The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why
De (autor) Arthur Benjaminen Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 06 Sep 2016
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 examplesfrom icecream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squaresthis 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 mathphobic alike.
"A positively joyful exploration of mathematics."
Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Each [trick] is more dazzling than the last."
Physics World
"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 examplesfrom icecream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squaresthis 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 mathphobic alike.
"A positively joyful exploration of mathematics."
Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Each [trick] is more dazzling than the last."
Physics World
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Specificații
ISBN13: 9780465096213
ISBN10: 0465096212
Pagini: 336
Ilustrații: Tables and illustrations throughout
Dimensiuni: 210 x 140 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.30 kg
Ediția: First Trade Paper Edition
Editura: BASIC BOOKS
Colecția Basic Books
ISBN10: 0465096212
Pagini: 336
Ilustrații: Tables and illustrations throughout
Dimensiuni: 210 x 140 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.30 kg
Ediția: First Trade Paper Edition
Editura: BASIC BOOKS
Colecția Basic Books
Notă biografică
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.
Recenzii
"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
"Arthur
Benjamin's
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
"[A]
fascinating
book....
The
writing
style
is
inviting,
and
the
book
is
filled
with
fun
examples.
Readers
can
easily
jump
around
and
choose
from
the
wide
variety
of
topics
or
read
straight
through."
Mathematics
Teacher
"The
book
is
a
fastpaced
tour
of
12
broad
topics
ranging
from
simple
arithmetic
to
the
subtleties
of
infinite
sums....
Benjamin
approaches
all
of
these
subjects
with
the
goal
of
emphasizing
the
wonder
and
magic
inherent
in
them,
while
still
giving
the
reader
a
sense
of
the
mathematics
hiding
of
the
magicians
sleeve....
The
book
offers
a
dizzying
array
of
mathematical
delights.
But
here,
once
the
mathemagician
has
finished
his
sleightofhand,
we
have
the
luxury
of
peeking
behind
the
curtain
to
understand
how
all
those
tricks
are
done."
Math
Horizons
"This
excellent
book
is
filled
with
mathematical
magic....
Benjamin's
writing
is
very
readable
and
entertaining:
his
numbers
dance.
"
Manhattan
Book
Review
"The
book
delivers
on
all
the
promise
of
both
aspects
of
Benjamin's
talent:
teacher
and
performer.
Like
[Martin]
Gardner,
Benjamin
telegraphs
a
joy
in
surprising
mathematical
stunts....
I
recommend
this
book
for
the
math
enthusiast
embarking
on
his
or
her
university
career,
the
high
school
adept
in
your
life
intrigued
by
math
yet
bored
in
class,
or
someone
remembering
fondly
math
as
their
favorite
subject
yet
lacking
time
to
enroll
in
courses
now."
Tom
Schulte,
MAA
Reviews
"[Benjamin]
use[s]
some
interesting
trickery
to
draw
the
reader
into
the
conversation
about
the
importance
of
math
in
everyday
life....
The
Magic
of
Math
is
a
good
model
for
instructional
material.
It
delivers
material
on
a
complex
nature
in
a
manner
that
most
people
will
be
able
to
understand,
and
you
get
some
magic
tricks
and
humor
thrown
in
for
the
bargain.
You
will
enjoy
this
book,
you
can
count
on
that."
Roanoke
Times
"[The
Magic
of
Math]
would
be
perfect
reading
for
the
gifted
and
talented
as
a
supplement
to
other
course
work.
Of
course,
selfmotivated
individuals
interested
in
mathematics
will
enjoy
the
book
too.
It
would
be
a
good
resource
for
mathematics
teachers
seeking
some
additional
spice
for
their
presentations.
The
book
is
well
written;
graphics
are
particularly
clear;
physical
format
is
excellent."
CHOICE
"[A]
wellwritten,
entertaining
volume....
This
solid
reference
for
teachers
seeking
interesting
classroom
examples
(and
jokes)
could
easily
lure
a
student
into
further
studies
in
mathematics."
