The Riddler : Fantastic Puzzles from FiveThirtyEight Paperback / softback
Edited by Oliver Roeder
The most mind-bending puzzles on the internet appear weekly in Oliver Roeder's "The Riddler" column.
Presented by Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight, an online mecca for statistics nerds, the column attracts a rabid community of puzzlers (including the coach of the U.S.
Math Olympiad team and a scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory) who rush to submit solutions and extensions. Now, FiveThirtyEight presents the first-ever Riddler collection, featuring the column's most popular problems, which draw on geometry, logic, statistics and game theory, along with six never-before-published puzzles.
The simplest require a mere flash of insight, whilst the toughest involve deep applications of analysis and probability theory.
Can you rig an election? What's the best way to drop a smartphone? Can you solve the puzzle of the overflowing martini glass?
Designed to appeal to a range of skill levels, The Riddler will be the perfect gift for any maths or puzzle enthusiast.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: WW Norton & Co
- Publication Date: 09/10/2018
- Category: Puzzles & quizzes
- ISBN: 9780393609912