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 Title Magic Squares and Cubes
 Author(s) William Symes Andrews
 Publisher: Dover Pubns; 2 Revised edition (June 1960)
 Hardcover/Paperback 419 pages
 eBook PDF (428 pages, 23.6 MB)
 Language: English
 ISBN10/ASIN: 0486206580
 ISBN13: 9780486206585
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Book Description
A magic square consists of a series of numbers so arranged in a square that the sum of each row and column and of both the corner diagonals shall be the same amount which may be termed the summation.
In "Magic Squares and Cubes" W.S. Andrews writes "The study of magic squares probably dates back to prehistoric times. Examples have been found in Chinese literature written about AD 1125 which were evidently copied from still older documents. It is recorded that as early as the ninth century magic squares were used by Arabian astrologers in their calculations of horoscopes, etc. Hence, the probable origin of the term magic, which has survived to the present day."
This book cover topics such as magic squares, magic cubes, the Franklin squares, magics and Pythagorean numbers, the theory of reversions, magic circles, spheres, and stars, and magic octahedroids, among other things.
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
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