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The Magic of Math: Solving for X and Figuring Out Why

The Magic of Math: Solving for X and Figuring Out Why

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The world's greatest mental mathematical magician takes us on a spellbinding journey through the wonders of numbers (and more)

Arthur Benjamin . . . joyfully shows you how to make nature's numbers dance. -- Bill Nye (the science guy)

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

Author: Arthur Benjamin
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: 09/06/2016
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.40w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780465096213

About the Author
Arthur Benjamin holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins University and is a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. The author of The Secrets of Mental Math, he lives in Claremont, California.

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