The Magic of Math

The Magic of Math

Solving for X and Figuring Out Why

Book - 2015
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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
Publisher: New York :, Basic Books,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780465054725
0465054722
Characteristics: 321 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: St. Clair, Natalya

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