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Box 69, Folder 4

The 144,000 Saints 1975-1988

Scope and Content Note

Seventh Day Adventist views
Jehovah's Witnesses views
Box 69, Folder 5

Elvin Lee 1982-1984

Scope and Content Note

Correspondance with autobiographical information, mathematics problems & puzzles, and biblical numerology
Amicible numbers
Box 69, Folder 6

Norman Bloom 1976

Scope and Content Note

2 copies of "The New World", publication by Norman Bloom, from Aug. 8, 1976 and Nov. 15, 1976
 

Board Games

Physical Description: 27 folder(s)
Box 32, Folder 10

Board Games [1 of 2] 1961-1975

Scope and Content Note

Many games described or analysed, including:
Jews & Arabs
Coprime Nim
Kercheck (Maxey Brooke) ("Retreat")
Switch
Games on Shogi board
Lines of Action
Tromino Go
Jungle
Null
Laska
Knight Chase
Fez
Towers
Correspondents:
Conway, John
Penszko, Marek
Abbott, Robert
Shepherd, Wilfred
Sackson, Sid
Thayer, John
Scott, Gini
Randlett, Samuel
Feather, Martin
Box 32, Folder 11

Board Games [2 of 2] 1977-1996

Scope and Content Note

Senet
Kensington
Square Off
Dodge
Terrorist Attach 101
Correspondents:
Shahshahani, S.
Walton, Dale
Abbott, Robert
Parkin, Robert
Box 32, Folder 12

Solomon Game 1982-1992

Scope and Content Note

Combinatorial board
A game by MG, subtitled "A Game of Peace"
"Solomon: The Game of Peace", by Martin Gardner, 26pp (typescript) - Description, history, strategy & variations for the game
Correspondents:
Schmittberger, Wayne
Jones, Kathy
Box 32, Folder 13

Soloman Puzzles 1984

Scope and Content Note

MG notes on puzzles from game of Solomon
Box 33, Folder 1

Go 1970-1998

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Wells, David
Wynn, Stephen
Box 33, Folder 2

Mastermind (& Bulls & Cows) 1966-1977

Scope and Content Note

Several attempted analyses
Correspondents:
Rasper, John
Morgan, Dennis
Gittings, Thomas
Box 33, Folder 3

Simple Games - Solution Known & Unknown 1956-1996

Scope and Content Note

Tiger and Elephants
Winemanship
"Theorem on Certain Types of Games, with Applications", by Herbert Salzer (typescript); includes Nim, Kayles, Cornering the Pig
"Cheap, Middling, or Dear", by V. Chuatal (typescript)
"Silverman's Game on Intervals", by Ronald Evens (typescript)
Correspondents:
Silverman, David
Salzer, Herbert
Liu, Andy
Box 33, Folder 4

Phutball 1974-1978

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Conway, John
Knuth, Donald
Atwater, Thomas
Box 33, Folder 5

Mancala Games 1894-1978

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Abbott, Robert
Weinberg, Gerald
Box 33, Folder 6

McCue's Automata (Tanks) Game 1974

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
McCue, Brian
Box 33, Folder 7

Logiquad (Marbles) 1974

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Pos, Norman
Box 33, Folder 8

Hexagonal Tessellation Games (Chinese Checkers, etc.) 1964-1983

Scope and Content Note

Hexcheckers (game in different folder)
Agon & Queens Guard
Hex-A-Board
Surround (Edward Weed)
Wargame simulations in John Koontz letter
Correspondents:
Koontz, John
Shepherd, Wilfred
Box 33, Folder 9

Marek Penszko 1969-1983

Scope and Content Note

Various games & puzzles, printed on card stock, including Mini Krzyzowki, Teczowy Kwiat, Waz, Wi Row Ka, Harcaby, Kratkownica, & Nakrywanka
Box 33, Folder 10

Triangular Bridg-it 1964

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Tripp, John
Box 33, Folder 11

Twixt & Variants 1969-1978

Box 33, Folder 12

Rithmomachy 1946-1989

Scope and Content Note

"Boissiere's Pythagorean Game", by John F.C. Richards, 1946 (pamphlet reprint)
Box 33, Folder 13

Monopoly 1973-1996

Scope and Content Note

Shortest Monopoly game
Many newspaper articles about history, lawsuits, and other related Monopoly happenings
Correspondents:
Cave, James
Hoffman, Paul
Box 33, Folder 14

Laska 1980

Scope and Content Note

Sixstaxs, a solitaire (peg jumping) puzzle from Laska
Correspondents:
Lushbaugh, Warren
Box 33, Folder 15

Backgammon 1980-1981

Box 33, Folder 16

Nost 1967

Scope and Content Note

Knights of the Square Table
Box 33, Folder 17

Epaminodas (Abbott) 1974

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Abbott, Robert
Box 33, Folder 18

Holt's "Mem" 1968

Box 33, Folder 19

Simulation Games 1971-1983

Scope and Content Note

Many ads for various simulation games
Box 34, Folder 1

War Games 1962-1982

Scope and Content Note

Articles on war games and war gaming
Correspondents:
Schwartz, Benjamin
Box 34, Folder 2

Chinese Checkers (Hist.) 1994

Scope and Content Note

Issue of quarterly journal, Hedge Apple and Devil's Claw, Spring, 1994, by John Brewer. Contains several stories and articles by him, including his attemps to trace the history of Chinese Checkers.
Box 34, Folder 3

Lewis Carroll Game 1990-1997

Scope and Content Note

Word game by MG, based on an idea of Lewis Carroll, played on a chess board
Correspondents:
Jones, Kathy
Knuth, Donald
Box 34, Folder 4

Dots & Squares 1958-2001

Scope and Content Note

Analyses by B.B. Compton Crick, Robert Rubinstein, Newark State College, J.P. Ballantine, Greg Chaitin, Ronald Wiener, and more.
Also some variations: Cubes, Q-Bickles, Dots & Triangle's, & hexagons.
Correspondents:
Berlekamp, Elwyn
Crick, M.F.Compton
Chaitin, Greg
Wiener, Ronald
 

Chess

Box 58, Folder 1

Bobby Fischer [1 of 2] 1958-1972

Scope and Content Note

Many articles on Fischer, mostly newspaper, and mostly on the 1972 match with Boris Spassky
Box 58, Folder 2

Bobby Fischer [2 of 2] 1972-1992

Scope and Content Note

More articles
Box 58, Folder 3

Polgar Sisters 1993-1994

Scope and Content Note

2 popular articles
Box 58, Folder 4

Checkerboard Puzzles (The board itself, no chess pieces) 1957-1982

Scope and Content Note

Mostlly checkerboard dissections. Much analysis, by MG & others.
Different board sizes, etc.
Impossibility proofs
2 or 4 congruent halfs or quarters
Polyomino dissections
Cut & re-arrange
Correspondents:
Marlow, T.
Golomb, Solomon
Scott, Dana
Morris, Lockwood
Box 58, Folder 5

Queen Tours - & Dot Problems (& King Tours) 1962-1999

Scope and Content Note

Graphs on point lattices
"Minimum Segment Polygonal Paths on Point Lattices", by Solomon Golomb (typescript)
Many problems and solutions, and some analysis
Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
Box 58, Folder 6

Superposable Queens 1962-1984

Scope and Content Note

n sets of n queens on nxn board, each set one color, so no queen attacks another of the same color. Also "Pegboard Problem", and "Hoo-Doo"
MG idea for marketable version (order 7)
Impossibility proof of n=8
Box 58, Folder 7

Queen Problems (Static) 1960-1998

Scope and Content Note

Various queen problems, mostly attacking cells on chessboard
Queens on hexagonal board, on a cylinder, on a torus, etc.
"On the Queen Domination Problem", by Charles Grimstead, et.al. (typescript)
Box 58, Folder 8

The Non-Attacking Queens (& 3-Spacde Cases) 1962-2001

Scope and Content Note

"The Unexpected Two Dimensional Space-Group Containing Seven of the Twelve Basic Solutions to the 8 Queens Problem", by David Hollander, 1972 (typescript)
"A Linear Time Algorithm for Constructing a Solution to the N-Queens Problem", by Bruce Abramson & Mordechai Yung, 1984 (typescript)
"Queen Squares", by David Klarner, 1978 (report) - 3D cases
Box 58, Folder 9

Clyde Minton - Queen Tasks, ETc. 2000

Scope and Content Note

"Generalizing a Classic Statical Chess Board Puzzle", by C.C. Minton, 91pp (typescript)
Correspondents:
Minton, Clyde
Box 58, Folder 10

Misc. Chess Puzzles 1961-1998

Scope and Content Note

Many chess problems and references
"Chess and Mathematics Bibliography", by Loren Larson, 1974 (mimeo)
Correspondents:
Harris, John
Charosh, Mannis
Stover, Mel
Box 58, Folder 11

Nonattacking Rooks 1962-1996

Scope and Content Note

Problems and formula for how many
Correspondents:
Larson, Loren
Golomb, Solomon
Charnley, Donald
Box 58, Folder 12

Costas Arrays 1984

Scope and Content Note

1 articles (by Solomon Golomb)
Box 58, Folder 13

Rook, Bishop tours 1948-1999

Scope and Content Note

MG notes
Several problems & analyses
Correspondents:
Austin, A.K.
Guertin, Richard
Box 58, Folder 14

Rooks, Bishops, Kings (Static) 1971-1990

Scope and Content Note

Problem of attacking all squares
Much MG analysis & notes
Box 58, Folder 15

Kriegspiel 1962-1980

Scope and Content Note

"Kriegspiel and Phantom Chess", by Robert Abbott (computer printout)
Also called "The Chess War Game"
Various descriptions & sets of rules
Box 58, Folder 16

Max & Min. Chess Problems, The 8-Pieces (Feb/62) 1962-1989

Scope and Content Note

Many reader solutions to 8 pieces attacking maximum or minimum number of squares
Box 58, Folder 17

Smullyan - Chess Problems 1973-1978

Scope and Content Note

Correspondance about Smullyans books on retrograde chess problems
Some Smullyan monochromatic-move problems
Correspondents:
Smullyan, Raymond
Box 59, Folder 1

Knight Problems 1967-1999

Scope and Content Note

"A Linear Algorithm For Computing the Knight's Domination Number of a KxN Chessboard", by E.O. Hare & S.T. Hedetniemi (typescript)
Correspondents:
Philpott, Wade
Box 59, Folder 2

Knight Tours 1967-1999

Scope and Content Note

Lots of MG notes
Knuth's typefont for knights tours
Correspondents:
Francis, Darryl
Knuth, Donald
Jelliss, G.P.
Box 59, Folder 3

Fairy Piece Tours Undated

Scope and Content Note

1 article, by Pickover
Box 59, Folder 4

Curious "Mate in -" Problems 1965-1985

Scope and Content Note

Many problems & notes of problems
Correspondents:
Moser, Leo
Charosh, Mannis
Box 59, Folder 5

Minimal Mating Sets on Infinite Boards 1975

Scope and Content Note

1 letter/analysis, by S.P. Gobel
Box 59, Folder 6

Chess-Misc. (Fiction, Philos, Etc) 1954-1975

Scope and Content Note

A couple of stories, several story references & discriptions
Box 59, Folder 7

Is Chess NP-Complete 1981

Scope and Content Note

One article , by Aviezri Fraenkel
Box 59, Folder 8

Fairy Chess 1960-2002

Scope and Content Note

Lots of discriptions of variant chess rules and variant pieces
Several "Stovers Side Show" columns
Correspondents:
Abbott, Robert
Boyer, Joseph
Pritchard, David
Box 59, Folder 9

3-D Chess 1952-1994

Scope and Content Note

Many discriptions of 3-D chess versions
Manuscript ofr book on 3-D chess, by Peter-Rene Tottger, ~44 pp, in German, many color pictures, 1994
Box 59, Folder 10

Minimum Short Games 2000

Scope and Content Note

1 page from Mario Velucchi
Box 59, Folder 11

6-Tuplet & 7-Tuplet Pawns 1976-1977

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Nelson, Harry
Kirtley, Mark
Rubin, Sidney
Box 59, Folder 12

Mathematics of the Chessboard 2002

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript of book by John Watkins, 16pp, 12 figures, sent to MG for review (but he declined)
Box 59, Folder 13

Computer Chess [1 of 3] 1950-1971

Scope and Content Note

Many articles, mostly popular, on computer chess
Correspondents:
Moss, Moe
Lasker, Edward
Box 59, Folder 14

Computer Chess [2 of 3] 1972-1978

Scope and Content Note

"Computable Sub-Games of Chess", by Donald Michie, 1978 (draft)
Correspondents:
Michie, Donald
Box 59, Folder 15

Computer Chess [3 of 3] 1979-1998

 

Combinatorics

Physical Description: 62 folder(s)
Box 22, Folder 16

Combinatorics Problems [1 of 2] 1964-1987

Scope and Content Note

Many problems, solutions, and analyses
Correspondents:
Feldman, Anatol
Knuth, Donald
Hein, Piet
Narayanan
Box 22, Folder 17

Combinatorics Problems [2 of 2] 1973-1998

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Nelson, Harry
Box 23, Folder 1

Misc. Refs, Jokes, etc 1965-2000

Scope and Content Note

"Backtrack Programming Techniques", by James R. Bitner & Edward Reingold, 1974 (typescript)
"Theory of Combinatorial Arrangements(no author, no date), 10pp, (Photocopy)
Box 23, Folder 2

NP-Complete [Complexity Theory] 1976-2000

Scope and Content Note

Complexity Theory (outline by MG?) (typescript)
Many articles
Box 23, Folder 3

Zero-Knowledge Proofs 1986-1996

Scope and Content Note

(Public Key encryption?)
"Unconditionallyl Secure Protocols", (no author, no date), 6pp (typescript)
"Expected Value Payment Method ...", patent application by Michael Rossides, 1991 (draft typescript)
Box 23, Folder 4

Traveling Salesman 1954-1995

Scope and Content Note

Many articles
Correspondents:
Dwyer, David
Box 23, Folder 5

Lin's Traveling Salesman Max 1985

Scope and Content Note

Mostly articles, analyses, and results on best path between the 48 state capitals
Correspondents:
Lin, Shen
Padberg, Manfred
Box 23, Folder 6

Knapsack Problems 1974-1991

Scope and Content Note

Several MG suggestions of ways to present simple knapsack problems as puzzles.
Several articles with algorithms
Correspondents:
Johnson, David
Box 23, Folder 7

Min. & Max. Adjacent Cells of Squares, N-cubes, Torus, etc 1964-1985

Scope and Content Note

MG notes on various problems
"On Mappings from 2 to 1 Dimensions which Minimize the Separation of Images of Adjacent Points", by Graeme Mitchenson & Richard Durbin (typescript)
Correspondents:
Liu, Andy
Trigg, Charles
Golomb, Solomon
Box 23, Folder 8

Combinatorial Card Problems 1970-1999

Scope and Content Note

Game analyses (Concentration; Red or Black; Mind Poker, etc)
Many MG problems, analyses, suggestions
"Ten Card Poker Deal", by Jon Racherbaumer
Poker tricks, ESP tricks
Correspondents:
Avallone, Robert
Hein, Piet
Diaconis, Persi
Harkleroad, Leon
Box 23, Folder 9

The 31 Card Game (also Die) 1974-1985

Scope and Content Note

Variations & analyses of summing numbers from 1-6, to make 31
Booklets on the game (and variations)
Correspondents:
Van Note, Peter
Box 23, Folder 10

Non-Messing-Up Theorem 1971

Scope and Content Note

Booklet by David Gale & Richard Karp, 1971
Correspondents:
Gale, David
Box 23, Folder 11

Young Tableaux & Non-Mess Theorem; Ferrer's Graph 1976-1995

Scope and Content Note

MG notes
"Young Tableaux", by Richard Stanley (27 pp) (typescript)
Correspondents:
Wilf, Herbert
Schensted, Craige
Box 24, Folder 1

Card Sorting 1978-1995

Scope and Content Note

Several different sorting problems, and several different algorithms to solve them.
"Nontrivial Improvements to the Hwan-Lin Merging Algorithm", by Glenn Manacher (typescript)
"Choosing Fair Teams", by Larry Carter & John Gill (typescript)
Correspondents:
Manacher, Glenn
Jackson, Bradley
Box 24, Folder 2

Generalized Tower of Hanoi 1972-1991

Scope and Content Note

Discussions & results on this (still unproved) problem.
"The Towers and Triangles of Professor Claus", by David Poole (typescript)
Correspondents:
Manacher, Glenn
Maurer, Stephen
Rivest, Ronald
Poole, David
Box 24, Folder 3

Panex Puzzle 1983

Scope and Content Note

Notes from the manufacturer
"Some Results on the Panex Puzzle", by Mark Manasse, Danny Sleator, Victor Wei (typescript)
Correspondents:
Hess, Richard
Nokihara, Hiroshi
Graham, Ron
Box 24, Folder 4

Voting - Tournaments, Committees, Seatings, Walks, Etc. [1 of 2] 1963-1983

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of Lewis Carroll letters to St.-James Gazette, on Lawn Tennis Tournaments (6 letters, all 1883).
Many articles.
"Quasigroups and Tactical Systems", by Ronald Baker, 1995 (typescript)
"Tournament Configuration and Weighted Voting", by B.E. Wynne & T.V. Narayama (typescript)
"Regular Tournament Design", by E. Mendlesohn, 1977 (typescript)
Correspondents:
Assmus, Ed
Penrose, Roger
Mendelsohn, Eric
Box 24, Folder 5

Voting - Tournaments, Committees, Seatings, Walks, Etc. [2 of 2] 1984-1998

Scope and Content Note

Many articles, several on voting paradoxes.
"Some Unsolved Problems", by David Singmaster (typescript)
Box 24, Folder 6

Spouse-Free Tennis Tournament 1960-1975

Scope and Content Note

Equivalent to Self-orthogonal Latin squares.
Correspondents:
Wilson, Richard
Box 24, Folder 7

Comb. Die Problems [1 of 2] 1966-1985

Scope and Content Note

31 game.
Dice problems based on structure of faces.
Dice Rolling [to?s]
"A Mathematical Analysis of the Game of Thirty-One", by Richard Steinberg (typescript)
Oriental Dice
Correspondents:
Diaconis, Persi
Celko, Joe
Steinberg, Richard
Towler, Don
Kobon
Friedland, Aaron
Box 24, Folder 8

Comb. Die Problems [2 of 2] 1969-1999

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Cammann, Schuyler
Thorp, Edward
Epstein, Richard
Maven, Max
Box 24, Folder 9

Petals Around Rose 1976-1989

Scope and Content Note

Also "Roots", and "Missed the Boat"
Roll dice, figure number they represent
Box 24, Folder 10

Bingo 1963-1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Knuth, Donald
Lessing, Ronald
Lansing, Cornelius
Box 24, Folder 11

Weighing Problems [1 of 2] 1963-1984

Scope and Content Note

Many different weighing problems, including many false-coin problems, and mathematical analysis of problems.
2 false coin puzzles from Emmet Duffy, along with cardboard calculators for each (and the original 12-coin problem) & instructions for use. (Calculators in separate folder.)
Correspondents:
Duffy, Emmet
Tanner, Leslie
Box 24, Folder 12

Comb. Die Problems [2 of 2] 1963-1997

Scope and Content Note

"The False-Coin Problem - a Colorful Approach", by Uri Leron, Technion Preprint MT443, 1979
Box 24, Folder 13

12 Coins 1955-2001

Scope and Content Note

Variations, references.
Solutions using words (12 different letters).
Correspondents:
Card, L.E.
O'Beirne, Thomas
Cheney, Fitch
Riecker, Carl Jr.
Wiley, Roland
Box 25, Folder 1

Median Algebra (& Cards) (Craige Schensted) 1978

Scope and Content Note

Long letter from Schensted that develops aAgebra of Medians, discusses its relationship to Boolean Algebra & Calculus of Propostions, and gives a couple of card tricks based on it.
Correspondents:
Schensted, Craige
Box 25, Folder 2

Stable Marriage, & College Admissions Problem 1962

Scope and Content Note

Original article (by Gale & Shapley), plus MG notes from Gilman's lecture.
Box 25, Folder 3

The 21 "IDOO" Problem 1972-1975

Scope and Content Note

IDOO = Isolated Diamonds, Order One (in MacMahon Squares.)
Correspondents:
Fink, Federico
Harris, John
Box 25, Folder 4

The 9-Piece Subset of MacMahon 3-Color Squares (Torus) 1974-1975

Scope and Content Note

Using the 9 MacMahon pieces that show all 3 colors, match all edges toroidally.
Analysis of puzzle and game.
Correspondents:
Nelson, Harry
Philpott, Wade
Box 25, Folder 5

Finite Projective Planes 1961-1962

Scope and Content Note

2 articles, MG notes.
Box 25, Folder 6

Empirical Formulas to which Calc. Finite Difs May be Applies 1961-1991

Scope and Content Note

3-color cubes
Coloring of sides, faces of figures.
Tetrahedra.
Paths in Square City Blocks.
Intersecting lines.
Dissecting lines with points, plane with lines, etc.
"Region Count for Straight Line Cutting of Flat Figures", by W. Funkenbusch & R. Odendahl (typescript)
Mostly MG notes and calculations, plus some articles.
Box 25, Folder 7

Pell Equation undated

Scope and Content Note

"Pell's Equation - A Tool For the Puazle Smith", by Mogens Esron Larsen (typescript)
Box 25, Folder 8