Library
Journal
"An
enthusiastic
celebration
of
the
beauty
of
mathematics....
Benjamin
delivers
a
primer
generously
filled
with
insights
and
intuitions
that
make
math
approachable,
interesting,
and,
yes,
beautiful."
Kirkus
Reviews
"[A]
positively
joyful
exploration
of
mathematics.
[Benjamin's]
approach
is
simple
and
refreshingly
practical....
Whether
figuring
out
compound
interest,
using
trigonometry
to
determine
the
height
of
a
tree,
or
employing
calculus
to
work
out
a
shortest
possible
walking
route,
each
topic
is
presented
in
the
clearest,
simplest
way
possible....
[I]ts
energy
and
enthusiasm
should
charm
even
the
most
mathphobic
readers."
Publishers
Weekly,
starred
review
"A
look
through
Art's
book
shows
there
really
is
something
magical
about
maths

and
it
can
be
cool
too!"
The
Weekly
News
(UK)
"With
The
Magic
of
Math,
Arthur
Benjamin
has
emerged
as
the
world's
foremost
math
teacher
and
a
national
treasure.
Parents
should
get
this
book
for
their
children...and
a
second
copy
for
themselves.
It's
that
good.
And
important.
Read
it."
Michael
Shermer,
publisher,
Skeptic
magazine,
and
author
of
The
Science
of
Good
and
Evil
"Prepare
to
be
dazzled
and
delighted.
This
is
a
fun,
fastpaced
magic
show
of
the
greatest
treasures
of
precollege
math,
from
poker
hands
to
Pascal's
triangle,
all
revealed
with
the
flair
of
a
showman
and
the
clarity
of
a
master
teacher.
The
Magic
of
Math
will
leave
you
smiling,
awestruck,
and
begging
for
an
encore."
Steven
Strogatz,
professor
of
Mathematics,
Cornell
University,
and
author
of
The
Joy
of
x
"The
Magic
of
Math
teaches
you
cool
mathematical
facts,
theorems,
puzzles,
and
problems
from
arithmetic
to
calculus.
The
book
provides
problems
that
are
accessible
to
everyone.
Teachers
will
find
many
ideas
to
motivate
students
and
to
provide
an
extra
challenge
for
those
who
are
already
into
math."
Gail
Burrill,
president
emeritus,
National
Council
of
Teachers
of
Mathematics,
and
Professor
of
Mathematics
Education,
Michigan
State
University
"Conventional
magic
works
because
you
can't
understand
how
it
works.
The
magic
of
mathematics
comes
from
that
exciting
'aha'
moment
when
you
suddenly
get
what's
going
on.
Arthur
Benjamin
entertainingly
provides
readers
with
an
allaccess
backstage
pass
to
the
magical
world
of
mathematics."
Marcus
du
Sautoy,
professor
of
Mathematics,
University
of
Oxford,
and
author
of
The
Number
Mysteries
"They
say
magicians
should
never
reveal
their
secrets.
Happily,
Arthur
Benjamin
has
ignored
this
silly
adagefor
in
this
small
volume,
Benjamin
reveals
to
his
audience
the
secrets
of
numbers
and
other
mathematical
illusions
that
have
intrigued
mathematicians
for
millennia."
Edward
B.
Burger,
president,
Southwestern
University,
and
author
of
The
5
Elements
of
Effective
Thinking
"This
book
will
be
magical
for
my
students,
as
it
would
have
been
for
me
throughout
my
school
days.
They'll
be
able
to
revisit
the
book
frequently
as
they
learn
more
math,
finding
deeper
appreciation
and
discovering
new
areas
to
explore
with
each
visit."
Richard
Rusczyk,
founder,
Art
of
Problem
Solving,
and
director,
USA
Mathematical
Talent
Search
"In
The
Magic
of
Math,
Arthur
Benjamin
has
pulled
off
a
seemingly
impossible
trick.
