Objects: From Box 12 Folder 2: Sliding Blocks undated

Scope and Content Note

"Twice" Sliding Block Puzzle. Description: Square, 3x3, numbered sliding sub-squares: 1, 2a, 2b, 3-7, A.
Base has pegs sticking up in 4 corner squares;
pieces have grooves in back: 2a, 4: vertical; 2b, A,: horizontal; 1, 5: both (crossing); 3, 6: none
(The grooves in back restrict sliding over the corner squares.)
Box 55, Folder 9

3-D Objects: From Box 12 Folder 10: Sliding Block Puzzles undated

Scope and Content Note

Nutzy Puzzle - plastic sliding block puzzle, 7 circle counters in figure-8 slides (slides are like a square with a horizontal line across the middle.)
Box 55, Folder 10

3-D Objects: From Box 13 Folder 18: Hexiamonds undated

Scope and Content Note

1 set hixiamonds, cardboard, sealed, possibly from Niels Gottleb.
Box 55, Folder 11

3-D Objects: From Box 16 Folder 4: M. C. Escher undated

Scope and Content Note

13 Escher bookmarks.
Box 55, Folder 12

3-D Objects: From Box 17 Folder 20: Pascal Triangle undated

Scope and Content Note

Hexstat: small beads sliding in a triangular array of hexagons, to show various statistical and other relationships, from Science Materials Center. With teachers manual.
Box 55, Folder 13

3-D Objects: From Box 20 Folder 13: The 24 Color Triangles undated

Scope and Content Note

Try-Angle Puzzle, by Ora & Theo Coster. Set of 16 edge-colored triangles, 5 colors. (Jewish New Years text in colors, for Tishri 5730/Sept. 1969), plus sheet of shapes to make.
Box 56, Folder 1

3-D Objects: From Box 20 Folder 20: Crossed Moebius Bands undated

Scope and Content Note

4 velcro and zipper strips to experiment with crossed moebius band, from Jean Pedersen.
Box 56, Folder 2

3-D Objects: From Box 24 Folder 5: Pedersen's Strip Solids, Gurule's Work undated

Scope and Content Note

GeoCube Tree Ornaments (6 fun-to-assemble ornaments), from "The Puzzle Works" (scored cardboard models.)
Box 56, Folder 3

3-D Objects: From Box 26 Folder 7: Napiers Bones undated

Scope and Content Note

Paper set of "bones" - Abaco Neperiano Perfeccionada (see letter from Luis Benito Quintana.)
Box 56, Folder 4

3-D Objects: From Box 30 Folder 16: Non-Transitive Paradoxes undated

Scope and Content Note

"Jen-Ken'Pon Chips", by Max Maven (a magic trick/game.)
Box 56, Folder 5

3-D Objects: From Box 39 Folder 4: Penrose Tiles undated

Scope and Content Note

2 sets of non-periodic tiles (cardboard.)
Box 56, Folder 6

3-D Objects: From Box 46 Folder 7: Minimal Sculpture, Folded Card Paradox 1985

Scope and Content Note

The Ultracard Puzzle - fancy hypercard, form Gordon Jeppesen, 1985 (puzzle and magic trick.)
Box 56, Folder 7

3-D Objects: From Box 52 Folder 3: Short Problems undated

Scope and Content Note

15 1-yen coins (for measurement problem)
 

Abacus

Box 22, Folder 10

1970, January 1963-1973

 

Accidental Patterns in Pi (& Prose Verse)

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 49, Folder 1

1979, September undated

Scope and Content Note

Just article, plus 1 page notes on "e" curiosity.
Box 49, Folder 2

Accidental Verse 1965-1979

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Starbuck, George
Box 49, Folder 3

Intentionally Concealed Poetry in Prose undated

Scope and Content Note

A few newspaper articles.
Box 49, Folder 4

Accidental Meanings 1967-1994

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Lindgren, Harry
 

Advertising Premiums

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 24, Folder 15

1971, November undated

Scope and Content Note

Article & Pony puzzle & Several copies of summation
Box 24, Folder 16

The T-Puzzle 1971

Scope and Content Note

Several advertising premiums (T, L, Square) - but some are missing.
Box 24, Folder 17

The Square Puzzle undated

 

Alephs II & Supertasks

Box 23, Folder 15

1971, March 1971-1987

Scope and Content Note

No article.
Discussion of details of MG article by Gillman (1982)
Correspondents:
Gillman, Leonard
Golomb, Solomon
 

Anamorphic Art

Physical Description: 7 folder(s)
Box 31, Folder 13

1975, January 1974-1993

Scope and Content Note

"On conformal Transformation and it's use in Painting", by Enrique Castro-Cid (typescript)
Anamorphic pictures of M.G., by Antonio Peticov
Correspondents:
Castro-Cid, Enrique
Cerf, Genevieve
Box 31, Folder 14

Slant Art 1975

Scope and Content Note

Various examples and reproductions
Box 31, Folder 15

Amsterdam Exhibit 1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Elffers, Joost
Box 31, Folder 16

Kelly Houle 1975-2000

Scope and Content Note

Article, by Houle, on Anamorphic Art
(Herman letters & photocopies look as if they are from another folder!)
Correspondents:
Houle, Kelly
Herman, Richard
Box 31, Folder 17

Cylinders & Cones [1 of 2] 1972-1975

Scope and Content Note

Many (rather poor) photocopies of anamorphic art, and notes on phoning dealers & museums.
Box 31, Folder 18

Cylinders & Cones [2 of 2] 1975-1979

Scope and Content Note

More photocopies, etc, of anamorphic art.
Description of method for cylindrical anamorphic projection, by Charles Kluepfel
(Also some rep-tiles, from Jack Giles)
Slides: 6 anamorphic drawings, J. Leupold (1674-1727)
4 of fancy cylinders and cones.
Mention of Scott Kim in letter to Lillian Silver (1975)
Correspondents:
Kluepfel, Charles
Giles, Jack
Silver, Lilian
Box 31, Folder 19

Bibliog, References 1976

Scope and Content Note

Also some articles
Amateur Scientist article, by Jearl Walker, SA, July, 1981 (cut-out pages)
"On Brunelleschi's Perspective "Experiments" or Demonstrations", by Nicholas Pastore (preprint), It. Journal of Psychology, 1975
"Adolf Liebig's Anamorphic Art" (news release)
"des rebus optiques Les Anamorphoses" (photocopy) L'Estampille, Apr. 1971
Anamorphosis: In Morphology and the Visual Arts", by Roy Behrens (photocopy) from Worm Runner's Digest, Dec. 1972
"Anamorphoscopes: a Visual Aid for Circle INversion", by Philip Kuchel (pages) - Mathematical Gazette
 

April Fool Column

Physical Description: 7 folder(s)
Box 32, Folder 11

1975, April 1975

Scope and Content Note

Note on the amount of correspondance
Box 32, Folder 12

Ripoff Rotor 1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

Lots of humerous & serious correspondance
Box 32, Folder 13

Da Vinci & Crapper 1975-1978

Scope and Content Note

Much correspondance on the existence of Thomas Crapper, newspaper articles, etc.
Correspondents:
Heath, Peter
Reng, Peter
Oliver, Barney
McCabe, Charles
Burnam, Tom
Box 32, Folder 14

Flushed With Pride 1973

Scope and Content Note

Copy of the book, by Wallace Reyburn, subtitle: "The Story of Thomas Crapper", McDonald, 1969 (pb)
Box 32, Folder 15

Lorentz-Contraction Paradox 1975

Scope and Content Note

Articles explaining "paradox"
Box 32, Folder 16

e to pi times square root of 163 power 1975-1991

Scope and Content Note

Some proofs it is transendental, & other examples of near integers
Correspondents:
Devlin, Keith
Good, Jack
Shallit, Jeffrey
Golomb, Solomon
Wrench, John
Box 32, Folder 17

The Map 1974-1977

Scope and Content Note

Original letter and map (William McGregor)
Suggestions on how to color maps (Bernhart)
Correspondents:
McGregor, William
Bernhart, Frank
Coxeter, H.S.M.
 

Bacon's Biliteral Cipher

Box 25, Folder 18

1972, November 1972-1973

Scope and Content Note

MG notes.
 

Ball Bouncing Problems

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 11, Folder 4

1963, September 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cube, Tetra, etc.
"Periodic Omnihedral Billiards in Regular Polyhedra and Polytopes", by Mathew Hudelson (typescript)
Correspondents:
Draper, Theodore
Knuth, Donald
Hudelson, Matthew
Box 11, Folder 5

Bouncing Ball in Tetrahedron 1960-1963

Scope and Content Note

much Roger Hayward correspondance
Correspondents:
Conway, John
Hayward, Roger
Box 11, Folder 6

Bouncing Ball in Cube and Hypercube 1960-1963

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Oliver, Barney
Hayward, Roger
Gordon, Jack
De Jong
Box 11, Folder 7

Liquid Pouring (B. Ball as Computer) 1963-1964

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
O'Beirne, Thomas
Mattson, H.F.
 

Bells

Physical Description: 8 folder(s)
Box 44, Folder 5

1978, May 1978-1999

Scope and Content Note

MG notes.
Mathematica Monongaliae #12 (May, 1971), with bibliographies of Bell & Cataan numbers
Correspondents:
De Camp, L. Sprague
Box 44, Folder 6

Murasaki Diagrams 1978

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Gould, Henry
Hitotumatu, Sin
Unger, J. Marshall
Box 44, Folder 7

Bell Shuffles 1978-1982

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Bolker, Ethan
Box 44, Folder 8

Readers on Bells 1978-1991

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Pratt, Vaugham
Shallit, Jeffrey
Good, I.J.
Sutcliffe, Alan
James, Leigh
Bethe, Henry
Lenard, Andrew
Box 44, Folder 9

References Bell Numbers [1 of 2] 1976-1978

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Shallit, Jeffrey
Hoggatt, Vernon
Pleasants, Peter
Box 44, Folder 10

References Bell Numbers [2 of 2] 1979

Scope and Content Note

Computer printout of Jeff Shallit's table of 1st 400 Bell numbers
Golomb, Solomon (Cryptograms & Bell Numbers)
Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
Box 44, Folder 11

Gould 1978

Scope and Content Note

Mostly Henry Gould "Research Bibliography of Two Special Number Sequences", Revised Ed, 1976
Box 44, Folder 12

Growney & Rogers 1976-1977

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Singmaster, David
Growney, Jo Anne
Rogers, Douglass
 

Bennett on Chaitin's Omega

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 49, Folder 15

1979, November 1979

Scope and Content Note

"Knuth's Trivialization of Chaitin's Number as Problem Solver" (typescript)
Correspondents:
Bennett, Charles
Knuth, Donald
Asimov, Dan
Box 49, Folder 16

Turing Machine Def. of "Randomness" (Chaitin) 1968-1977

Scope and Content Note

Several Chaitin articles.
Correspondents:
Huber, Peter
Chaitin, Greg
Box 49, Folder 17

Chaitin's Ext. of Godel 1987

Scope and Content Note

Chaitin's articles, with reviews, commentary, & editorials about them.
 

Binary

Box 6, Folder 20

1960, December 1959-1968

Scope and Content Note

Binary number system
 

Block Packing

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 35, Folder 9

1976, February [1 of 2] 1968-1976

Scope and Content Note

Quadron puzzle description, by J. Hanny
Correspondents:
Foregger, Thomas
Conway, John
O'Beirne, Thomas
Box 35, Folder 10

1976, February [2 of 2] 1973-1996

Scope and Content Note

"Brick Tiling and Monotone Boolean Functions", by Jonathan King (typescript)
Correspondents:
Klarner, David
Brooke, Maxey
Barnes, Frank
Cutler, William
Beeler, Michael
Knuth, Donald
Box 35, Folder 11

Ammann's and Barnes solution to all Odd Cubes 1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Ammann, Robert
Lagarias, Jeff
Box 35, Folder 12

Proofs of 7-cube Impossibility 1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Lagarias, Jeff
Klarner, David
Patrice, Maupou
Barnes, Frank
 

Board Games

Physical Description: 7 folder(s)
Box 6, Folder 2

1960, April 1960

Scope and Content Note

Shogi
Maharajah winning strategies
Chess variants, incl. Japan, China, Korea, Mars
Correspondents:
Rudge, William
Smith, Wallace
Blue, Richard
Kien, Dennis
Knight, William
Golomb, Solomon
Box 6, Folder 3

Reversi 1960-1994

Scope and Content Note

(Also called Othello)
Newspaper article in envelope
References, analyses, computer programs
Knuth letter to Woodger re Bell on Reversi
Michaelsen letter contains history
Correspondents:
Bell, Alex
Knuth, Donald
Michaelsen, Peter
Carlson, Robert
Morgan, Chris
Brodsky, Daniel
Peregrine, D.
Petersen, Jon
Ondrejka, Rudolf
Hewlett, Clarence
Box 11, Folder 8

1963, October 1963

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Abbott, Robert
Box 11, Folder 9

Games of Black; Pathfinder 1957-1969

Scope and Content Note

Original game and solution in Berlekamp letter
Game of Black on a hexagonal board
Description of "Reversal" game
Correspondents:
Smith, Donovan
Berlekamp, Elwyn
Eisner, Milton
Hosken, Wesley
Box 11, Folder 10

Tablut 1960, 1970

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Berthelsen, Ingmar
Abbott, Robert
Smith, Anthony
Box 11, Folder 11

The Military Game 1960-1970

Scope and Content Note

Richard Site's solution (via D. Knuth)
... and others
Correspondents:
Berlekamp, Elwyn
Van der Poel, Willem
Gosling, John
Simmons, Webb
Silver, Roland
Knuth, Donald
Box 11, Folder 12

Focus 19631967

Scope and Content Note

Booklet of Focus instructions, copyright Sid Sackson
Proof first player cannot win (Yearout)
Correspondents:
Yearout, Paul
 

Boolean Algebra

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 21, Folder 2

1969, February 1971

Scope and Content Note

several articles and errata
Box 21, Folder 3

Boolean Algebra as a Lattice 1971

Box 21, Folder 4

Factors of 30, of 210, etc undated

Scope and Content Note

MG notes
Box 21, Folder 5

Circuits 1960-1970

Scope and Content Note

Article on Telephone Switching, by Feder & Spencer
"Logical Loops", by Edward Horvath (Article) (note by Don Knuth)
Correspondents:
Givoli, Nachman
 

Braids

Box 5, Folder 16

1959, December 1959-1998

Scope and Content Note

Group Theory
Correspondents:
Fox, Ralph
Papazian, Haig
Turner, Roseline
 

Brain Teasers - 1

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 1, Folder 8

1957, February 1957

Scope and Content Note

"An assortment of maddening puzzles. Warning: The solutions will not be given until March"
Box 1, Folder 9

Logician and Forked Road 1957-1990

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Singmaster, David
Stover, Mel
Conway, John
Gummere, John
Sciame, Dennis
Wade, Carleton
Janzen, H.
Laster, Clayton
Roubicek, Juan
Fischer, W.
Polakilwicz, A.
Konikow, Robert
Givson, Robert
Weigle, Oscar
Haggstrom, Warren
Burman, S.
Rector, Charles
Vandegrift, Neil
Henrickson, Patric
Kriegsman, Edwin
Dominguez, Loreto
Oxaal, Gunnar
Lewis, C.I.
Stiles, Sam
Morgan, John
Goldberg, Norton
Box 1, Folder 10

Cutting the Cube 1957-1958

Scope and Content Note

"On the Optimum Method of Cutting a Rectangular Box into Unit Cubes", by Eugene J. Putzer and R.W. Lowen
Box 1, Folder 11

Commuter and Wife 1957-1960

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
many
 

Brain Teasers - 2

Physical Description: 7 folder(s)
Box 2, Folder 10

1957, November 1957-1958

Scope and Content Note

Nine titillating puzzles (November, 1957)
Also: Matematycne lamiglowki, by Martin Gardner (in Polish)
Box 2, Folder 11

The 6 cigarettes 1957-1992

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Shifman, Jerrald
Rybicki, Geroge & John Reynolds
Shoemaker, David
Burling, Robbins
McCoy, Donald
Gray, John
Ceave, Hweitt
Wierum, Carl
Alt, Franz
Nelson, Harry
Klee, Victor
... and many more
Box 2, Folder 12

Sam Loyd's Ferry Boats 1957

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Kayser, R.
Parkinson, Percy
Stevenson, W.S.
Box 2, Folder 13

Electrician and Wire Puzzle 1957

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Gannett, Danforth
Fletcher, John
Hernandez, Rogelio
Burton, J.
Sammel, Goodwin
Katz, Louis
Stein, Phil
Deich, Herbert
Lebau, Louis
Williamson, Donald
Kassel, Louis
Brady, Bryce
Knowlton, Kenneth
... and many more
Box 2, Folder 14

The 12 Matches 1957-1965

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Hejl, William
Stover, Mel
Putzer, Eugene
Metz, Hugh
Hoefer, H. Carl
Haynes, L.B.
... and many more
Box 2, Folder 15

6 Inch Hole in Sphere 1957-1960

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Edwards, Bernard
Roubicek, Juan
Bethany, David
Job, G. Curtiss
Rappaport, Sigmund
Richards, Irving
Brooke, William
Pratt, John
John, Brother H.
Sholander, Marlow
Buchanan, James
Caffrey, John
Box 2, Folder 16

Ford's Problem of the Children and House Number 1957

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Dubner, Harvey
Card, William
Hartwell, Robert
 

Brain Teasers - 3

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 4, Folder 2

1958, August 1958-1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Carter, Geraldine
Card, L.E.
Box 4, Folder 3

Cork Plug 1958-1966

Scope and Content Note

alternate solutions and problems
Correspondents:
Cleveland, Forrest
Hoard, Charles
Klees, G.W.
Leary, James
Carey, Graham
Robertson, J.S.
Box 4, Folder 4

The 3 planes 1958-1991

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Schlosser, Jon
Drews, P.
Phillips, J. and Kesterson, r.
Fineberg, Mark
Lerner, Lawrence
Corbato, F.
Moruzzi, Hugo
Box 4, Folder 5