Counters (Place or Move) (Cards, Etc.) [1 of 2] 1959-1985

Scope and Content Note

Slide & Jump puzzle (Leap Frog)
Some peg jumping games.
"Pegboard Games", by D. G. Tabta, Mathematical Teaching Pamphlet No. 13, 1967
Hanky Panky (Forming piles).
Color exchanges on 2-D boards
... and many more similar puzzles & games
Correspondents:
Kaplan, Philip
Box 25, Folder 9

Comb. Die Problems [2 of 2] 1961-2002

Scope and Content Note

Penny-dime problems (permuting the order)
Correspondents:
Gombert, Jan Martin
McNear, John
Box 25, Folder 10

Sliding Penny Puzzles 1995-2002

Box 25, Folder 11

Alternating Coins OoOoOo & Variants 1960-1998

Scope and Content Note

Paper on Penny-dime probmes, by Gombert(typescript)
Analysis, articles, MG notes.
Correspondents:
Liu, Stanley Wu-Wei
Gombert, Jan Martin
Hitotumatu, Sin
Bergerson, Howard
Box 25, Folder 12

The Russian Pebble Problem 1992-2000

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Liu, Andy
Murray, Jason
Box 25, Folder 13

Dividing the Cake [1 of 2] 1967-1992

Scope and Content Note

MG notes, references.
Many algorithms for fair division, both in letters and articles.
Correspondents:
Brams, Steven
Saemundsson, Th.
Balinski, M.L.
Cottingham, Charles
Box 25, Folder 14

Dividing the Cake [2 of 2] 1992-2002

Scope and Content Note

Many more articles and algorithms.
Box 25, Folder 15

Switching Puzzles 1987-1989

Scope and Content Note

2 articles: reversing trains, and Dewdney article.
Box 26, Folder 1

Firing Squad Problem 1965-1972

Scope and Content Note

Synchronization problem with finite state machines.
"The Firing Squad Problem", by W.F. Lunnon, 1970 (typescript)
Box 26, Folder 2

Busy Beaver Problems 1981-1989

Scope and Content Note

5-state Turing machine to print maximal no. of 1's.
Correspondents:
Gallimore, Nicholas
Box 26, Folder 3

Postage Stamp Problem 1978-2000

Scope and Content Note

Least amount that cannot be made with at most t stamps, each one valued at one of k denominations.
Correspondents:
Rogers, Douglas
Guy, Richard
Box 26, Folder 4

Pantactic 1965-1993

Scope and Content Note

"Phagic Squares", by Ian Stewart, ~1972 (typescript).
"Pseudo-Random Sequences and Arrays", by F.J. MacWilliams and N.J.A. Sloane (typescript).
MG notes.
Correspondents:
Stewart, Ian
Astle, Brian
Box 26, Folder 5

Ising Problem 1971

Scope and Content Note

1 article (by Harary) + 1 page MG notes.
Box 26, Folder 6

The Circular Ruler 1973-1982

Scope and Content Note

"On the Set of Distances Determined by the Union of Arithmetic Progressions", by F.R.K. Chung & R.L. Graham (typescript).
MG notes.
Correspondents:
Grimsey, A.H.R.
James, David
Box 26, Folder 7

Checkers & Go are P Space Hard (& Chess results) 1978-1981

Scope and Content Note

Various articles.
Correspondents:
Johnson, David
Fraenkel, Aviezri
Box 26, Folder 8

Costas Arrays (2D "Rulers"), Golomb & Taylor 1982-1983

Scope and Content Note

2 Golomb articles (one with Taylor)
Box 26, Folder 9

The Condom Problem 1977-1989

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Vardi, Ilan
Lipton, Richard
Ghijsen, Jacques
Box 26, Folder 10

Ferry (Crossing) Problems 1961-1997

Scope and Content Note

Many rivere crossing problems, analysis, MG notes, etc.
Box 26, Folder 11

Error Correcting Codes [1 of 2] 1950-1976

Scope and Content Note

Many articles, preprints, reprints, etc.
Box 26, Folder 12

Error Correcting Codes [2 of 2] 1976-1999

Box 26, Folder 13

Guess A Number Game 1972-1990

Scope and Content Note

Mediocrity
Bulls & Cows (numberic Mastermind) (Moo)
Silverman's Game
Guess a Number - With Lying
Toetjes Problem
Correspondents:
Hofstadter, Douglas
Eachus, Joseph
Hawkins, David
Box 26, Folder 14

Ulam's Guess a Number with Lies 1974-2001

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Hawkins, David
Box 26, Folder 15

Point-Set Coloring 1993

Box 26, Folder 16

Self Avoiding Walks 1992-1994

Box 26, Folder 17

Bay Restaurant 1974

Box 26, Folder 18

Jeep Problem 1995

Box 26, Folder 19

Pancake Problem 1995

Scope and Content Note

Analysis by Leslie Upton
Correspondents:
Upton, Leslie
Box 26, Folder 20

Paper Fold (Andy Liu) 1999

Scope and Content Note

"Group Folding and Groups Unfolded", by Andy Liu (typescript)
Box 26, Folder 21

Rolling Cubes undated

 

Computers

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

Computer vs Hand Proofs (Experimental Math) 1978-1994

Scope and Content Note

Several articles discussing computer proofs, especially in reference to 4-color theroem, mostly from a philosophic perspective
Correspondents:
Tymoczko, Thomas
Swart, Edward
Boas, R.P.
Box 43, Folder 2

History - Electronic Calculators 1964-1995

Scope and Content Note

Mostly newspaper & popular science magazines
Box 43, Folder 3

Influence on Math 1977-1989

Scope and Content Note

Discrete Mathematics, algorithms
Box 43, Folder 4

Early Mechanical Devices (& New Hardware) 1973-1993

Scope and Content Note

Napiers Bones, Babbage, Adding machines, etc.
Package (but ot item) of "Consul", the Educated Monkey, a calculator
Correspondents:
Williams, Michael
Luebbert, William
Harary, Frank
Box 43, Folder 5

Fluidics 1960-1998

Scope and Content Note

Some articles (SA & others)
Box 43, Folder 6

Automation, Cybernetics [1 of 2] 1948-1965

Scope and Content Note

Many articles (newspaper, popular science) on automation, its' advantages & its' dangers
Box 43, Folder 7

Automation, Cybernetics [2 of 2] 1938-1993

Scope and Content Note

Collection of 1952 SA articles on automatic control, because the book based on them cut the articles and the pictures
Box 43, Folder 8

Analog Devices 1984-1985

Scope and Content Note

2 SA articles by Dewdney
Box 43, Folder 9

Teaching Machines 1960-1963

Scope and Content Note

Articles
Box 43, Folder 10

Computer & Video Games 1974-1994

Scope and Content Note

Several (mostly popular) articles
Box 43, Folder 11

Pocket Calculators 1972-1981

Scope and Content Note

Several articles, popular & technical
Box 43, Folder 12

Pocket Calculator Problems 1965-1980

Scope and Content Note

Various ideas for calculator problems, many by MG
Calculation a square root
Box 43, Folder 13

Inverted Words 1974-1979

Scope and Content Note

... on a calculator
"Dictionary and Games For Pocket Calculators", by David, Sarah, & C. Peter Rosenbaum, 1975, 22p (typescript)
Lots of examples
Correspondents:
Knuth, Donald
Box 43, Folder 14

Calculator Tricks & Stunts 1973-1983

Scope and Content Note

Chinese Remainder Theorem
ABCABC
Many calculator magic tricks
Correspondents:
Lyons, L. Vosburgh
Hudson, Charles
Stover, Mel
Altman, David
Neale, Bob
Golomb, Solomon
Box 44, Folder 1

Pocket Calculator Games 1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

Set of problems from the HP-65 Users Club (1975)
Subtraction game from Lynn Yarbrough
Correspondents:
Yarbrough, Lynn
Box 44, Folder 2

Endpaper (NYT) (Pocket Calculator 1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

Notes & suggestions fro "Endpaper" column for the New YOrk Times
Correspondents:
Collins, Glenn
Box 44, Folder 3

Dynamic Programming (Bellman) undated

Scope and Content Note

SA article on Control Theory, by Richard Bellman
Box 44, Folder 4

The L.E.D. & L.C.D. Readouts 1969-1976

Scope and Content Note

Various ways to write numerals and letters in grids
Box 44, Folder 5

Computer Poetry (& Relation to Literature, etc.) 1971-1983

Scope and Content Note

3 articles on computer verse
Box 44, Folder 6

Supercomputers (nonorganic) 1958-2000

Scope and Content Note

Various articles, mostly popular science magazines & newspapers, on progress in supercomputing design & types of supercomputers
"The Cosmological Limits on Computation", by Frank Tipler, 85pp (typescript)
Box 44, Folder 7

Parallel Processing & Coming Supercomputers 1983-1996

Scope and Content Note

Articles, mostly popular
Also "Fifth Generation"
Box 44, Folder 8

Information Retrieval -- HGW's World Brain 1960-1998

Scope and Content Note

H.G. Wells
Many articles, technical and popular
Box 44, Folder 9

Computer Art & Graphics [1 of 2] 1966-1996

Scope and Content Note

Including various artists, and Tex
Correspondents:
Lurker, Ernst
Geckeler, Siegfried
Badler, Norman
O'Brien, James
Lambert, Frank
Box 44, Folder 10

Computer Art & Graphics [2 of 2] 1980

Scope and Content Note

Folder & press release on artist Enrique Castro-Cid, and exhibition at Lowe Art Museum
Box 44, Folder 11

Word Processors 1981-1985

Scope and Content Note

3 articles, 2 on authors switching to word processors, one on loss of corrected manustripts to history
Box 44, Folder 12

Molecular Computers (Nanotechnology) 1982-2001

Scope and Content Note

Lots of articles, technical & popular
Correspondents:
Regis, Ed
Box 44, Folder 13

Neural Neet Approach (Connectionism) 1987-1996

Scope and Content Note

Many articles
Box 44, Folder 14

Game Programs (General) 1998

Scope and Content Note

Just 1 page, pointer to SA special on mind
Box 44, Folder 15

Bridge Program undated

Scope and Content Note

1 photocopy of bridge article, that computer programs can't play bridge well
Box 44, Folder 16

Computer Simulations 1989

Scope and Content Note

1 article, from Discover magazine, Oct. 1989
Box 44, Folder 17

Computer Crime (& Sabatage) 1976-1999

Scope and Content Note

Lots of articles, on crime, viruses, worms, etc.
Box 44, Folder 18

Optical Computers 1989-1998

Scope and Content Note

Several articles
Box 45, Folder 1

"Virtual Reality" - Cyberspace 1989-1993

Scope and Content Note

Lots of popular artticles, about virtual reality, art, Jaron Lanier, "Neuromancer", etc
Box 45, Folder 2

Hypertext 1992-1993

Scope and Content Note

Several newspaper articles
Box 45, Folder 3

DNA Computing 1995-1996

Scope and Content Note

Popular articles
Box 45, Folder 4

Genetic Algorithms, Artificial Life 1989-2000

Scope and Content Note

Mostly articles
Correspondents:
Sallows, Lee
Box 45, Folder 5

Digital Libraries 1995-2000

Scope and Content Note

2 articles (Lipkin, Science News, & NYT Magazine, Burdick)
Box 45, Folder 6

Email & Publishing 1993

Scope and Content Note

2 articles, C&EN and TIME
Box 45, Folder 7

Java Language 1997

Scope and Content Note

1 article, American Scientist, by Brian Hayes
Box 45, Folder 8

Computer Proofs 1996-1997

Scope and Content Note

2 newspaper articles & 2 magazine articles (Nature, Science News)
Box 45, Folder 9

Reverse Computing 1999

Scope and Content Note

1 newspaper article
Box 45, Folder 10

Grading Machine! 1999

Scope and Content Note

1 article "New Word Order", by Clive Thompson, Lingua Franca, about software that could grade essays
Box 45, Folder 11

Quantum Computers! (& Code Cracking) 1992-2001

Scope and Content Note

Many articles on quantum computers and quantum crypology
 

Diophantine

Physical Description: 13 folder(s)
Box 9, Folder 1

Diophantine Prob's [1 of 2] 1960-1987

Scope and Content Note

Many MG notes.
"Diophantine Equations and Electronic Calculators", by Rufus Isaacs, 46pp (typescript)
Box 9, Folder 2

Diophantine Prob's [2 of 2] 1976-2000

Scope and Content Note

"Tiling the Square With Rational Triangles", by Richard Guy, 1988, 57pp (typescript)
"Faltings Plus Epsilon, Wiles Plus Epsilon, and the Generalized Fermat Equation", by H. Darman, 1999, 16pp (typescript)
Correspondents:
Schoeder, Manfred
Guy, Richard
Box 9, Folder 3

Heron Triangles 1971-1999

Box 9, Folder 4

Integral Tetrahedron & Hexahedroa 1986-1997

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Baker, Gerald
Coxeter, H.S.M.
Leech, John
Box 9, Folder 5

Helbert's 10th 1970-1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Sacerdote, George
Box 9, Folder 6

Mordell's Conjecture 1983-1986

Box 9, Folder 7

Euler's Conjecture - & Counter-example 1966-1993

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Leech, John
Box 9, Folder 8

Rectangle-with-border Problem in 2 & 3 Space 1970

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Sleator, Daniel
Rowe, R.Robinson
Box 9, Folder 9

The "Integral" Brick 1970-2001

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Leech, John
Morris, David
Hess, Richard
Rathbun, Randall
Box 9, Folder 10

Archimedes Cattle Problem 1965-1998

Box 9, Folder 11

The Rational 7 (was 6) Points (unsolved Problem) 1970-1985

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Guy, Richard
Coxeter, H.S.M.
Diaconis, Persi
Honsberger, Ross
Liu, Andy
Box 9, Folder 12

The 6 Problems Involving Pairs of Figurate Numbers 1984

Scope and Content Note

"On Some Diophantine Equations{", by Saburo Uchiyama, 1984 (Lecture Notes)
Box 9, Folder 13

Crossed Ladders 1962-1999

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
ApSimon, H.G.
Harris, John
Hunter, J.A.H.
O'Beirne, Thomas
O'Shea, Owen
 

Dr. Matrix

Physical Description: 15 folder(s)
Box 67, Folder 11

Mozart 1992-1995

Scope and Content Note

"Counting the Notes: Numerology in the Works of Mozart, Especially Die Zauberflote", by I. Grattan-Guinness, 1991, 31pp (photocopy)
Correspondents:
Karhausen, L.R.
Box 67, Folder 12

On "23" 1993

Scope and Content Note

"On the Synchoronicities of the Number 23", by Loren Goldner, 1993 (typescript)
Box 67, Folder 13

Numberology - Misc. 1961-1997

Scope and Content Note

Lots of articles (newspaper and other) on numerology
Many notes for columns
Box 67, Folder 14

1/137 Fine Structure Constant 1972-1998

Scope and Content Note

"A Quantal Hypothesis for Hadrons and the Judging of Physical Numerology", by I.J. Good, 1989, 55pp, Tech. Rep. No. 89-13, V.P.I.
Correspondents:
Clark, Arthur C.
Box 68, Folder 1

Numerology & Individual Numbers [1 of 2] 1963-1998

Scope and Content Note

Lots of notes of individual number curiosities (mostly numbers 1-14)
Box 68, Folder 2

Numerology & Individual Numbers [2 of 2] 1975-2002

Scope and Content Note

15 and miscellaneous larger numbers
Correspondents:
Dickson, Paul
Box 68, Folder 3

Numerology of Constants (Pi, e, Phi, Euler, etc.) 1959-2001

Box 68, Folder 4

Word Play Items 1970-1994

Scope and Content Note

Many of the items are biblical
Correspondents:
Sallows, Lee
Farrell, Jeremiah
Box 68, Folder 5

The Canadian Code Nickel 1946-1977

Scope and Content Note

"Victory" five cent Canadian coin, 1943 & 1944, with a message in International Morse Code around the edge
Correspondents:
Keeler, Donald
Box 68, Folder 6

Ideas For Future Matrix Columns 1976-1997

Scope and Content Note

Republican presidents are prime
Artificial language
Computers
Math art (Dr. M in SoHo)
Creative Adventure - randomness, coincidences, etc
Nuclear physicist - arrows of time
Chess (& Fibonacci)
St. Louis & catenary arch
Gambling casino (with bar bets)
Occult, Uri Gellar, EST, etc
Thoughts on Matrix novel
... & misc. notes & articles, etc.
Correspondents:
Hitotumatu, Sin
Stover, Mel
Sallows, Lee
Box 68, Folder 7

Dr. Matrix on - Math & Theology 1960-1982

Scope and Content Note

Various MG notes on theology, etc, for Matrix column
"Godel and God", by Andrew Riley, 11pp, 1978 (typescript)
Correspondents:
Meally, Victor
Box 68, Folder 8

Presidential Elections 1959-2000

Scope and Content Note

Notes, letters, articles, etc. on President facts
"History Computed", by Arthur Finnessey, 1983, 24pp, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (pamphlet)
Correspondents:
Kruskal, William
Lindon, J.A.
Card, L.E.
Borgmann, Dmitri
Box 68, Folder 9

Matrix Release - on Garrison 1967-1971

Scope and Content Note

Jim Garrison's numerology on Kennedy's assisination
Box 68, Folder 10

Press REleases on Dr. Matrix - Presidential Cand. Names 1967-1968

Scope and Content Note

Mostly press release on 1968 presidential candidates - Rockefeller, Romney, Reagan, Buckley, Shirley Temple (several copies), and comments on it
Correspondents:
Asimov, Isaac
Lindon, J.A.
Box 68, Folder 11

Numbers (Misc) 1963-2002

Scope and Content Note

Notes & articles on numbers
Book project on "gosh" numbers
Correspondents:
Gilbert, Edgar
Pohl, Frederick
 

Fermat's Last Theorem

Physical Description: 7 folder(s)
Box 9, Folder 14

Fermat's Last Theorem 1938-2000

Scope and Content Note

Much history.
"On the Bounds of l in Fermat's Last Theorem", by Guy A.R. Guillotte, 1972 (typescript of lecture)
"The Ripple in the Carpet, Fermat's Last Theorem, and Kasner's Kindergarden", by Herbert E. Salzer (typescript)
Box 9, Folder 15

Crank Proofs 1980-1997

Scope and Content Note

Several "proofs", two as booklets, and some letters claiming proofs.
Correspondents:
Dudley, Underwood
Box 9, Folder 16

The Flawed 1988 Proof of Fermat's Last 1987-1993

Scope and Content Note

Yoichi Miyaoka's
Box 9, Folder 17

Wile's Proof 1993-1998

Scope and Content Note

Many articles, mostly popular, on Wile's proof, then the gap, and finally the fix; also history of FLT.
Some explanitory articles.
Correspondents:
Thurston, William
Hayes, Brian
Box 10, Folder 1

Vos Savant Flap 1993-1997

Scope and Content Note

Much correspondance about MG endorsement of Vos Savant book, and MG embarrassment over it.
Also reviews and discussion of the book itself and the Parade column.
Correspondents:
Vos Savant, Marilyn
Gillman, Leonard
Goldberg, Steven
Huges, Brian
Asimov, Dan
Mazur, Barry
Box 10, Folder 2

Beal's Problem 1998

Scope and Content Note

xm + yn = zr has no whole number solutions where x, y, z have no common factor & m, n, r are greater than 2.
Single article (from Math Horizens) by Keith Devlin
Correspondents:
Beal, Andrew
Box 10, Folder 3

E-Mail on FLT 1993

Scope and Content Note

Much e-mail on vos Savant plus a couple of other photocopies, collected and sent to MG by Jerry Farrell.
Correspondents:
Farrell, Jeremiah
 

Fractals & Chaos

Physical Description: 14 folder(s)
Box 27, Folder 5

Fractals - & Mandelbrot [1 of 3] 1979-1995

Scope and Content Note

Many articles from popular science magazines.
Correspondents:
Mandelbrot, Benoit
Box 27, Folder 6

Fractals - & Mandelbrot [2 of 3] 1967-1990

Scope and Content Note

More articles and reviews.
Selected bibliography (1988)
Correspondents:
Mandelbrot, Benoit
Gosper, Bill
Box 27, Folder 7

Fractals - & Mandelbrot [3 of 3] 1988-2000

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Eaton, Leonard
Box 27, Folder 8

"Eternity Patterns" (Infinite Regress) 1973-2000

Scope and Content Note

"Criss-Cross Communications", Number One, 1974 (magazine) with tipped-in photos & silkscreens.
Correspondents:
Yanoff, Michael
Box 27, Folder 9

Snow Crystals 1973-1987

Box 27, Folder 10

Chaos Theory [1 of 3] 1975-1987

Scope and Content Note

Many articles, popular & technical.
Correspondents:
Chaitin, Greg
Box 28, Folder 1

Chaos Theory [2 of 3] 1987-1993

Scope and Content Note

More articles.
Journal of Chaos and Graphics, Vol. 2, Aug, 1987, Ed. by Clifford Pickover.
Box 28, Folder 2

Chaos Theory [3 of 3] 1987-1998

Scope and Content Note

More articles.
Box 28, Folder 3

Amygdala [1 or 2] 1987-1990

Scope and Content Note

Issues 1-19
Correspondents:
Silver, Roland
Box 28, Folder 4

Amygdala [2 or 2] 1987-1990

Scope and Content Note

Slides from Amygdals issues (incomplete).
Box 28, Folder 5

Fractal Rep-Tiles (Ammann) 1976-1979

Scope and Content Note

16 Examples.
Correspondents:
Ammann, Robert
Giles, Jack
Box 28, Folder 6

Pickover's Work (Chaos) 1987-1992

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Pickover, Clifford
Box 28, Folder 7

Mandelbrot Set 1985-1999

Scope and Content Note

Many articles and ads
"Six Worlds" (in Turbo Pascal): Dysan 5 inch floppy disk
Correspondents:
Dewdney, A.K.
Box 28, Folder 8

Quasi-Fractals (TTT & Sheffer Stroke) 2000

Scope and Content Note

1 article, by Ian Stewart, from S.A. Aug, 2000.
 

