DetailsThe 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 arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and calculus, but you will also have fun fooling around with Fibonacci numbers, investigating infinity and marveling over mathematical magic tricks that will make you look like a maths genius!. 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. In this book, Benjamin does more than just teach skills: with a tip of his magic hat, he takes you on his apprentice to teach you how to appreciate maths the way he does. He motivates you to learn something new about how to solve for x, because there is real pleasure to be found in solving a challenging problem or using numbers to do something useful. But what he really wants you to do is be able to figure out why, for that's where you'll find the real beauty, power, and magic of maths.If you are already someone who likes maths, this book will dazzle and amuse you. If you never particularly liked or understood maths, Benjamin will enlighten you and - with a wave of his magic wand - turn you into a maths lover.BOOK REVIEWS:Arthur Benjamin shows you that numbers do more than just keep track of things and solve problems. He joyfully shows you how to make nature's numbers dance. Let his book be your partner for a lifetime of learning. - Bill Nye, science educator and CEO, The Planetary Society;Whether it's been decades since you last took algebra or you're currently dealing with the aches of solving for x, The Magic of Math is a good read. Even though it includes, gasp, equations. -Steve Mirsky, Scientific American;As soon as the reader has absorbed one 'trick', Benjamin is already moving on to the next one - and each is more dazzling than the last.- Physics World;The Magic of Math is a thoroughly engaging book for readers of many ages and mathematical backgrounds.... This is an absolute gem of a book. It contains something of interest for everyone, and the author's lively style and obvious affection for the subject makes this a book to keep, reread, and share. - Mathematical Reviews.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Arthur Benjamin holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins University and is the Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. The author of Secrets of Mental Math, he lives in Claremont, California, with his family.
SKU Code PRK B 6122 Weight in Kg 0.3000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780465093267 Author Name Arthur. T. Benjamin Publisher Name PENGUIN