Triangle Duel (3-way duel) 1958-1997

Scope and Content Note

also: Truel, Triel
Correspondents:
Schoenfeld, Gerald (also 3 planes)
Ford, John
Funkenbusch, W.
Kean, Lee
Schonblom, James
Kloper, Kenneth
 

Brain Teasers - 4

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 4, Folder 20

1959, May 1958-1959

Scope and Content Note

Absent Minded Teller
Long Division problem
Wine and water
Dividing cake
Correspondents:
Richards, Irving
Bronson, Nathaniel
Houde, John
Guskurst, Robin
Maas, Magela
Orr, Stanley
McFarland, David
Hayashi, Teru
Gray, Dwight
Brigham, Robert
Edgar, David
Argyle, P.
Noble, William
Fletcher, John
Kneser, H.
Galvin, Fred
Box 4, Folder 21

Desert and Truck 1957-1994

Scope and Content Note

"Problem in Logistics: The Jeep Problem", by Olaf Helmer, Project RAND, RA-15015, 1946
much analysis
Correspondents:
Eisner, Elmer
Phipps, Cecil
Swanson, John
Burchel, Robert
Gale, David
 

Brain Teasers - 5

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 5, Folder 18

1960, February 1960, 2000

Scope and Content Note

Barr's Belt
Plane in wind
Hair color
(some German references)
Correspondents:
Macaluso, Pat
Killian
Gaus, Andrew
Upson, R.
Lubinski, Robert
Box 5, Folder 19

Wife Selection problem [1 of 2] 1958-1960

Scope and Content Note

Numbers on slips of paper - choose highest
"Googol" game
various analyses (see correspondents)
Correspondents:
Ferguson
Flood
Robison
DeBolt
Von Nardroff
Jackson, Robert
Gaskel, R.
Adams, Edward N.
Fox
Moser, Leo
Stover, Mel
Box 5, Folder 20

Wife Selection problem [2 of 2] 1960-1999

Scope and Content Note

"The Old Maid Problem or When to Accept an Offer", by Robert J. Heppe
Correspondents:
Pinkham, Roger
Heppe, Robert
Donaldson, Norman
Box 5, Folder 21

Courier problem [1 of 2] 1960

Scope and Content Note

Sam Loyd's version of the Courier problem
Running Dog problem
Dog around Cadets problem
(MG notes)
Quartic solutions
Graphical solutions
Correspondents:
Jackson, Robert
Gibson
Edgeworth
Stout
Shepherd
Hinrichs, Ralph
Neare/Rowe
Raynor
Wilsey, Kenneth
Brown, D.
Perkins, E.
Box 5, Folder 22

Courier problem [2 of 2] 1960-1963

Scope and Content Note

more analysis, and variations
Correspondents:
Green, D.
Kress, Herbert
Meyer, Weston
Ehrgott, H.
Kerst, Edger
Richards, Irving
Hufstedler, Seth
Meehan, Thomas
Salsburg, David
Keranen, David
Brown, W.Byers
Plice, M.
Stoeckly, Robert
Herrington, A.
Younger, F.
Hamann, Jens & Patrick Weidhaas
 

Brain Teasers - 6

Physical Description: 8 folder(s)
Box 6, Folder 10

1960, October 1960

Scope and Content Note

Just the article
Box 6, Folder 11

Blue Eyes 1960

Scope and Content Note

problem #6
Correspondents:
Hamilton, Laurens
Brown, Thomas
Kessler, Gilbert
Box 6, Folder 12

Game of Hip 1960, 1995

Scope and Content Note

Problem #1
Correspondents:
Merritt, Michael
Templeton, David
Dickensen, Allan
Blechner, Michael & Douglas Garcia
Andree, Richard
Golomb, Solomon
Jordan, William
Vanderpool, Donald
Silverman, David
Box 6, Folder 13

Sliced Cube and Torus 1959-1960

Scope and Content Note

Problem #4
Correspondents:
Emerson, E.
Winker, Jean
Bordelon, Derrill
Box 6, Folder 14

Switching Puzzle 1960, 1971

Scope and Content Note

Problem #2
Solution in 18 with bottom sliding missing
Flying switch solution
Box 6, Folder 15

Track Meet 1960

Scope and Content Note

Short cut solution
Box 6, Folder 16

Monad 1960-1961

Scope and Content Note

Problem #5
Other ways to bisect
"Perceptual Analysis of a Symbol of Interaction", by Rudolf Arnheim, Confinia Psychiatrica 3/4 (1960)
Box 6, Folder 17

Termite 1960

Scope and Content Note

Problem #9
 

Brain Teasers - 7

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 7, Folder 5

1961, June 1961-1962

Scope and Content Note

Letters on Kant's clock problem
Hexahedron problem
Rook problem
Square root problem
Mountain problem
Correspondents:
Hyman, Ray
Box 7, Folder 6

Arithmagic Square 1963

Scope and Content Note

Some analysis, and references.
Box 7, Folder 7

Toaster Problem 1961-1962

Scope and Content Note

Agricultural Materials Handling Manual, Part 1: Systems Engineering, Seciton 1.1: Introduction to Systems Engineering, Printed in Canada, 1962: contains Gantt Chart solution (p. 19)
Correspondents:
Davis, R.J.
Marcus, Mitchell
Dowd, John
Brouse, Richard
Johnson, Clark
Roazen, Harvey
Schnura, Ronald
Box 7, Folder 8

20 Question Problem 1961

Scope and Content Note

"Coding for the Discrete Noiseless Channel", by Solomon Golumb, 1961 (mimegraph)
Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
Youngblood, W.
Zimmerman, Seth
Johansen, Donald
Price, Gary
 

Brain Teasers - 8

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 8, Folder 3

1962, February 1962

Scope and Content Note

Article and answers
Box 8, Folder 4

Placing 8 Digits 1962-1973

Scope and Content Note

"The No Touch Puzzle and Graphical Complementation", by Grank Harary & Allen J. Schwenk
Correspondents:
Harary, Frank
Gruenberger, Fred
Koplowitz, Herp
Danzer, John
Box 8, Folder 5

Lady or Tiger 1961-1962

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Winning, W.C.
Binsack, Joseph
Zeisel, Hans
Box 8, Folder 6

6-match Problem 1962, 1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Eckhardt, Henry
Hoover, W.
Read, Ronald
Hood, Rodney
Kyrmse, Ronald
Box 8, Folder 7

Tennis Match 1962

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Hogan, W.
Ohlin, Goran
Pett, Martin
Carnahan, Paul
Addis, Peter
Gray, Thomas
 

Brain Teasers - 9

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 9, Folder 6

1962, October 1962-1963

Box 9, Folder 7

Archimedes' Crossed Cylinders 1962-1963

Scope and Content Note

3 cylinder case, and other cases
Correspondents:
Sutton, Richard
Box 9, Folder 8

7 File Cards 1962-1963

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Block, James
Vanderpool, Donald
Box 9, Folder 9

Floyd's Knob 1962

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Nelson, DeWitte
Abbott, Robert
 

Calculating Prodigies

Physical Description: 7 folder(s)
Box 18, Folder 20

1967, April 1967

Scope and Content Note

Various articles.
Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
Goodwin, Norris
Box 18, Folder 21

William Klein 1967-1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Klein, William
Box 18, Folder 22

Aitken 1967

Scope and Content Note

Various articles
Correspondents:
Aitken, Winifred
O'Beirne, Thomas
Box 18, Folder 23

Arthur Benjamin 1981

Scope and Content Note

articles
Box 18, Folder 24

Marvelous Griffith 1967

Scope and Content Note

Arthur F. Griffith: MG notes, article, hand-copy of article
Box 18, Folder 25

Willie Dysart 1967

Scope and Content Note

Articles, letters, photos
Correspondents:
Roth, David
Box 18, Folder 26

Miss. Shakuntala Devi 1977-1993

Scope and Content Note

Newspapeer articles, typed bio (by Moe Moss)
 

Calculus of Finite Difference

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 7, Folder 13

1961, August 1961

Scope and Content Note

References, articles
Correspondents:
Gummere, John
Box 7, Folder 14

The Necklace Problem [1 of 2] 1960-1961

Scope and Content Note

(from Dudeney)
Golomb's formula
"Equivalence of Cyclic Sequences Under Transformations of the Affine Group", by Robert C. Titsworth
"On Cyclically and Reversibly-Distinct Binary Patterns, and their Application to Memory Coding Systems", by B. Elspas, Stanford Research Institute File Memo 3101, 1960 (mimeo)
Correspondents:
Zeiske, Arnold
Vanderpool, Donald
Szekeres, George
Nadier, Morton
Titsworth, Robert
Pscheidt
Golomb, Solomon
Hobbs, Earl
Elspas, Bernard
Box 7, Folder 15

The Necklace Problem [2 of 2] 1961

Scope and Content Note

"Enumeration of the Distinct Cyclic q-ary Code Groups of Length n", by Earl Hobbs, Memo No. 412-AE-1806, McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, 1961 (mimeo)
Correspondents:
Bergman, George
Hobbs, W.W.
Read, Ronald
Isaacs, I. Martin
Harary, Frank
Lorens, Charles
Brown, W.S.
Harter, J.W.
Perkins, Donald
Singmaster, David
 

Cantor's Alephs

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 16, Folder 1

1966, March 1966-1980

Scope and Content Note

Several "flaws" in proof, commented on by MG
Box 16, Folder 2

Zippin's Problem of Replicating Figures 1966-1977

Scope and Content Note

Discussion of reproducing figures infinite times (Robert Mack, Zippin, MG)
Correspondents:
Mack, Robert
Zippin
Box 16, Folder 3

Alephs in Cosmology & Physics 1964-1979

Scope and Content Note

2 articles
Science fiction story "Cantor's War", by Christopher Anvil, "IF", June 1974
 

Card Tricks

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 2, Folder 8

1957, September 1957-1958

Scope and Content Note

Concerning various card tricks with a mathematical message (September, 1957)
Correspondents:
Baily, Joshua
Kroening, Irrwin
Box 25, Folder 11

1972, July 1972-1975

Scope and Content Note

"Color Scheme", by Oscar Weigle (reprint)
"Double Cross" by George Sands (lecture notes)
"Oil and Water" by Ed Marlo (photocopy)
"Mantra" (4 page newsletter, 1975), Ed: Sam Dalal
"Upsy Downsy" in letter from "Ron" (no last name)
Correspondents:
Sargeant, Peter
Cohen, Edward
Eto, Jukji
Marlo, Edward
 

Cards

Physical Description: 8 folder(s)
Box 20, Folder 4

1968, June 1977-1999

Scope and Content Note

Shuffling.
Baker's Game (original of Free Cell)
Copy of Russian Translation fo article
Correspondents:
Ondrejka, Rudolf
Barry ??
Box 20, Folder 5

Baker's Card Solitaire Game 1967-1983

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Baker, C.L.
Box 20, Folder 6

Unsolvable Order-1 Games (& Orders 1, 3, 4) 1967-1968

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Shepherd, Wilfred H.
Hutton, Trevor
Kew, Thomas
Charosh, Mannis
Box 31, Folder 3

1974, November 1974-1975

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Wilf, Herbert
Box 31, Folder 4

Conway's Botdrops - etc. 1974-1975

Scope and Content Note

Conway games: Botdrops, Topswops, Botswops
Correspondents:
Conway, John
Wilf, Herbert
Silver, Roland
Box 31, Folder 5

Silverman Problem 1974

Box 31, Folder 6

Motel Problem (Permuting Adjacent Digits) 1974

Box 31, Folder 7

Ransom's 5 Card Problem 1974-1975

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Rason, Peter
Stover, Mel
Ransom, Tom
Selfridge, Oliver
Weinrich, James
 

Carnival Games

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 4, Folder 17

1959, April 1958-1997

Scope and Content Note

Lebesgue's Minimal area problem
Spot the spot
Coffee & cream problem (cooling the coffee)
Doughnuts and coffee
Cover the Spot (including small physical game in envelop)
Correspondents:
Smith, J.H.
Mallery, Larry
Confort, Edwin
Achener, Pierre
Gridgeman, Norman
DeBra, Daniel
Alberts, Alan
Speiser, A.
Wilder, John
Box 4, Folder 18

3-Dice Game 1959

Scope and Content Note

"canned" response from MG, explaining the odds.
Correspondents:
Smith, Howard
Box 4, Folder 19

Sliced Torus 1959-1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Jones, Alan
Gould, Richard (analysis)
Massey, Dan (generalized to higher dimensions)
Palmquist, Paul (analysis)
Hall, David (analysis)
Martin, Paul
 

Catalan Numbers

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 36, Folder 13

1976, June 1976

Scope and Content Note

No article
Polygons to triangle's, etc (folder subtitle)
"Correspondences Betweeen Some Sets Counted by the Catalan Numbers", by David Singmaster (typescript)
Correspondents:
Meyers, William
Eckler, Ross
Daly, William
Gould, Henry
Singmaster, David
Hoggatt, Vernon
Box 36, Folder 14

Catalan's in General 1967-1976

Scope and Content Note

Many examples
"Numbers of Things", by Frank Bernhart (chapt. 4 of Thesis) (typescript)
Correspondents:
Knuth, Donald
Gould, Henry
Nozaki, A.
Box 36, Folder 15

Catalans & Trees 1976

Scope and Content Note

Various articles
Correspondents:
Meyers, William
Box 36, Folder 16

Catalan Applications 1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

Articles and letters of applications
Box 37, Folder 1

Catalan Structures & Correspondences 1977

Scope and Content Note

Thesis, by Michael J. Kuchinski, B.S., 1977, Graduate School, West Virginia University
 

Checkers

Physical Description: 7 folder(s)
Box 50, Folder 1

1980, January 1979-1996

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete article.
Many MG notes.
Correspondents:
Beckerson, Alan
Schaeffer, Jonathan
Box 50, Folder 2

Sucker Bets 1979

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Stover, Mel
Box 50, Folder 3

Checkers - Histor & Variants 1979

Box 50, Folder 4

John Rogers 1979

Box 50, Folder 5

Computer Checker Programs 1979-1996

Scope and Content Note

MG Notes on phone talk with Bierman, about PAASLOW.
Also contains basic checkers rules.
Correspondents:
Tinsley, Marion
Granjean, Burke
Box 50, Folder 6

Brown's Interchange undated

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Harris, John
Box 50, Folder 7

No-Capture Shortest Games 1979-1980

 

Chess "Task" problems

Box 25, Folder 7

1972, May 1961-2000

Scope and Content Note

"Solution of a Chessboard Configuration Problem", by G.E.Peterson (typescript)
Correspondents:
Liu, Andy
Cohen, Philip
Moss, Moe
Peterson, G.E.
Row, Thur (Mort Luebbert)
Nelson, Harry
Harris, John
Charosh, Mannis
 

Chess Problems

Physical Description: 6 folder(s)
Box 48, Folder 5

1979, June 1979

Scope and Content Note

Joke mate - alternate solutions.
Box 48, Folder 6

Unattached SuperQueens (Amazons) [1 of 2] 1979

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Chandra, Ashok
Knuth, Donald
Kahn, David
Box 48, Folder 7

Unattached SuperQueens (Amazons) [2 of 2] 1965-1980

Scope and Content Note

Proofs for (rest of) non-attacking superqueens problem.
Correspondents:
Chandra, Ashok
Pappinghaus, P.
Reineke, J.
Zimmerman, Charles
Box 48, Folder 8

Pandiagonal Latin Squares 1972-1977

Scope and Content Note

Notes (by Donald Knuth and Dorothy Webb) on number of solutions of "Quintessence" puzzle.
"Construction of Knut Vik Designs", by A. Atkin, L. Hay & R. Larson (typescript)
"Enumeration and Construction of Pandiagonal Latin Squares of Prime Order", by A. Atkin, L. Hay & R. Larson (typescript)
Correspondents:
Knuth, Donald
Webb, Dorothy
Hay, Louise
Eves, Howard
Box 48, Folder 9

Reflecting Queen Problem 1963-1980

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Klarner, David
Guy, Richard
Upton, Leslie
McIntosh, Richard
Box 48, Folder 10

"Chromatic No." of Boards undated

Scope and Content Note

Notes and a couple of articles
 

Chessboard Puzzles

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 9, Folder 10

1962, November 1962

Scope and Content Note

Just the article
Box 9, Folder 11

Halving the Board 1962-2000

Scope and Content Note

Various calculations and corrections
Correspondents:
Marlow, Tom
Maas, Robert
McCarthy, John
Box 9, Folder 12

Quartering the Board 1962-1968

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Patten, William
Moore, John
Grindley, W.H.
Fowler, Bruce
 

Chinese Puzzles & Berrocal

Physical Description: 6 folder(s)
Box 43, Folder 4

1978, January 1978-1988

Scope and Content Note

Some photo's of puzzles
Edited typescript of article (photocopy)
Box 43, Folder 5

Berrocal [ 1 of 3] undated

Scope and Content Note

Contact prints of many Berrocal sculptures (black & white)
Box 43, Folder 6

Berrocal [ 2 of 3] undated

Scope and Content Note

"Catalogo General / obras recientes 1974" - Berrocal booklet
Box 43, Folder 7

Berrocal [ 3 of 3] 1977-1979

Scope and Content Note

Catalogs, etc, from Centicore Arts, Internatational and Arnoold Katzen Gallery
Correspondents:
Berrocal, Miguel
Rudolph, James
Flanagan, Dennis
Box 43, Folder 8

Burr Ennumeration [1 of 2] 1977-1996

Scope and Content Note

Bill Cutler's annual newsletter & catalogs
Correspondents:
Slocum, Jerry
Cutler, William
Cross, Arthur
Box 43, Folder 9

Burr Ennumeration [2 of 2] undated

Scope and Content Note

2 booklets by Bill Cutler: "A Computer Analysis of All 6-piece Burrs" (1994), "Holey 6-Piece Burr!" (1986)
 

Church of the 4-D

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 8, Folder 1

1962, January 1962-1999

Scope and Content Note

Fourth Dimension
(See folder on 4th dimension and highter spaces)
(Also folder on Hypercubes (1966))
Correspondents:
MG father
Casey, Graham
Stover, Mel
Box 8, Folder 2

The Plaited Leather Strip 1962

Scope and Content Note

Including some leather examples
 

Coincidences

Box 25, Folder 17

1972, October 1967-1972

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Rowe, R.Robinson
Bronowski, Judith
 

Color Triangles, Squares

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 6, Folder 24

1961, March 1961-1977

Scope and Content Note

MacMahon Squares
W.H.Freeman ad using MacMahon Squares
Wade Philpott on MacMahon's Three-color Squares
Box 6, Folder 25

Polymerase Game 1974-1979

Scope and Content Note

(2 color squares)
Game invented and discribed by Lasse Winquist
Box 6, Folder 26

Nelson's 24-Tile Game 1972

Scope and Content Note

Description, variations, strategy
Correspondents:
Nelson, Harry
Box 7, Folder 1

The 30 Color Cubes 1963-1969

Scope and Content Note

Westerind letter has much analysis
Correspondents:
Carley, J.F.
Westerind, L.G.
 