Game Problems

Physical Description: 9 folder(s)
Box 32, Folder 1

Shannon Switches 1996

Scope and Content Note

1 article (by Mansfield)
Box 32, Folder 2

Klemperer's Games (Chess Tracks) 1948-1983

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Klemperer, Wolfgang
Bynum, Jim
Bolbus, Leonard
Box 32, Folder 3

Glass's Toroidal TTT (& Peak, Pass, Deep Theorem) 11972-1973

Scope and Content Note

"A Combinatorial Analogue of the Poincare Index Theorem", by Leon Glass, 1973 (typescript)
Correspondents:
Glass, Leon
Box 32, Folder 4

Near-Sighted Hunter 1979

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Reynolds, Robert
Harris, John
Box 32, Folder 5

Conway's "Sylver Coinage" Game 1966-1987

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Conway, John
Guy, Richard
Silber, Robert
Box 32, Folder 6

Beanstalk & Conway's Beans-Don't-Talk 1986

Scope and Content Note

Article by Guy
Box 32, Folder 7

Take-Away (Nim-like) Games [1 of 3] 1955-1976

Scope and Content Note

Many examples, much analysis
Correspondents:
McAllister, Stephen
Filman, Robert
Cook, R.S.
Mertz, Robert
Silverman, David
Parkin, Robert
Hein, Piet
Box 32, Folder 8

Take-Away (Nim-like) Games [2 of 3] 1967-1986

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Melf, Frank
Isaacs, Rufus
Hoggatt, Vernon
Lenstra, H.W.
Sibert, William
Fulves, Karl
Guy, Richard
Box 32, Folder 9

Take-Away (Nim-like) Games [3 of 3] 1982-2000

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Fraenkel, Aviezri
 

Game Theory

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

Parrando's Paradox 1980?

Scope and Content Note

Single newspaper article
Box 31, Folder 9

Prisoner's Dilemma 1967-2000

Scope and Content Note

Many articles
Correspondents:
Verhoeff, Tom
Box 31, Folder 10

Game Theory 1955-2000

Scope and Content Note

Many articles
Correspondents:
Fraenkel, Aviezri
Box 31, Folder 11

Simple Games To Which Game Theory Applies 1959-1995

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Riker, William
Becker, Joseph
Box 31, Folder 12

Game Theory Applications in S.S. & Ethics 1954-1982

Scope and Content Note

(S.S. = Social Sciences)
Box 31, Folder 13

Games & Anthropology 1959-1970

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Roberts, John
Box 31, Folder 14

Decision Theory 1953-2000

Scope and Content Note

Dollar auction
Supermarket paradox
Prisoners Dilemma
4 papers by Maya Bar-Hillel & Ruma Falk (1978-1980)
Correspondents:
Gale, David
Trigg, Charles
Brams, Steven
Woods, Donald
Lyons
Box 31, Folder 15

Penny Pinch Paradox 1991

 

Graphs

Physical Description: 26 folder(s)
Box 21, Folder 1

Digraphs (Directed) 1959-1992

Scope and Content Note

Directed graphs - MG notes.
"Equivalence of Topological Markov Shifts", by Ray Adlar et.al. (typescript).
"Networks of Sounds: Graph Theory Applied to Studying Rhymes", by James Joyce (typescript)
"Oedipus Loves His Mother", by Frank Harary, 1979 (typescript)
Correspondents:
Conway, John
Adler, Ray
Harary, Frank
Box 21, Folder 2

Parallel Climbers 1995

Scope and Content Note

Single article by Alan Tucker
Box 21, Folder 3

Graphs 1935-2002

Scope and Content Note

"One Dimensional Analysis Situs", by James Singer, Galois Lecture, 1935 (copy)
Many articles, notes, problems, etc.
"A Telephone Dialing Question", by Benjamin Schwartz, 1992 (typescript)
Correspondents:
Ragland, Earl
Box 21, Folder 4

Path Tracing Puzzles 1961-1999

Scope and Content Note

Many puzzles.
Sam Loy's Chines Puzzles (Sam Loyd?) - from newpaper.
Correspondents:
Kim, Scott
Box 21, Folder 5

Hamiltonian Paths & Circuits 1960-1991

Scope and Content Note

Mostly MG notes.
Correspondents:
Mullin, Ronald
Box 21, Folder 6

My Hypercube Hamiltonian Path Puzzle 1985

Scope and Content Note

"The Spelling Superbee"
Box 21, Folder 7

Graph Induction Program 1983

Scope and Content Note

INGRID: A Software Tool for Extremal Graph Theory; Research by Ronald Dutton & Robert Brigham (Primer and Users manual, and a compilation of results from the program.)
Box 21, Folder 8

Utilities Problem 1975-1979

Scope and Content Note

Water, Gas, and Electricity problem (K3,3).
Mostly trying to track down the history of this problem.
Correspondents:
Federico, P.J.
Box 21, Folder 9

Signed & Marked Graphs & Nets 1977-1983

Scope and Content Note

3 articles & pre-prints, by Frank Harary & others.
Box 21, Folder 10

Perfect Tree Problem (Leech) 1974-1978

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Leech, John
Taylor, Herbert
Hitotumatu, Sin
Box 21, Folder 11

Packing Trees in Complete Graphs undated

Scope and Content Note

Single typescript about packing sequential stars & paths into a complete graph, by Honsberger.
Box 21, Folder 12

Left-Right Paths 1973-1977

Scope and Content Note

Analysis by Joseph Malkevitch, and another by H. Shank
Correspondents:
Malkevitch, Joseph
Box 21, Folder 13

Map Coloring of Independent Notes (or edges) 1962-1997

Scope and Content Note

Much Minty correspondence and papers, and some of his comments on other graph theorists.
Correspondents:
Minty, George
Box 21, Folder 14

Graph Coloring 1961-1996

Scope and Content Note

3 papes (preprints) form Academy of Science of USSR, Siberian Branch, Institute of Mathematics, 1976: GT-5, GT-6, GT-7.
Game of Exchange.
Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
White, Neil
Box 21, Folder 15

Reconstruction Conjecture undated

Scope and Content Note

1 jpage MG notes.
Box 21, Folder 16

Fraenkel's Directed Graph Games [1 of 2] 1974-1977

Scope and Content Note

Many papers by Aviezri Fraenkel, on games and their analysis.
Traffic Jam Games.
Correspondents:
Fraenkel, Aviezri
Box 21, Folder 17

Fraenkel's Directed Graph Games [2 of 2] 1974-1984

Scope and Content Note

More papers.
Cannibals
Arrows
The Particles & Antiparticles Game
Box 22, Folder 1

Rectangular Maps 1993

Scope and Content Note

1 article, by Colin Bell
Box 22, Folder 2

Blanche Descartes 1978-1979

Scope and Content Note

Bibliography of her work
"The Twelve Coin Problem", a poem
Correspondents:
Steinberg, Richard
Box 22, Folder 3

Harmonious Graphs 1980

Scope and Content Note

1 article, by Ron Graham & Neil Sloane
Box 22, Folder 4

Slope Problems (Rob Jameson, Clemson) 1983-1984

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Jamison, Robert
Trigg, Charles
Box 22, Folder 5

Random Graphs 1990-2000

Scope and Content Note

Articles, by Joyce Justicz, Edward Scheinerman & Peter Winkler; by Fan Chung; by Brian Hayes
Box 22, Folder 6

Kuratowski's Theorem Generalized 1984-1987

Box 22, Folder 7

Toothpick Problems 1986-1987

Box 22, Folder 8

Orthogonal Trees 1991

Scope and Content Note

1 article, by Coxeter
Box 22, Folder 9

Engel's "Spin Curves" 1993

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Engel, Douglas
 

Higher Dimensions

Physical Description: 9 folder(s)
Box 18, Folder 1

Fourth & Higher Dimensions 1956-1997

Scope and Content Note

Lots of MG notes and references.
"Escaping Three Dimensional Thinking: Explorations in the Fourth Dimension", by Steve Johnson, Ben Shneiderman, Richard Steele, 1976 (typescript)
"The Rise of Higher Space", by Robert Muir Wood (synopsis & outline)
"Pebbling in Hypercubes", by Fan Chung (typescript)
Correspondents:
Shneiderman, Ben
Wood, Robert
Rucker, Rudy
Box 18, Folder 2

4-Space in Theology & Occultism 1961-1974

Scope and Content Note

Lots of MG notes & references
"4D & Theology", MG summary of various 4D explanations
Box 18, Folder 3

Computer Displays 1974-1986

Scope and Content Note

Several images of and articles about Tom Banchoff
Correspondents:
Schenck,, Hilbert
Box 18, Folder 4

TTT Problem (Scott Kim) 1976

Scope and Content Note

About anti-tic-tac-toe (analysis by Scott Kim)
Box 18, Folder 5

4-D in Physics 1946-1967

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Bork, Alfred
Box 18, Folder 6

The "Fake R-4" 1982

Scope and Content Note

An alternative 4-space discoverd, and it relationship to space-time (Michael Freedman's work)
Correspondents:
Renz, Peter
Stewart, Ian
Box 18, Folder 7

Phase Spaces & Use Of 1995

Scope and Content Note

One article, from New Scientist (by Ian Stewart) (photocopy)
Box 18, Folder 8

Hypersolids (Regular & Otherwise) 1961-2000

Scope and Content Note

Note from Leo Moser (on 1-D lengths in n-D cube)
Coxeter's classification of Zonahedra
Floppy Disk: 4D version 4.2, Rotations of 4D objects in 3 space, by Peter Turney
Correspondents:
Knuth, Donald
Olshersky, George
Robertson, Douglas
Box 18, Folder 9

Dean Zimmerman on 4-D 1997

 

Knots, Links

Physical Description: 24 folder(s)
Box 19, Folder 2

References 1988-2001

Scope and Content Note

Lots of references (MG and others), as well as some articles and pamphlets about knots
Correspondents:
Hayes, Brian
Box 19, Folder 3

Knots - General [1 of 2] 1978-1995

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Prat, Randall
Box 19, Folder 4

Knots - General [2 of 2] 1960-1997

Scope and Content Note

Moebius strip turks-head knot (letter and model)
MG notes
Correspondents:
Brown, Ronald
Goetsch, Tim
Rolfsen, Dale
Box 19, Folder 5

Knot Theory & Q.M. 1977-1997

Scope and Content Note

Few short articles on physics, quantum mechanics, etc, and knot theory
Box 19, Folder 6

Borromean Rings undated

Scope and Content Note

MG "simpler presentation" of Borromean magic trick, along with original effect "Blink", by Terri Rogers
Box 19, Folder 7

Knot Puzzles 1981-1999

Scope and Content Note

Dai Vernon "Rope Puzzle" magic trick
Correspondents:
Matsuyama, Mitsunobu
Box 19, Folder 8

Ring & Rope Tricks [1 of 2] 1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

Clifton's Ring Move (pamphlet)
OffeRing, by Ron Vergilio (pamphlet)
"The Ring & Rope Book", by Philip Reed Willmarth (large booklet)
MG notes on tricks
Box 19, Folder 9

Ring & Rope Tricks [2 of 2] 1952-1996

Scope and Content Note

MG notes on tricks
Many tricks
"Melt-Thru" by Harvey Rosenthal (booklet)
Box 19, Folder 10

Knot & Link Magic Tricks [1 of 2] 1977-1996

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Futagawa, Shigeo
Matsuyama, Mitsunobu
Box 19, Folder 11

Knot & Link Magic Tricks [2 of 2] 1987-1999

Scope and Content Note

"Knots on the Square", by Joseph Schmidt (booklet)
Box 20, Folder 1

Louis Kauffman [1 of 3] 1995-1997

Scope and Content Note

Several articles by Kauffman
Correspondents:
Kauffman, Louis
Box 20, Folder 2

Louis Kauffman [2 of 3] 1996-1998

Scope and Content Note

Knot tricks - handwritten & drawn by Kauffman
More Kauffman articles and notes
Correspondents:
Kauffman, Louis
Box 20, Folder 3

Louis Kauffman [3 of 3] 1995-1999

Scope and Content Note

Reprints of various Kauffman articles
Box 20, Folder 4

Knots (L. Kauffman, Conway) 1979-1998

Scope and Content Note

"Weaving Patterns and Polynomials", by Louis Kauffman (typescript)
Kauffman notes and typescripts, plus some articles, generally dealing with Conway's polynomial
Correspondents:
Kauffman, Louis
Box 20, Folder 5

Noninvertible Knots 1983

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Trotter, Hale
Box 20, Folder 6

Classification by Crossings 1961-1998

Scope and Content Note

Some popular articles on knots.
Some technical articals on knot classification.
Typescripts of discussions of 10- and 11-crossing knots.
Correspondents:
Perko, Kenneth
Crowell, Richard
Fox, Ralph
Box 20, Folder 7

Shoelaces & Neckties 1996-2000

Scope and Content Note

Minimum length of shoelace with different patterns.
Mathematical study of ways to tie a necktie.
Box 20, Folder 8

Testing Equivalence 1938-1979

Scope and Content Note

"Knots", by James Singer, 1938: A lecture given at the Galois Institute of Mathematics, 18pp (typescript)
"Knot coding and Analysis", by D.R. Phillips (typescript
MG notes on the 3-color test.
Box 20, Folder 9

Knots in N-spaces 1906-1995

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence on possibility of a knot in spaces of even dimension.
Correspondents:
Rolfsen, Dale
Coxeter, H.S.M.
Box 20, Folder 10

Trivial Knot Problem 1972-1982

Scope and Content Note

Is a given knot trivial (ie, unknot)?
Generalized Chefalo Knot trick, by Matsuyama.
"A Link Criterion for the Trivial Knot", by John Stillwell (typescript)
"The Compound Crossing Number of a Knot", by John Stillwell (typescript)
Correspondents:
Perko, Kenneth
Matsuyama, Mitsunobu
Poston, Tim
Stillwell, John
Box 20, Folder 11

Animals & Knots 1962-1968

Scope and Content Note

Hagfish, Levcothrix Mucor (bacterium)
Also, linked molecules (catenane)
Box 20, Folder 12

Links 1958-1997

Scope and Content Note

Several puzzles & magic tricks.
Several articles & tricks involving Borromean rings and generalizations.
Some correspondence without names, or only first name.
"Borromean Baffler", by Bob Neale (magic trick)
Correspondents:
Levinson, H.
Neale, Robert
Ransom, Tom
Box 20, Folder 13

Ring & 2 Knots Puzzle 1982

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Hegde, Manjunath
Box 20, Folder 14

Sliding Knots 1982

Scope and Content Note

Magic tricks.
Curry letter about sliding knot effect, and "Touch".
Correspondents:
Curry, Paul
 

Life

Physical Description: 36 folder(s)
Box 35, Folder 11

Refs. on Cellular Automata 1964-2001

Scope and Content Note

Many articles
Stotastic Growth & Form
Kinematic & Tessellation Automata
Cellular Automata
Self-Replicating Systems
Correspondents:
Ulam, Stanislav
Wolfram, Stephen
Box 35, Folder 12

Virtual Ants 1973-1995

Scope and Content Note

Tur-mites
Box 35, Folder 13

R. Rucker's (CA) [1 of 2] 1989

Scope and Content Note

CA-Lab (Cellular Automata) instructions
Correspondents:
Rucker, Rudy
Box 35, Folder 14

R. Rucker's (CA) [2 of 2] 1989

Scope and Content Note

2 floppy disks for CA-Lab from Autodesk, Inc (1 5-inch floppy & 1 3 1/2 inch floppy)
Box 35, Folder 15

Waterloo Group 1977

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Raynham, Peter
Box 35, Folder 16

Linear Life 1978-1988

Scope and Content Note

HP-65 program & instructions
Some articles
Correspondents:
Havermann, Hans
Schwartz, Mordecai
Box 35, Folder 17

3D Life 1987-1991

Box 35, Folder 18

Variants j- & Compet. Games 1970-1992

Scope and Content Note

Evolution: A Game (by Vernon Nemitz)
Creation (Paul Axel)
Life91
Box 35, Folder 19

Life & Fractals 1982

Scope and Content Note

3 papers by Wolfram on life and fractals
Box 35, Folder 20

Conway Correspondence on Life 1970

Scope and Content Note

Many letters, mostly undated
Correspondents:
Conway, John
Box 36, Folder 1

Bob Wainright 1970-1982

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from Wainright and MG to various publishers about a projected book (by Wainright) about the game of Life, along with drafts, contents, etc.
Correspondence from Wainright to Conway, about projected "Life" newletter "Lifeline".
Correspondents:
Wainwright, Robert
Box 36, Folder 2

Practical Uses for Life 1974-1991

Scope and Content Note

Peter Albin - Economic systems (book request)
Art Appel - Computer algorithm for hidden line removal
2 popular science magazine articles (Science Digest, Scientific American)
Box 36, Folder 3

Logical & Philos. Aspects 1973-1978

Scope and Content Note

"Can computer Design Illuminate Spacetime Physics?", by John A. Wheeler, 1978 (typescript)
MG notes & quotes about Life
Correspondents:
Conway, John
Box 36, Folder 4

Life Universal 1970

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Smith, Alvy Ray
Box 36, Folder 5

Fuses & Wicks 1970-1971

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Tower, Steve
Hoel, Jeffrey
Wainwright, Robert
Beeler, Michael
Box 36, Folder 6

Gliders & Ships, Generators, Guns, & Collisions 1970-1990

Scope and Content Note

Many examples, with diagrams, computer printouts, photos, etc
Correspondents:
Gosper, Bill
McClelland, Keith
Collins, George
Woods, Donald
Box 36, Folder 7

Misc. Life Forms 1972

Box 36, Folder 8

Methuselahs 1985-1990

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Trevorrow, Andrew
Box 36, Folder 9

Gardens of Eden 1964-1970

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Smith, Alvy Ray
Box 36, Folder 10

R-Pentomino 1970-1971

Scope and Content Note

Many responses, most with computer printouts
Box 36, Folder 11

Rows 1970

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Woods, Donald
Taber, Arthur
Friedman, George
Goodman, Gary
Box 36, Folder 12

5-5-5-5-5-5-5 1970

Box 36, Folder 13

Stretchers 1993

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of printouts from Life mailing list
Box 36, Folder 14

Oscillators (& Flip-Flops) 1972

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Hickerson, Dean
Box 36, Folder 15

Still Lifes 1970

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Read, Ronald
Box 36, Folder 16

Fredkin Rule 1970-1975

Scope and Content Note

"A Simple Algorithm for Self-Replication", by Terry Winograd, 1970, MIT AI-Memo #197 (typescript)
Box 36, Folder 17

E. Roger Banks 1971

Scope and Content Note

"Information Processing and Transmission in Cellular Automata", by Edwin Roger Banks, 1971 (typescript): PhD Thesis
"Cellular Automata", by Edwin Roger Banks, MIT-AI Memo 198, 1970, First Draft (typescript)
Correspondents:
Banks, Roger
Box 37, Folder 1

Articles on Life 1972-1997

Scope and Content Note

Lots of articles, technical & popular
"Statistical Mechanics of a Dynamical System Based on Conway's Game orf Life", by L.S. Schulman & P.E. Seiden (typescript)
Preliminalry outline and preface for "The Book of Life", by Anthony Barcellow & Dean Hickerson, 1983
Box 37, Folder 2

Computer Programs [1 of 2] f1976-1999

Scope and Content Note

Life on a chip, from CMU, Carl Ebeling & Edward Frank, 1981
Beyond Life Game, by Brian Silverman, 1985
Color Life game, by Michael Day, 1988 (Floppy included, next folder)
Life, by Justin White, 1992 (floppies included, next folder)
Box 37, Folder 3

Computer Programs [2 of 2] 1986-1992

Scope and Content Note

5 1/2 floppy disks:
V2080 CPeMulator version 3.21 & Color Life, Michael Day
LIFE, 1992, Justin White
Big-Calc Version 2.00, 1992, Justin White
Box 37, Folder 4

LifeLines 1971-1980

Scope and Content Note

Complete run of LIFELINE newsletter (1-11) plus re-activated LIFELINE (#12)
Correspondents:
Webb, William
Box 37, Folder 5

Jim Jackson's IBM Disk 1985

Scope and Content Note

About Jackson's disk (not disk itself), which contains Life & Relatives, FRED, GLife, & ZLIFE. Also "users manual" for programs
Correspondents:
Jackson, James
Box 37, Folder 6

Poundstone's Book 1983-1984

Box 37, Folder 7

Byte Articles 1975-1992

Scope and Content Note

Series of "Life Line" articles, 1-4, plus other articles (some photocopies) from Byte
Correspondents:
Helmers, Carl
Box 37, Folder 8