He
has
made
higher
mathematics
appear
so
natural
and
engaging
that
you
will
wonder
why
you
were
ever
bored
and
confused
in
math
class.
There
are
many
books
that
attempt
to
popularize
mathematics.
This
is
one
of
the
best.
On
virtually
every
page
I
found
myself
learning
new
things,
or
looking
at
familiar
topics
in
novel
ways."
Jason
Rosenhouse,
professor
of
Mathematics,
James
Madison
University,
and
author
of
The
Monty
Hall
Problem
"In
The
Magic
of
Math,
mathemagician
Arthur
Benjamin
gives
us
an
entertaining
and
enlightening
tour
of
a
wide
swath
of
fundamental
mathematical
ideas,
presented
in
a
way
that
is
accessible
to
a
broad
audience.
A
particularly
appealing
feature
of
the
book
is
the
frequent
use
of
friendly,
downtoearth
explanations
of
the
concepts
and
connections
between
them."
Ronald
Graham,
president
emeritus,
American
Mathematical
Society,
and
coauthor
of
Magical
Mathematics
"This
book
is
a
whirlwind
tour
of
mathematics
from
arithmetic
and
algebra
all
the
way
to
calculus
and
infinity,
and
especially
the
number
9.
Arthur
Benjamin's
enthusiastic
and
engaging
writing
style
makes
The
Magic
of
Math
a
great
addition
to
any
math
enthusiast's
bag
of
tricks."
Laura
Taalman,
professor
of
Mathematics
and
Statistics,
James
Madison
University
"Mathematics
is
full
of
surprisingly
beautiful
patterns,
which
Arthur
Benjamin's
witty
personality
brings
to
life
in
The
Magic
of
Math.
You
will
not
only
discover
many
wonderful
ideas,
but
you
will
also
find
some
fun
mathematical
magic
tricks
that
you
will
want
to
try
out
on
your
friends
and
family.
Be
prepared
to
learn
that
math
is
more
entertaining
than
you
may
have
thought."
George
W.
Hart,
mathematical
sculptor,
research
professor,
Stony
Brook
University,
and
cofounder,
The
Museum
of
Mathematics
"The
Magic
of
Math
is
a
delightful
stroll
through
a
garden
filled
with
fascinating
examples.
Anyone
with
any
interest
in
magic,
puzzles,
or
math
will
have
many
hours
of
enjoyment
in
reading
this
book."
Maria
M.
Klawe,
president,
Harvey
Mudd
College
"Arthur
Benjamin
has
created
an
instant
mathematical
classic,
by
combining
Isaac
Asimov's
clarity
with
Martin
Gardner's
taste
and
adding
his
own
sense
of
fun
and
adventure.
I
wish
he
wrote
this
book
when
I
was
a
kid."
Paul
A.
Zeitz,
professor
and
chair
of
Mathematics,
University
of
San
Francisco,
and
author
of
The
Art
and
Craft
of
Problem
Solving
"There's
a
playful
joy
to
be
found
in
this
book,
for
readers
at
any
level.
Most
magicians
don't
reveal
their
secrets,
but
in
The
Magic
of
Math,
Arthur
Benjamin
shows
how
uncovering
the
mystery
behind
beautiful
mathematical
truths
makes
math
even
more
marvelous
to
behold."
Francis
Su,
president,
Mathematical
Association
of
America
"The
Magic
of
Math
offers
an
expansive,
unforgettable
journey
through
mathematics
where
numbers
dance
and
mathematical
secrets
are
revealed.
Just
open
the
book
and
start
reading;
you'll
be
swept
over
by
the
magic
of
Benjamin's
writing.
Luckily,
there
is
no
magician's
code
to
these
secrets
as
you'll
undoubtedly
want
to
share
and
perform
them
with
family
and
friends."
Tim
Chartier,
professor
of
Mathematics,
Davidson
College,
and
author
of
Math
Bytes