The Magic of Math

The Magic of Math Solving for X and Figuring Out Why

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Publisher's Synopsis

A New York Times Bestseller Arthur Benjamin . . . joyfully shows you how to make nature's numbers dance." ,Bill Nye 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 revels in key mathematical fields including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and calculus, plus Fibonacci numbers, infinity, and, of course, mathematical magic tricks. Known throughout the world as the mathemagician," Arthur Benjamin mixes mathematics and magic to make the subject fun, attractive, and easy to understand for math fan and math-phobic alike. A positively joyful exploration of mathematics." , Publishers Weekly , starred review Each [trick] is more dazzling than the last." , Physics World

Book information

ISBN: 9780465096213
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Basic Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 510
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 294g
Height: 142mm
Width: 208mm
Spine width: 29mm