Item description for How to Solve Sudoku: A Step-by-Step Guide (52 Brilliant Ideas) by Robin Wilson...
Sudoku's spreading faster than you can count to nine. But these seriously addictive, completely captivating puzzles can get fans a little gridlocked from time to time. They'll be able to get back in the game with the help of mathematician and bestselling author Robin Wilson—himself a sudoku aficionado. He's got the solution to unraveling these conundrums, with 52 tried and tested tips and tactics. How to Solve Sudoku takes you through them, one by one, with plenty of examples and practice grids so that you can hone your skills before you move on to the next fiendish brainteaser.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 4.5" Height: 6.5" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2005
Publisher Infinite Ideas
ISBN 1904902626 ISBN13 9781904902621
Availability 0 units.
More About Robin Wilson
Robin Wilson is Professor of Pure Mathematics at the Open University (UK), a Fellow in Mathematics at Keble College, Oxford University, and Emeritus Gresham Professor of Geometry, London (the oldest mathematical Chair in England). He has written and edited about thirty books, mainly on graph theory and the history of mathematics. His research interests focus mainly on British mathematics, especially in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and on the history of graph theory and combinatorics.
Robin Wilson currently resides in Carmel, in the state of California. Robin Wilson was born in 1943 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics, Open University, and Stipendia.
Reviews - What do customers think about How to Solve Sudoku: A Step-by-Step Guide (52 Brilliant Ideas)?
How to solve fairly easy sudoku Aug 18, 2008
I've been doing SuDoku puzzles for years and have beaten every level of the video game version Carol Vonderman's (PS2). Still, I wanted to be able to solve the really tough puzzles so I figured a book such as this would help. It's worthless unless you've never tried the game before. It has NOTHING about the advanced techniques like X-wings and Swordfish which are necessary to do the VERY hard ones. The book is very short, too; less than 100 pages. I suggest you save your money, do the easy ones, get practice, and go to the web for forums and sites which tell how to do the tough puzzles because the methods in this book aren't adequate, trust me!
Robin Wilson's Sudoku book May 5, 2008
Somewhat useful, though also disappointing; the "52 ideas" format is misleading as to the number of distinct strategies given in the book for solving Sudoku puzzles, which in fact is significantly smaller than 52.
I Hate This Book Apr 11, 2008
This is the worst Sudoku book i ever tried. It's supposed to be so easy to use. A mathematician wrote it, and forgot how to write it for the average person. The rules are complicated, and the grids have the alphabet all around it supposedly to make it easier to place the numbers. It's not it's more confusing. What the author should of done was a few example puzzles step by step showing how you arrive at the correct answer as well as showing it. The grids need to be larger as well as the book itself. Format matters when you're trying to learn something or have trouble learning. I ended up throwing this book away. For me it was a waste of money and not worth it. I give this book 1 star.
Very helpful Nov 24, 2007
It demystified Sudoku. My wife says it is very helpful and she is very grateful.
Best for a beginner Oct 26, 2007
Great book for a beginner. Would highly recommend it. Has contributed to many hours of satisfaction solving Sudoku puzzles. Definitely start with this book.