Gosper's New Glider Gun & his Hashlife 1987-1988

Scope and Content Note

Long reports by Gosper on some of his research
Box 37, Folder 9

Dean Hickerson 1989

Scope and Content Note

Copies of correspondence between Dean Hickerson and others
 

Logic

Physical Description: 18 folder(s)
Box 48, Folder 1

Logic 1960-2000

Scope and Content Note

Many logic problems, from MG and from readers
Box 48, Folder 2

Automath Language (De Bruijn) 1971-1974

Scope and Content Note

"The AUTOMATH Mathematics Checking Project", by N.G. de Bruijn (11pp) (typescript)
"AUTOMATH, a language for mathematics", lectures by N.G. de Bruijn, notes by Barry Fawcell (60pp)
Box 48, Folder 3

Who Owns Zebra? 1965-1978

Scope and Content Note

The problem, from several sources. Also some variations, and solutions. No original source mentioned.
Box 48, Folder 4

Smith, Jones, Rob - Problems 1964-1983

Scope and Content Note

Inferential problems (reasoning problems)
article on solving these with a matrix
Box 48, Folder 5

WFF'N PROOF 1961-1969

Scope and Content Note

Reports on and ads for the ALL Project (Accelerated Learning of Logic), and their WFF'N Proof games
Correspondents:
Allen, Layman
Box 48, Folder 6

What's On My Head? 1964

Scope and Content Note

What's That on my Head? game, and an idea (by MG) for What's That on my Head Poker?
Correspondents:
Abbott, Robert
Box 48, Folder 7

Multi-Valued Logic & Other Wierd Logics 1953-1996

Scope and Content Note

Short MG article on nonsense of "non-Aristotelion" logic (draft)
Several science fiction stories and SF magazine articles involving multi-valued logics
Some articles explaining multi-valued logics, and MG notes on articles
Box 48, Folder 8

Doubleday Book - Plagiarism 1975

Scope and Content Note

Excerpts from "Vicious Circles & Infinity", with sources from which they have been taken without quotes or references
Box 48, Folder 9

Lorenzen's Logic as Game 1965-1966

Scope and Content Note

"Logic as a Dialogical Game", by Paul Lorenzen & Frederick Binford, 1965, Tech. Rep. No. 87, Stanford (booklet)
"The Logic of Dialogues", by Paul Lorenzen, 1965 (mimeo)
Box 48, Folder 10

Color Mixing - and Boolean Algebra (& Groups) 1976

Scope and Content Note

Article from Math. Teacher, by William Orton
Box 48, Folder 11

Bertrand Russell Paradox 1971-1976

Scope and Content Note

Bertrand Russell's Paradox of set of all sets
MG notes on paradox
Set of letters between Paul Shildneck & others, on paradox
Some articles on paradox
Variations, from Mel Stover
Correspondents:
Shildneck, Paul
Quine, W.V.
Salmon, Wesley
Shildneck, Keith
Box 48, Folder 12

Symbolic Logic Proofs of God 1958-1963

Scope and Content Note

Several "proofs", with some analysis
Box 48, Folder 13

Brown's Laws of Form [1 of 2] 1972-1986

Scope and Content Note

Several reviews and articles, and much material pro & con: people bringing "Laws of Form" to MG attention, & MG's skepticaql replies. MG compares it to Carnap's "Aufbau", & Boolean algebra.
"Balance and Self Reference", by Louis H. Kauffman (29pp)(typescript)
Correspondents:
Suppes, Patrick
Heath, Peter
Kauffman, Louis
Church, Alonzo
Box 48, Folder 14

Brown's Laws of Form [2 of 2] 1977-1978

Scope and Content Note

"Logical Form", newletter devoted to "Laws of Form", 5 issues, edited by Daniel Rohrlich
Box 48, Folder 15

Logic Paradoxes 1961-1987

Scope and Content Note

Several articles
MG references
MG summary of 2 Lewis Carroll paradoxes (2 barbars; tortoise & Achilles)
Box 49, Folder 1

The Liar & Variants 1961-2001

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Quine, W.V.
Clark, Arthur C.
Box 49, Folder 2

Self Reference 1964-1998

Scope and Content Note

Many articles
Box 49, Folder 3

Cube Model of Syllogisms (Alex Mebane) 1992-1995

Scope and Content Note

Graphic models for simple logic
Lewis Carroll references
"The Complete 'Theory of the Syllogism' as Made Self-evident by a sSimple 3-Dimensional Model", by Alexander Mebane, 1992, 8pp (typescript)
Correspondents:
Mebane, Alexander
 

Logic Machines and Diagrams

Physical Description: 55 folder(s)
Box 49, Folder 4

U. of C. Reprint 1967-1990

Scope and Content Note

... of "Logic Machines and Diagrams", by University of Chicago Press
Correspondence about the reprint, both of the contract for it and the contents of it
Some royalty reports
Box 49, Folder 5

U. of C. Corrections, Revisions 1986

Box 49, Folder 6

Chapter Revisions 1981-1998

Box 49, Folder 7

Chapter 8 - Early Elect. Mach's 1981-1982

Box 49, Folder 8

9. Artificial Intellegence undated

Scope and Content Note

Early draft of new chapter 9, on Machine INtellegence
Box 49, Folder 9

Appendix 1981

Scope and Content Note

Draft of new appendix
"Testrolog Program", a relay circuit to demonstrate the difference between combinatorial and sequential circuits, from Starro Fooundus
Box 49, Folder 10

Michie Letters (& Papers) 1981-1982

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Michie about chapter (& forward)
2 papers by Michie
The forward, and chapter 9 with corrections from Michie
Correspondents:
Michie, Donald
Box 49, Folder 11

Reviews 1959-1983

Scope and Content Note

Mostly of 1958 edition
Box 49, Folder 12

Royalty Statements (U.S.) (& Contract) 1956-1974

Box 49, Folder 13

Foreign Editions 1964-1983

Box 49, Folder 14

Log. Mach. & Diag. 1951-1983

Scope and Content Note

Early correspondence with publisher, sample chapter with comments
Correspondents:
Church, Alonzo
Burkhart, William
Carnap, Rudolf
Box 49, Folder 15

Dover Edition 1967

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Dover, contract, new preface, corrections
Box 49, Folder 16

Origianl Art (Orig. MSS Given - 1966 - to Robert Lund) undated

Scope and Content Note

Originals of the art work for Logic Machines and DDiagrams book, plus original photo (of "An Electronic Logic Machine")
Box 49, Folder 17

Hilton's Plagiarism 1964-1965

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence about Alice Mary Hilton's plagiarism of Logic Machines & Diagrams" in her "Logic, Computing Machines and Automation"
Box 49, Folder 18

Advertising 1958-1960

Scope and Content Note

PJress releases, book club announcements, etc
Box 49, Folder 19

Sc. Amer. Article - Logic Machines 1952

Scope and Content Note

The article itself "Logic Machines", plus notes and early draft
Box 49, Folder 20

Entry on Lull (For Sebeok Dict.) 1982

Scope and Content Note

Typescript of article on Lull, for "Encyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics"
Correspondents:
Sebeok, Thomas
Box 50, Folder 1

Modern Revival of Lull 1956-1975

Scope and Content Note

Think Tank, Synectics, DeBono and other modern methods for creative thinking
"Ars Magica Inventorium", rotating disks model, probably MG (1956)
Zwick's "Morphological" Method
Correspondents:
deBono, Edward
Newell, Allen
Box 50, Folder 2

Lull 1957-1995

Scope and Content Note

Articles & notes about Raymund Lull (Raimundi Lulli?)
Photostats of some of his work (in Ars Magna)
Correspondents:
Roberts, Don
Goldstein, Henry
Odier, Marc
Walker, John Powell
Box 50, Folder 3

For Revision 1958-1985

Scope and Content Note

Corrections to Logic Machines and Diagrams, and correspondance with publishers about some corrections
Some articles (Plochmarn, Ketner) relating to subjects of book
Correspondents:
Ketner, Ken
Plochmann, George Kimball
Mays, Wolfe
Box 50, Folder 4

Logic Diagrams 1960-1981

Scope and Content Note

Various diagrammatic methods:
Cross-marks and dots method
Worlds-diagrams for propositional logics
Two-dimensional writing scheme
... and more
Correspondents:
Swartz, Norman
Lazier, Morley
Denberg, Robert
Zellweger, Shea
Box 50, Folder 5

Encyclopedia Articles 1961-1967

Scope and Content Note

2 articles, "Logic Diagrams", and "Logic Machines", which MG wrote for "The Encyclopedia of Philosophy", edited by Baul Edwards.
Drafts, corrections, correspondance about the articles, and several copies of the articles themselves.
Box 50, Folder 6

L. Carroll's Method 1963-1966

Scope and Content Note

His (Lewis Carroll's) diagrams, from "The Game of Logic", and some examples applied to MG book.
Box 50, Folder 7

Stuermann 1957-1961

Scope and Content Note

"A Graphical Method for Simplifying Truth Functions", by Walter E. Stuermann, 1957 (mimeographed booklet)
Other articles by Stuermann, on the Boole table
Correspondents:
Stuermann, Walter
Box 50, Folder 8

Dohmann 1958-1962

Scope and Content Note

2 articles (in German), by Dohmann
Correspondents:
Dohmann, Karl
Box 50, Folder 9

Pierce 1955-1992

Scope and Content Note

Pierce's logic diagrams & MG's search for them
Correspondents:
Roberts, Don
Williams, Thyllis
Burks, Arthur
Box 50, Folder 10

Dr. Caesar's Method 1965-1967

Scope and Content Note

Diagrammatic interpretation fo Quine's "Methods of Logic", by G. J. Caesar (photocopy in English, booklet, & typescript in German)
Correspondents:
Caesar, Gunter
Box 50, Folder 11

Engelbretsen's Linear Diagrams 1992

Scope and Content Note

Article reprint, from NOtre Dame Journal of Formal Logic
Box 50, Folder 12

Network Method 1951-1960

Scope and Content Note

Diagrams for Truth-Function logic, developed by MG
Rejection letters & referee's reports about article "Network Diagrams for Symbolic Logic", by MG, on his diagrams
Correspondents:
Sacksteder, William
Box 50, Folder 13

G.M. Mes (S. Africa) 1960-1981

Scope and Content Note

Early correspondance with Dr. Mes, about his logic machine (with photo's), and his article on logic with diagrams.
Later correspondance with Mrs. Mes and T. Blakeley, about publishing Dr. Mes's books and papers
Correspondents:
Blakeley, Thomas
Mes, Marie
Mes, Gerrit
Box 51, Folder 1

On Venn Diagrams [1 of 2] 1952-1992

Scope and Content Note

Many papers, articles & notes on Venn diagrams of various types
"Connected Logic Diagrams", by nSolomon Golomb, 1966 (typescript)
Correspondents:
Dyregrov, David
Myers, Steve
Kaphan, Shel
Box 51, Folder 2

On Venn Diagrams [2 of 2] 1984-2002

Scope and Content Note

More articles
Correspondents:
Edwards, A.F.
Hu, Stephen
Box 51, Folder 3

Edwards - On Venn 1988-1993

Scope and Content Note

"Ven Diagrams for Arbitrary Numbers of Sets", by A.W.F. Edwards (typescript)
Correspondents:
Edwards, A.W.F.
Box 51, Folder 4

Foundos' Red/Grreen Device [1 of 2] 1980-1981

Scope and Content Note

Logic device & method by Stavros Foundos, called "Testrologic" (or "Testrolog"), he applies to making decisions in business ventures (using decision tree diagrams) - with patent (actual device in 3-D box)
Correspondents:
Foundos, Stavros
Box 51, Folder 5

Foundos' Red/Grreen Device [2 of 2] 1980-1981

Box 51, Folder 6

Joe Celko 1964-1965

Scope and Content Note

Much correspondance between MG & Joe Celko, about Celko's diagrams and physical abacus "SLABACUS", to solve logic problems. Also his National Science Fair paper "A Matrix Diagram For Symbolic Logic"
Correspondents:
Celko, Joe
Box 51, Folder 7

Strict Implication 1951-1957

Scope and Content Note

MG notes (typed) about Strict Implication, mostly based on Lewis and Langford, and Carnap
Correspondents:
Lewis, C.I.
Box 51, Folder 8

Stanhope 1952

Scope and Content Note

Photostat of article from Mind, 4/122, April 1879, on The Stanhope Demonstrator
Correspondents:
Carnap, Rudolf
Russell, Edward
Box 51, Folder 9

Jevons 1951-1973

Scope and Content Note

Notes & articles about Jevons logic machine
Correspondents:
Mays, D.
Box 51, Folder 10

Marquand 1953-1984

Scope and Content Note

MG notes on Allan Marquand
Photostats of "A New Logical Mahcine", by Allan Marquand, 1885, and other articles
Box 51, Folder 11

Macaulay 1913

Scope and Content Note

Patent for logic machine
Box 51, Folder 12

Pastore 1907-1951

Scope and Content Note

Notes & articles on Annibale Pastore
Correspondents:
Williams, Donald
Box 51, Folder 13

Logic Cards 1951-1968

Scope and Content Note

Lots of versions of cards fro proving logic syllogisms, many by MG, and notes on others
Many examples (some in 3-D file)
Correspondents:
Cundy, Martyn
Moser, Leo
Box 52, Folder 1

Syllogism Program "Lewis Carroll" 1979

Scope and Content Note

Article by Orlove
Box 52, Folder 2

Electronic Syllogism Machines 1949-1976

Scope and Content Note

Article by Benjamin Burack, and some notes about an Electrical Logic Machine
Box 52, Folder 3

Electric Logic Machines 1950-1975

Scope and Content Note

Many articles on various early logic machines
Box 52, Folder 4

Kalin-Burkhart Machine 1956-1976

Scope and Content Note

MG notes on Kalin-Burkhart Logical-Truth Calculator, & pictures, & correspondance
Correspondents:
Burkhart, William
Kalin, Ted
Box 52, Folder 5

Burroughs 1957

Scope and Content Note

Correspondance to get photos of the Burroughs Truth Function Evaluator (which uses Lukasiewicz' (Polish) notation)
Box 52, Folder 6

Maron's Machine (1953 - not in book) 1953-1958

Scope and Content Note

3 articles by M.E. Maron on his machine for Sentential Calculus
Correspondents:
Maron, M.E.
Box 52, Folder 7

Many-Valued Machines 1963-1974

Scope and Content Note

2 papers on models of multi-valued logic
Ads for 5th International Symposium on Multiple-Valued Logic, 1975
Box 52, Folder 8

Minimizing Methods & Machines 1957-1977

Scope and Content Note

Minimizing Problem - to minimize Boolean functions, and therefor the number of relays in circuits
Veitsch Chart
Loomis' Grid
Flow Diagrams
Decision-accounts Table
Correspondents:
Nadler, Morton
Loomis, Lynn
Darwood, N.
Box 52, Folder 9

Toy Computers (Cardboard, Think-A-Dot, Etc.) 1966-1994

Scope and Content Note

Mostly articles analyzing Think-A-Dot
Correspondents:
O'Beirne, Thomas
Box 52, Folder 10

Martha Bertman's Cubes & Balls 1975-1981

Scope and Content Note

Cubes to simulate Boolean operations
Box 52, Folder 11

Burk's History of Switches 1987

Scope and Content Note

"The History of Early Computer Switching", by Arthur W. Burks and Alice R. Burks, 42pp (typescript)
Correspondents:
Burks, Arthur
Box 52, Folder 12

Mebane's 64 Syllogisms 1999-2000

Scope and Content Note

Articles on Christine Ladd-Franklin and her work on syllogistic logic, by I. Susan Russinoff
A syllogism chart, showing 64 possible syllogisms, 48 possibly valid, 24 actually valid, 12 "traditional", by Alexander Mebane
Correspondents:
Mebane, Alexander
 

Macmahon's Color Polygons

Physical Description: 4 folder(s)
Box 27, Folder 1

Corner-Color Squares (Nitty-Gritty, Odier, etc) 1970-1984

Scope and Content Note

Duodomino, Nitty Gritty
Correspondents:
Philpott, Wade
Zimmerman, J.J.
Westerink, G.J.
Fink, Federico
Odier, Marc
Box 27, Folder 2

Corner-Color Trangles (Odier) 1959-1975

Scope and Content Note

La Trioker
Patent applications for Marc Odier games.
Also various other related patents.
Correspondents:
Harris, John
Odier, Marc
Box 27, Folder 3

Macmahon Color Hexagons 1971-1978

Scope and Content Note

Sets of hexagons to make edge-matched shapes, by L. Vossburgh Lyons, by Leslie Shader (XIX & CXX), and "Drive You Nuts".
Notes on Voz (L. Vosburgh Lyons) after his death.
Correspondents:
Prichodjko, Alexander
Philpott, Wade
Lyons, L. Vossburgh (Voz)
Box 27, Folder 4

3D Forms undated

Scope and Content Note

Several edge matching 3D puzzles.
Correspondents:
Shader, Leslie
 

Magic Squares, Etc.

Physical Description: 23 folder(s)
Box 56, Folder 4

Magic Squares - History and General [1 of 2] 1953-1976

Scope and Content Note

MG notes
"Fantasies in Figures, Mathematic Mysteries and Magic Squares", in Treasury of Folklore, by "Meloc" (Stanley Jackson Coleman), 1956 (mimeograph booklet)
"Report on Considerations Concerning Magic Squares and Their Use in Digital Design", by J.H. White, 38pp (mimeo, stapled)
Correspondents:
Laposky, Ben
Helbing, Edgar
Box 56, Folder 5

Magic Squares - History and General [2 of 2] 1983-2000

Scope and Content Note

More notes, letters and articles on magic squares
Box 56, Folder 6

Order-3 Square 1958-2001

Scope and Content Note

MG notes
Puzzles based on order-3 squares
Articles, analyses, etc
Correspondents:
Trigg, Charles
Box 56, Folder 7

Anti-Magic Squares 1965-1971

Scope and Content Note

MG notes
Articles
Correspondents:
Mercer, Leigh
Box 56, Folder 8

Order-4 Square (Diabolic) 1938-1998

Scope and Content Note

MG notes
Articles
Pandiagonal magic squares (by Ollerenshaw)
Correspondents:
Walker, Robert
Sallows, Lee
Ollerenshaw, Kathleen
Box 56, Folder 9

Durer's Melancholia undated

Scope and Content Note

MG notes
Box 56, Folder 10

Magic Square Magic Tricks 1942-1997

Scope and Content Note

MG notes
The Magic Square, Bert Allerton (simplified version, 1942)
The Magic Square, Phil Burns, 1956
Birthday Magic Squares, Max Katz, 1962
Patterns of Perfection, Sam Dalal, 1993
Some Stewart James predictions
The Ultimate Magic Square, by Christoph Wasshuber (Chris the Magician)
Box 56, Folder 11

The Order-5 Square 1962-1975

Scope and Content Note

Program for counting order 5 magic squares: Bill Gosper, Richard Schroeppel, Michael Beeler, 1973
Box 57, Folder 1

Orders > 5 (Squares) 1963-1997

Scope and Content Note

Franklin's Square
Pandiagonal Magic Squares of the Seventh Order (mimeo)
Other algorithms
Correspondents:
Ollerenshaw, Kathleen
Box 57, Folder 2

The 32x32 Trimagic Square 1973-1976

Scope and Content Note

Material on it by William H. Benson
Correspondents:
Benson, William
Madachy, Joseph
Coxeter, H.S.M.
Klarner, David
Box 57, Folder 3

Magic Stellated Dodecahedron 1976

Scope and Content Note

"Whitchcraft, or Perfect Magic Icosapentacles", by Bayard Wynne, 19pp (typescript)
Wynne calls the small stellated dodecahedron "Icosapentacles"
Box 57, Folder 4

Magic Graphs 1964-1980

Scope and Content Note

Magic Octagons (French)
Various shapes and structures
Correspondents:
O'Beirne, Thomas
Trigg, Charles
Box 57, Folder 5

Antimagic Triangles & Other Forms 1980-1981

Scope and Content Note

MG notes
3 articles by Charles Trigg (typescript)
Correspondents:
Trigg, Charles
Box 57, Folder 6

Ennumeration of 6, 7, & 8 1966-1988

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Domergue, A.
Moldon, Alan
Montgomery, Coralie
Ulrich, E.J.
Roubicek, Juan
Seare, S.A.
Box 57, Folder 7

Sallows' Complex 3x3 Squares 1996-1997

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Sallows, Lee
Box 57, Folder 8

Magic Triangles 1957-1992

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Piersel, W.Guthrie
Trigg, Charles
Box 57, Folder 9

Alphamagic (Lee Sallows) 1986-1997

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Sallows, Lee
Box 57, Folder 10

Magic Hexagons (Aug/63) 1924-1992

Scope and Content Note

MG notes
Much reader correspondance
Only 3rd order magic hexagons exist: proof
Magic Hexagon Puzzle - (in 3D box)
Correspondents:
Tapson, Frank
Adams, Clifford
Fabel, Karl
Trigg, Charles
Lindgren, Harry
Box 57, Folder 11

Magic Rectangles 1998-2000

Scope and Content Note

2 articles by Hadedorn (typescript)
Summary & chapters from book by Gil Lamb
Couple of other articles
Correspondents:
Hadedorn, Thomas
Lamb, Gil
Box 57, Folder 12

Other Types 1966-1994

Scope and Content Note

Magic Circles
The Missing Fifth (magic trick)
Correspondents:
Lyons, Vosburgh (VOZ)
Box 57, Folder 13

Multiplying Squares 1963-1997

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
McKay, Angus
Box 57, Folder 14

Magic Stars 1964-2002

Scope and Content Note

MG notes
Correspondents:
Graham, Arthur
Chadosch, Robert
Lindgren, Harry
Box 57, Folder 15

