The Riddler: Fantastic Puzzles from Fivethirtyeight

Oliver Roeder (Editor)
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Description

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, while 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 math or puzzle enthusiast.

Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
October 09, 2018
Pages
224
Dimensions
6.2 X 0.5 X 8.2 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393609912
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About the Author

Oliver Roeder is a senior writer and puzzle editor at FiveThirtyEight. He holds a PhD in economics with a focus on game theory. Previously, he ran the quantitative research team at NYU's Brennan Center for Justice. He lives in Brooklyn.