The magic of math : solving for X and figuring out why / Arthur Benjamin.
Publication year: 2016
Publisher: New York : Basic Books,
ISBN: 9780465096213 (pbk.) :
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 genius!
336 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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