Venn Diagrams 2000

Scope and Content Note

Bernardo Recaman on Magic Venn Diagrams
Correspondents:
Recaman, Bernardo
 

Maps

Physical Description: 7 folder(s)
Box 40, Folder 1

4 Color Conjecture & Equivalents [1 of 2] 1959-1973

Scope and Content Note

References
Many articles
"Remarks on the Four Color Problem", by Morris E. Rill, 1969, U. of OK. Preprint 94
Correspondents:
Bernhart, Frank
Box 40, Folder 2

4 Color Conjecture & Equivalents [2 of 2] 1957-1999

Scope and Content Note

More articles
Bibliography (from mid-1970's) by Bernhart
"Origins of Graph Theory - A History to 1900", by P.J. Federico, sections 20-25 (photocopies)
2 letters to 4-color proovers (that their proofs had mistakes)
Correspondents:
Mendelsohn, Nathan
Box 40, Folder 3

Map & Set Coloring (Misc) 1957-1996

Scope and Content Note

Various articles on coloring maps, 2, 3, & 5 color theorems, etc.
MG list of map coloring puzzles & games
Correspondents:
Gunlock, Howard
Gale, David
Box 40, Folder 4

Heawood's Conjecture 1890-1970

Scope and Content Note

"Soluotion of the Heawood Map-Coloring Problem", by Gerhard Ringel and J.N.T. Youngs, 1968 (typescript)
Box 40, Folder 5

Spenser-Brown's 4-color "Proof" 1977-1978

Scope and Content Note

Work of G. Spenser-Brown
Some Comments on Alleged Proof by G. Spenser-Brown, by Frank Bernhart
Scott Kim - analysis of the proof
David Singmaster letter about Spenser-Brown lecture on his proof
Correspondents:
Knuth, Donald
Wilson, Robin
Bernhart, Frank
Spenser-Brown, G.
Box 40, Folder 6

Appel-Haken 1976 Proof of 4-Color Theorem 1976-1986

Scope and Content Note

Several popular and semi-technical articles and announcements about the proof
Correspondents:
Appel, Ken
Wilson, Robin
Box 40, Folder 7

3-Color Map Problem 1992-1993

Scope and Content Note

Photo of Nat Friedman sculpture with trefoil knot hole
"The State of the Three Color Problem", by Richard Steinberg, 1992 (typescript)
 

Mathematicians (Alphabetical)

Physical Description: 71 folder(s)
Box 37, Folder 10

Adelman, Leonard 1994

Scope and Content Note

1 article
Box 37, Folder 11

Bankoff, Leon 1992

Box 37, Folder 12

Ball, W.R.R. undated

Scope and Content Note

Biography & bibliography, by David Singmasster (typescript)
Box 37, Folder 13

Bell, E.T. 1992-1993

Scope and Content Note

Outline, first page, and intro matter of poem "The Scarlet Night"
Correspondents:
Reid, Constance
Box 37, Folder 14

Berlekamp 1994

Box 37, Folder 15

Bennett, Chas. 1987-1992

Scope and Content Note

Various articles by Bannett, on Maxwell's Demon, Complexity, etc.
Box 37, Folder 16

Bernoullis 1992

Scope and Content Note

Article, book revies on Bernoulli brothers
Box 37, Folder 17

Bourbaki 1957-1976

Scope and Content Note

Several articles about Bourbaki
Some references (MG)
Box 37, Folder 18

Cantor, G. 1988-1995

Scope and Content Note

Several articles on Cantor
Box 37, Folder 19

Chung, Fan undated

Scope and Content Note

1 article
Box 37, Folder 20

Cipra, Barry 1997

Scope and Content Note

1 short newpaper article
Correspondents:
Cipra, Barry
Box 37, Folder 21

Benjamin, Arthur 1998

Scope and Content Note

1 article
Box 37, Folder 22

Cartwright, Mary 1999

Scope and Content Note

1 article
Box 37, Folder 23

Clifford undated

Scope and Content Note

W.K. Clifford: Life and Philosophy, aobut 52 pjages (typescript), ND, no author
"The Ethics of Belief", by W.K. Clifford, 5pp (photocopy)
Box 37, Folder 24

Conway 1970-2001

Scope and Content Note

Many magazine and newspaper articles on Conway
2 long letters from Conway to MG
Correspondents:
Conway, John
Box 38, Folder 1

Coxeter 1985-2001

Scope and Content Note

Several articles
Box 38, Folder 2

Danzig, George 1994

Scope and Content Note

1 article
Box 38, Folder 3

De Bruijn undated

Scope and Content Note

1 photo
Box 38, Folder 4

Dewdney, Kee 1986-1987

Scope and Content Note

2 articles
Box 38, Folder 5

Diaconis, Persi 1977-1990

Scope and Content Note

Many articles
Box 38, Folder 6

Elkies, Noam 1997-1998

Scope and Content Note

2 articles
Box 38, Folder 7

Erdos 1969-2000

Scope and Content Note

Many interviews with and articles about Erdos
Reviews of books about Erdos
Discussions of Erdos number
Box 38, Folder 8

Euler undated

Scope and Content Note

Excerpt from book "Euler, The Master of us All", and article by Harary
Box 38, Folder 9

Fisher, Irving undated

Scope and Content Note

1 article (book review of his biography, by Robert Allen)
Box 38, Folder 10

Godel [1 of 3] 1962-2000

Scope and Content Note

References
Rotating Universe & Time Travel
Photocopy of "Godel Meets Einstein", by Palle Yourgrau, Open Court Press, 1999 (252 pages)
Some articles on Godels incompleteness theorem
Box 38, Folder 11

Godel [2 of 3] 1954-1996

Scope and Content Note

Articles on Godel's imcompleteness theorem
MG notes on Godel's proof
Some biographical articles
Correspondents:
Chaitin, Greg
Rucker, Rudy
Box 38, Folder 12

Godel [3 of 3] 1964-2000

Scope and Content Note

Several articles by Has Wang (a friend of Godel) on Godel
Several biographical articles
Articles about ideas stemming from Godel, and the Foundations of Mathematics
Correspondents:
Ulam, Stanislav
Box 38, Folder 13

Goldberg, Michael 1990

Scope and Content Note

Letter from his son, Jefemy, plus short biography
Box 38, Folder 14

Golomb 1996-2000

Scope and Content Note

Solomon golomb
USC article on Golomb's appointment ot Viterbi Chair in Communications
Golomb articles on Mathematics 40 years after Sputnik
Correspondents:
Golomb, Beatrice
Box 38, Folder 15

Gosper 1995

Scope and Content Note

William Gosper
Letter from MG recommending Gosper for MacArthur Fellowship
Box 38, Folder 16

Ron & NFan Graham 1981-1997

Scope and Content Note

Several articles on Ron Graham, one on Fan Chung Graham
Box 38, Folder 17

Guy, Berlekamp, Selfridge 1993

Scope and Content Note

2 photos of the 3 of them, plus interview with Guy
Box 38, Folder 18

Halmos 1980-1985

Scope and Content Note

"Applied Mathematics is Bad Mathematics", by Paul Halmos (typescript draft)
Interview
Correspondents:
Halmos, Paul
Box 38, Folder 19

Harary 1993

Scope and Content Note

Extensive bibliography & Curriculum Vitae of Harary
Correspondents:
Harary, Frank
Box 38, Folder 20

Huffman, David 1991

Scope and Content Note

1 profile (SA)
Box 38, Folder 21

Kaczynski (Unibomber) undated

Scope and Content Note

List of 10 mathematical papers by Caczynski
Box 38, Folder 22

Don Knuth 1960-2001

Scope and Content Note

Interview and many articles
Many Xmas cards
Potrzebie system
Many recreational mathematics references in letters
Correspondents:
Knuth, Donald
Box 39, Folder 1

Kraitchik 1957

Scope and Content Note

Obitury (in French)
Correspondents:
Kraitchic, Maurice
Box 39, Folder 2

Kruskal, Martin 1993-1994

Scope and Content Note

2 short articles.
Box 39, Folder 3

Lehrer, Tom 1997

Scope and Content Note

1 article (Math Horizens) with "That's Mathematics" words and music
Box 39, Folder 4

Littlewood 1978-1996

Scope and Content Note

John E. Littlewood
Several articles & reviews (of "Littlewood's Miscellany")
Box 39, Folder 5

Liberi's Course in RM (& Others) 1974-1984

Scope and Content Note

Sevearl outlines for a course in recreational mathematics taught by Albert Liberi in New York
Correspondents:
Moore, Charles
Liberi, Albert
Box 39, Folder 6

Scott Morris 1987

Scope and Content Note

1 newspaper article
Box 39, Folder 7

Leo Moser 1959-1972

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence & notes about a proposed book by Moser and MG on mathematical humor.
Reprints of various Moser problems
Correspondents:
Moser, William
Moser, Leo
Stover, Mel
Box 39, Folder 8

John Nash 1994-2001

Scope and Content Note

Several newspaper & magazine articles on Nash, boht his Nobel Prize and teh book about him.
(Also Kaczynski, the Unibomber, & Erdos books)
Box 39, Folder 9

Pedoe, Dan 1998

Scope and Content Note

1 article (autobiography from College Mathematics Journal)
Box 39, Folder 10

Wade Philpott 1985

Scope and Content Note

2 letters, about his death
Box 39, Folder 11

Pickover, Cliff 1991-1999

Scope and Content Note

Much correspondence between MG and Pickover, about his books & blurbs for them.
Several book reviews.
Correspondents:
Pickover, Clifford
Box 39, Folder 12

Poincare 1999

Scope and Content Note

2 book reviews ("Poincare and the Three Body Problem")
1 biography, photocopied from "Golden Age of Science"
Box 39, Folder 13

Richards, Dana 1986-1989

Scope and Content Note

Curriculum Vita, letter of recommendation (by MG)
Various articles by Richards
Box 39, Folder 14

Robinson, Julia & Constance Reid 1992-1996

Scope and Content Note

2 articles
Box 39, Folder 15

Rogers, Douglas 1998

Scope and Content Note

2 letters from Rogers to MG, & 1 reply
Correspondents:
Rogers, Douglas
Box 39, Folder 16

Rota 1997

Scope and Content Note

1 article
Box 39, Folder 17

Rucker, Rudy 1982-1999

Scope and Content Note

Much correspondence
Correspondents:
Rucker, Rudy
Box 39, Folder 18

Doris Schattschneider 1990

Scope and Content Note

1 picture & short biography
Box 39, Folder 19

Sloane, Neil 1990

Scope and Content Note

2 articles & picture
Box 39, Folder 20

Smale 1984-1999

Scope and Content Note

2 articles & book review
Box 39, Folder 21

Smullyan, Raymond 1978-1994

Scope and Content Note

1 article (Smithsonian) & a little correspondence
Correspondents:
Smullyan, Raymond
Box 39, Folder 22

Steuben, Mike 1984

Scope and Content Note

1 short article (Discover)
Box 39, Folder 23

Ian Stewart 1992

Scope and Content Note

Stewart's prefance to one of his books, and MG introduction
Box 39, Folder 24

Sylvester 1987-1997

Scope and Content Note

3 articles (technical)
"The Laws of Verse, or Principles of Versification", by J.J.Sylvester, 1870(152 photocopied pages)
Box 39, Folder 25

Tarski, Alfred 1991-1999

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy frm "From Dedekind to Godel" on Tarski
2 articles (M. INtellegencer)
Box 39, Folder 26

Tukey, John Wilder 2002

Scope and Content Note

1 article (Notices of AMS)
Box 39, Folder 27

Ulam 1981-1990

Scope and Content Note

Interview (2-year CMJ)
Long biography by Gian-Carlo Rota (1987)
Couple of articles
Box 39, Folder 28

Van der Waerden 1997

Scope and Content Note

1 article, Notices of AMS
Box 39, Folder 29

Von Neumann 1964-1998

Scope and Content Note

Many articles
"The Legend of John Von Neumann", by P.R. Halmos, 1973 (reprint)
Photocopy of "Procedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics, Vol. 50" on The lLegacy of John von Neumann, 1990 (10 articles)
Box 39, Folder 30

Wang, Hao 1996

Scope and Content Note

1 article, form "Godel '96"
Box 39, Folder 31

Weil, Andre 1998-1999

Scope and Content Note

Obituary
1 short article
Box 39, Folder 32

Wiener, Norbert 1995

Scope and Content Note

Several articles
Box 39, Folder 33

Wolfram, Stephen undated

Scope and Content Note

Several newspaper articles
Box 39, Folder 34

Women 1965-1996

Scope and Content Note

Several articles on women in mathematics in general
Some articles on gender in math
Sophie Germain article (form Sci. Am.)
Ruth Lawrence (short, from Time)
 

Mazes

Physical Description: 6 folder(s)
Box 22, Folder 10

Adrian Fisher Mazes 1986-1999

Scope and Content Note

Many articles by and about Adrian Fisher, including several copies of his "Maze News"
MG introduction for Fisher's book (typescript)
Box 22, Folder 11

Maze Solving Techniques 1957-1997

Scope and Content Note

Chemical method (Science News article)
Several articles of mathematical methods (2 in French)
Correspondents:
Lee, C.Y.
Abbott, Robert
Box 22, Folder 12

Maze Books 1970-1989

Scope and Content Note

MG report on out-of-print maze books (for Dover)
Many book reviews and newspaper articles
Correspondents:
Brightfield, Rick
Ransom, Tom
Box 22, Folder 13

Mazes 1962-2001

Scope and Content Note

Lots of mazes!
MG letter (to Judy-Lynn del Rey) with detailed 3-D maze suggestion
Correspondents:
Friedman (Efjif, Inc)
Eliot, William
Pegg, Ed Jr.
Box 22, Folder 14

Outdoor Mazes 1981-1994

Scope and Content Note

Articles, pictures, a little history
Box 22, Folder 15

Bob Abbott 1988-1995

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts & original drawings of some of Abbott's mazes
Correspondents:
Abbott, Robert
 

Mechanical Puzzles

Physical Description: 23 folder(s)
Box 62, Folder 1

Mechanical Puzzles [1 of 3] 1900-1990

Scope and Content Note

Many descriptions of mechanical puzzles, mostly in catalogs, and a few magazine articles
"The Ego Activation Method", by Melvin Weiner, 1980 (reprint), using puzzles as part of psychotheropy
Strand Magazine articele(1900) on "Chinese Puzzles, Tricks, and Traps, by James Scott
Yashimoto Cube, Nos. 1,2,3 (descriptions, 1971)
Polygonzo, 1990 (Howard Jay Fleischer)
Puzzle World #3, by Dale Overy
Puzzletts
Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
Overy, Dale
Dalgety, James
Van Delft, Pieter
Coffin, Stewart
Singmaster, David
Box 62, Folder 2

Mechanical Puzzles [2 of 3] 1990-1995

Scope and Content Note

More puzzle descriptions, in catalogs and articles
IDI (I.Q. Development Institute, Ewe Meffert, 1990
Interlocking Puzzles
World Puzzle Congress (Zagreb, 1991) announcement & program
Bill Cutler
Magic Cubes 1991, Christoph Bandelow
Gantt's Wood Things
Ishi Press
General Symmetrics, Inc (Doug Engel)
Box 62, Folder 3

Mechanical Puzzles [3 of 3] 1994-2002

Scope and Content Note

Tim's Toy Report, Nos. 2,3,4, 2994
Various catalogs
Short articles on: Spinout, Double Dovetail, Japanese Secret Box, Frank Armbrusster, Panex Puzzle, Reversible Nesting Box
"Ruan Liuqi, The Ingenious Puzzle Craftsman of Suzhou", by Wei Zhang & Peter Rasmussen, 1998, 9pp (booklet)
Box 62, Folder 4

Stewart Coffin [1 of 2] 1970-1977

Scope and Content Note

Puzzle News: 1979
Catalog sheets & Brochures: 1972, 1971, 1977
Puzzle descriptions: Nova, Seven Woods, Spider Slider, Star, Cuckoo Nest, Locked Nest (with pictureA), Pin Hole
Puzzle Craft: Vol 1, No. 1; No 2; No 3; No 4; No 5; No 6
Box 62, Folder 5

Stewart Coffin [2 of 2] 1978-1991

Scope and Content Note

Puzzle Craft (combined reprint) (1978) ; also 1981, parts I, II, and Supplement, 1985
2 fine Woodworking articles (1979, 1984)
Puzzle descriptions: Six-Piece Burr, Burr #305, Cornucopia
Catalog sheets: 1981
"Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissection", by Stewart Coffin (Rough draft, 1986)
Correspondents:
Coffin, Stewart
Box 62, Folder 6

Jerry Slocum 1955-1995

Scope and Content Note

Article from Jeux & Strategie (in Frenceh) (photocopy) - about Jerry Slocum
"Making and Solving Puzzles, by Jerry Slocum, 1955
Article from Science & Mechanics Magazine
Compendium of Mechanical Puzzles From Catalogs, by Jerry Slocum, 1977 (Just the intro anf references)
Several diagrams of various burr puzzles
Correspondents:
Slocum, Jerry
Duffy, Mike
Box 62, Folder 7

The LA PUzzle Exhibit 1984-1986

Scope and Content Note

"Puzzles Old and New", at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, 1986-1987
Printout of orientation panels
NEH application for grant
Box 62, Folder 8

Rubik's Cube & Other Rubik Items 1986-1995

Scope and Content Note

2 articles on solving (cube and clock)
Some ads for other items
Box 62, Folder 9

Pyraminx 1981

Scope and Content Note

MG notes on solutions of various patterns
A 14 page analysis of Pyraminx, nd, possible by Turner-Smith
Disclosure document to patent office, for Impossible Polyhedron, an invention by James Pearce, with photographs. (Seems to be an Impossiball.)
Box 63, Folder 1

Pentangle Line 1972-1988

Scope and Content Note

A few Pentangle catalogs & sales sheets
Correspondents:
Dalgety, James
Box 63, Folder 2

Orb-It 1981-1982

Scope and Content Note

MG intro to Warnecks book on Orb-It (photocopy)
Correspondents:
Werneck, Tom
Box 63, Folder 3

Tom Ransom Project 1977-1978

Scope and Content Note

Correspondance about possible book
Correspondents:
Ransom, Tom
Box 63, Folder 4

T.Q. Rowett 1984-1998

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Rowett, Timothy
Box 63, Folder 5

Phoney Baloney 1970-1971

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
O'Beirne, Thomas
Bernhart, Frank
Box 63, Folder 6

NYC Rec. Math Shop (?) 1939-1980

Scope and Content Note

Math-E-Magics - the store where Math is Fun
Box 63, Folder 7

Japanese Puzzles 1990-1993

Scope and Content Note

2 Toyo Glass calendars
Puzzletopia No. 11 (from Nob Yoshigahara)
Catalogs from Puzzland, Kikimi, Toyo Glass, Matsuya Ginza, Ishi Press
Some interviews with Nob Yoshigahara
Box 63, Folder 8

Joel Langer's Wire Knots 1981-1983

Scope and Content Note

Why Knots
Correspondents:
Langer, Joel
Box 63, Folder 9

Sam Cornwall 1994

Scope and Content Note

Photos & stories of his puzzles
Correspondents:
Cornwall, Sam
Box 63, Folder 10

Bill Cutler 1994-1995

Scope and Content Note

Some puzzle designs, and some catalogs
Correspondents:
Cutler, William
Box 63, Folder 11

Puzzle Cards undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies
Box 63, Folder 12

Poly-Spheres - Tut's Tomb - Anagog undated

Scope and Content Note

MG notes of Tut's Tomb (Mag-Nif)
Instructions & solutions (photocopy) of Anagog (by Piet Hein)
Box 63, Folder 13

Wire Puzzles 1991-1993

Scope and Content Note

"Analysis of ring Puzzles", by Richard Hess, 4"x5", bound, 1993
Perry Horton catlog (with drawings), 1991
Tavern Puzzles
Photocopy of other mwire puzzles (Richard Hess?)
Box 63, Folder 14

Loony Loop 1968-1993

Scope and Content Note

Puzzle history, and some photocopies of old catalogs with it
Controversy over who invented it
Correspondents:
Knuth, Donald
Swinford, Paul
James, Stewart
Sutton, C.R.
Armbruster, Frank
Neale, Robert
Conway, John
Dyckman, Howard
 

Misc. Math

Physical Description: 12 folder(s)
Box 66, Folder 10

Math Bibliography for NYR 1987-1990

Scope and Content Note

Various versions of bibliography for mathematics books, as wwell as one for computers and artificial intelligence books
Correspondents:
Schaaf, William
Box 66, Folder 11

The "New Math" 1958-1984

Scope and Content Note

Lots of articles about the New Math, for and against
Correspondents:
Page, David
Box 67, Folder 1

Strens Collection 1983-1986

Scope and Content Note

(Sallows letters: see Pangram folder, 2/65/7
Correspondents:
Strens, Pascal
Sallows, Lee
Knuth, Donald
Guy, Richard
Box 67, Folder 2

Sets, Metamath, Etc. 1958-1968

Scope and Content Note

Several articles about mathematics itself, and how to organize its parts
Set theory
Box 67, Folder 3

Foundations (Schools) [1of2] 1961-1989

Scope and Content Note

Many technical papers and articles on foundations of mathematics, particularly constructionist (intuitionism), axiomatics (formalism), logicism, etc.
Box 67, Folder 4

