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Geometric Magic Squares: A Challenging New Twist Using Colored Shapes Instead of Numbers (Dover Recreational Math)

Geometric Magic Squares: A Challenging New Twist Using Colored Shapes Instead of Numbers (Dover Recreational Math)

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Publication Date: April 17th, 2013
Publisher:
Dover Publications
ISBN:
9780486489094
Pages:
144
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Description

Traditional magic squares are squares of numbers in which the rows, columns, and diagonals all add up to the same total. With a voluminous literature going back some 2,500 years, the universal assumption has ever been that magic squares are inherently arithmetical objects. In this innovative work by a British engineer, the author initiates a Copernican revolution in our understanding by replacing numbers with two-dimensional forms. The result is not merely a novel kind of geometrical magic square but a revelation that traditional magic squares are now better seen as the one-dimensional instance of this self-same geometrical activity.

About the Author

London-born Lee Sallows has lived in Nijmegen in the Netherlands for the past 41 years and until recently worked as an electronics engineer for Radboud University. His longtime hobbies of computational wordplay and recreational mathematics have led to related articles as well as this collection of geometric magic squares.