Hillside, N.J. : Enslow. 1981. First edition. Octavo. Illustrated wraps. Fine. A gorgeous copy of this uncommon "definitive treatise" (according to Scientific American) on the Rubik's Cube. Scarce in this beautiful condition.
Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Lightly Chipped; Front, Rear Covers, Spine, Edges Lightly Soiled; Slight Fading Due to Age, Sun Exposure. So you can do the Cube...now what? For the people who think they know everything about the Cube here is Singmaster's Notes on Rubik's Magic Cube. CONTENTS: Introduction to the fifth edition; Contents; 1. Introduction (to the first printed edition) 2. Generalities 3. Notation 4. Some group theory 5. Some explorations 6. The Basic Mathematical Problem 7. Further problems 8. Some answers and comments 9. Supplement on the Basic Mathematical Problem 10. Some results on further problems; Addenda (to the first edition); Addenda to the second edition; Addenda to the third edition; Addenda to the fourth edition; ADDENDA TO THE FIFTH EDITION 5.1 Lubrication 5.2 Distribution of the cube 5.3 Independent invention 5.4 General anecdotes 5.5 Competitions and shortest times 5.6 Problem 19-Maximum number of moves to restore the cube 5.7 New notation and diagrams 5.8 A small catalogue of processes 5.9 Pretty patterns 5.10 Theoretical developments and problems 5.11 Miscellany; Bibliography; Index; A step by step solution of Rubik's "Magic Cube". SYNOPSIS: So...you've solved the Cube! But how does it work? How do you do the duo twist? And the mono swap? What is a Cubist's thumb? All this and more in Singmaster's unique blue guide. Plus latest news and results from cubists all over the world.
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