Foundations (Schools) [2of2] 1988-1998

Scope and Content Note

More articles
"Randomness in Arithmetic and the Decline and Fall of Reductionism in Pure Mathematics", by G.J. Chaitin, 1992 (lecture transcript)
Box 67, Folder 5

Nomograms & Triangle-Square Dissection 1943-1965

Scope and Content Note

Some articles on nomogramphs and nomograms
Dudeneys triangle to square dissection
Box 67, Folder 6

Operations Research 1957-1971

Scope and Content Note

Articles, mostly popular
Box 67, Folder 7

Baywood Series 1978

Scope and Content Note

Preliminary plans for books based on Journal of Recreational Mathematics
Correspondents:
Schwartz, Benjamin
Box 67, Folder 8

Math & Postage Stamps 1963-1982

Scope and Content Note

Some articles, some pictures, some stamps (with mathematical content)
Also a couple of articles on stamp errors
Box 67, Folder 9

How to Catch a Lion 1968-1973

Scope and Content Note

2 articles on mathematical methods of big game hunting
Box 67, Folder 10

Pure vs. Applied 1997

Scope and Content Note

Typescript of Golomb's talk "Mathematics Forty Years After Sputnik"
Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
 

Misc. Problems

Physical Description: 35 folder(s)
Box 40, Folder 8

Words & Letters 1974-1998

Scope and Content Note

Kangaroo Words
Strike-Outs
Much from Word Ways magazine, and from Games Magazine
Lots of small word puzzles and games
Correspondents:
Woods, Donald
Browne, Owens Hand
Swinford, Paul
Box 40, Folder 9

Quickies [1 of 2] 1964-1983

Scope and Content Note

Many short problems, from various sources and correspondence.
3 sets of problems, from Hollard T. Croft: "Problems" (Mostly Geometrical )(1964), "Research Problems" (1967), and "Addenda" (1969)
Correspondents:
Lindberg, Gene
Ransom, Tom
Box 40, Folder 10

Quickies [2 of 2] 1972-1983

Scope and Content Note

More short problems.
Box 41, Folder 1

Omitted From Sterling Bk 1994

Scope and Content Note

Proposal for a math puzzle book for children, 5-10 years old. Puzzles all answered by numbers (which would be the next page to read.) Lots of such problems. (Possilbe title: A Mathematical & Magical Puzzle Story.)
Box 41, Folder 2

XEROR - 51 Puzzle Slides 1974

Scope and Content Note

Numbered, not in order
Box 41, Folder 3

Number Items (Dr. Matrix) [1 of 2] 1965-1982

Scope and Content Note

Many short number puzzles, problems, and oddities, many used in Dr. Matrix columns
Nuclear numbers (number of electrons in each shell)
Correspondents:
Anastaplo, George
Dudley, Underwood
Halstead, Tom
Nagaraj, S.T.
Box 41, Folder 4

Number Items (Dr. Matrix) [2 of 2] 1971-1994

Scope and Content Note

Math. Curiosities: Algebraic, Numeric, Oddest odd number (153), squares & cubes, upside down magic squares, cannonball number, etc.
"The Bard And The Bible", by Allan Slaight, 1966 (typescript)
Correspondents:
Stueben, Michael
Bergerson, Howard
Morris, Scot
Box 41, Folder 5

My Favorite Funny Quickies (For 4-Star Puzzler) 1982-1983

Scope and Content Note

Several issues of "The 4-Star Puzzles", including one with MG article
Box 41, Folder 6

Quickies From Martin Gardner undated

Scope and Content Note

"108 Quickies From Martin Gardner", editied by Andy Liu (from S.A., 1963-1971) (spiral bound booklet)
Box 41, Folder 7

Task Problems 1968-1998

Scope and Content Note

Many ideas fro a task puzzle (story to be written)
Many task problems.
Task problem: do some task using unlikely objects
Correspondents:
Gillman, Leonard
Box 41, Folder 8

Wordles 1952-1999

Scope and Content Note

Word arrangement representing a phrase. Also: "Wacky Wordies", "Word Play", "Phrenetic Phrases", and more.
Lists of phrases, titles, etc. to be made as wordles.
Many examples
Correspondents:
Halmos, Paul
Box 41, Folder 9

MatheMADics (Wordles) 1967-1999

Scope and Content Note

(Wordles of mathematics terms.)
Correspondents:
Bankoff, Leon
Box 41, Folder 10

Fallacies (All Types) 1958-1996

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Knapp, Merville
Dante, William Michael
Box 41, Folder 11

Day PUnch (Tony Wightman) 1989

Scope and Content Note

Information about Dayunch Punchboard Calendars.
Box 41, Folder 12

Match (Toothpick) Items 1977-2001

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Stover, Mel
Royce, James
Box 41, Folder 13

Riddles 1918-1993

Scope and Content Note

Many riddles, old and new.
"Riddles for the Nursery", Second Series, No. 3, N.Y., Kiggins & Kellogg, 16pp, 2 1/4" x 3 3/4", booklet (ND)
"How Many 3-Cent Stamps in a Dozen", by Herman Hover, Price/Stern/Sloan, 1976, 5"x6" (booklet)
Box 41, Folder 14

How Come? Project 1960-2002

Scope and Content Note

Funny quickies, brain teasers
Correspondence (with Bob Singler about MG-supplied "How Comes".)
"Play How Come!", by Robert Singer, 1985 (booklet)
"How Come - Again?", by Agnes rogers & Richard Sheehan, 1960, 71pp (bound photocopy)
"Quisters", by John Zax, 1994, 55pp (photocopy)
Correspondents:
Singer, Robert
Box 42, Folder 1

Misc (Adults Mainly) 1971-1997

Scope and Content Note

Various puzzles from various magazines, including Games Magazine, Omni, discover, etc.
MG notes for puzzles
Box 42, Folder 2

Opticla, Rotate, Etc. (For Kids) 1976-1996

Scope and Content Note

Both pictures and words.
Correspondents:
Sakane, F.
Box 42, Folder 3

MAD Puzzle Spoofs 1966-1995

Scope and Content Note

And a few others
Box 42, Folder 4

Blue Math Humor 1992-1993

Scope and Content Note

"Mathematical Atrocities & Other Cool Stuff", by Michael Steuben, 8pp, 1992 (3 copies)
Box 42, Folder 5

America Illustrated Puzzles 1972-1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with America Illustrated magazine about supplying 10 (or 12) puzzles. Not the puzzles themselves.
Box 42, Folder 6

Geography, Maps 1975-1988

Scope and Content Note

Geographic puzzles
Correspondents:
McCarthy, John
Roosevelt, Cornelius Van S.
Box 42, Folder 7

Typewriter 1962-1994

Scope and Content Note

4 "Typewri-Toons", from Mad Magazine
Pictures with typewriter letters
Emoticon-like combinations
And a few more typewriter items
Box 42, Folder 8

Playing Cards 1994

Box 42, Folder 9

Catches 1966-1995

Scope and Content Note

Questions wtih tricky or surprising answers, bar bets
Box 42, Folder 10

Blue Brain Teasers, etc. 1957-1958

Box 42, Folder 11

S.W. Brain Teasers 1958-1960

Scope and Content Note

For Science World
About 75 (numbers, some may be left out) rom Science World column , possibly somewhat classified (not in numeric order.)
Some miscellaneous other short problems
Box 42, Folder 12

CD (Childresn's Digest) - Brain Teasers 1951-1965

Scope and Content Note

Many short brain teasers, catches, etc.
Large number cut from Children's Digest between 1951 & 1960
Box 42, Folder 13

JPictographic Words 1967-1983

Scope and Content Note

Also words within words, self-descriptive words
Many form Mad Magazine
Box 42, Folder 14

15 Favorites (97) 1997

Scope and Content Note

Puzzles for Games Magazine (and published article)
Also, 20 "How Comes" (undated)
Box 42, Folder 15

10 Favorite B. Teasers 1977-1984

Scope and Content Note

Contribution for article in Games Magazine, and the article itself (with reprint correspondence)
Box 42, Folder 16

Quiz Show Ideas 1985

Scope and Content Note

Various short task problems, including some mathc and coin problems
Box 42, Folder 17

10 B. Teasers #2 1978

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and article
Box 42, Folder 18

Unsolved Probs 1970-1979

Scope and Content Note

"Problems in Discrete Geometry", w. Moser, 4th ed, 1979 (photocopy) - 28 problems
Some lists of unsolved problems.
 

Music

Physical Description: 7 folder(s)
Box 71, Folder 13

Music & Math [1 of 2] 1968-1985

Scope and Content Note

Many articles, both technical & popular, on boht the mathematics of music and the relationship of music ot mathematics
Digital recording methods
Box 71, Folder 14

Music & Math [2 of 2] 1968-1999

Scope and Content Note

More articles about relationships between music and mathematics
Box 71, Folder 15

Bell Ringing 1972-1987

Scope and Content Note

Several articles on bell ringing
"The Algebra of m-Tone Rows", by James Fill & Alan Izenman, Tech Report No. 41, U. of C., 1977 (typescript), on twelve-tone rows and bell ringing
Box 71, Folder 16

Curious Music Instruments 1975

Scope and Content Note

The Pyrophone (1 article, by M. Dunant), the Theramin (MG note)
Box 71, Folder 17

Cage & Others 1958-1993

Scope and Content Note

Lots of articles about John Cage and his music, mostly from newspapers
Also a little on George Crumb
Box 72, Folder 1

Computers & Music 1956-1993

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper & popular science articles
Information theory
Computer-generated music
Computers playing music, electronic music
John Mehagan music
Iannis Xenakis music
Box 72, Folder 2

Auditory Illusions 1973-1985

Scope and Content Note

Sound of 1 hand clapping
Ever-Accelerating rhythm (Knowlton)
Endless octave
Fractal waveform auditory paradox
Correspondents:
Knowlton, Kenneth
Dalal, Sam
Kim, Scott
 

Oragami

Physical Description: 11 folder(s)
Box 60, Folder 1

Paper Fold Kit ~1952

Scope and Content Note

Several simple origami folds, notated by MG, originals from some childrens magazines (Children's Digest, more) & Family Fun section of another magazine, etc, seemingly examples for a proposed box of paper folds, for "Fun With Paper Folding" (or another name.)
Box 60, Folder 2

Paper Folds & Cutting 1971-1983

Scope and Content Note

Many MG notes
Many models
Correspondents:
Barr, Steven
Neale, Robert
Legman, Gershon
Randlett, Samuel
Oppenheimer, Lillian
Frydendahl, Bo
Box 60, Folder 3

Paper Folding [1 of 3] 1952-1959

Scope and Content Note

"Bibliography of Paper-Folding", by G. Legamn, 1952 (preprint)
"Paperfolding in Japan, by David Lister, 1968 (draft of article)
MG intro to Samuel Randlett's "Best of Origami" (draft)
Some magic articles & tricks
Correspondents:
Legman, Gershon
Lister, David
Oppenheimer, Lillian
Andrus, Jerry
Marshell, Jay
Box 60, Folder 4

Paper Folding [2 of 3] 1959-1969

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
O'Beirne, Thomas
Erlich, Frederic
Randlett, Samuel
Oppenheimer, Lillian
Box 60, Folder 5

Paper Folding [3 of 3] 1967-2002

Scope and Content Note

"The Nature of Paper Folding", by J.S. Smith, 27pp (draft)
Box 60, Folder 6

EB Article on Paper Folding 1959-1967

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Encyclopaedia Britannica,
Legman, Gershon
Box 60, Folder 7

Paper Cutting & Tearing 1954-1974

Scope and Content Note

Various tricks with paper that involve folding and then cutting or tearing
Stars
Cubes
Haskell paper cut
Hugard
Bowell's "Squircle"
many more
Various examples from "Made With Paper" exhibit
Correspondents:
Engel, Peter
Box 60, Folder 8

Mathematical Origami - History of 1971-2002

Scope and Content Note

Early articles on history of origami papplied ot mathematics, in Italian with translations, by F.J. Jacobs (1871), GTiovanni Vacca (1930), Dionysius Lordnan (1840), and others (photocopies of articles, typescript of translations)
"Brief Introduction to Origamics", by Naoki Takashima, 21002, 2003 (photocopies)
Box 60, Folder 9

Folding Regular Polygons of Maximum Size from a Square (Pentagon, Hexagon, etec.) 1979-1995

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Morassi, Robert
Box 60, Folder 10

Paper Airplanes 1965-1988

Scope and Content Note

"Flypaper - The Journal of Paper Flight", Vol 1, No. 1 - Vol 2, No. 4 (7 issues)
Correspondents:
Peck, Charles
Box 60, Folder 11

Dollar Bill Folds 1984-1990

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Duncan, Fred
 

Oversize

Box 75, Folder 1

From Series 1, Box 15, Folder 1: The Superellipse

Scope and Content Note

Magazine: IInspiration 68", Fritzhanser-Furnture (oversize)
Box 75, Folder 2

From Series 1 Box 34, Folder 10: On Harrison

Scope and Content Note

1. Perspective maps
2. "This Troubled World" (color maps from newspaper)
Box 75, Folder 3

From Series 2 Box 14, Folder 3: Designs by Paulus

Scope and Content Note

"Symblocks" puzzle: Alphabet "jigsaw" puzzle, cut from cardboard and painted. 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches.
Box 75, Folder 4

From Series 2, Box 27, Folder 2: Corner Color Triangles

Scope and Content Note

Gameboard for Triokeer game - Hexagonal shapes with 52 + 21 triangles.
Box 75, Folder 5

From Series 2, Box 65, Folder 3: Knock Knock

Scope and Content Note

Sheet music: "Knock, Knock - Who's There?", words by Jimmy Tyson & Bill Davies, Music by Vincent Lopez & Johnny Morris, pub: Leo Feist, Inc., N.Y., 1936
 

Perfect, Amicable & Sociable

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

Perfect 1953-1997

Scope and Content Note

"Perfect Numbers", by Richard W. Shoemaker, NCTM pamphlet, 1973
Correspondents:
Fogel, Joshua
Box 3, Folder 4

Proberties of Odd Perfects (if exist!) 1957-1997

Scope and Content Note

"Odd-Perfect-Number Tree to 1036 ...", by Bryant Tuckerman, IBM Research Report RC4695, 1974
Box 3, Folder 5

Variants on Perfects 1966-1989

Scope and Content Note

Almost perfects, perfects +- 1, Abundant, Wierd, ...
"Primitive Abundant Numbers", by B.L. Schwartz, typescript
Correspondents:
Schwartz, Benjamin
Box 3, Folder 6

Amicables [1 of 3] 1975-1997

Scope and Content Note

Much material on large amicable numbers, by Elvin Lee
Correspondents:
Lee, Elvin
Box 3, Folder 7

Amicables [2 of 3] 1969-1989

Scope and Content Note

This is the first part of Amicables box, not in folders.
List of 1039 amicable pairs of numbers in numberical order, factored, and referenced, compiled & edited by Elvin Lee, put in numberical order by Joseph Madachy (photocopy).
Also (long) computer printout of 977 pairs of Amicable numbers, by Elvin Lee, 1969
Correspondents:
Lee, Elvin
Madachy, Joseph
Box 3, Folder 8

Amicables [3 of 3] 1913-1987

Scope and Content Note

This is the second part of Amicables box, not in folders.Various articles, old & new.
Correspondents:
Lee, Elvin
Madachy, Joseph
Borho, Walter
Box 3, Folder 9

Edinburgh Computer Work on Amicables (McKay & Bartley) 1967

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
McKay, John
Bratley, Paul
Box 3, Folder 10

My Conjecture & Lee's Disproof 1967-1983

Scope and Content Note

"On Divisibility By Nine of the Sums of Even Amicable Pairs", by Elvin Lee, 1968 (draft)
MG notes on his conjecture (that even amicible Nos are divisable by 9.)
"The Discovery of Amicable Numbers", by E.J. Lee, 1969 (typescript)
Correspondents:
Lee, Elvin
Cheney, Fitch
Ore, Oystein
Guy, Richard
Box 3, Folder 11

Sociable Numbers 1969-1991

Scope and Content Note

"Empirical Study of Aliquot Series", by Jack Alanen, Amsterdam, 1972 (publication of Mathematisch Centrum)
Correspondents:
Lee, Elvin
Cohen, Henri
Morris, Noah
Nelson, Harry
Shanks, Daniel
Fruit, Robert
Bergerson, Howard
 

Persons

Physical Description: 19 folder(s)
Box 3, Folder 11

Sociable Numbers 1969-1991

Scope and Content Note

"Empirical Study of Aliquot Series", by Jack Alanen, Amsterdam, 1972 (publication of Mathematisch Centrum)
Correspondents:
Lee, Elvin
Cohen, Henri
Morris, Noah
Nelson, Harry
Shanks, Daniel
Fruit, Robert
Bergerson, Howard
Box 46, Folder 1

Barcellos, Tony 1984-1989

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence on various projects, between MG, Tony Barcellos, and Neil Patterson
Tentative names: Martin Gardner's Math Education Software, Doing Geometry with Martin Gardner
Correspondents:
Barcellos, Anthony
Box 46, Folder 2

Tom Dietterich 1981-1983

Scope and Content Note

About Inductive Learining (in A.I.)
2 papers by Dietterich
Correspondents:
Dietterich, Thomas
Box 46, Folder 3

Dreyfus & Searl 1968-1993

Scope and Content Note

Just articles
Box 46, Folder 4

Edelman, Gerald M. 1993

Scope and Content Note

1 review, N.Y. Review
Box 46, Folder 5

Fredkin 1988

Scope and Content Note

Biographical notes by MG
1 article about him, by Robert Wright, from Atlantic Monthly
Box 46, Folder 6

Brian Hayes 1983-1984

Scope and Content Note

First 2 Scientific American columns (on computer recreations)
Suggestions from MG for column
Correspondents:
Hayes, Brian
Box 46, Folder 7

Hofstadter 1980-1999

Scope and Content Note

CV, Christmas letters, pictures
Book reviews and other articles on Hofstadter
Correspondents:
Hofstadter, Douglass
Box 46, Folder 8

Ada Lovelace 1973-1999

Scope and Content Note

Articles & book reviews about Ada
Correspondence with Joan Baum about her book
Correspondents:
Baum, Joan
Box 46, Folder 9

John McCarthy 1979-1983

Scope and Content Note

Interview in Omni, article in Psychology Today, a reference
Box 46, Folder 10

Minsky 1981-1995

Scope and Content Note

Several articles on him
Box 46, Folder 11

Moravec 1989-2000

Scope and Content Note

Articles by and about Hans Moravec
Box 46, Folder 12

Nelson, Theodore 1976-1987

Scope and Content Note

Biographical correspondence of both MG & Nelson
Various articles and ads for Nelson and Xanadu Project
Correspondents:
Rivest, Ronald
Nelson, Theodore
Box 46, Folder 13

Papert, Seymour 1973-1985

Scope and Content Note

Several short articles about Papert, and an interview (Omni)
Box 46, Folder 14

Shannon, Claude 1987-1990

Scope and Content Note

Interview (Omni) and profile (Scientific American)
Box 46, Folder 15

Shapiro (& Others) Ind. Programs 1980-1981

Scope and Content Note

3 articles on Inductive Programs
"Learning by being Told ...", by R.S. Richalski & R.L. Chilavsky, Int. Journal of Policy Analysis & Info. Systems, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1980 (reprint)
"Automatic Induction of Classification Rules for a Chess Endgame", by A. Shapiro & T. Niblett, March, 1981 (report)
"Inductive Inference of Theories From Facts", by Ehud Shapiro, Research Report 192, 1981, 50pp (typescript)
Box 46, Folder 16

Shank, roger 1988

Scope and Content Note

1 article (Discover)
Box 46, Folder 17

Herbert Simon 1958-1994

Scope and Content Note

Many articles, about Simon's economics, and about his "Bacon" program, about A.I.
Articles by Simon
Correspondents:
Simon, Herbert
Newell, Allen
Box 46, Folder 18

Turing (Biographical) 1983-1999

Scope and Content Note

Biographical articles on Alan Turing
Box 46, Folder 19

Wolfram undated

Scope and Content Note

1 photocopy of newspaper artical on Stephen Wolfram
 

Pi

Physical Description: 21 folder(s)
Box 70, Folder 6

Pi & e Relations 1959-1979

Scope and Content Note

MG notes plus articles
Several close-to-integral relations
Box 70, Folder 7

Decimal Expansion - Pi [1 of 2] 1960-1986

Scope and Content Note

Notes, articles, letters, etc - History of claculation, formulas, randomness shown by, etc.
Correspondents:
Shanks, Daniel
Ore, Oystein
Singleton, C.R.
Wrench, John
Gosper, Bill
Knuth, Donald
Ford, Joseph
Box 70, Folder 8

Decimal Expansion - Pi [2 of 2] 1984-2001

Scope and Content Note

More on Pi
Box 70, Folder 9

Japanese Calculation 1981-1999

Scope and Content Note

A list of Pi calculations, by Akihito Shibata (Who did them, how many digits, etc, through time)
Various formulas used, and reports on, the long Japanese calculations (billions of digits of pi)
Box 70, Folder 10

Chudnovsky Calculation 1989-1991

Scope and Content Note

Various articles on Chudnovsky brothers (David & Gregory) calculation of pi
Box 70, Folder 11

Sequences in Pi - Primes, Runs, Squares, Etc. 1979-1992

Scope and Content Note

Various notes and letters
Box 70, Folder 12

Pi Curiosities [1 of 2] 1965-1992

Scope and Content Note

Lots of articles, notes, and letters with curiosities about pi
Correspondents:
Shanks, Daniel
Knuth, Donald
Rehkopf, Donald
Box 70, Folder 13