Combinatorial Math

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 11, Folder 1

1963, August 19631967

Scope and Content Note

Column, references
Box 11, Folder 2

Stamp Square 1963-1987

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Babcock, Richard
Dunsay, George
Box 11, Folder 3

Computer Proofs of Hexagon 1963-1987

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Daly, William
Hansen, Wilfred
Linderson, G.W.
Kierstead, Friend
Wagner, Victoria
Pearlman, Robert
Shimshoni, M.S.
Mattheras, Elsie
 

Communication with Extraterrestrial Life

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 14, Folder 19

1965, August [1 of 2] 1965-1967

Scope and Content Note

Project Ozma, etc
"Extraterrestrial Linguistics", by Solomon Golomb, 1961 (Reprint fomr Astronautics, 6/5, May 1961)
Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
Hein, Piet
Box 14, Folder 20

Communication with Extraterrestrial Life [2 of 2] undated

Scope and Content Note

articles, newsprint
Box 14, Folder 21

Mars & Extraterrestrial Communication 1965-1966

Box 14, Folder 22

Bell's Problem 1964

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Field, Mary K. (Mrs. Richard T.)
 

Conway Biz (Surreal Nos)

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 37, Folder 7

1976, September 1959-1976

Scope and Content Note

Partial column.
Prime Nim, Prim, Welter's game
Correspondents:
Conway, John
Shannon, Claude
Barnet, Alan
Hein, Piet
Ulam, Stanislav
Box 37, Folder 8

Knuth's Surreal Numbers & On Conway's Constructions 1974

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Halmos, Paul
Knuth, Donald
Berlekamp, Elwyn
Kruskal, Martin
 

Conway's "Game of Life"

Box 23, Folder 5

1970, October undated

Scope and Content Note

Only some pieces from the article (others cut out.)
 

Conway's Life II

Box 23, Folder 14

1971, February 1970

Scope and Content Note

Imcomplete article, single letter.
 

Cooks

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 16, Folder 11

1966, May 1961-1966

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Wheeler, D.H.
Panea, Manuel
Macaluso, Pat
Box 16, Folder 12

Dudeney's 15-Turn Rook Tour Problem 1966

Scope and Content Note

Many solutions.
Analysis by Wilfred Shepherd.
Correspondents:
Shepherd, Wilfred H.
Box 16, Folder 13

Hunter & Bear Problem 1966

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Schwartz, Benjamin
Bay, John
Andrews, P.B.S.
 

Coxeter

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 7, Folder 2

1961, April 1960-1961

Scope and Content Note

Many letters from Coxeter
Correspondents:
Coxeter, H.S.M.
Box 7, Folder 3

Morley's Theorem 1943-1999

Scope and Content Note

Many articles (mostly proofs) on Morley's theorem
 

Crossing Numbers

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 27, Folder 5

1973, June [1 of 2] 1962-1982

Scope and Content Note

"Ensnaring the Elusive Eodermdrome", by Gary S. Bloom (photocopy) (from Word Ways)
Various articles
Correspondents:
Harary, Frank
Miller, Donald
Basin, Stan
Steindel, Charles
Box 27, Folder 6

Crossing Numbers [2of 2] 1973-1991

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Sheratte, Martin
Williams, Leo
Singer, David
Guy, Richard
Hill, Anthony
 

Csaszar Polyhedron

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 32, Folder 18

1975, May 1972-1986

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete article
Papers on Steiner Triple Systems, Steiner Quadruple Systems, etc, including (photocopy of) Csaszer article.
Correspondents:
Crowe, Donald
Stewart, Bonnie
Frederickson, Greg
Box 32, Folder 19

Room Squares undated

Scope and Content Note

A type of magic square, by T.G. Room
Various articles on Room Squares
Correspondents:
Crowe, Donald
Mullin, Ronald
Box 32, Folder 20

Schmucker's Toroid Rings 1975

Scope and Content Note

Toroid rings: 8 octahedra, 8 dodecahedra, 8 icosahedra (and photos of them)
Correspondents:
Coxeter, H.S.M.
Stewart, Bonnie
Schmucker, Kurt
Box 32, Folder 21

Hadamard Matrices 1975-1986

Scope and Content Note

Several articles
"Higher-Dimensional Hadamard Matrices", by Paul Shlichta (typescript)
Correspondents:
Sloane, N.J.A.
Golomb, Solomon
Sclichta, Paul
 

Cyclic No's

Physical Description: 6 folder(s)
Box 22, Folder 15

1970, March 1986

Scope and Content Note

Articles & MG notes
Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
Box 22, Folder 16

Shortcuts in Identifying & Computing 1970

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Yates, Samuel
Box 22, Folder 17

142857 As Magic Trick 1955-1959

Scope and Content Note

(Cylies in Magic & Light. Calc) [must mean cycles]
"Die Magische Roulette" (Magic trick)
Correspondents:
Van Klaveren, F.W.
Box 22, Folder 18

Cyclics in Other Base Systems 1970

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Koehl, Frederick
Ferguson, Shaun
Box 22, Folder 19

Higher Order Cycles 1968-1990

Scope and Content Note

"A Pre-Eminent Decimal", by C.C. Corbet (typescript)
Box 22, Folder 20

Cyclic "Magic" Squares 1975, 1978

Scope and Content Note

"Peculiarities of Prime Numbers", by John Ward (typescript)
Correspondents:
Card, L.E.
Ward, John
 

Cycloid

Box 13, Folder 9

1964, July 1964

Scope and Content Note

History discussion (Pascal vs Torricelli) by Alexandre Rothan
Correspondents:
Rothan, A.
Miller, Julius
White, Robert
 

Diag's of Algebraic Identities

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 27, Folder 11

1973, October (2D&3D) 1973

Scope and Content Note

"Look-See" Proofs
Diagrams of Algebraic Identities (now called "Proofs Without Words")
No article
Lots of MG notes
Correspondents:
McIntosh, Alistair
O'Beirne, Thomas
Smith, Cedric
Box 27, Folder 12

33+43+53=63 Dissection (Wheeler, Duffy, etc) 1973-1994

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Duffy, Emmet
O'Beirne, Thomas
 

Dice

Box 20, Folder 15

1968, November undated

Scope and Content Note

Just article (and references)
 

Digital Roots

Box 4, Folder 1

1958, July 1954-1974

Scope and Content Note

"Some diverting tricks which involve the concept of numberical congruence"
number tricks
magic trick: "Remembering the Future", by Stewart James
Correspondents:
Rupert, John
James, Stewart
Eliasberg, Jay
McCracken, Daniel
Buky, Anne
 

Digraphs

Box 50, Folder 9

1980, March 1980-1996

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete article.
Correspondents:
Harary, Frank
Parley, Richard
 

Diophantine Analysis

Box 22, Folder 27

1970, July undated

Scope and Content Note

Just article
 

Dissection Problems

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 7, Folder 24

1961, November 1961-1968

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Gilson, Bruce
Lindgren, Harry
Beyer, William
Egan, Catherine
Grover, William
Van De Sande, Leo
Box 7, Folder 25

Lindgren Material 1961-1964

Scope and Content Note

Much correspondence between Gardner and Lindgren, many dissections
Correspondents:
Lindgren, Harry
Eves, Howard
 

Dividing Figures into n Equal Parts

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 40, Folder 10

1977, July 1976-1977

Scope and Content Note

No article
Lots of MG notes
Correspondents:
Von Meyenfeldt, Carl
Box 40, Folder 11

The 3,4,5 Triangle Quartering 1977

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Von Meyenfeldt, Carl
Phipps, Cecil
Box 40, Folder 12

Trisection & Quadrature Puzzles 1984-1985

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
Box 40, Folder 13

Bisection Puzzles 1977-1985

Scope and Content Note

Lots of examples
Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
Shortz, Will
Berloquin, Pierre
Box 40, Folder 14

Bisection Puzzles (Theory) 1977-1978

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Vinokur, Marcel
Ward, Coburn
Knuth, Donald
 

Divisibility Rules

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 9, Folder 4

1962, September 1962-1999

Scope and Content Note

Lots of (short) articles
Box 9, Folder 5

On division by 7 1962-1977

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Kassel, Louis
Merrill, R.
Charosh, Mannis
Lyons, Vosburgh (VOS)
Golomb, Solomon
Chodosch, Robert
Becker, Joseph
Fairbairn, R.
 

Dollar Bills

Box 20, Folder 2

1968, April 1955-1985

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Heath, Royal
Lyons, Vosburgh (VOS)
Duncan, Fred
 

Dominoes

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 22, Folder 7

1969, December 1969

Scope and Content Note

No article
"Domino Triplets: A General Solution", by Wade Philpott (typescript)
"Dominoes", by Professor Hoffmann, 1899 (photocopy
Correspondents:
Philpott, Wade
Card, L.E.
Pijanowski, Lech
Brooke, Maxey
Box 22, Folder 8

Domino Magic Squares 1969-1970

Scope and Content Note

Long analysis by Peter Roeder
Correspondents:
Philpott, Wade
Box 22, Folder 9

Straight Chains & Bracelets 1969

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Trigg, Charles
 

Double Acrostics

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 19, Folder 10

1967, September 1967

Scope and Content Note

Article
Correspondents:
Borgmann, Dmitri
Box 19, Folder 11

Carroll's D-Acrostic 1966-1968

Scope and Content Note

Many suggestions
Correspondents:
Rowe, R.Robinson
Borgmann, Dmitri
 

Doug Hofstadter

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 48, Folder 11

1979, July [1 of 2] 1978-1983

Scope and Content Note

Scott Kim's summary of GEB.
Doug Hofstadter's summary of GEB.
Doug Hofstadter's comments & corrections of the first draft of the column
Correspondents:
Kim, Scott
Hofstadter, Douglas
Box 48, Folder 12

Doug Hofstadter [2 of 2] 1979

Scope and Content Note

More Hofstadter comments for the column.
"Setting Dinner to Music", a Culinary Offering, by Dorothy Denning (typescript): description of a dinner in the style of A Musical Offering, inspired by Hofstadter's book.
Various reviews of GEB.
Correspondents:
Kim, Scott
Hofstadter, Douglas
Denning, Dorothy
 

Dr. Matrix

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 11, Folder 23

1964, January 1964

Scope and Content Note

Just the column
Box 11, Folder 24

Four 4's (and n Fours) [1 of 2] 1964

Scope and Content Note

MANY solutions
Correspondents:
Lindgren, Harry
Box 11, Folder 25

Four 4's (and n Fours) [2 of 2] 1964-1976

Scope and Content Note

MANY solutions
 

Dr. Matrix - 5

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 14, Folder 1

1965, January 1965-1968

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Glasheen, Adaline
Cheney, Fitch
Box 14, Folder 2

Self-Replication Digits & Kaprekar's "6174" 1965-1987

Scope and Content Note

Methods of solving the 4-digit puzzle
Correspondents:
Schaaf, William
Card, L.E.
Arnold, T.E.
Box 14, Folder 3

Ruler Problems 1964-1998

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Vaughan, Herbert
Haubrich, Richard
Van Touren, A.
Hodgart, Mathew
Leech, John
 

Dr. Matrix - Earthquake Column

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 43, Folder 1

1977, December 1971-1978

Scope and Content Note

Computer printout of names of numbers, 0-999, alphabetical
"Alphabetic Number Tables 0-1000", 1972 (MIT) - numbers and Roman Numberals (booklet)
Correspondents:
Mercer, Leigh
Box 43, Folder 2

Festoons 1977

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Kierstead, Friend
Box 43, Folder 3

Punk Rock undated

Scope and Content Note

Lots of newspaper articles on Punk (the music and the people)
 

Dr. Matrix - ESP Test

Box 27, Folder 8

1973, August undated

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Newman, James R.
 

Dr. Matrix - Numerology

Box 5, Folder 17

1960, January 1958-1962

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Halsey, Eric
Winters, M.
March, Georgianna
Lindgren, Harry
Dernham, Monte
Melton, John
 

Dr. Matrix - Sing Sing

Box 9, Folder 15

1963, January 1963

Scope and Content Note

Just the article, plus clipping on sing-sing.
 

Dr. Matrix - The Moon Landing, etc.

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 22, Folder 1

1969, October 1969-1974

Box 22, Folder 2

Prob. of Points on Sphere 1969

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Coxeter, H.S.M.
Goldberg, Michael
Box 22, Folder 3

ABCDE x 7 = FGHIJ (SPIRO x 7 = AGNEW) 1969-1972

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Trigg, Charles
Box 22, Folder 4

Reverse Months & Fri. 13 1969-1981

Box 22, Folder 5

On 1969 1969

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Mosteller, Frederick
Knuth, Donald
 

Dr. Matrix & D.M.

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 37, Folder 14

1976, November 1976-1999

Scope and Content Note

No article. "D.M.": Digital Meditation.
(Also mentions "P.M." for Pentagonal Meditation.
Spherical Trigonometry and "QWuints".
Many letters from Sam Dalal
Correspondents:
Dalal, Sam
Bostrom, Robert
Box 37, Folder 15

On Calcutta undated

Scope and Content Note

Clippings & articles on Calcutta.
 

Dr. Matrix & Pyramid

Physical Description: 7 folder(s)
Box 30, Folder 2

1974, June 1974

Scope and Content Note

Various travel info on Pyramid Lake
Box 30, Folder 3

Numbering -the-Pyramid problem 1974

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Gutgasz, Hiram Fuller
Box 30, Folder 4

Readers Who Took Column Seriously 1974

Scope and Content Note

Mail to SA & MG, as well as replies from both MG and publishers
Box 30, Folder 5

Pyramid Guide 1974

Scope and Content Note

A Bi-Monthly newsletter, issues 7-10,12-13, plus "First Year Annual 1972-1973" (bound issues 1-6)
Box 30, Folder 6

Pyramid-Canada undated

Scope and Content Note

Mostly newspaper articles on sports team using pyramid power
Box 30, Folder 7

Pyramid Power [1 of 2] 1973-1975

Scope and Content Note

Lots of newspaper articles, ads, research
Correspondents:
Roosevelt, Cornelius Van S.
Box 30, Folder 8

Pyramid Power [2 of 2] 1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Ebon, Martin
 

Dr. Matrix Chess Game

Box 23, Folder 13

1971, January 1969-1971

Scope and Content Note

Matrix # 11
No article
 

Dr. Matrix III

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 6, Folder 21

1961, January 1961-1970

Scope and Content Note

Antimagic squares
Box 6, Folder 22

Miss T's Phone No 1961

Scope and Content Note

Moving digits from one end of a number to the other (transposing end digit)
Correspondents:
Hastings, Don
 

Dr. Matrix in Houston (Perpetual Motion)

Box 24, Folder 20

1972, February 1971

Scope and Content Note

Matrix # 12
Correspondents:
Soph, Bing
 

Dr. Matrix in Istanbul

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 51, Folder 11

1980, September 1976-1980

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete article.
Correspondents:
Knuth, Donald
Nelson, Harry
Goodman, Gary
Morton, E.
Buhler, Joe
Box 51, Folder 12

Istanbul 1980

Scope and Content Note

Many newspaper articles on Istanbul.
Letters correcting geography & language mistakes in column.
Box 51, Folder 13

Trisections of the Cube 1980

Scope and Content Note

Infinite number of trisections.
 

Dr. Matrix in Squaresville

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 19, Folder 20

1968, January 1968-1977

Box 19, Folder 21

Hippies 1968

Scope and Content Note

Many newspaper articles
Box 19, Folder 22

Buttons 1968

Scope and Content Note

Various "short quotes" and pictures for buttons, ads, pictures.
 

Dr. Matrix on Bible

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 33, Folder 18

1975, September 1971-1976

Scope and Content Note

Letters to the editor from later issues
Early typescript of article
Correspondents:
Flanagan, Dennis

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Van Roosevelt, Cornelius
Box 33, Folder 19

Bible & Word Play 1974-1975

Scope and Content Note

Many notes from Dmitri Borgmann on number & word play in the bible
Correspondents:
Borgmann, Dmitri
 

Dr. Matrix's Robot

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 46, Folder 13

1978, December 1977-1979

Scope and Content Note

No article.
Djinni robot, and ROBOT program
Correspondents:
Walker, Jearl
Box 46, Folder 14

Kt Switch 1978-1979

Scope and Content Note

Problems exchanging knight (on a chessboard and smaller)
Mauldon's variants (on knight exchange)
Correspondents:
Mauldon, James
Schwartz, Benjamin
Box 47, Folder 1

NKST 1978

Scope and Content Note

Words with the letters "NKST" in the middle.
Box 47, Folder 2

1/3 Chinese 1978-1979

Scope and Content Note

Can one be 1/3 Chinese?
Box 47, Folder 3

Soc. Sec. No. 1978-1979

Scope and Content Note

9-digit number, where product of first n digits is divisable by n, for all n 1-9.
 

