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The magic of math : solving for x and figuring out why

Author: Arthur Benjamin
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Benjamin, Arthur.
Magic of Math : Solving for x and Figuring Out Why.
New York : Basic Books, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Benjamin
ISBN: 9780465061624 0465061621 0465098754 9780465098750 9780465054725 0465054722
OCLC Number: 918622168
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
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.
Responsibility: Arthur Benjamin.

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