Pi Curiosities [2 of 2] 1988-2001

Box 70, Folder 14

Approximations 1961-1985

Scope and Content Note

Lots of approximations of pi, taken from articles, letters, etc.
Box 71, Folder 1

Castellanos Papers on Pi 1983-1984

Scope and Content Note

Dirio Castellanos:
The Ubiquitous Pi - 1984
Fibonacci Numbers, Tchebicheff Polynomials and the Number Pi - 1983
Relative Size of Coefficients for Two Arc Tangent Series
Correspondents:
Castellanos, Dario
Box 71, Folder 2

Crockett Johnson 1968-1969

Scope and Content Note

"The Circle Squared", mathematical construction for a painting, with various calculations of the square root of pi
Correspondents:
Johnson, Crockett
Box 71, Folder 3

R. Wise on Pi As a Code 1977

Scope and Content Note

Long letter proving existance of God by a numerological interpretation of pi, humorous
Correspondents:
Wise, Raymond
Box 71, Folder 4

Pi ** e and e ** Pi [ & M**K = K**M 1960-1990

Scope and Content Note

Various notes and articles
Box 71, Folder 5

Pi Mnemonics 1961-1998

Scope and Content Note

Many mnemonics, in various languages
"How I wish I Could Recollect Pi", by Michael Keith, 1997 (The Compleat Book of Pi Mnemonics), 38pp (typescript)
Correspondents:
Swinford, Paul
Eckler, Ross
Box 71, Folder 6

Pi Problems 1977-1980

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Goldberg, Michael
Box 71, Folder 7

Buffon's Needle (& Variants) 1953-2002

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Mermin, David
Box 71, Folder 8

Squaring the Circle (& Pi in general) 1950-1992

Scope and Content Note

Several "methods", and articles about squarers
Box 71, Folder 9

Poems About Pi 1959-1962

Scope and Content Note

Half dozen short poems, from various sources
Box 71, Folder 10

The INdiana Bill 1965-1993

Scope and Content Note

Articles on the history of the Indiana Bill No. 246, of 1897, that tried to set a legal value for pi
Box 71, Folder 11

Formulas converging on Pi (Cont. Fractions, etc) 1976-1998

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Lee, Elvin
Salamin, Eugine
Beeler, Mike
Box 71, Folder 12

Primes in Pi 1992

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Dubner, Harvey
 

Plane Geometry

Physical Description: 65 folder(s)
Box 10, Folder 4

Plane Dissections 1955-1997

Scope and Content Note

many physical puzzles from "Gathering for Gardner".
Correspondents:
Frederickson, Greg
Reid, Robert
Lundquist, Oliver
McElhany, Tom
Arrieta, Carlos
Box 10, Folder 5

Tiles with Surround No. 2 2002

Scope and Content Note

Article by Casey Mann.
Box 10, Folder 6

Greg's Hinged Dissections 1999-2001

Scope and Content Note

Several chapters from Frederickson's book on hinged dissections, and articles by him.
Box 10, Folder 7

Plane Geometry 1968-2000

Scope and Content Note

"College Life", by A.B. Paulson, story (photocopy).
Lots of short geometric puzzles.
Correspondents:
Silverman, David
Goldberg, Michael
Paulson, A.B.
Box 10, Folder 8

Golden Ratio (& Sacred Cut) (Phi) [1 of 2] 1959-1995

Scope and Content Note

Golden Triangle of Anne Tyng
Gnomons
Corss of Lorraine
Phyllotasis
Correspondents:
Tyng, Anne
Knuth, Donald
Box 10, Folder 9

Golden Ratio (& Sacred Cut) (Phi) [2 of 2] 1964-2001

Scope and Content Note

"Phyllotaxis as a Dynamical Sysstem", by Jay Kappraff (typescript), long chapter
Correspondents:
Kappraff, Jay
Lundquist, Oliver
Knuth, Donald
Box 10, Folder 10

Phi Problems, Constructions, etc. 1959-2002

Scope and Content Note

Many problems (on cards) involving phi (golden ratio)
Some geometric models from Piet Hein
Correspondents:
Bankoff, Leon
Hein, Piet
Hoggatt, Vernon
Box 10, Folder 11

Frank Lonc undated

Scope and Content Note

Lonc Relativity Constant (Phi?) - several of Frank Lonc publications
Box 10, Folder 12

String Art - Curve Stitching 1974-1976

Box 10, Folder 13

Phi Crankery [1 of 2] 1972-1992

Scope and Content Note

Articles on misconceptions about golden ratio, and lots of articles furthering those misconceptions as well as new ones.
Correspondents:
Markowsky, George
Fanning, John
Box 10, Folder 14

Phi Crankery [2 of 2] 1971-1993

Box 11, Folder 1

Polygons [1 of 2] 1962-1979

Scope and Content Note

Nonagon-Star Creative Game, by Robert Dewar
Dissections
Negative polygons (with negative diagonals), "Hog on Ice" principle
"Enumeration of Restricted Incongruent Cyclic K-gons", by Richard Reis (typescript)
Correspondents:
Dewar, Robert
Silverman, David
Box 11, Folder 2

Polygons [2 of 2] 1981-1999

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Knuth, Donald
Lee, Elvin
Box 11, Folder 3

Counting Squares, Rectangles, Triangles 1962-1998

Scope and Content Note

Many counting problems and ways to count them.
Correspondents:
Kwong, Harris
Box 11, Folder 4

Erdoz-Szekeres Theorem (Points & Convex Polygons) 1998

Scope and Content Note

Announcement and MG notes of a talk.
Box 11, Folder 5

Polygon Loops 1995

Scope and Content Note

1 article "Can You Do It with Heptagons", by Ann Hirst
Box 11, Folder 6

Unlocking Polygons 2000

Scope and Content Note

Article from Science News
Box 11, Folder 7

Triangles [1 of 2] 1962-1988

Scope and Content Note

Construction probleems
Rotating equilateral triangle
VUX triangles
Ceva's theorem
... and many more
Correspondents:
Hoggatt, Vernon
Coxeter, H.S.M.
Box 11, Folder 8

Triangles [2 of 2] 1989-2002

Scope and Content Note

Many more puzzles, problems and facts
Heron's formula
Correspondents:
Coxeter, H.S.M.
Liu, Andy
Wainwright, Robert
Box 11, Folder 9

The Isosceles Triangle Problem 1967-1997

Scope and Content Note

Given various angles in an isosceles triangle with divided bottom angles, find other angles.
Correspondents:
ApSimon, H.G.
Box 11, Folder 10

Triangle Tiling & Packing 1975-1994

Scope and Content Note

"Dissections into Equilateral Triangles", by W.T. Tutte, 1979 (U. of Waterloo Research Report CORR 79-2)
"The Impossibility of Tiling a Convex Region With Unequal Equilaterl Triangles", by Edwin Buchman (typescript)
Correspondents:
Pomerance, Carl
Knuth, Donald
Wainwright, Robert
Buchman, Edwin
Box 11, Folder 11

Steiner-Lehmus Theorem 1961-1998

Scope and Content Note

Theorem: equal angle bisectors implies isosceles triangle
Many proofs
Correspondents:
Zeitlin, Joel
Coxeter, H.S.M.
Keeler, Donald
Box 12, Folder 1

Squares 1957-2001

Scope and Content Note

Many square problems, of all kinds.
"The Kissing Number of the Square", by M. S. Klamkin, 1993 (typescript)
"Packing a Partridge n the Smallest Square Tree", by Robert Wainwright, G4G3, 1998 (typescript)
Correspondents:
Moser, Leo
Terman, Terence
Hoggatt, Vernon
Box 12, Folder 2

Lattices (Square, Triangular, Cubical, etc) 1965-1998

Scope and Content Note

Geoboards
Polysticks (Dan Gauteau (Gantean?))
"Van der Waerden's Theorem Extended", by G.T. Diderrich, 1974 (typescript)
Visibility & invisibility problems.
Correspondents:
DeWitt, Alan
Stewart, Bonnie
Box 12, Folder 3

Pick's Theorem 1976-1997

Box 12, Folder 4

Diagonal rug 1959-2000

Scope and Content Note

Carpen in room problem.
Correspondents:
Upton, Leslie
Box 12, Folder 5

Tarski's - Squaring Circle 1963-1996

Box 12, Folder 6

Moving Figure Around a Corner (Sofa Prob, etc) 1971-2002

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Van Dyk, F.
Gerver, Joseph
Box 12, Folder 7

Art Gallery Theorems 1985-2000

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Conway, John
Robinson, Gordon
O'Rourke, Joseph
Box 12, Folder 8

Worm Problems (Moser) 1973-2001

Scope and Content Note

Max distance between points in a square, cube, etc.
Curves fitting in a square, circle.
N-nominoes
(Also see box 12, folder 15)
Correspondents:
Moser, Leo
Box 12, Folder 9

Quadrilaterals - Area Determined by Given Sides 1928-1983

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Lunnon, W.F.
Box 12, Folder 10

Heptagons 1997

Scope and Content Note

1 article: "golden Fields", by Peter Steinbach (photocopy)
Box 12, Folder 11

Irregular Regular Polygons 1995

Scope and Content Note

1 article, by Eric Carlson & Sheldon Glashow
Box 12, Folder 12

Star Polygons 1971-1977

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Mollerup, Per
Noton, David
Box 12, Folder 13

Computer Growth Patterns 1971-1977

Scope and Content Note

"Hexagonal Networks Generated by Branching", by Wilson Baker (typescript)
Correspondents:
Stokes, John
Baker, Wilson
Andrews, D.J.
Box 12, Folder 14

Fibonacci Residue Patterns undated

Scope and Content Note

"Fibonacci Residue Cycles", by Loren Meissner (abstract, intro, some pictures) (typescript)
Box 12, Folder 15

Min. Coverings for Closed & Open Curves of Length 1 1966-1996

Scope and Content Note

(also see box 12, folder 8)
Correspondents:
Moser, Leo
Box 12, Folder 16

Butterfly Problem (Circles) 1965-1987

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Bankoff, Leon
Box 12, Folder 17

Teathered Goats 1960-1998

Box 12, Folder 18

Projective Incidence 1965-1985

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Dorwart, Harrold
Box 12, Folder 19

Gosper's "C" Curve (Or Pythag. Curve) 1969

Box 12, Folder 20

Sylvester's Problem 1960-1992

Box 13, Folder 1

Circles [1 of 2] 1966-1981

Scope and Content Note

"Mid-Circles and Loxodromes", by H.S.M. Coxeter, 1966 (typescript)
Problems from Moser, Conway
The Stranded Teddy Bear problem (& refutation.)
Correspondents:
Coxeter, H.S.M.
Cheney, Fitch
Pedoe, Dan
Bell, Alex
Box 13, Folder 2

Circles [2 of 2] 1983-2001

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Iles, Kim
Box 13, Folder 3

Packing Circles in Triangles 1993-1994

Scope and Content Note

"Dense Packing of Equal Disks in an Equilateral Triangle: From 22 to 34 and Beyond", by R. L. Graham & B.D. Lubachevsky, 1994 (typescript)
Box 13, Folder 4

Ellipses 1961-1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Abbott, Robert
Silverman, Richard
Iles, Kim
Keeler, Donald
Box 13, Folder 5

Curves & Art (Equations Graphed) 1959-1979

Scope and Content Note

Many examples:
Hans Berlin, "Nous" (Nigel & Sheila Walters)
NOTE: Original of letter from Hans Berlin needs conservation work. Please just use photocopy.
Pictorial Mathematics (set of postcards from Scripta Mathematica)
Rutherford Boyd (Mathematical Ideas in Design)
Ben Laposky
Correspondents:
Berlin, Hans
Knuth, Donald
Box 13, Folder 6

Lehmer's Module Patterns 1976

Box 13, Folder 7

The Crossed Ladders 1952-1999

Scope and Content Note

Also longest ladder around a corner problem (see also box 12, folder 6).
Box 13, Folder 8

Box & Single Ladder 1962-1990

Box 13, Folder 9

Curve-Drawing Machines (Spirography) 1964-1975

Box 13, Folder 10

Elsers "Concavexons" 1979

Scope and Content Note

Game of Vex - A letter from Elser
Correspondents:
Elser
Box 13, Folder 11

Table Covering undated

Box 13, Folder 12

Turtle Geometry 1984

Scope and Content Note

Article from Feb, 1984, Scientific American (by Brian Hayes)
Box 13, Folder 13

Bounce Problems undated

Scope and Content Note

2 pages MG notes.
Box 13, Folder 14

Rosenwald's Xmas Star 1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Rosenwald, Robert
Box 13, Folder 15

Minimal Surfaces 1987-1988

Scope and Content Note

2 articles.
Box 13, Folder 16

Inversion Geometry 1964-1992

Box 13, Folder 17

Sympletic Geometry 1990

Box 13, Folder 18

Cat Scan Problems 1990

Box 13, Folder 19

Linkages (Mechanical Curios) 1970-1998

Scope and Content Note

Articles, MG notes for column.
"Move Form", by H. Tomura, a 30 bar linkage of pentgons with 20 tri-valent vertices.
Box 13, Folder 20

Trigonometry 1994-1998

Scope and Content Note

"Quantum Trigonometry: An Essay on Recreational Mathematics", by Erwin Anderdingen (E.C.Anderson) & Werner Arnoldenberg (James Arnold), satire (typescript)
Correspondents:
Anderson, Ernest
Sanchez, Michael
Box 13, Folder 21

Shoelace Problems 1995

Scope and Content Note

1 article (Math. Intell.)
Box 13, Folder 22

Getting Out of Forest undated

Scope and Content Note

1 article (Quantum)
Box 13, Folder 23

Chromatic No. of Plane 1994

 

Polycubes

Physical Description: 15 folder(s)
Box 54, Folder 21

Soma Cubes [1 of 2] 1957-1997

Scope and Content Note

Many articles and booklets on Soma Cube
Correspondance about Parker Bros. publishing Soma, patents, etc
Inquirees about patents, sales, etc
Interview of Piet Hein
Correspondents:
Atwater, Thomas
Hein, Piet
Box 54, Folder 22

Soma Cubes [2 of 2] 1970-2000

Scope and Content Note

Adlai game
Much information, patents, pictures etc of various 3x3x3 cubes, from Jerry Slocum
Correspondents:
Slocum, Jerry
Box 55, Folder 1

Soma Figures [1 of 2] 1958-1974

Scope and Content Note

Many fiigures to build, and proofs of impossibility of other figures
Bound set of duplicate letters to MG (from GilOutterson)
Correspondance between Outterson & Piet Hein about manufacturing Soma Cubes
Much reader correspondance from 1958 S.A. column
Correspondents:
Hein, Piet
Golomb, Solomon
Lyons, Vossburgh (VOZ)
Outterson, Gil
Schwartz, Benjamin
Box 55, Folder 2

Soma Figures [2 of 2] 1976-1993

Scope and Content Note

MG notes & original structures
Nice, large-scale drawings of several figures
Printouts of all solutions of the cube, raised cross, and crystal, from Sivy Farhi
Correspondents:
Farhi, Sivy
Box 55, Folder 3

3x3x3 Puzzles 1972-1992

Scope and Content Note

(Also see box 54, folder 22)
Diabolical Cube - MG notes, analysis
Lesk Cubes
Correspondents:
JPhilpott, Wade
Dye, Daniel
Box 55, Folder 4

Polycubes, Etc. [1 of 2] 1961-1990

Scope and Content Note

Many MG notes, and others notes
"Polycubes", from "More Mathematical Puzzles", chapter 6 (by G.J. Westerink?), typed & drawn
Notes on Alan Schoen visit
Class notes on Solving the Polycubes, by W.M. McKernan, 1973, 52pp (typescript)
"Counting Multidimentional Polyominoes", by W.F. Lunnon, 1973, 8pp (typescript)
Description of "Adlai" game
Correspondents:
McKeeman, William
Bird, David
Guy, Richard
Box 55, Folder 5

Polycubes, Etc. [2 of 2] 1959-1998

Scope and Content Note

More polycube designs and puzzles
Correspondents:
Klarner, David
Box 55, Folder 6

Impuzzables 1972-1985

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Slocum, Jerry
Box 55, Folder 7

Tetracubes 1967-1992

Scope and Content Note

"Wit's End", Putzl
Notes on "Wit's End" puzzle, by Martin Scullin (many figures)
"The First Book of Putzl", by L.E. Minnick (typescript)
Box 55, Folder 8

Pentacubes 1962-1993

Scope and Content Note

Besley patent (3,065,970), 1962
Trimetropentomino, richard, Serena & Beth Sutton
Pentacube & hexacube tilings
Correspondents:
Farhi, Sivy
Jones, Kathy
Box 55, Folder 9

The 12 "Solid" Pentominoes 1958-1992

Scope and Content Note

Several "Quint-Grams", from Kadon Enterprises (Nos 1-8, 12)
Marketed version of the pentominoes
Correspondents:
Jones, Kathy
Scott, Dana
Box 55, Folder 10

Hexacubes 1964-1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Baker, Jack
Bird, David
Card, L.E.
Bouwkamp, C.J.
Box 55, Folder 11

The Heptacubes 1972

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Klarner, David
Box 55, Folder 12

Non-cube Polyhedra (Splatts) 1987

Scope and Content Note

Splatt is a truncated octahedron
1 article (from Eureka 47, by Mrk Owen & Mathew Richards)
Box 55, Folder 13

The 5x5x5 "Dorian" & a "Logical Subset" of Pentacubes 1972-1975

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Dorie, Joseph
Caffrey, John
 

Polyhex

Box 56, Folder 1

Polyhex [1 of 3] 1966-1984

Scope and Content Note

Analysis of pentahex (by Paul Himebaugh)
Hexahex ennumeration
Many tetrahex solutions (from S.A. column), some by computer, and new patterns
Correspondents:
Coffin, Stewart
Box 56, Folder 2

Polyhex [2 of 3] 1962-1967

Scope and Content Note

More solutions, analyses, and new patterns for polyhexes
Klarners analysis
Correspondents:
Sharp, John
Klarner, David
Coffin, Stewart
Box 56, Folder 3

Polyhex [3 of 3] 1964-1984

Scope and Content Note

More patterns and analysis
Diagrams of many (all?) pentahex solutions of rhombus (by Paul Himebaugh)
Correspondents:
Hitotumatu, Sin
Bird, David
Klarner, Robert
 

Polyhexes

Physical Description: 3 folder(s)
Box 54, Folder 8

Polyhex Ennumeration 1967-1972

Scope and Content Note

Several ennumerations, with some diagrams, of orders 4-12
Correspondents:
Gilbert, Walter
Travnicek, Edward
Box 54, Folder 9

Polyhex Tiling 1967 (?) - 1995

Scope and Content Note

A small number of problem solutions from Clarke, with proofs
Correspondents:
Clarke, Andrew
Box 54, Folder 10

Triangular Lattice Problems 1990

Scope and Content Note

Several articles and typescripts of problems and solutions and proofs
MG notes
Correspondents:
Hanegraaf, Anton
Beeler, Michael
Golomb, Solomon
West, Donald
 

Polyiamonds

Box 54, Folder 7

Polyiamonds undated

Scope and Content Note

No content; a couple of references
 

Polyobalos, Etc

Physical Description: 10 folder(s)
Box 54, Folder 11

Polyabolo Tiling undated

Scope and Content Note

(Right-andled triangle pieces)
Also tetratans (tetrabolos), polyarcs
Box 54, Folder 12

3-D Polyaboloes 1967

Scope and Content Note

Theory in letter form Andrew Clarke
Correspondents:
Clarke, Andrew
Box 54, Folder 13

Polyaboloes 1965-1974

Scope and Content Note

Analysis from Tom O'Beirne, Wilfred Shepherd, James Taylor
MG notes
Shephard nomenclature (polytryngles, polyubes, etc)
Set of cardboard tetraboloes [[ in 3-D box ]]
Correspondents:
Bird, David
O'Beirne, Thomas
Taggart, Mary
Box 54, Folder 14

Polyabolo Ennumeration 1967

Scope and Content Note

Various counts by various people
Correspondents:
Brown, Spencer
Trigg, Charles
Philpott, Wade
Box 54, Folder 15

Langford's 4-Piece Replication Problem 1963

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Cundy, Martyn
Mercer, Leigh
Povah, Maurice
Box 54, Folder 16

The Tetrabolo Squares, Rectangles & Rhomboids 1967-1977

Scope and Content Note

Many results from John Harris, Philpott, Trigg
Correspondents:
Harris, John
Philpott, Wade
Trigg, Charles
Shepherd, Wilfred
Taylor, James
Box 54, Folder 17

Rhombiominoes 1993

Scope and Content Note

1 article/problem, from J.R.M. by Kate Jones
Box 54, Folder 18

Rookominoes undated

Scope and Content Note

1 MG notes and reference
Box 54, Folder 19

Paving Stones 1994

Scope and Content Note

1 reference
Box 54, Folder 20

Misc. Variants 2001

Scope and Content Note

From Ed Pegg Jr's Mathpuzzle.com website
References to CFF
Eternity Puzzle
 

Polyominos

Physical Description: 25 folder(s)
Box 52, Folder 13

General 1957-2002

Scope and Content Note

Problem: Tile 8x9 board with 11 1x6 bricks plus 1 2x3 rectangle
"Polyomino and Polyiamond Problems", by Wade Philpott, 1976 (typescript)
Description of MacPoly (from Sabaki Corp)
"Polyominoes in a Random Tiling", by Michael Beeler, 1988 (typescript)
"Modest Polyominoes", by Richard Hess, Y. Kotani, & Robert Wainwright (typescript)
Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
Bush, V.
Philpott, Wade
Lerner, David
Beeler, Michael
Box 52, Folder 14