Dudeney

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 3, Folder 11

1958, June 1958-1962

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Glasheen, Adaline
Verbeek, C.C.
Box 3, Folder 12

Mrs. Fulleylove & Diary 1960-1977

Scope and Content Note

Margery Fulleylove, Dudeneys' daughter
James Fulleylove, his grandson
Alice Dudeney, wife of Henry, kept a diary, but it is not available. It has been "closed" until 2000.
Box 3, Folder 13

Angela Newing 1981-1988

Scope and Content Note

Dudeney expert
Box 3, Folder 14

Dudeney Scrapbook, Vol I 1972-1986

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of scrapbook, containing articles, 1895-~1908
Box 3, Folder 15

Dudeney Scrapbook, Vol II 1972

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of scrapbook, containing articles, 1909-1915(?)
 

"e" & Catenary

Physical Description: 7 folder(s)
Box 7, Folder 17

1961, October 1960-1999

Scope and Content Note

'e', the exponential constant
Mostly articles on 'e'
Correspondents:
O'Shea, Owen
Box 7, Folder 18

Catenary and Tractrix Curve 1959-1998

Scope and Content Note

notes, articles
Correspondents:
Johansson, Torbjorn
Box 7, Folder 19

Rational Fractions for 'e' 1961-1994

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Hendrick, L.
Feldman, John
Clamage, Allan
Lewis, Donald
Patton, Robert
Brown, George
Heitz, Robert
Lassen, Herbert
Fuchs, Helmut
Box 7, Folder 20

Mnemonics for 'e' 1957-1966

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Boucher, Claude
Angrick, Warren
Nottingham, R.
Guiteris, Joseph
Jarnagin, William
Sanet, Morton
Brooke, Maxey
Conklin, Edward
Krall, Al
Stand, M.
Greene, John
Swenson, Richard
Duncan, Fred
Widhoff, Gene
Keast, F.
Mage, David
Gianino, Peter
Gruenberger, Fred
Kerslake, R.
McKiggan, I.
Smiley, Richard
Box 7, Folder 21

Curious Problems & Formulas Involving e 1961

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Isaacs, I. Martin
Moser, Leo
Heiting, Ted
Box 7, Folder 22

Hatcheck Problem (or Matching Cards) undated

Scope and Content Note

Unsigned, undated typescript "To Be Solved With Ease"
Box 7, Folder 23

Decimal Expansion of e 1965

 

Eggs

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 50, Folder 10

1980, April 1980-1997

Scope and Content Note

No article.
Maxwell's Ovals
Box 50, Folder 11

Letters on Egg & Bottle 1980

 

Eleusis II

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 42, Folder 1

1977, October 1977-2001

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete article.
Varios other rules suggested.
Correspondents:
Abbott, Robert
Box 42, Folder 2

Papers on Eleusis 1980-1981

Box 42, Folder 3

Research on Eleusis 1966-1982

Scope and Content Note

Several of Robert Abbott's newsletters
Correspondents:
Jaworski, John
Newman, J.Robert
Abbott, Robert
Dietterich, Thomas
Box 42, Folder 4

Delphi (Kruskal) 1962-1977

Scope and Content Note

Copies of correspondance between Robert Abbott & Martin Kruskal
Correspondents:
Kruskal, Martin
Sackson, Sid
Box 42, Folder 5

Pensari 1985

Scope and Content Note

Induction games by Robert Katz
Correspondents:
Katz, Robert
 

Elevators

Box 26, Folder 6

1973, February 1972-1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Knuth, Donald
Sherin, Richard
Holmes, Robert
Golomb, Solomon
 

Ellipse

Box 6, Folder 23

1961, February 1961-1999

 

ESP Machines - SRI (NASA)

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 34, Folder 1

1975, October 1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Hoppe, Richard
Diaconis, Persi
Deutsch, Ronald
Jones, Earle
Box 34, Folder 2

Development of Techniques ... 1974

Scope and Content Note

"Development of Techniques to Enhance Man/Machine Comunication", by Russell Targ, Phyllis Cole, and aHarold Puthoff - Final Report for JPL, SRI Project 2613, Aug. 1974 (Technical Report)
Box 34, Folder 3

Targ's ESP Machine undated

Scope and Content Note

Model 100A ESP Teaching Machine, Instruction Manual, from Aquarius Electronics (Manual)
Box 34, Folder 4

Letters From Parapsychologists (P&T, Tart, Cole, Schneidler) 1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Elgin, Duane
Cole, Phyllis
Puthoff, Harold
Targ, Russell
Schmeidler, Gertrude
Tart, Charles
Box 34, Folder 5

ESP Testing Machines 1975

Scope and Content Note

Reviews & ads of some machines
"Testing for Extrasensory Perception With a Machine", by William Smith et.al., Air Force Cambridge Research Labs, Data Sciences Lab Project 4610, May, 1963 (Research Report)
Correspondents:
Scully, Tim (Aquarius Electronics)
Honorton, Charles
 

Everything

Box 36, Folder 12

1976, May 1976

Scope and Content Note

Note (What is There?) by (or from ) Smullyan
Correspondents:
Knuth, Donald
Tompkins, Robert
 

Factorials

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 19, Folder 7

1967, August 1989

Scope and Content Note

article (incomplete)
Box 19, Folder 8

R. E. Smith [1 of 2] 1967

Scope and Content Note

Original Robert Smith article on which the column was based, with correspondence.
Correspondents:
Smith, Robert
Flanagan, Dennis
Box 19, Folder 9

R. E. Smith [1 of 2] undated

Scope and Content Note

Computer printouts of factorials in patterns
 

Fallacies

Box 3, Folder 1

1958, January 1889-1984

Scope and Content Note

photocopy: Current Literature, April, 1889 "The Ten Travellers"
Correspondents:
Mooney, John
Allen, Ralph
 

Fibanacci Numbers

Box 21, Folder 6

1969, March undated

Scope and Content Note

Just the article.
 

Fingers

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 20, Folder 10

1968, September 1968-2000

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Ring, Ken
Box 20, Folder 11

Finger Multipication undated

Scope and Content Note

MG notes.
Box 20, Folder 12

Counting & Number Bases 1958-1968

Scope and Content Note

Story: "How to Count on Your Fingers", by Fred Pohl
Article: "Mathematics and the Folkways", by Martin Gardner, in Journel of Philosophy, 47/7, March 1950
Mnemonic for Pi in base 8 (in Knuth letter)
Correspondents:
Pohl, Frederick
Knuth, Donald
 

Flatland & Hilton

Box 9, Folder 1

1962, July 1961-1981

Scope and Content Note

"Do We Have a Two-Dimensional View of Crime and Deviance?" by Karen Paldan
Biography of C.H. Hinton, by T. Weston
Correspondents:
Coxeter, H.S.M.
Hayward, Roger
Robert, Gegory
Calhamer, Allan
Holmes, Larry
Weston, Timothy
 

Flexagons

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 1, Folder 3

1956, December 1956-2000

Scope and Content Note

(Models in separate folder)
History of flexagons
models, comments, analysis
flexapyramids
Correspondents:
Mott-Smith, Geoffrey
Ransom, Tom
Templeton, Hugh
Little, John
Polyakov, N
George, Douglas
Box 1, Folder 4

Bibliography, tearsheets of articles [1 of 2] 1956-1983

Scope and Content Note

The Curious Family of Flexagons, Frank R. Bernhart
Some Elements of Flexagon Theory, Frank R. Bernhart
Interim Report on Hexa-Hexa Aberrations, Donald Comstock 24 Apr, 1979
Box 1, Folder 5

Bibliography, tearsheets of articles [2 of 2] 1954-1993

Scope and Content Note

Flexagon, Nauka i Zhizn (in Russian), 1970
Correspondents:
Tukey, John
Box 1, Folder 6

Frank Bernhart's Work 1969 - 1993

Scope and Content Note

Counting flexagons with Feynman diagrams
On flexagon maps
"Some Elements of the Mathematical Theory of Flexagons" (Part 1)
"The Curious Flexagon Family"
Correspondents:
Mitchell, Phil
 

Fliess

Box 16, Folder 17

1966, July 1966-1980

 

Game Learning Machines

Physical Description: 6 folder(s)
Box 8, Folder 8

1962, March 1961-1977

Scope and Content Note

Hexapawn
Extendapawn
Various analyses of games and machines
Typescript of Hexapawn brochure, from W.R. Aul
Box 8, Folder 9

Reader Reports on Hexapawn, Contests, etc. 1962-1965

Box 8, Folder 10

Other Simple Learning Devices 1961-1995

Scope and Content Note

Computer "Family Tree" from Ballistic Research Laboratories Electronic Scientific Computer (BRLESC)
GLIM Learning Machine (Game Learning Intellegent Machine), by Russell Yost
NIMBLE (Nim Box Logic Engine) - Learns to play Nim
Tit Tat To machine
ACE - A Learning Machine
Box 8, Folder 11

Reprints of Column & TV Use, etc. 1962-1967

Scope and Content Note

Including Mame Mamu Ka (Russian? magazine) - 1962
Nature and Science Magazine(1966)
Box 8, Folder 12

"Baby" Games (Minigames) 1962

Scope and Content Note

Checkers - 4x4 Analysis (MG & W. Grandjean)
Go - 5x5 Analysis (MG & D. Nix)
Chess - 5x5
Pawns - 2x4 (2 matchboxes)
Box 8, Folder 13

Checkers (5x5) 1962

Scope and Content Note

Analysis - MG, Knuth, Grandjean, Caswell
Correspondents:
Caswell, Robert L.
Grandjean, W.B.
 

Game Strategies

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 7, Folder 9

1961, July 1961

Scope and Content Note

Just the article (about Bridg-it and Halma, the latter a variation of Chinese Checkers)
Box 7, Folder 10

Bridg-It and Twixt [1 of 2] 1958-1963

Scope and Content Note

(Also called Gale.)
Full analysis by Alfred Lehman: "A Solution to the Shannon Switching Game"
Robot Gale players.
--&gt; Booklet in separate envelope, of Gale layouts with instructions for the Game of Gale, marked "Season's Greetings! The Hatchers", about 4x4 inches.
Correspondents:
Shannon, Claude
Lehman, Alfred
Gross, Oliver
Gale, David
Hein, Piet
Box 7, Folder 11

Bridg-It and Twixt [2 of 2] 1961-1977

Scope and Content Note

References to "Board Games folder".
"Bridg-it on the 1401", by Gunter Wenzel
Program (for Bridg-it) for HP-97, by Mordecai Schwartz
Correspondents:
Fergason, Thomas
Shepherd, Wilfred H.
Wenzel, Guenter
Reynolds, A.C.
Gale, David
Box 7, Folder 12

Checker Problem 1961

Scope and Content Note

(related to Halma)
22 move solutions, 20 move solutions.
proof (by Vern Poythress) that 20 moves is minimum.
Correspondents:
Vanderpool, Donald
Durling, Allan
Poythrress, Vern
 

Game Theory

Box 19, Folder 19

1967, December 1967-1971

Scope and Content Note

Morra - board and instructions (Piet Hein game).
Various papers by Rufas Isaacs
Correspondents:
Morgenstern, Oskar
Isaacs, Rufus
 

Games

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 26, Folder 1

1973, January undated

Scope and Content Note

Sim, Chomp & Race Track
Mostly article + Ian Stewart article (on Chomp)
Box 26, Folder 2

Sim 1972-1981

Scope and Content Note

Analyses: 5-Point Sim, 6-Point Sim, N-Point, Dual, Choice
Dual game analyzed by Leslie Shader (mimeograph)
Correspondents:
Shader, Leslie
Croach, Jesse
Erdos, Paul
Simmons, Gustavus
McLeod, John
Chandra, Ashok
Beeler, Michael
Harary, Frank
Box 26, Folder 3

Race Track 1971-1974

Scope and Content Note

Sci. Am. Christmas card
Demolition Derby & other variants (James Henle)
Many variants
Correspondents:
Henle, James
Nievergelt, Jurg
Falconer, Tomas
Box 26, Folder 4

Chomp [1 of 2] 1972-1973

Scope and Content Note

"A Curious Nim-type Game", by David Gale (mimeograph) - original game discription
"Game of Diisors", by Fred Schuh (typescript) translation by G.J.Westerink
Correspondents:
Gale, David
Thompson, Ken
Winker, Steve
Westerink, G.J.
Beeler, Michael
Nelson, Harry
Lunon, Fred
Box 26, Folder 5

Chomp [2 of 2] 1972-1986

Scope and Content Note

Partial analysis of 3xN Chomp, from F. Bernhart
Correspondents:
Silverman, David
Westerink, G.J.
 

Games (Jam, Hot, Etc.)

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 18, Folder 8

1967, February 1967

Scope and Content Note

just article.
Box 18, Folder 9

Kayles (String Nim) 1964-1967

Scope and Content Note

analysis by Henon
Correspondents:
Henon, Michel
Spoerl, Charles
Epstein, Richard
Box 18, Folder 10

Squad Car Game 1966

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Isaacs, Rufus
 

Geometric Fallacies

Box 23, Folder 16

1971, April 1971

Scope and Content Note

No article.
Correspondents:
Leech, John
 

Golomb's Graceful Graphs

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 24, Folder 21

1972, March [1 of 2] 1972-1977

Scope and Content Note

Many & various articles.
"My views of the Problem", by Takashi Wakui, from Fascinating Puzzles Monthly No. 36, July, 1968 (photocopy)
Correspondents:
Simmons, Gustavus
Golomb, Solomon
Lagarior, Jeff
Box 24, Folder 22

Golomb's Graceful Graphs [2 of 2] 1965-1985

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Hollingsworth, Lowell
Hodgart, Mathew
Reid, Robert
Chandra, Ashok
Ashenfelter, Robert
Robertson, Douglas
Box 24, Folder 23

Results, etc, from Readers on Graceful Graphs 1972-1994

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
Mixon, Bill
Harries, Wolfgang
Box 24, Folder 24

Disproof of Golomb Conjecture 1974

Scope and Content Note

"Large Graceful Subgraphs of the Complete Graph", by Gustavus Simmons (typescript)
Correspondents:
Simmons, Gustavus
Van Rongen, J.B.
Leech, John
Golomb, Solomon
Box 24, Folder 25

Recent Papers - Golomb, etc 1982-1984

Scope and Content Note

(Referenced in latest version of column in "Wheels, Life ...")
 

Graphs

Box 13, Folder 1

1964, April 1964

Scope and Content Note

Application of Hamiltonian Lines to hydrocarbons (in Eckroth letter)
Correspondents:
Meally, Victor
Knowlton, Kenneth
Eckroth, David
 

Gray Codes (& Chinese Rings)

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 25, Folder 12

1972, August [1 of 2] 1972-1974

Scope and Content Note

Various articles.
The Brain, puzzle from Mag-Nif, by Marvin Allison, Jr.
"Cyclic Codes in Analog-to-Digital Encoders", by Chas. Cole (photocopy)
Correspondents:
Allison, Marvin
Deutsch, E.
Box 25, Folder 13

Gray Codes (& Chinese Rings) [2 of 2] 1972-1997

Scope and Content Note

Gray's patent (Pulse Code Communication), 1953
Gray Codes & Dragon Curves (in George Darwin letter)
Stibitz Patent (Binary Counter), 1943 (predates Gray?)
Puzzles based on Gray codes (see Leslie Upton letter)
"The Treasure of Grayham Binar" (also Leslie Upton letter)
"Lucky Light", by Dave Lederman (magic trick)
Correspondents:
Darwin, George
Stibitz, George
Knuth, Donald
Upton, Leslie
Cipra, Barry
Box 25, Folder 14

Chinese Rings 1972-1998

Scope and Content Note

Various commercial rings, Princeps Puzzle (electronic)
Correspondents:
Golomb, Michael
Knuth, Donald
Ray, David
Rasmussen, Peter
Box 25, Folder 15

Paths in N-Cubes 1972-1985

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Read, Ronald
Bradford, L.E.
Harary, Frank
Winkler, Steve
Bell, Alex
Vanderschel, David
 

Groups (Finite)

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 51, Folder 1

1980, June 1980

Scope and Content Note

No article (see next folder: 51/2)
MG notes.
Lots of short articles on groups (& revies of books on groups.)
Box 51, Folder 2

Sporatic Groups 1968-1980

Scope and Content Note

SA article.
Golomb lists errors in column.
Lots of MG notes, articles, etc.
Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
Grossman, Israel
Lyons, Richard
Gorenstein, Dan
Griess, Robert
McKay, John
Box 51, Folder 3

Lie (Infinite) Groups undated

Scope and Content Note

MG notes, a couple of book reviews
Box 51, Folder 4

Galois undated

Scope and Content Note

Articles on Galois, mostly by Tony Rothman.
 

Guy - On Primes

Box 52, Folder 1

1980, December 1980-1981

Scope and Content Note

Notes from Richard Guy. Relates to column & contains number curios NOT dealing with primes (& usable in Future Columns.)
Correspondents:
Guy, Richard
Philpott, Wade
Mullin, Albert
Yates, Samuel
 

Hakenbush

Box 24, Folder 19

1972, January undated

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Conway, John
 

Halma

Physical Description: 9 folder(s)
Box 24, Folder 6

1971, October undated

Scope and Content Note

Just article & rules for Halma (& references)
Box 24, Folder 7

Halma papers by Elithorn 1971

Scope and Content Note

Many papers: preprints, typescripts, reprints, etc.
Box 24, Folder 8

Halma Computer Programs undated

Box 24, Folder 9

Transfer Problems 1971-1983

Scope and Content Note

Lots of solutions, by MG and others.
Correspondents:
Knuth, Donald
Fujimura, Kobon
Harris, John
Box 24, Folder 10

Halma Solitaire Problems 1971

Scope and Content Note

Mostly MG notes and solutions
Correspondents:
Harris, John
Box 24, Folder 11

3x3 undated

Scope and Content Note

MG notes
Box 24, Folder 12

4x4 undated

Scope and Content Note

MG notes
Box 24, Folder 13

5x5 Square 1971

Scope and Content Note

MG notes
Correspondents:
Widdeer, Vera
Gordon, Leonard
Box 24, Folder 14

6x6 Square undated

Scope and Content Note

MG notes
 

Hamilton's Icosian Game

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 2, Folder 1

1957, May 1957

Scope and Content Note

Icosian Game
Tower of Hanoi
Hamiltonian Path
(Polyominoes)
Box 2, Folder 2

Tower of Hanoi [1 of 2] 1957-1983

Scope and Content Note

All you ever wanted to know about The Towers of Hanoi but were afraid to ask, by W.F. Lunnon
Correspondents:
Walsh, Timothy
Katz, Sylvan
Moeser, Robert
Armstron, H.
Paciulan, Kenneth
Revennaugh, Vance
Lunnon, Fred
Box 2, Folder 3

Tower of Hanoi [2 of 2] 1957-1998

Scope and Content Note

(see model "The Great Pyramid", in box xxx)
Ad, in French, of "Jeux Scientifiques" of Edouard Lucas
The Towers of Hanoi" by Jay Kappraff and Gary Adamson
Correspondents:
Crowe, Donald
Knuth, Donald
 

Harary's Generalized TTT

Box 48, Folder 3

1979, April 1978-1979

Scope and Content Note

"Achievement and Avoidance Games", by Frank Harary (typescript) -- written for MG for this column. (Talks about various games, and Ramsey Theory.)
Correspondents:
Harary, Frank
Austin, A.K.
 

