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Title:
The magic of math : solving for x and figuring out why
Author:
Benjamin, Arthur author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]

©2015.
Physical Description:
321 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
"The Magic of Math is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples--from ice cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares--this book empowers you to see the beauty, simplicity, and truly magical properties behind those formulas and equations that once left your head spinning. You'll learn the key ideas of classic areas of mathematics like arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, but you'll also have fun fooling around with Fibonacci numbers, investigating infinity, and marveling over mathematical magic tricks that will make you look like a math genius!, "--Amazon.com.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
The magic of numbers -- The magic of algebra -- The magic of 9 -- The magic of counting -- The magic of Fibonacci numbers -- The magic of proofs -- The magic of geometry -- The magic of [symbol for pi] -- The magic of trigonometry -- The magic of i and e -- The magic of calculus -- The magic of infinity -- Aftermath.
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ISBN:
9780465054725
Format :
Book