Polyomino Computer Programs 1958-1970

Scope and Content Note

Lots of programs for various polyomino problems
Correspondents:
Scott, Dana
Box 52, Folder 15

Polyomino Enumeration Problem 1958-1987

Scope and Content Note

Many articles & letters, especially by Grank Harary
Box 52, Folder 16

Dominos 1965-1995

Scope and Content Note

Several articles (mostly on covering rectangles with dominos)
Correspondents:
Isaacs, Rufus
Box 53, Folder 1

Domino (Bricks) (Cards) Overhangs 1964-1985

Scope and Content Note

Several articles & letters
Box 53, Folder 2

Trominoes 1971-1998

Scope and Content Note

Articles, letters, notes on problems involving trominoes
Box 53, Folder 3

Tetrominoes 1960-1998

Scope and Content Note

Several tetromino problems, in notes and letters and some articles
Correspondents:
Knuth, Donald
Box 53, Folder 4

Pentomino & Higher Tiling Problems [1 of 2] 1954-1984

Scope and Content Note

"There is no Gap in a Diamond", by Mogens Esrom Larsen, 1986 (pamphlet)
Lots of Leigh Mercer correspondance
Many problems & solutions, in various articles & letters
Correspondents:
Liu, Andy
Garcia, Abel
Mercer, Leigh
Knuth, Donald
Philpott, Wade
Box 53, Folder 5

Pentomino & Higher Tiling Problems [2 of 2] 1960-2000

Scope and Content Note

Many more problems, solutions, counts of numbers of solutions, etc
The 5 superposition problems
"A Pedestrian Approach to a Method of Conway, or, A Tile of Two Cities", by James Propp, 1993 (typescript)
Correspondents:
Digby, David
Liu, Andy
Propp, James
Box 53, Folder 6

Pentomino "Farms" 1972-1990

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Reid, Robert
Knuth, Donald
Feser, Victor
Kotani, Yoichi
Box 53, Folder 7

Pentominoes (Misc) 1960-1998

Scope and Content Note

Many more puzzles & problems
Pentomino patents & trademark information and court case
MacPoly, short description (David Lerner, Sabaki Corp.)
Covering cubes with pentominoes
2339 solutions to 6x10 pentomino tiling, by Bethel Hooven
Inflated pentominoes
FILL-AGREE - A punctured polyomino puzzles by Kate Jones*
Modest Polyominoes Problems Book and Modest Hexominoes Puzzle, by Dick Hess*
[[ items marked "*" are in 3-D box ]]
Correspondents:
Clark, Arthur C.
Golomb, Solomon
Hunter, J.A.H.
Liu, Andy
Knuth, Donald
Hooven, Bethel
Kurchan, Rodulfo
Box 53, Folder 8

Pentomino 13-Hole Problem (& Other Hole Problems) 1969-1973

Scope and Content Note

Various solutions
Correspondents:
Bouwkamp, C.W.
Philpott, Wade
Lindstedt, Christer
Box 53, Folder 9

Sawtooth Square Patterns 1960-1964

Scope and Content Note

Solutions with empty square in a corner (or adjacent), and several proofs the hole cnnot gbe in the middle
Box 53, Folder 10

Scott Taylor Pattern 1960-1963

Scope and Content Note

Several proofs of impossibility
Box 53, Folder 11

Golomb's Pentomino Game 1963-1973

Scope and Content Note

Rules (by Golomb) of his Pentomino Game
Description of program, by S. Kurzba m & T. McBride to play pentomino game
Correspondance about rights to pentomino game
Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
McBride, Tom
Miller, Donald
Box 53, Folder 12

Polyomino Games 1960-1978

Scope and Content Note

Pan-Kai
Kent Wadsworth game, one-sided pentomino pieces with values
Cogito (French)
Zim
Skirrid
Locus
Copade (Kenneth Costa)
Box 53, Folder 13

Hexominoes 1962-1999

Scope and Content Note

1-sided vs 2-sided discussion
Dr. Hex
Spear's Multipuzzle
Complete set of pents & hexes, plastic, solved as a red 15x18 rectangle of hexominoes, with a contiguous green "Chess rook" of pentominoes in the center [[ in 3-D folder ]]
(D. Woods letter also contains "superparadoxes" and a chessboard problem)
Correspondents:
Bird, David
Woods, Donald
Philpott, Wade
Sherman, Henry
Golomb, Solomon
Box 53, Folder 14

Heptominoes (Order 7) 1955-1995

Scope and Content Note

Lists of the pieces, and some problems & solutions
Correspondents:
Bird, David
Golomb, Solomon
Sherman, Henry
Klarner, David
Box 53, Folder 15

8-Ominoes & Higher 1972-1988

Scope and Content Note

Monomino density
Interlocking polyominoes
Serial Isogons
Pi-sided polyominoes
Correspondents:
Liu, Andy
Bird, David
Golomb, Solomon
Sallows, Lee
Box 54, Folder 1

Corner-Connected Squares (Think-A-Ma-Jig) 1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Beeler, Mike
Box 54, Folder 2

Rhominoes 1976-1992

Scope and Content Note

James Parker: analysis of 60 degree rhombuses (but tri-rhombuses are a subset of hexiamonds)
Correspondents:
Parker, James
Box 54, Folder 3

Bicolored Polyominoes 1983-1995

Scope and Content Note

Some checkerboard colorings & problems
Quintachex
MG notes
Box 54, Folder 4

Polycycles (Dutch) 1979

Scope and Content Note

Notes from Luitzen Yntena on polyomino variations
Box 54, Folder 5

Bibliography for Solomon Golomb 1988-1991

Scope and Content Note

Polyomino references to about 1991, compiled by MG for Golomb:
Books by Martin Gardner
Polyomino references (from 1988)
New references added in 1991
Chessboard dissections into polyominoes
Books
Tiling
Marketed polyomino games
On rectification, on polyiamonds, on tetraboloes, on polyhexes, on polycubes, etc
J. of Rec. Math references
Box 54, Folder 6

Polyomino Tiling of Plane 1995

Scope and Content Note

"Tiling Rectangles with Polyominoes", by Solomon Golomb (typescript)
Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
 

Primes

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

Goldbach Conjecture 1978-1987

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Robertson, Douglas
Sklansky, David
Yates, Samuel
Box 1, Folder 2

Rieman Hypothesis (Zeta Function) 1972-2002

Scope and Content Note

Poem: "Where are the zeros of zeta of s?"
Box 1, Folder 3

Mersenne Primes 1978-2001

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Lee, L.E.J.
Eberhart, Stephen
Nelson, Harry
Box 1, Folder 4

General References 1953-1997

Scope and Content Note

Also articles on basic prime info: sieves, prime number theorem, unique factorization, etc.
Correspondents:
Wade, Carlton
McDonnell, E.E.
Box 1, Folder 5

Primes (Misc.-Curios-Problem, etc) [ 1 of 3] 1961-1981

Scope and Content Note

"The Numerology of One Hundred", by Solomon Golomb (mimeograph)
Overlapping 9-digit primes
"Prime Period Length Counts and Ratios", by Samuel Yates (typescript)
"A Phsicist's Proof of Fermat's Theorem of Primes", by H. Gutfreund & W.A. Little (typescript)
Long essay on "Alpha Operation", by Howard Bergerson, 1981 (typescript)
Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
Card, L.E.
Yates, Samuel
Box 1, Folder 6

Primes (Misc.-Curios-Problem, etc) [ 2 of 3] 1964-1987

Scope and Content Note

"A Class of Primality Tests for Trinomials Which Includes the Lucas-Lehmer Test", by H.C. Williams (typescript)
Correspondents:
Hitotumatu, Sin
Ondrejka, Rudolf
Williams, Hugh
Adams, Milton
Yates, Samuel
Guy, Richard
Box 1, Folder 7

Primes (Misc.-Curios-Problem, etc) [ 3 of 3] 1975-2000

Scope and Content Note

"Strong Law of Small Numbers", by Richard Guy (photocopy of manuscript)
Lots of articles, and MG notes
Correspondents:
Madachy, Joseph
Clawson, Calvin
Box 1, Folder 8

Twin Primes (& Variants) 1964-2001

Scope and Content Note

"Prime-Number Pairs", by Schuyler M. Christian, 1985 (booklet)
"Titanic Twins", by Samuel Yates (typescript)
"On Prime Densities and Twin Prime Fallacies", by F.E. von Ammon Jr
"Proof of the Infinitude of Double Twin Primes", by Martin Aaronson
"A Relation Between Twin Primes and their Indices", by A.R. Fazely
Correspondents:
Christian, Schuyler
Crandall, R.E.
Yates, Samuel
Aaronson, Martin
Box 1, Folder 9

Fermat Numbers & Primes 1990-1996

Scope and Content Note

"A Tail of Two Sieves", by Carl Pomerance
Box 1, Folder 10

Tables (Decimal, Binary) 1993

Box 1, Folder 11

Sieves, Tests, Factoring 1960-1998

Scope and Content Note

"Primes, a Strictly Emperical Study", by F.B. von Amon, Jr (booklet)
"Conway's Prime Producing Machine", by Richard Guy (typescript, ND)
Correspondents:
Ammon, F.E. von
Vanderpool, Donald
Dow, John
Morse, Arthur
Stilgebauer, Robert
Meyer, Marvin
Glass, John
Litvack, Barry
Pritchard, P.A.
Box 1, Folder 12

Probability Tests of Primes 1977-1978

Scope and Content Note

"A Note on Monte Carlo Primality Tests and Algorithmic Information Theory", by Gregory Chaitin & Jacob Schwartz (typescript draft)
"Monte-Carlo Tests for Primality", by Donald Malm (typescript)
"Probabilistic Algorithms", by Michael Rabin (typescript)
"Riemann's Hypothesis and Tests for Primality", by Gary Miller (typescript)
"A Fast Monte-Carlo Test for Primality", by R. Solovay & V. Strassen (reprint)
Correspondents:
Malm, Donald
Box 2, Folder 1

100-Digit Primes 1964-1996

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Madachy, Joseph
Mauchly, John
Yates, Samuel
Gosper, Bill
Box 2, Folder 2

Repunit Primes (& 100-Digit Primes) [1 of 2] 1964-1985

Scope and Content Note

Much from column March, 1964
Correspondents:
Yates, Samuel
Williams, Hugh
Schaechter, David
Jordan, Steven
Brillhart, John
Chiles, Griffin
Cohen, Martin
Madachy, Joseph
Thompson, Hugh
Knowlton, William
Lee, Wallace
Mauchly, John
Box 2, Folder 3

Repunit Primes (& 100-Digit Primes) [2 of 2] 1976-1985

Scope and Content Note

"Divisibility with Repunit Factores", by Samuel Yates (typescript)
Many letters & articles of Samuel Yates
Correspondents:
Yates, Samuel
Box 2, Folder 4

Reversible Primes (Emirps) 1964-1999

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Card, L.E.
Farrell, Jeremiah
Barbour, David
Box 2, Folder 5

Palindromic Primes, Squares, Cubes, etc. 1969-1999

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Simmons, Gustavus
Card, L.E.
Ondrejka, Rudolf
Kaprekar, D.R.
Madachy, Joseph
Ely, Robert
Box 2, Folder 6

Gustavus Simmons Factoring, & Lenstra 1984-1986

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Simmons, Gustavus
Box 2, Folder 7

Prime Generating Formulas 1964-1998

Scope and Content Note

MG notes.
Correspondents:
Szulyovszky, D.
Koch, George
Higgins, Olga
Von Ammon, Fred
Atkin, Oliver
Box 2, Folder 8

Primes: Permutable, Snowballs, & Cyclics, Truncatable, etc. 1965-1997

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Madachy, Joseph
Green, Milton
Card, L.E.
Box 2, Folder 9

Mills Formula & Others Like It 1963-1997

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Cina, Jerome
Kravitz, Sidney
Golomb, Solomon
Ore, Oystein
Koch, George
Heppe, Robert
Box 2, Folder 10

Consecutive Digit Primes 1972-1978

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Madachy, Joseph
Beeler, Michael
Golomb, Solomon
Cassel, Alan
Crandall, R.E.
Box 2, Folder 11

Gaps of No Primes 1964-1966

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
McMillan, Edwin
Brenner, Joel
Meally, Victor
Box 2, Folder 12

Conjectures - False and Unproved 1963-1985

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Golomb, Solomon
Stevens, J.W.
Box 2, Folder 13

Pseudo Primes (Ulam's Luck) (Poulet No's) undated

Box 2, Folder 14

Recent Tests for Primes 1981-1986

 

Primes in A.P. & Prime Squares

Physical Description: 5 folder(s)
Box 2, Folder 15

Primes in Arithmetical Progressions 1975-1995

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Madachy, Joseph
Rose, Nicholas
Guy, Richard
Fry, James
Box 2, Folder 16

Prime Squares ca.1913-1991

Scope and Content Note

2 articles from "The Monist:
"Magic Squares Made With Prime Numbers", by W.S. Andrews & Harry Sayles, 1913 (photocopy from The Monist)
"Pandiagonal Prime Number Magic Squares", by Chas. D. Shuldham, 1914 (photocopy from The Monist)
Correspondents:
Madachy, Joseph
Ondrejka, Rudolf
Card, L.E.
Walker, George
Fendall, Chuck
Box 2, Folder 17

Allan W. Johnson, Jr. 1981-1989

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Johnson, Allan
Dubner, Harvey
Box 3, Folder 1

Capt. Wm. H. Benson 1927-1980

Scope and Content Note

Various writings on prime magic squares, by Benson
Correspondents:
Benson, William
Box 3, Folder 2

Gukuho Abe 1986-1988

Scope and Content Note

Several articles in Japanese
Correspondents:
Abe, Gakuho
 

Probability

Physical Description: 34 folder(s)
Box 28, Folder 9

Probability 1950-2001

Scope and Content Note

Many popu8lar science articles, some on "philosophy" of probability.
Box 28, Folder 10

The 2 Shells & Switch of Choice [1 of 2] 1959-1992

Scope and Content Note

3-door problem, 3 prisoners problem, Mondy Hall problem
Many letters and much analysis of the problem (in various guises) and variations.
Correspondents:
Rosa, Domenico
Frazier, Kendrick
Gillman, Leonard
Vos Savant, Marilyn
Pohl, Frederick
Box 28, Folder 11

undated

Box 29, Folder 1

Vos Savant - Other Puzzles 1991-2000

Scope and Content Note

Lots of correspondance about problems from her column.
Correspondents:
Vos Savant, Marilyn
Box 29, Folder 2

Probability Paradoxes (& Sucker Bets) 1968-1997

Scope and Content Note

Many paradoxes, and many sucker bets
"The Strange Game of Lucky Louie", by Michael Stueben (typescript)
Correspondents:
Bar-Hillel, Maya
Stueben, Michael
Winkless, Nelson Brock
Box 29, Folder 3

Eldest Sono Paradox 1972-1999

Scope and Content Note

Two thirds of men are eldest sons.
Box 29, Folder 4

Paradox of 2nd Ace 1957-1992

Scope and Content Note

Set of correspondance with Warren Weaver & Norman Gridgeman, with much discussion and analysis of the problem (1963-1964)
Set of correspondance with John Ford
Correspondents:
Weaver, Warren
Gridgeman, Norman
Ford, John
Fuhrmann, Steve
Gillman, Leonard
Box 29, Folder 5

Paradox of the Second Child 1958-1992

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Eliasberg, Jay
Duggleby, R.G.
Box 29, Folder 6

Birthday Paradox (& Variants) 1970-2001

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Diaconis, Persi
Box 29, Folder 7

Necktie Paradox & Variants (May 77) 1975-2001

Scope and Content Note

Exchanging envelopes with $x & $2x paradox
Correspondents:
Coffman, Bill
Lewis, Hal
Girard, Martin
Box 29, Folder 8

Unfaithful Wives 1985

Scope and Content Note

2 reports on cheating husbands problem (same as unfaithful wives.)
Correspondents:
Halpern, Joe
Box 29, Folder 9

Statistical Paradoxes 1959-1999

Scope and Content Note

Waiting time paradox
Boltzmann's dice paradox
Popular and technical aarticlas
Correspondents:
Vos Savant, Marilyn
Box 29, Folder 10

Defining "Random" [1 of 2] 1952-1987

Scope and Content Note

Several long papers
Correspondents:
Alcock, James
Box 29, Folder 11

Defining "Random" [2 of 2] 1988-1992

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Compagner, Aaldert
Box 30, Folder 1

Probability & Cards (ESP also) [1 of 2] 1961-1978

Scope and Content Note

Game with deck of 20 cards, by Howard (?)
Several articles on chance
Three-dimensional draw poker
Several items from Persi Diaconis (notes by MG)
Correspondents:
Wilson, Robert Ross
Curry, Paul
Diaconis, Persi
Box 30, Folder 2

Probability & Cards (ESP also) [2 of 2] 1967-1997

Scope and Content Note

"The Analysis of Sequential Experiments with Feedback to Subjects", by Persi Diaconis & Ronald Graham, Tech. Rep. No. 119, 1978
Box 30, Folder 3

Dice-Probability Problems 1960-2002

Scope and Content Note

Moser's problem (& Related ones) of loaded dice
"Stochastic Inequalities", by Walter Funkenbusch, 1989 (typescript)
Correspondents:
Moser, Leo
Thorp, Edward
Propp, James
Goldberg, Steven
Box 30, Folder 4

"Small World" Paradox 1967-2000

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents:
Kochen, Manfred
Box 30, Folder 5

First Digits in Tables - Benford's Law 1960-1999

Scope and Content Note

"Limits of Measures of the Integers With Application to Random Number Generators ...", by Persi Diaconis, 1973, Memorandum NS-211 (typescript)
"On the Distribution of First Significant Digits", by Roger Pinkham, 1960 (dittograph)
Correspondents:
Duquet, Robert
Federighi, Francis
Rudkin, Arthur
Box 30, Folder 6

"Random" Triangles 1968-1982

Scope and Content Note

Breaking a stick in 3 pieces - is it a triangle?
Is a random triangle acute?
Box 30, Folder 7

Matching Pennies Machines (Dunning) 1954-1975

Scope and Content Note

Sprace (a Piet Hein gmae)
Cleo (Computer to Learn Even-Odd), Dunning's machine
SEER, A Sequence Extrapolating Robot - Hagelbargers machine
Correspondents:
Dunning, Charles
Hein, Piet
Box 30, Folder 8

Simpson's Paradoxes & Other "Worst-Best" 1960-1992

Scope and Content Note

March, 1976 column
Many letters & articles
"A Paradox", by J.W. Moon, 1975 (typescript)
Correspondents:
Mendelsohn, Nathan
Moon, J.W.
Moser, Leo
Blyth, Colin
Brams, Steven
Box 30, Folder 9

On Poker 1978-1981

Scope and Content Note

"Is My Poker Hand Better Than Yours?", by William H. Cutler (typescript)
"How To Cheat at Mental Poker", by Richard Lipton, 1979 (typescript)
Box 30, Folder 10

Blackjack Systems 1961-1979

Scope and Content Note

Mostly newspaper articles
Correspondents:
Thorp, Edward
Box 30, Folder 11

Monte Carlo Method 1955-1958

Scope and Content Note

MG notes
Box 30, Folder 12

"Death-Dips" - Do Deaths Correlate with Important Events? 1980

Scope and Content Note

Is there a dip in the number of deaths before important events (birthdays, etc), or a rise after?
Box 30, Folder 13

Negative Probability (Feynman) 1977

Scope and Content Note

"Negative Probilities", by R.P. Feynman
A paper on the concept of negative probabilities (by Feynman), with notes on it and a letter by MG.
Correspondents:
Feynman, Richard
Box 31, Folder 1

Resampling (Efron's Bootstrap) 1984-1995

Scope and Content Note

Several papers about Resampling & Bootstrap, by and about Simon & Efron
Correspondents:
Simon, Julian
Box 31, Folder 2

Metaanalysis 1992

Scope and Content Note

Single article (by Ingram Olkin), from The Sciences
Box 31, Folder 3

Transparent Proofs 1992

Scope and Content Note

2 short articles, from Focus and from Science
Box 31, Folder 4

Probability Problems [1 of 2] 1957-1987

Scope and Content Note

Many problems and puzzles
"Two Statistical Fables", by Richard Zeckhauser, Discussion Paper No. 57, 1968 (typescript) I: "Decisions of Alice"; II: "A Tale of Probable Regions"
Gardner's Dice
Correspondents:
Morgenstern, Leonard
Dunne, Alex
Curry, Paul
Moser, Leo
Upton, L.J.
Moore, A.D.
Griggs, Jerry
Diaconis, Persi
Hawkins, David
Lenning, Alvar
Fulves, Karl
Gilbert, Edward
Box 31, Folder 5

Probability Problems [2 of 2] 1968-1998

Scope and Content Note

Many problems
Physics of models for generating random events (in Diaconis letter)
Correspondents:
Potvin, robert
Hein, Piet
Diaconis, Persi
Box 31, Folder 6

Roulette 1993-1999

Scope and Content Note

Single paper: "A Solution to Roulette", by Stephen Hu, 1993 (typescript)
Correspondents:
Hu, Stephen
Box 31, Folder 7

Doomsday Ar