Helix

Box 10, Folder 9

1963, June 1960-1989

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Katsanis, Theodore
Lind, Douglas
Brown, Robert
 

Hex

Box 2, Folder 5

1957, July 1957-2000

Scope and Content Note

History and discussion about Hex (MG, Nash, Gale)
Con-Tac-Tix (a Piet Hein game)
Correspondents:
Nash, John
Golomb, Solomon
Stover, Mel
Shannon, Claude
Gale, David
Milnor, John
Hayward, Ryan
Van Ryswyck, Jack
Browne, Cameron
 

Hexes & Stars

Physical Description: 7 folder(s)
Box 30, Folder 9

1974, July 1972-1978

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of column, plus some partial cut-outs of the column & some corrections for next month.
Box 30, Folder 10

Square Triangles 1960-1988

Scope and Content Note

"The Address Problem", by Michael Tennor (typescript)
"Triangular-Square-Pentagonal Numbers", by R.J. Stroeker, Report 7701/M, Econometric Inst, Erasmus University
Correspondents:
Tennor, Michael
Furry, W.H.
Adler, Irving
Jankovich, Gradimir
Box 30, Folder 11

Hexes 1974-1986

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Grinstead, Charles
Shallit, Jeffrey
Hitotumatu, Sin
Box 30, Folder 12

Star Numbers 1973-1974

Scope and Content Note

Lots of MG notes
Computer listing of some factorials, printed in "star" format
Correspondents:
Card, L.E.
Milwee, George
McKay, John
Coxeter, H.S.M.
Harris, John
Box 30, Folder 13

Triangle Stars 1973

Scope and Content Note

MG notes
Correspondents:
Meally, Victor
Wainwright, Robert
Box 30, Folder 14

Square Stars 1973

Scope and Content Note

notes
Correspondents:
Meally, Victor
Box 30, Folder 15

The Pell Equation 1973

 

Hexiamonds

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 13, Folder 18

1964, December 1958-1973

Scope and Content Note

much general information, history, proofs, and solutions
Lewis also deals with non-connected pieces, and ones connected at vertices. Draft of article.
Correspondents:
Williams, Merideth
Povah, Maurice
Struyk, Adrian
Haselgrove, Jenifer
Lewis, Charles
Schaffer, Karl
Box 13, Folder 19

New Material From Readers 1964-1983

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Reid, Robert
Struyk, Adrian
Card, L.E.
Philpott, Wade
Box 13, Folder 20

The 66 Octiamonds & Higher 1964-1975

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Philpott, Wade
Penrose, Roger
Escher, Mauritis C.
Box 13, Folder 21

The Rhombi 1964-1966

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Struyk, Adrian
Philpott, Wade
Fletcher, John
Box 13, Folder 22

Triplication Problems (and Twin, etc) 1964-1970

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Philpott, Wade
 

Hyperbola

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 41, Folder 12

1977, September 1961-1977

Scope and Content Note

No article
Thigs of Science: Curve Unit, No. 139 (Instructiions)
MG notes
Correspondents:
Cibulskis, Walter
Klein, Arthur
Box 41, Folder 13

Hyperboloids 1977

Scope and Content Note

Information on McDonnell Planetarium
Slides & photos of McDonnell shadows
Correspondents:
Sutherland, Ronald
 

I Ching

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 28, Folder 5

1974, January [1 of 2] 1970-1974

Scope and Content Note

No article (but issue cover)
Correspondents:
Diaconis, Persi
Chen, S.T.
Box 28, Folder 6

I Ching [2 of 2] 1974-1980

Scope and Content Note

"I Ching Oracles", magic trick by Sam Dalal, in Swami, Sept. 1974
"Pattern in the Arrangements of the Trigrams of the I Ching", by Nicholas Bolton & Nicol Macleod (typescript)
Correspondents:
Bolton, Nicholas
Box 28, Folder 7

The Unsolved Problem of Hexagram Ordering 1973-1986

Scope and Content Note

"Defining Two Sequences of the Hexagrams in the I Ching by Their Linear Symbols", by Mou-Ta Chen (typescript)
"The Riddle of the Number Sequence of the Chines I Ching - a Geomantic Solution", by Norbert Muller (thpescript)
Correspondents:
Miller, Aaron
Box 28, Folder 8

N-Cube in Anthropology 1976

Scope and Content Note

"N-Cubes in Anthropological Theory", by Hans Hoffman, 1975 (typescript): paper includes section on I Ching as lattice.
Correspondents:
Hoffmann, Hans
 

Imaginary & Complex Numbers

Box 48, Folder 13

1979, August 1965-1979

Scope and Content Note

Notes and articles
Correspondents:
Kierstead, Friend
 

Induction Paradoxes

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 36, Folder 1

1976, March 1976-1986

Scope and Content Note

Only snippet of article
"Urning a Resolution of Hempel's Paradox", by Stuart Meyer (typescript)
Correspondents:
Meyer, Stuart
Good, Jack
Box 36, Folder 2

Solomonoff's Work 1976

Scope and Content Note

Articles by Solomonoff
Correspondents:
Solomonoff, Ray
Box 36, Folder 3

Letters on the Pies 1976

Scope and Content Note

*Lots* of letters
Correspondents:
Pratt, John
Berent, Paul
Good, Robert
Wittman, Donald
Blyth, Colin
 

Inducton Games

Box 5, Folder 1

1959, June 1959-1964

Scope and Content Note

Eleusis
The Game of Eleusis
Correspondents:
Abbott, Robert
Weinberg, Gerald
 

Joke Problems

Box 10, Folder 5

1963, April 1962-1963

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Weber, William
 

Joke Quickies

Box 20, Folder 9

1968, August 1968

 

Knights & "Cooks"

Box 19, Folder 12

1967, October 1967

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
Bruce, Robert
Vasco, Charles
Isaacs, Rufus
Shepherd, Wilfred H.
Reid, Robert
 

Knots

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 7, Folder 16

1961, September 1959-1961

Scope and Content Note

Huffman correspondence: lots of drawings
Correspondents:
Huffman, David
Norman, Richard
Box 53, Folder 15

1983, September 1983-1996

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete article.
Penrose magic trick.
Correspondents:
Brown, Frederick (IGKT)
Thompson, Don
Rolfsen, Dale
Trotter, Hale
Penrose, Roger
 

Knotted Torus

Box 25, Folder 19

1972, December 1958-1982

Scope and Content Note

Proofs no 2 knots cancel.
A torus, embedded in 3-space, can be knotted in only 2 ways
Cutting a 2-hole solid torus to produce an outside knotted solid torus
... and more
Turning an Arbitrary Two-Sided Surface Inside-Out
"Untying a Knotted Torus", by John Stillwell (typescript)
Correspondents:
Asimov, Dan
Stasheff, James
Bing, R.H.
Stillwell, John
 

Laffer

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 53, Folder 6

1981, December 1981-1991

Scope and Content Note

No article.
Correspondents:
Dennett, Daniel
Flanagan, Dennis
Box 53, Folder 7

Letters on Laffer Col. 1981-1982

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Rocourt, Georges
Briland, Joseph
Box 53, Folder 8

Phillips Curve 1985

Scope and Content Note

MG notes & some articles.
Box 53, Folder 9

Laffer Curve II 1981-1985

Scope and Content Note

Mostly newspaper articles (1984, 1985) on Reagan economics & Laffer.
 

Latin Squares

Physical Description: 7 folder(s)
Box 5, Folder 9

1959, November 1959-1975

Scope and Content Note

Graeco-Latin Square
Design of Experiments (notes by MG)
"Theoretical Studies on Orthogonal Latin Squares", by R. Aravamudhan (Orthogonal Array)
Correspondents:
Knuth, Donald
Scott, Frank
Betts, Donald
Box 5, Folder 10

Order-10 Projective Plane (non-exixtance of) 1988-1993

Box 5, Folder 11

Arkins Work 1972-1982

Scope and Content Note

Eulerian Magic Cube Problem of Order Ten
Correspondents:
Arkin, Joseph
Box 5, Folder 12

Parker - Articles and Letters 1959-1963

Scope and Content Note

Orthogonal Latin Squares
Box 5, Folder 13

Latin Cubes 1970-1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Taylor, Walter
Peters, James
Arkin, Joseph
Box 5, Folder 14

Bachet's Order-4 Card puzzle 1959-1960

Scope and Content Note

analyses by Pugh and Goldenberg
Correspondents:
Pugh, A. Henry
Goldenberg, Bernard
Karfunkel
Box 5, Folder 15

Diagonal Provisos and Arkins 10x10 1967-1993

Scope and Content Note

Orghogonal Latin Square, Eulerian Square
Correspondents:
Black, Norton
Most, Mel
Knuth, Donald
 

Lattice of Integers

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 14, Folder 13

1965, May 1962-1965

Scope and Content Note

"Visibility of Primes", by Robert B. Ely, III (typescript)
Correspondents:
Ely, Robert
Pryde, Geroge
Naranan, S.
Box 14, Folder 14

Billiard Problem & G.C.D. Finder 1961-1977

Scope and Content Note

Patent 2,978,816 (GED Finder), A. Zarrotsky
Correspondents:
Becker, Joseph
Hayes, Brian
 

Left vs. Right

Box 3, Folder 5

1958, March 1958

Scope and Content Note

About left- and right-handedness, mirror images and kindred matters
Correspondents:
Wiener, R.S.
Silver, Helen
Reis, Richard
 

Letters - Col. in general

Box 1, Folder 1

Letters - Col. in general 13 Apr 1989 - 13 Apr 1997

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Schwenk, Allen
Zimmermann, Mark
 

Lewis Carroll

Box 6, Folder 1

1960, March 1960

Scope and Content Note

Only column; points to Doublets folder
 

Lightning Calculating Tricks

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 19, Folder 1

1967, May 1946-1970

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Jaques, Richard
Becker, Joseph
De Grote, L.H.
Hempel, Carl
Box 19, Folder 2

Wallace Lee's Trick For Multipication "Magic No's" 1967-1972

Scope and Content Note

Copies of "Swami"
Dividing by 7 tricks
Correspondents:
Dalal, Sam
Lee, Wallace
 

Limits of Infinite Series

Box 13, Folder 17

1964, November 1964

Scope and Content Note

article only (refers to separate folder)
 

Logic

Box 4, Folder 15

1959, February 1956-1959

Scope and Content Note

Smith-Jones-Robinson problem (Dudeney's problem)
Colored hats (Smullyan)
Eddington problem "The Four Liars"
"An Experiment in Symbolic Work on the IBM 704", by John Kemeny, 1956
Correspondents:
Biddy, Charles
Youngdahl, C.A.
Watson, R.
Jonelis, John
Smullyan, Raymond
Hollo, Julius
McMillan, Brockway
Fletcher, John
Manheimer, Wallace
Bookstan, John
Fielding, James
Osborn, Sidney
Hooven, Frederick
Matzger, Alan
 

M-Pire Problem (& Map Coloring)

Box 50, Folder 8

1980, February 1978-1980

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Taylor, Herbert
 

M.C. Escher

Physical Description: 7 folder(s)
Box 16, Folder 4

1966, April [1 of 2] 1964-1985

Scope and Content Note

cloth "print" of Fishes & Birds (original??)
Correspondents:
Fomenko, A.J.
Sakane, Itsuo
Box 16, Folder 5

M.C. Escher [2 of 2] 1997-1998

Scope and Content Note

various newprint articles
Box 16, Folder 6

Correspondence - Corny Roosevelt 1965-1981

Scope and Content Note

Cornelius Van S. Roosevelt
(Photocopies of letters from Escher to Roosevelt)
2 uncancelled Netherlands stamps designed by Escher
Correspondents:
Roosevelt, Cornelius Van S.
Box 16, Folder 7

Correspondence - Escher 1961-1981

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Escher, Mauritis C.
Roosevelt, Cornelius Van S.
Box 16, Folder 8

About Escher [1 of 2] 1967-1999

Scope and Content Note

various articles about Escher
Correspondents:
Schattschneider, Doris
Graham, John
Emmer, M.
Box 16, Folder 9

About Escher [2 of 2] undated

Scope and Content Note

Newsprint articles about Escher
Box 16, Folder 10

Photos, Prints, Postcards 1971-1989

Scope and Content Note

From an envelop, returning them from Doris Schattschneider to Martin Gardner.
About 8 photos, 22 cards, 8 illus.
Correspondents:
Schattschneider, Doris
Roosevelt, Cornelius Van S.
Jacobs, Harold
 

MacMahan & 30 Cubes

Physical Description: 9 folder(s)
Box 45, Folder 9

1978, September [1 of 2] 1978-1979

Scope and Content Note

No article.
"Some Notes on the 30 6-color Cubes,", by M.G. Harman (typescript)
Correspondents:
Harman, Michael
Sonneborg, Henry III
Box 45, Folder 10

1978, September [2 of 2] 1978-1992

Scope and Content Note

"Tori of Colored Cubes", by Zoltan Perjes (typescript)
[note on Szilassi 7-hedron, in G.B. Lamb letter]
Photo of Percy MacMahan
Correspondents:
Perjes, Zoltan
Andrews, George
Moskovich, Ivan
Cameron, Peter
Westerlink, G.
Box 45, Folder 11

Conway - 30 Cubes 1970-1992

Scope and Content Note

MG notes & Conway notes.
"Thought Cubes", by Moti Ashkenazi & Ehud Artzi (instructions)
Correspondents:
Philpott, Wade
Voz (Vosburgh Lyons)
Box 45, Folder 12

8-Block Problems 1967-1971

Scope and Content Note

Various note and proofs, especially of Mayblox & 8 Blocks to Madness.
Notes & colorings, by N.W. Johnson, Eric Cross
Correspondents:
Bernhart, Frank
Philpott, Wade
Davis, Harry
Box 45, Folder 13

Armbruster Set 1970-1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Frank Armbruster on MG booklet for 30 cubes.
Box 45, Folder 14

MacMahan, Book On, etc 1971-1978

Scope and Content Note

Photo copies & thpescripts of MacMahon articles & other notes on his works
Correspondents:
Andrews, George
Box 45, Folder 15

Color Cubes - Other Sets 1961-1972

Scope and Content Note

Various sets of cubes: 27 cube game, a 27-cube set, 23 cubes, colored polyhedra, 57 cubes, colored edge cubes
Correspondents:
Meek, William
Box 45, Folder 16

Instant Insanity [1 of 2] 1963-1968

Scope and Content Note

6 cube forms
Lots of solutions
Box 45, Folder 17

Instant Insanity [2 of 2] 1968-1975

Scope and Content Note

"Instant Insanity and the Theory of Groups", by W.E. Glass (typescript)
"Color Craze", by Frank Bernhart (9 color cube)
Correspondents:
Card, L.E.
Feldman, Dan
 

Magic

Box 13, Folder 10

1964, August 1964

Scope and Content Note

article only
 

Magic & Probability

Box 48, Folder 4

1979, May 1971-1984

Scope and Content Note

"Say Red", Futigawa's 4-card Prediction, The Red Card Prediction
Correspondents:
Diaconis, Persi
Connelly, Robert
Howard, John
Isaacs, Rufus
 

Magic Convention

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 9, Folder 2

1962, August 1961-1979

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Fowler, James
Cheney, Fitch
Jedwab, Jonathan
Brecht, L.E.A.
Box 9, Folder 3

Four-Card Problem 1953-1998

Scope and Content Note

descriptions and analyses
 

Magic Matrix

Box 1, Folder 7

1957, January 1957-1978

Scope and Content Note

Magic square
Addition table
Matrix force
Calendar magic
"Doth", by Phil Goldstein (Magic tricks based on Gilbreath principle)
Correspondents:
Stover, Mel
Lyons, Phil
Kruskal, William
Goldstein, Phil

Subjects and Indexing Terms

magic tricks
 

Magic Squares

Box 4, Folder 16

1959, March 1959

Scope and Content Note

see magic square folders (just the article is in this folder.)
 

Magic Squares & Cubes

Physical Description: 8 folder(s)
Box 35, Folder 1

1976, January undated

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete article
Correspondents:
Staib, John
Box 35, Folder 2

Magic Cubes [1 of 3] 1975-2000

Scope and Content Note

Many cubes, and theories of consstruction in both letters & articles
Correspondents:
Lamb, Gil
Handricks, John
Loewy, Manfred
Taylor, Walter
Box 35, Folder 3

Magic Cubes [2 of 3] 1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

"M-Dimensional Queen's Lattices and Magic Arrays", by I.P. Howard (typescript)
Correspondents:
Howard, Ian P.
Walker, Robert
Chaffer, robert
Benson, William
Bird, John
Box 35, Folder 4

Magic Cubes [3 of 3] 1975-2000

Scope and Content Note

"Franklyn Magic Cubes", by Donald Piele (typescript)
(Also article on Game of Life, by Piele)
Correspondents:
Piele, Donald
Dorrell, Philip
Benson, William
Ondrejka, Rudolf
Straus, E.G.
Lamb, Gil
Box 35, Folder 5

Order 7 Cube 1973-1984

Scope and Content Note

"Perfect Magic Cubes of Order Seven", by Bayard Wynne(photocopy, draft)
More examples and some methods of composition
Correspondents:
Barwell, Brian
Wynne, Bayard
Brooke, Patrick
Theiler, James
Box 35, Folder 6

Richard Myers - Order 8 1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Myers, Richard
Staib, John
Gosper, Bill
Box 35, Folder 7

Magic Hypercubes 1973-1999

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Jaikumar, Ramchandran
Brooke, Patrick
Box 35, Folder 8

Order 8 and Up 1976-1981

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Alspach, Brian
Benson, William
 

Magic Stars

Box 15, Folder 16

1965, December undated

Scope and Content Note

Just the articles (see hypercube folder)
(like magic squares, but star shapes)
 

Magician

Box 6, Folder 8

1960, August 1960-1992

Scope and Content Note

Mathemagic: Tricks based on mathematical principles
Correspondents:
Liu, Andy
 

Map Coloring

Box 6, Folder 9

1960, September 1960

Scope and Content Note

4 color map problem
Correspondents:
Sciame, Dennis
 

Matches

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 21, Folder 16

1969, July 1969

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Nievergelt, Jurg
Box 21, Folder 17

Nievergelt's Game: Hit & Run 1967-1978

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Nievergelt, Jurg
Proter, E.H.
Bell, Donald
Shepherd, Wilfred H.
 

Math. Induction

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 40, Folder 5

1977, May 1977

Scope and Content Note

No article
Spots on forhead, Unfaithful wives, etc
Box 40, Folder 6

Pub. Refs on Colored Hats & Forhead Numbers 1957-1977

Scope and Content Note

Notes and articles
Correspondents:
Nelson, Harry
Gale, David
Box 40, Folder 7

Letters (Colored hats, Numbers on Forhead) [1 of 2] 1977

Scope and Content Note

Much good analysis
"A Conditional Probability Puzzle", by Glenn Shafer, 1981 (typescript)
Correspondents:
Brams, Steven
Mosteller, Frederick
Box 40, Folder 8

Letters (Colored hats, Numbers on Forhead) [2 of 2] 1977

Scope and Content Note

More good analysis
Correspondents:
Gale, David
Isaacs, I. Martin
 

Math. Zoo

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 44, Folder 13

1978, June 1978-1979

Scope and Content Note

Many articles on math/animals
Several letters on Animals that roll
Correspondents:
Davis, Chandler
Box 44, Folder 14

Deltahedra 1978

Scope and Content Note

Lots of photos of deltahedra in letter from Emerson Frost
Correspondents:
Schattschneider, Doris
Chaltin, Henrik
Stewart, Bonnie
Frost, Emerson
Box 44, Folder 15

Tiling Sphere with Hexagons 1978

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Grunbaum, Branko
Isaacs, Rufus
 

Mathematical Mailman

Box 14, Folder 15

1965, June 1965

Scope and Content Note

Route problems (best route and worst route)
stamps
Correspondents:
Melton, Charles
Shudde, R.H.
Heile, Frank
 

Matrix - 6

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 15, Folder 17

1966, January 1965-1966

Scope and Content Note

Psychiatry
Correspondents:
Borgmann, Dmitri
Box 15, Folder 18

Honest Numbers 1966-1990

Scope and Content Note

Many examples
Correspondents:
Lindgren, Harry
 

Mazes

Box 4, Folder 14

1959, January 1908-1975

Scope and Content Note

plan of Hampton Court Palace maze
maze robots
Correspondents:
Gaskell, Philip
Wallace, Richard
 

Mechanical Puzzles

Box 5, Folder 4

1959, September 1959-1963

Scope and Content Note

about Lester A. Grimes (and L.D. Whitaker)
Photos of the collection
 

Melody Machines

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 31, Folder 8

1974, December 1974-1981

Scope and Content Note

Article not complete.
Correspondents:
Deitch, Donald
O'Beirne, Thomas
Knuth, Donald
Box 31, Folder 9

Mozarr: Waltzes, Country Dances 1974-1975

Scope and Content Note

Various articles, descriptions and ads, including copy of Mozarts' original instructions.
Box 31, Folder 10

O'Beirne 1965-1974

Scope and Content Note

Several articles by T.H. O'Beirne, on computers and music.
Correspondents:
O'Beirne, Thomas
Box 31, Folder 11

Haydn-Stadler Trios 1974

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
O'Beirne, Thomas
Thomas, Gunter
Box 31, Folder 12

"Buzzword" Charts 1974-1975

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Gross, Herbert
 

Minimal Sculpture

Physical Description: 9 folder(s)
Box 46, Folder 4

1978, November [1 of 2] 1978-1993

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete article.
4 photo negatives of sculptures
Lots of articles (with pictures) of sculptures & artistes
Box 46, Folder 5

1978, November [2 of 2] undated

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper articles with pictures of minimalist sculptures.
Box 46, Folder 6

The Apple Cut 1982

Scope and Content Note

"Le Coupe Du Roi and its Relevance to Stereochemistry", by Frank Anet et. al. (typescript)
Correspondents:
Mislow, Kurt
Box 46, Folder 7

Folded Card Paradox 1978-1985

Scope and Content Note

Hypercards.
"Hypercard Experiments", by Ben Harris (bound photocopy)
Various versions of hypercards and magic tricks based on them.
Correspondents:
Stover, Mel
Iles, Kim
Merva, Paul
Box 46, Folder 8

Picasso - Paper Fold Sculpture undated

Scope and Content Note

Mostly newspaper articles on Picasso sculpture "Bust of Sylvette" & Chicago
Letter from MG to New York Times, anti-Bust.
Box 46, Folder 9

Serra's NYC "Arc" undated

Scope and Content Note

Various magazine & newspaper articles
Box 46, Folder 10

Carl Andre 1976-1990

Scope and Content Note

Photos of his work, articles, etc.
Book: "Carl Andre, Sculpture 1959-1977", by David Bourdon, Jaap Rietman Inc, NY 1978
Box 46, Folder 11

Kenneth Snelson 1978

Scope and Content Note

Catalog: Kenneth Snelson, Skulpturen, Nationalgalerie Berlin, 1977
Photos and articles.
Correspondents:
Snelson, Kenneth
Hein, Piet
McClellan, John
Box 46, Folder 12

Scilassi Polyhedra 1978-1981

Scope and Content Note

Picture of glass model of polyhedron, from David Barnhouse
[Unit fractions in Steward letter]
Correspondents:
Quimby, Shirley
Szilassi, Lajos
Guy, Richard
Stewart, Bonnie
Grunbaum, Branko
 

Misc. Comb. Puzzles

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 37, Folder 9

1976, October undated

Scope and Content Note

Only contains answers to column.
Box 37, Folder 10

Sam Loyd's Klondike Maze 1976-1987

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Smith, Maxine
Bennett, Harold
Kravitz, Sidney
Shortz, Will
Box 37, Folder 11

Chinese Checker Transfers 1961-1985

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Levenspiel, Octave
Box 37, Folder 12

My No-3-in-line (Minimum) Problem 1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

Several articles.
Correspondents:
Ainley, Stephen
Harris, John
Box 37, Folder 13

Letters on No-3-in-line (Maximum) Problem 1975-1986

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Harris, John
Sands, Bill
Guy, Richard
Beeler, Michael
 

Mnemonics

Box 2, Folder 9

1957, October 1925-1973

Scope and Content Note

How to remember numbers by mnemonic devices such as cuff links and red zebras (October, 1957)
"Number Dictionary", by Bruno Furst
"Zufall's Memory Trix" , Numbers 1, 2, 4, by Bernard Zufall (packet)
"The Zufall Collection", by H. Adrian Smith
Correspondents:
Rhodes, Leon
Dasgupta, S.
Low, Barbara
Spenser, D.
Moran, Carl
 

Modulo Arithmetic

Box 52, Folder 2

1981, February 1981

Scope and Content Note

No article.
MG notes.
Correspondents:
Weeks, Dennis
 

Moebius Bands

Physical Description: 7 folder(s)
Box 20, Folder 16

1968, December 1953-1992

Scope and Content Note

"The Afghan Border Race" (Magic Trick, preprint).
Moebius Toy designs, by Narynov: "Mystery of the Moebius Strip", "Earth & Comet Galley", "Kazakh Bottle"
Instructions for making Moebius Hat, Scarf
Correspondents:
Tuckerman, Bryant
Ransom, Tom
Grim, Bruce
Narynov, Saken
Box 20, Folder 17

Moebius Strip in Fiction & Verse 1972

Scope and Content Note

Various articles and reprints, including:
"A. Botts and the Moebius Strip", by William Hazlett Upson
"Star, Bright", by Mark Clifton
"Delayed Action", by Charles V. DeVet
"The Wall of Darkness", by Arthur C. Clarke
"The Geometrics of Johnny Day", by Nelson S. Bond
Box 20, Folder 18

Moebius Strip in Technology & Science 1967-2000

Scope and Content Note

Several Patents and articles.
Correspondents:
Peterson, Ivars
Engel, Douglas
Box 20, Folder 19

Moebius Xmas Cards undated

Box 20, Folder 20

Crossed Moebius Bands 1962-1997

Scope and Content Note

Separation: 4 Zippered material bands, to experiment with (from Jean Pedersen?)
Nagashima: long letter with diagrams, in Japanese
Correspondents:
Gordon, Leonard
Barr, Steven
Nagashima, Takahiro
Huff, William
Pedersen, Jean
Box 20, Folder 21

Double, Triple, etc - Bands 1961-1977

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Mallette, Vincent
Woodbury, Steve
Munger, Elmer
Thurston, David
Box 20, Folder 22

Moebius Strip in Art 1974-2000

Scope and Content Note

Also history of strips (Roman Mosaics)
From The Worm Runners Digest (magazine), reprints of articles by Tom McClellan:
"Strange Interlude" (14/1)
"Love in Sud Nim" (July, 1973, 15/1)
"Dogmatic Dog on Mobiles" (18/2)
 

Mohr-Mascheroni

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 21, Folder 22

1969, September 1969-1976

Scope and Content Note

Geometric constructions with compass & straightedge or straightedge alone
Correspondents:
Hallerberg, Arthur
Box 21, Folder 23

Mash. Problems 1963-1969

Scope and Content Note

Bisect line, the square, Phi, hexagon, center of circle
Correspondents:
Goldberg, Michael
Box 21, Folder 24

6-arc solutions to diagonal point 1969

Box 21, Folder 25

Toothpick Const's (Dawson) 1969-1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Charosh, Mannis
Johnson, Crockett
 

Monkey and Coconuts

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 3, Folder 6

1958, April 1951-1993

Scope and Content Note

"Coconuts", by David Singmaster (history of the problem. Unpublished?)
Correspondents:
Kirchner, Roger
Shaw, A.
Healey, Tom
Weaver, Warren
Wright, Alfred
Danskin, John
Wilson, J.Walter
Anning, Norman
Whitehead, J.H.C.
Dirac, P.A.M.
Browne, Owens Hand
Box 3, Folder 7

Monkey and Coconuts [2 of 2] 1958-1989

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Borgeson, Carl
Miller, Donald
Glicksman, Abraham
Detwiler, V.
Gibson, Robert
Kazarinoff, Nicholas
Krasner, Sol
Whitlock, Bill
Weaver, Warren (with Xerox of Lewis Carroll letter)
 

Mr. Apollinax

Box 7, Folder 4

1961, May 1961-1965

Scope and Content Note

Several math hoaxes: 4-color counterexample, flaw in relativity, Fermat's last theorem proved, prediction and other paradoxes.
Correspondents:
Good, Jack
 

My Steiner Problem

Physical Description: 7 folder(s)
Box 54, Folder 1

1986, June 1985-1996

Scope and Content Note

No article.
MG notes.
Correspondents:
Hwang, Frank
Piel, Jonathan
Liu, Andy
Graham, Ron
Chung, Fan
Box 54, Folder 2

Isometric Steiner Trees undated

Scope and Content Note

One small article on Steiner Minimal Trees on Chinese Checkerboards, by Hwang and Du.
Box 54, Folder 3

Extensions By Readers 1986

Scope and Content Note

3-D extensions (cubes, tori, Klein's bottles, etc.)
Correspondents:
Letaw, John
Ellis, Michael
Pechenick, Kay
Oblak, Frank
Gascoigne, Stuart
Giuseppe, Argento
Box 54, Folder 4

Improvements on 10 & 22 Squares 1986

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Carlson, Eric
Selfridge, Oliver
Ashenfelter, Robert
Wainwright, Robert
Putney, Charles
Hubbard, A.C.
Box 54, Folder 5

Steiner Minimum Trees [1 of 2] 1986

Scope and Content Note

Varius articles (some quite long.)
Correspondents:
Haug, Eberhard
Box 54, Folder 6

Steiner Minimum Trees [2 of 2] 1962

Scope and Content Note

Problem for triangles.
Cauchy's apparatus (use of weights to solve.)
Soap film.
Algorithm from Rufas Isaacs.
Correspondents:
Van der Poel, Willam
Box 54, Folder 7

Rectilinear Steiner Trees undated

Scope and Content Note

3 articles & some references.
 

Napiers Abacus

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 26, Folder 8

1973, April 1969-1973

Scope and Content Note

Much more on chessboard computer from Craige Schensted
Correspondents:
Schensted, Craige
Box 26, Folder 9

Negative-Base Systems 1968-1974

Scope and Content Note

"The Acid Test", by John Staib (typescript) on base-10
Correspondents:
Strung, John
Staib, John
Box 26, Folder 10

DeRegt Papers on Negative-base Notation [1 of 2] 1968-1973

Scope and Content Note

Maurits P. de Regt - several papers and a patent
Box 26, Folder 11

DeRegt Papers on Negative-base Notation [1 of 2] 1968-1973

Scope and Content Note

Continuation
Box 26, Folder 12

Fibanacci Notation 1973-1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Harris, John
Keller, Tim
 

Napiers Bones

Box 26, Folder 7

1973, March 1972-1973

Scope and Content Note

Ron Edward's Lightning Cal. Trick
Abaco Naperiano Perfeccionado
Correspondents:
Kierstead, Friend
Burkhart, William
Quintana, Luis Benito
 

Negative Numbers

Box 40, Folder 9

1977, June 1977-1990

Scope and Content Note

No article
"Negative Membership", by Wayne Blizard, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, 31/3, 1990 (reprint)
"A Theory of Shadows", by Wayne Blizard, 1989 (reprint)
Many articles & teaching suggestions for negative numbers
 

New Games (Cram, Crosscram, Bynum, Quadraphage)

Physical Description: 10 folder(s)
Box 28, Folder 9

1974, February 19851998

Scope and Content Note

No article
Box 28, Folder 10

Cram 1958-1966

Scope and Content Note

Analysis of "Domino game", possibly by Conway, but no signature.
Correspondents:
Mott-Smith, Geoffrey
Box 28, Folder 11

Cross-Cram 1973-1974

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Andersson, Goran
Chandra, Ashok
Box 28, Folder 12

1xN Cram 1974-1976

Scope and Content Note

"Strategies in Simple Cases of Cram", by Magnus Tideman (photocopy): Analyzes 5x5, nx1 and others
"Some Remarks on Nim-like Games", by Sin Hitotumatu, preprint
Conway notes on 1xM Cram
Correspondents:
Hitotumatu, Sin
Banerji, Ranan
Weber, Robert
Anick, David
Silverman, David
Charosh, Mannis
Klein-Buimovici, Dorian
Singmaster, David
Henon, Michel
Box 28, Folder 13

Bynum's Version of Tactix 1972-1975

Scope and Content Note

Original description of Bynum's Game (Unit Elimination), by Jim Bynum
Analysis by Conway, Bynum
Correspondents:
Bynum, Jim
Conway, John
Box 28, Folder 14

Quadraphage (Square-Eater) 1970-1974

Scope and Content Note

"Quadraphag, Chessgo, Dukego and Kinggo", by Elwyn Berlekamp (typescript)
Various analyses; note by Don Knuth (on MG notes)
Correspondents:
Berlekamp, Elwyn
Golomb, Solomon
Charosh, Mannis
Silverman, David
Haubrich, Joseph
Box 28, Folder 15

Trapping Rook, B's, & Q 1974

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Chandra, Ashok
Shapiro, Eli
Box 28, Folder 16

Trapping Knight with 3 Quads 1974

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Adams, Edward N.
Box 28, Folder 17

Kt. With 2 Quads 1974

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Butters, Jerry
Adams, Edward N.
Box 28, Folder 18

Blass & Conway - Angels, Pope, Fool, etc 1974

Scope and Content Note

Notes from Conway, Blass
 

Newcomb's Paradox

Box 27, Folder 7

1973, July undated

Scope and Content Note

Empty - refers to March, 1974 column.
 

Nim

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 3, Folder 2

1958, February 1958-1974

Scope and Content Note

"How to Play Dr. Nim" (pamphlet)
Origin of name
Correspondents:
Distler, Dan
Hart, M.
Kunik, I. Jordan (with patent)
Box 3, Folder 3

Nim Machines 1958-1960

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Chapman, Seville
Potter, Jack
Monti, A.
Box 3, Folder 4

Tac Tix (NIMBI) 1958-1980

Scope and Content Note

Nimbi, by Piet Hein (pamphlet)
Correspondents:
Abreu, Ruben
Hinrichs, Ralph
Trowbridge, James
Buckley, Michael
Beeler, Michael
Wolfberg, Michael
Mott-Smith, Geoffrey
Berg, Monroe
Fraenkel, Aviezri
 

Non-Euclidean Geometry

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 53, Folder 1

1981, October 1981

Scope and Content Note

No article.
Coxeter corrections to column.
MG notes.
Some discussion of consistency of elementry geometry, and paper by Tarski on it.
Correspondents:
Coxeter, H.S.M.
Miller, Arthur I.
Box 53, Folder 2

Poincare & Whitehead 1971

Scope and Content Note

Details of Whitehead's thoughts on relativety, by Lowe.
MG notes on Poncare.
"Whitehead's Philosophy of Science", by Adolf Grunbaum, on Whitehead vs Einstein on Relativity (typescript.)
Correspondents:
Lowe, Victor
Box 53, Folder 3

References on Non-Euclidean Geometry 1990-1998

Scope and Content Note

Many articles, plus MG list (of references) and some reviews.
Box 53, Folder 4

Parallel Postulate (Playfair) and False Proofs 1951-1952

Scope and Content Note

MG notes.
Many articles & excerpts.
Correspondents:
Callahan, J.J.
Box 53, Folder 5

Models of Hyperbolic Plane (Escher III) undated

 

Non-Transitive Paradoxes

Physical Description: 6 folder(s)
Box 30, Folder 16

1974, October [1 of 2] 1970-1978

Scope and Content Note

No article
Magic Tricks: Little Bingo, Chip Flip, the Right Bettor (from Karl Fulves)
The Upstream Game (from A.K. Austin)
Bar Racudda (Bob Farmer)
Jan-Ken-Pon Chips (Max Maven) (in separate folder)
"A Gaming Wheel Based on Cyclic Advantage", by Walter Funkenbusch (typescript)
Correspondents:
Stover, Mel
Box 30, Folder 17

Non-Transitive Paradoxes [2 of 2] 1991

Scope and Content Note

Partial manuscript on Nontransitive games, by Karl Fulves
Correspondents:
Fulves, Karl
Box 30, Folder 18

Voting Paradoxes [1 of 2] 1974

Scope and Content Note

various articles
Correspondents:
Fishburn, Peter
Usiskin, Zalman
Box 30, Folder 19

Voting Paradoxes [2 of 2] 1970-1975

Scope and Content Note

"What it Takes to Avoid Arrow's Paradox", by Howard Margolis (typescript)
"A Rational Voting Procedure", by Kenneth Norton (typescript)
Correspondents:
Klahr, David
Smith, Tony
Blyth, Colin
Diaconis, Persi
Rudkin, Arthur
Box 31, Folder 1

Non-T. Triplets [1 of 2] 1971-1977

Scope and Content Note

(Bagley letter includes photocopy of original article)
Correspondents:
Varga, Tamas
Conway, John
Wolk, Barry
Nelson, Harry
Silverman, David
Bagley, Desmond
Box 31, Folder 2

Non-t. Triplets [2 of 2] 1974-1977

Scope and Content Note

Analysis of probabilities in binary strings, by Stanley Collings
Correspondents:
Wendel, J.G.
Knuth, Donald
Collings, Stanley
Odlyzko, Andrew
Connolly, Michael
Hurst, Bryce
 

Nothing (& Conway's No's)

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 32, Folder 1

1975, February 1975-1998

Scope and Content Note

No article
Correspondents:
Hein, Piet
Kaplan, Bob
Box 32, Folder 2

Null and zero (and the Null-graph) 1975

Scope and Content Note

"Is theNull-Graph a Pointless Concept?", by Frank Harary & Ronald Read (photocopy)
Correspondents:
Mosteller, Frederick
 

Nozick

Physical Description: 8 folder(s)
Box 29, Folder 1

1974, March 1973

Scope and Content Note

On Newcomb's Paradox
Correspondance between MG and Nozick for column on Reflections on Newcomb's Problem
Correspondents:
Nozick, Robert
Box 29, Folder 2

Other Refs on Newcomb [1 of 2] 1974-1986

Scope and Content Note

Various articles
"Newcomb's Problem and the Dominance Principle", by Paul Snow (typescript)
"Newcomb's Paradox", by Jerry Malom (typescript)
Correspondents:
Asimov, Isaac
Hohman, William
Richter, Reed
Box 29, Folder 3

Other Refs on Newcomb [2 of 2] 1998

Scope and Content Note

"A Proof That "Newcomb's Paradox" is not a Genuine Paradox", by Dugald Keith (typescript)
"Newcomb Without Tears: The Role of Causal Factors in Rational Decision", by Brian Skyrms (typescript)
"The Predictor Versus the Rational Chooser: A Solution to Newcomb's Problem", by Dean Clark (typescript)
Correspondents:
Nozick, Robert
Langan, Chris
Kruskal, Martin
Newcomb, William
Sorensen, Roy
Box 29, Folder 4

Bar Hillel 1974

Scope and Content Note

"Newcomb's Paradox Revisited", by Maya Bar-Hillel & Avishai Margolit (offprint, Brit. J. Phil. Sci. 23(1972) 295-304
Correspondents:
Bar-Hillel, Maya
Box 29, Folder 5

Schlessinger's Article, & Papers On It 1974

Box 29, Folder 6

Bram's Paper 1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

"Newcomb's Problem and Prisoners Dilemma"
Also: Curriculum Vita (of Brams)
Correspondents:
Brams, Steven
Box 29, Folder 7

Papers by Eells [1 of 2] 1985

Scope and Content Note

Offprints & typescripts, 1984-1985
Box 29, Folder 8

Papers by Eells [2 of 2] 1985

Scope and Content Note

1985 paper
 

Op Art

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 14, Folder 16

1965, July [1 of 2] 1965-1966

Scope and Content Note

mostly many examples
Box 14, Folder 17

Op Art [2 of 2] undated

Scope and Content Note

Newsprint articles
Box 14, Folder 18

The 4 Bugs 1965

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Good, I.J.
McCall, Storrs
 

Optical Illusions

Box 22, Folder 23

1970, May 1970

 

Origami

Box 5, Folder 2

1959, July 1959-1961

 

Oulipu - Word Play

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 39, Folder 8

1977, February 1976-1988

Scope and Content Note

(Leight also includes analysis of 2-pile Nim game)
Correspondents:
Gummere, John
McClennan, John
Eckler, Ross
Leight, Walter
Box 39, Folder 9

From Readers (Oulipu) 1977

Scope and Content Note

Lots of anagrams, poems, and other word play.
Box 39, Folder 10

Italo Calvino undated

Scope and Content Note

Articles and book revies about Calvino
Box 39, Folder 11

Harry Mathews [1 of 2] 1976-1982

Scope and Content Note

Some of his work
"Oulipian" poems
("Selected Declarations of Dependence" in next folder)
Mathews Algorithm (in French) (typescript)
Snowball poem
Mathews Algorithm (in English, translation by HM) (typescript)
Correspondents:
Mathews, Harry
Box 39, Folder 12

Harry Mathews [2 of 2] undated

Scope and Content Note

"Selected Declarations of Dependence", by Harry Mathews ("A Novel" crossed out), illustrated by Alex Katz (newsprint)
 

Packing of Squares

Physical Description: 10 folder(s)
Box 49, Folder 5

1979, October 1978-1979

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete article.
Articles and a few letters
Correspondents:
Krieger, Michael
Box 49, Folder 6

Returned by Friedman [1 of 2] 1979-1997

Scope and Content Note

(Most of these files were lent to Friedman, and returned in a batch.)
Many letters and some articles on square packing.
"Packing Unit Squares in Squares: A Survey and New Results", by Erich Friedman (typescript) (mid-'90's)
Correspondents:
Friedman, Erich
Potjewyd, John
Konopasek, Milos
Engler, Paul
Crowther, Joseph
Ammann, Robert
Stoll, Douglas
Graham, Ron
Stromquist, Walter
Trump, Walter
Box 49, Folder 7

Returned by Friedman [2 of 2] 1978-1984

Scope and Content Note

3 issues of "Ronden", magazine, with square packing problem: 4/80, 9/80, 12/80
Correspondents:
Gustafsson, Mats
Cottingham, Charles
Hamalainen, Pertti
Gobel, Fritz
Box 49, Folder 8

Tiling Plane (Consecutive Squares) 1972-1986

Scope and Content Note

Golomb's Problem (notes)
Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
Tutte, W.T.
Penrose, Roger
Box 49, Folder 9

Graham & Erdos undated

Scope and Content Note

Mostly articles.
Box 49, Folder 10

Wainwright's Square Pack Problem 1981-1992

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Wainwright, Robert
Box 49, Folder 11

Unit Squares Into Squares undated

Scope and Content Note

List of conjectured values of S(N)
Correspondents:
Friedman, Erich
Box 49, Folder 12

The 70x70 Problem 1966-1980

Scope and Content Note

Also on a torus.
"The Tesselator", by Zoltan Perjes (typescript) 1987: Algorithm for tiling with unequal squares.
Correspondents:
Blyth, Colin
Britton, Dick
Taylor, James
Conway, John
Shepherd, Wilfred
Reid, Robert
Box 49, Folder 13

Tiling Space With Distinct Cubes 1991

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Wainwright, Robert
Graham, Ron
Gordon, Basil
Box 49, Folder 14

Tiling Space With Distinct Cubes - No 2 Face-to-Face undated

Scope and Content Note

Just article by S. Stein
 

Palindromes

Box 22, Folder 28

1970, August undated

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings.
 

Paper Cutting

Box 6, Folder 6

1960, June 1960-1998

Scope and Content Note

also folding
Folding the black cube (with models)
 

Paper Folds (Neale)

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 23, Folder 17

1971, May 1971

Scope and Content Note

Various magic tricks & puzzles by Bob Neale: Odd & Even Flex; Sheep & Goats.
Flexing model
Correspondents:
Neale, Robert
Swinford, Paul
Box 23, Folder 18

1xN (Linear Strip) [1 of 2] 1961-1981

Scope and Content Note

Articles on Map & Stamp Folding, by Lunnon, Koehler
Box 23, Folder 19

1xN (Linear Strip) [2 of 2] 1966-1982

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Bohigian, Haig
Knuth, Donald
Kaplan, Saul
Wells, Mark
Zbikowski, Mark
Box 23, Folder 20

3x3 Map 1967-1971

Scope and Content Note

Beelzebub puzzle
Correspondents:
Neale, Robert
Box 23, Folder 21

Rectangles 1970-1971

Scope and Content Note

Articles, MG notes
Correspondents:
Russell, Mike
 

Parabola

Box 52, Folder 13

1981, August 1969-1982

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete article.
Artwork from article.
MG notes.
Untitled paper, by Sam Matlin, on a geometric transformation relating parabolas and triangles, and generalized conics (typescript)
Various articles on the parabola.
Correspondents:
Matlin, Sam
Graham, Ron
 

Paradox of the Unexpected Examination

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 10, Folder 1

1963, March [1 of 2] 1948-1981

Scope and Content Note

Various articles, including most of the ones from Mind, with comments by Gardner
Quines letters include historyof the problem
Correspondents:
Quine, W.V.
Meltzer, Bernard
Schoenberg, Judith
Mendelson, Elliott
Norwood, Rick (Prisoner's Card Game)
Box 10, Folder 2

Paradox of the Unexpected Examination [2 of 2] 1979-2000

Scope and Content Note

more articles
Correspondents:
Chow, Timothy
Box 10, Folder 3

Roy Sorensen 1986-1991

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Sorensen, Roy
Box 10, Folder 4

Letters on Paradox of Unexpected Hanging 1963-1984

Scope and Content Note

Many letters!
 

Parity

Box 11, Folder 22

1963, December 1959=1964

Scope and Content Note

"Informal deduction in algebra: properties of odd and even numbers", by Commission on Mathematics of the College Entrance Examination Board", pamphlet, 1959
MG notes
Correspondents:
Pugh, A. Henry
Seiner, John
Singleton, C.R.J.
 

Parodies

Box 1, Folder 2

Parodies 1959-1977

Scope and Content Note

Parodies:
New Yorker, 1965
New Yorker, 1976
National Lampoon, 1977
Gardner's proposal for Humanistic science magazine
Correspondents:
Flanagan, Dennis
 

Pascal Triangle

Physical Description: 9 folder(s)
Box 17, Folder 19

1966, December [1 of 2] 1966

Scope and Content Note

Various articles
Box 17, Folder 20

Pascal Triangle [2 of 2] undated

Scope and Content Note

"Chromatics, as Applied to Mathematics Studies with Pascal's Triangle", by Prof. Siegfried Rosch, 1964, in
Palette 15 (Internal house magazine of SANDOZ, Ltd.
"The Incredible Pascal Triangle", by Margaret J. Kenney, Booklet II, Modivated Math Project Activity, Boston College Math. Inst., 1976
HexStat, from Science Materials Center (rolling beads in a hexagonal layout), with teachers manual [in separate envelop, filed elsewhere.)
Box 18, Folder 1

Misc. Properties & Puzzles 1966-1975

Scope and Content Note

Many articles
Correspondents:
Hoggatt, Verner, Jr.
Braun, William
Struyk, Adrian
Golomb, Solomon
Box 18, Folder 2

Pascal Triangle & Probability 1963-1968

Scope and Content Note

(Ruchlis on HexStat, see Box 17, folder 20 [2 of 2] for model
Correspondents:
Ulrich, James
Ruchlis, Hy
Morgan, James
Box 18, Folder 3

Generalized to Trinomials, etc 1960-1967

Scope and Content Note

articles & analysis
Correspondents:
Stuermann, Walter
Tangen, John
Box 18, Folder 4

Fibanacci Numbers 1966-1972

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Hoggatt, Verner, Jr.
Box 18, Folder 5

Patterns of Primes, Multiples of n, etc. [1 of 2] 1966-1971

Scope and Content Note

"The Increase of Error Probability When Using P.C.M. Repeaters with Code Converters", by L.E. Legers, Philips research Labs Technical Note 155/66
"Patterns and Algorithms", by Jerome Rothstein, CIS Research Center Tech. Report, 1971
Correspondents:
Kirka, Richard
Legers, L.E.
Box 18, Folder 6

Patterns of Primes, Multiples of n, etc. [2 of 2] 1965-1977

Scope and Content Note

German articles by Sigfried Rusch (English of one is in Box 17/20 [ 2 of 2])
"Exploring the Pascal Triangle", by class of The Hyde School, 1975
Box 18, Folder 7

Apex, & Related Material 1966-1982

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Collings, Stanley
Wevers, J.H.
Bonello, Antonio
 

Pathological Curves

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 37, Folder 16

1976, December 1976

Scope and Content Note

Fragments of article, marked for book.
Correspondents:
Goldberg, Michael
Shanks, Merrill
Hitotumatu, Sin
Mandelbrot, Benoit
Box 37, Folder 17

Gosper's Flowsnake Curve 1975-1977

Scope and Content Note

Many diagrams from Gosper
Correspondents:
Gosper, Bill
Fry, Alan
Box 37, Folder 18

Gosper's Comment on Chapter 1977-1988

Scope and Content Note

More diagrams (from Gosper), many with comments.
 

Pedersen's Strip Solids

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 24, Folder 2

1971, September 1971

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Pargeter, A.R.
Box 24, Folder 3

"Sphericity" of Platonic Solids 1971

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Gridgeman, Norman
Dewar, Robert
Box 24, Folder 4

From Mrs. P[edersen] undated

Scope and Content Note

Jean Pedersen correspondence
"A New Look at the Platonic Solids", by Jean Pedersen (typescript)
Various strips for models
Correspondents:
Pedersen, Jean
Box 24, Folder 5

Gurule's Work 1971-1985

Scope and Content Note

Ben Gurule
Pictures of his braided polyhedra.
Patent clames and counterclaims
Correspondents:
Gurule, Ben
Pedersen, Jean
 

Pennies

Physical Description: 8 folder(s)
Box 15, Folder 19

1966, February 1966

Scope and Content Note

Article, includes triagnular solitaire
Box 15, Folder 20

Rolling Coins 1965-1993

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Goldberg, Michael
Box 15, Folder 21

Isometric Solitaire 1966-1967

Scope and Content Note

(Triangular and rhombic)
"The Official Triangular Peg Solitaire Handbook", by William Miller, 1979 (typescript)
analyses by Choros and Harris, and comments on Philpotts analysis (which is in 15/22)
Correspondents:
Charosh, Mannis
Harris, John
Box 15, Folder 22

Varient Brands 1966-1986

Scope and Content Note

Davis (on Rhomboids) (Harry Davis)
Philpott analysis (isometric) - triangles and rhombic
"Think & Jump" (hexagonal)
Polytaire Problems (Piet Hein)
Correspondents:
Davis, Harry
Hein, Piet
Philpott, Wade
Box 15, Folder 23

The 10-Triangle 1966 (?)

Scope and Content Note

Martin Gardner notes
Box 15, Folder 24

The 15-Triangle 1965-1988

Scope and Content Note

Solutions, proofs
"A Problem in Triangular Peg Solitaire", by B.L. Schwartz (typescript), 2 versions
Correspondents:
Philpott, Wade
Davis, Harry
Thomas, R.E.
Schwartz, Benjamin
Box 15, Folder 25

9 Moves for 15-Trianglular with 5-move sweep 1966

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Kierstead, Friend
Box 15, Folder 26

21-triangle & 28-triangle & 36-triangle 1966

Scope and Content Note

Various minimum solutions (with some proofs)
Philpott's comments on Charosh comments
Correspondents:
Philpott, Wade
Davis, Harry
 

Penrose Tiles

Physical Description: 25 folder(s)
Box 38, Folder 1

1977, January [ 1of 3] 1975-1997

Scope and Content Note

Partial article.
Some slides of paintings by Richard Kurman
Photo of rug by Tony Banford
"Quasicrystallography: Some Interesting New Patterns", by P.A.B. Pleasants (photocopy of typescript)
Correspondents:
Penrose, Roger
Shephard, Geoffrey
Guy, Richard
Pleasants, Peter
Box 38, Folder 2

Penrose Tiles [2 of 3] 1988-1997

Scope and Content Note

Penrose corrections to original article.
"Penrose Tilings", by Tami Martin & Art Johnson, ~1992 (typescript)
Sample of Penrose toilet paper.
"Termeszet Vilaga" (magazine), Sept. 1997 (includes article by MG)
Correspondents:
Penrose, Roger
Martin, Tami
Golomb, Solomon
Osborn, John
Box 38, Folder 3

Penrose Tiles [3 of 3] undated

Scope and Content Note

"Termeszet Vilaga" (magazine) Augusst, 1997 (includes article by MG)
Several articles on Penrose tilings.
Box 38, Folder 4

Quasi-Crystals [1 of 3] 1985-1999

Scope and Content Note

Lots of articles, clippings, etc, on quasi-crystals.
Rhombic Hexahedron modules, pictures, patent (of C. Perry), instructions -- from Helmut Bergman
Correspondents:
Bergman, Helmut
Box 38, Folder 5

Quasi-Crystals [2 of 3] 1989-1997

Scope and Content Note

More articles.
Correspondents:
Heldring, Otto
Box 38, Folder 6

Quasi-Crystals [3 of 3] 1986-1999

Scope and Content Note

More articles.
Box 38, Folder 7

Conway's Non-Periodic 3D Tile (Convex) 1993

Scope and Content Note

The model framework on file-folder paper (to be cut out), and a short article from Focus.
Box 38, Folder 8

Nori's Algorithm 1987

Scope and Content Note

"A Very Simple Algorithm That Generates an Infinite Sequence of Aperiodic Patterns", by Marco Ronchetti and Franco Nori ["Just a Preliminary and Incomplete Draft"] (typescript), along with around 30 examples.
Correspondents:
Nori, Franco
Box 38, Folder 9

de Bruijn Material [1 of 2] 1980-1982

Scope and Content Note

2 papers (typescript) by de Bruijn
Correspondents:
De Bruijn, N.G.
Box 38, Folder 10

de Bruijn Material [2 of 2] undated

Scope and Content Note

More de Bruijn papers.
Bibliography of de Bruijn papers on Penrose patterns.
Box 38, Folder 11

Ammann's Tiles 1969-1996

Scope and Content Note

Many hand-drawn aperiodic examples.
Some proofs, in letters
Correspondents:
Ammann, Robert
Penrose, Roger
Grunbaum, Branko
Box 38, Folder 12

Originals of duplicated pages undated

Scope and Content Note

From folder 38/11
Box 38, Folder 13

Conway Material 1975-1980

Scope and Content Note

Notes on Conway lecture on the tiles, Bell Labs, 1980.
Lots of notes (and corrections) about the tiles.
Slides from a Conway lecture
Correspondents:
Guy, Richard (for J.H.C.)
Conway, John
Knuth, Donald
Box 38, Folder 14

Originals of duplicated pages undated

Scope and Content Note

From folder 38/13
Box 38, Folder 15

Forcing Theory 1977

Scope and Content Note

MG report to Penrose on what Conway has been doing with Penrose tiles, partly on how Ammann bars "force" other infinite sets.
Correspondents:
Penrose, Roger
Box 38, Folder 16

Non-Periodic Tiling 1970-1981

Scope and Content Note

Spiral and other non-periodic (but not aperiodic) tilings.
Correspondents:
Goldberg, Michael
Kershner, R.
Knuth, Donald
Wallace, John
Schattschneider, Doris
Hein, Piet
Box 38, Folder 17

3-Space Non-Periodic Tilings 1976-1989

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Ammann, Robert
Kim, Scott
Coxeter, H.S.M.
Penrose, Roger
Box 38, Folder 18

Ellen Perstein 1999-2001

Scope and Content Note

"Tilings with Penrose Rhomb Clusters", by Ellen Perstein (color computer output), plus discussion.
Correspondents:
Perstein, Ellen
Schattschneider, Doris
Box 39, Folder 1

Wnag Dominoes 1965-1977

Scope and Content Note

Articles & letters on Wang tiles.
"Computers, Games, and Logic", by Hao Wang (typescript)
Correspondents:
Hart, Tim
Robinson, Raphael
Box 39, Folder 2

Robinson - on th ePenrose Tiles 1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

Articles (& letters) on Penrose tiles
"Comments on the Penrose Tiles - September 1975", by Raphael M. Robinson (typescript)
Correspondents:
Robinson, Raphael
Box 39, Folder 3

Eric Rogener undated

Scope and Content Note

Some kite and dart tilings
Box 39, Folder 4

Harborth & P. Hein 1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Harborth, Heiko
Schattschneider, Doris
Box 39, Folder 5

Pauling's Criticisms undated

Scope and Content Note

About quasicrystals
Box 39, Folder 6

Theo Bense (New Zealand) 1991-1992

Scope and Content Note

Various 3-D models based on Penrose tiling, with pictures & description. Also article in Dutch.
Correspondents:
Bense, Theo
Box 39, Folder 7

Miyazaki 1978

Scope and Content Note

"On Some Periodical and Non-Periodical Honeycombs", by Koji Miyazaki, 1977 (booklet, with many laid-in photos. Also mentions Golden Polytopes and Golden Isozonohedra.)
Correspondents:
Miyazaki, Koji
 

Pentomino Games

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 15, Folder 5

1965, October 1965-1994

Scope and Content Note

"The Game of Pentominoes: A First Player Win", by Hilarie K. Orman, 1994 (typescript)
Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
Box 15, Folder 6

De Bono's L-Game 1974-1984

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Dewdney, A.K.
Penszko, Marek
Box 15, Folder 7

Rectification Problem (form rectangles) 1964-1989

Scope and Content Note

"Rectifiable Polyominoes", by "Group Four", VCP (reproduction)
"Polyominoes Which Tile Rectangles", by Solomon Golomb (typescript)
Correspondents:
Harris, John
O'Beirne, Thomas
Klarner, David
Spira, Robert
 

Pentominoes

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 6, Folder 18

1960, November 1960-1962

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
Box 6, Folder 19

Domino's and Fault-Free Rectangles 1960-1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Philpott, Wade
 

Perfect No's

Box 20, Folder 1

1968, March 1968

Scope and Content Note

Just article.
Other folders: Weird numbers, number problems
 

Phi

Box 5, Folder 3

1959, August 1959

Scope and Content Note

(just the article)
 

Pi

Box 6, Folder 7

1960, July 1960-1993

Scope and Content Note

"The Number Pi", by Edmund Kelly
 

Pierce

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 45, Folder 1

1978, July 1978

Scope and Content Note

Charles Sanders Pierce
Incomplete article.
Correspondents:
Eisele, Carolyn
Knuth, Donald
Jones, Charles
Box 45, Folder 2

Pierce's 1, 2, & 3rd ness 1978

Scope and Content Note

MG notes.
Correspondents:
Hartshorne, Charles
Fisch, Max
Box 45, Folder 3

Burks, on Pierce 1976

Scope and Content Note

Papers (typescript) by Arthur Burks
Correspondents:
Burks, Arthur
Box 45, Folder 4

Chas. Pierce - Misc. Papers on undated

Box 45, Folder 5

Pierce's Card Trick 1965-1985

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Anderson, Sabra
Eisemann, Kurt
Halmos, Paul
 

Pigeon-Hole Principle

Box 51, Folder 10

1980, August 1980

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete article (article written by Ross Honsberger)
Dewdney SA article on Honsberger
Correspondents:
Rebman, Ken
 

Platonic Solids

Box 4, Folder 13

1958, December 1958-1962

Scope and Content Note

Resistance Cube Puzzle
Correspondents:
Wetter, Arthur
Parkenson, R.A.
Eklund, Karl
 

Pocket Calculator

Box 37, Folder 2

1976, July 1970-1992

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
DeLong, Howard
Knuth, Donald
Hitotumatu, Sin
McPhee, Mary Jo
Jud, Wallace
 

Point-Set Coverings of Spheres

Physical Description: 2 folder(s)
Box 27, Folder 10

Point-Set Coverings of Spheres (Conway, Simmons) [2 of 2] 1973

Scope and Content Note

Lots of correspondence & articles from/with Simmons
Correspondents:
Simmons, Gustavus
Box 27, Folder 9

1973, September [1 of 2] 1973-1985

Scope and Content Note

No article (1 page photocopy)
Correspondents:
Croft, H.
Angstrom, Knut
Alma, G.G.P.
Golomb, Solomon
Simmons, Gustavus
 

Polycubes (& Soma II)

Box 25, Folder 16

1972, September undated

Scope and Content Note

Just article (incomplete)
(includes Slither)
 

Polyominoes

Box 2, Folder 17

1957, December 1957

Scope and Content Note

More about complex dominoes (December, 1957)
References a separate box of letters
 

Primes

Physical Description: 7 folder(s)
Box 12, Folder 13

1964, March 1964

Scope and Content Note

Column
Box 12, Folder 14

Ulam's Spiral 1964-1966, 2000

Scope and Content Note

"A Visual Display of Some Properties of the Distribution of Primes", by M.L.Stein, S.M. Ulam, M.B.Wells (typescript of article)
Correspondents:
Ducker, W.L.
Ulam, Stanislav
Jones, Florence
Amick, Owen
Clark, Arthur C.
Box 12, Folder 15

Correspondence on the Spiral Pattern [1 of 2] 1964-1966

Scope and Content Note

Are the pictures wrong?
Hexagonal plot
Rows of squares
"The Structure of the Prive Number", by Wang Chia-chu (photocopy of typescript)
Correspondents:
Richter, Charles
Nelson, W.L.
Stuart, James
Baumgant, Bruce
Eisenberg, Frank
Phelan, Stephen
Ulam, Stanislav
Vanderpool, Donald
Box 12, Folder 16

Correspondence on the Spiral Pattern [2 of 2] 1985-1987

Scope and Content Note

3 Reports from Naval Surface Weapons Center, by R. S. Sery:
"A New Method for Finding Prime-Rich Equations of the Type I=x^2-x+c" (1986)
"Prime-Rich Row Equations of the "Special" Array" (1987)
"Relationships Between Prime-Rich Euler Type Equations and a Triangular Array of the Odd Integers" (1985)
Box 12, Folder 17

Triangular Grids [1 of 2] 1932-1964

Scope and Content Note

"A Triangular Arrangement of Numbers Leading to the Graphical Determination of Euler Sequences", by L.M.Klauber (1932) (Thermofax of typescript)
"Never Prime" Seive, & "Prime Likely" Sieve (triangular), by Klauber
Correspondents:
Klauber, L.
Box 12, Folder 18

Triangular Grids [2 of 2] 1963-1964

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Brooks, Rodney
Box 12, Folder 19

Hexagonal Grids` 1964-1987

 

Prismatic Rings

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 45, Folder 6

1978, August 1976-1990

Scope and Content Note

Slides from Ikuo Sakurai, photos from Quimby
Correspondents:
McAdams, H.T.
Sequin, Carlo
Peavey, L.H.
Quimby, Shirley
Evans, Pierce
Draper, S.W.
Ferguson, Helaman
Engel, Douglas
Box 45, Folder 7

Early Letters on 1964-1978

Box 45, Folder 8

Scott Kim on 1976-1978

 

Probability II

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 5, Folder 5

1959, October 1959, 1991

Box 5, Folder 6

Broken Stick 1959-1990

Scope and Content Note

analysis of "at random"
Correspondents:
Kling, Frederick, John Ross, Norman Cliff
Redheffer, Ray
Adams, Edward N.
James, Robert
Lynch, Gerald
Bach, G. and R. Sharp
Knalf, David
Geschwind, Norman
Box 5, Folder 7

Random Chord (Bertrand's Problem) 1939-2002

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Goldman, Thomas
Lydiard, J.M.
Jaray, R.J.
Bauer, Richard
MacQueen, J.T.
Box 5, Folder 8

Paradox of 2nd Child 1959-1992

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
McVey, Joseph
Kemeny, John
Rosenstock, Herbert
Heironimus, J.P.
Baron, Julius
Smith, Howard
Collier, J.H.
Lincoln, Alexander
Olson, Roger
 

Probability Paradoxes

Physical Description: 8 folder(s)
Box 1, Folder 13

1957, April 1957

Scope and Content Note

"Paradoxes dealing with birthdays, playing cards, coins, crows and red-haired typists"
Box 1, Folder 14

Hempel's Paradox 1968

Scope and Content Note

MG card model of Hempel's paradox (undated)
Box 1, Folder 15

Letters on Hempel's Paradox 1957-1988

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Arabadjis, Gus
Smith, Preston
MacIver, Donald
Hobson, Paul
Chodosch, Robert
Alchian, Armen
Barnhart, E. Paul
Isen, Werner
Geppert, Donovan
"Steve"
Smith, Dan
Colman, Morris
Michie, Donald
Porte, Jean
Meyer, Stuart
Box 1, Folder 16

Papers and references on Hempel's Paradox [1 of 2] 1946-1985

Scope and Content Note

"The Priggish Principles", I.F. Good
Correspondents:
Hacking, Ian
Box 1, Folder 17

Papers and references on Hempel's Paradox [2 of 2] 1957-1997

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Swinburne, Richard
Michie, Donald
Hempel, Carl
Stove, David
Shotwell, David
Box 23, Folder 10

1970, December 1969-1971

Scope and Content Note

No article.
Various discussions of paradoxes
Box 23, Folder 11

Non-Transitive Dice [1 of 2] 1970-2000

Scope and Content Note

Several articles.
"Non-Transitive Dominance Relations Among Dreidels", by R. Tenney & Caxton Easten (typescript)
Correspondents:
Stover, Mel
Rosen, Joe
Efron, Bradley
Hein, Piet
Thorp, Edward
Box 23, Folder 12

Non-Transitive Dice [2 of 2] 1975

Scope and Content Note

"Latest Last Entry Time and Proper Strategic Choice from Among a Certain Set of Options having Non-Transitive Advantages", by W.W. Fukenbusch, Dept. of Math, Michigan Tech. U., 1974 (booklet)
Correspondents:
Funkenbusch, W.
 

Problems

Physical Description: 10 folder(s)
Box 25, Folder 1

1972, April 1967-1972

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Silverman, David
Box 25, Folder 2

Dudney's Digit Problem 1972

Scope and Content Note

Many computer solutions of problem #7
Box 25, Folder 3

Variants - using Digits 1972

Scope and Content Note

Of problem #7, multiplying numbers using the 9 digits, different bases, addition, etc.
Correspondents:
Card, L.E.
Crocker, Guy
Box 25, Folder 4

10-Digit Variant 1972

Scope and Content Note

Variants of #7, but multipying using 10 digits (0-9)
Box 25, Folder 5

Simmon's Band and Cord Variant, etc 1972

Scope and Content Note

Variants of #1, folding strip with ends attached (also folding cards.)
Box 25, Folder 6

Frieze Patterns (Coxeter & Conway) 1971-1972

Scope and Content Note

Various reprints & preprints of articles on Frieze patterns.
Conway notes (June, 1972) on Frieze patterns, also "unimpartial hackenbush"
"The Geometry of Frieze Patterns", by D. Broline & D.W. Crowe (typescript)
Correspondents:
Coxeter, H.S.M.
Conway, John
Box 49, Folder 18

1979, December 1977-1996

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete article.
Corrections to several problems.
Correspondents:
Boas, R.P.h
Schwartz, Benjamin
Penny, Walter
Box 49, Folder 19

The "Impossible" Number Problem [1 of 2] 1979

Scope and Content Note

Lots of solution procedures, reports on statement error (sum cannot be limited to 20), etc.
Correspondents:
Dijkstra, Edsger
Berlekamp, Elwyn
Hull, Thomas
Stover, Mel
McCarthy, Don
Box 49, Folder 20

The "Impossible" Number Problem [2 of 2] 1979-1993

Scope and Content Note

"The Impossible Problem", by Lee Sallows (typescript)
Correspondents:
Agin, Gerald
Lew, John
Sallows, Lee
Box 49, Folder 21

Taylor's Linked Toruses 1979-1980

Scope and Content Note

Various alternative diagrams of solutions (and variations)
Photos of a solution in clay & brass ring (by Fieux).
Correspondents:
Francis, George
Taylor, Herbert
 

Problems - 11

Physical Description: 9 folder(s)
Box 11, Folder 13

1963, November 1963

Scope and Content Note

Lohr, Lenox
Box 11, Folder 14

Bracing a Square 1963

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Robinson, Raphael
Box 11, Folder 15

23-Rods 1963

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Andersen, Eric
Box 11, Folder 16

Rigidifying Higher Polygons 1999

Scope and Content Note

Bracing a pentagon & hinged dissection
Correspondents:
Frederickson, Greg
Box 11, Folder 17

3-D Mazes 1962-1964

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Abbott, Robert
Box 11, Folder 18

Word Squares 1963-1965

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Borgmann, Dmitri
Box 11, Folder 19

Clock Problem 1963-1964

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Klarner, David
Box 11, Folder 20

Schuh's Problem 1963

Box 11, Folder 21

Proofs of Max. Move Chess Problem 1963

 

Problems - 13

Physical Description: 8 folder(s)
Box 15, Folder 8

1965, November 1964-1965

Scope and Content Note

Word and number problems
Article
Source of #6
Comment on key & ring
Box 15, Folder 9

Sam Loyd's toothpick Problem 1965

Scope and Content Note

Various general solutions and proofs
Correspondents:
Brown, J.C.
Ungar, Andrew
Beach, Breat
Allen, D.J.
Shepherd, W.A.
Dickson, John
Brewster, George
Bienenfeld, David
Box 15, Folder 10

Rectangle-Free Squares 1965-1966

Scope and Content Note

also Formulas for rectangle-free problem on squares
Correspondents:
Hodgart, Mathew
Harris, John
Bienenfeld, David
Knowlton, William
Box 15, Folder 11

Lady in Lake 1965-1967

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Max, Nelson
Perry, R.L.
Box 15, Folder 12

Glass-Test Goof 1964-1965

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Barr, Steven
Hall, David
Box 15, Folder 13

The Anagram Dictionary 1964-1966

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Temperley, Nicholas
Shepherd, Wilfred H.
Borgmann, Dmitri
Box 15, Folder 14

Barr's Sets of Cocircular points 1965

Box 15, Folder 15

Rolling Cube Tours 1964-1997

Scope and Content Note

Gough describes games: Relate, Egyptian Game
Correspondents:
Harris, John
Gough, John
 

Problems with Game Material

Physical Description: 6 folder(s)
Box 43, Folder 10

1978, February 1972-1978

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Silverman, David
Box 43, Folder 11

Sicherman Dice 1977-1979

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Hitotumatu, Sin
Gallian, Joseph
Broline, Duane
Sicherman, George
Knuth, Donald
Box 43, Folder 12

The Complex Polytope 1977-1992

Scope and Content Note

Karl Scherer's proof of square problem: 8 is minimum no. of equal squares with each vertex shared
Correspondents:
Youngs, Dale