Contents of The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why by Arthur Benjamin book
1 The Magic of Numbers
2 The Magic of Algebra
3 The Magic of 9
4 The Magic of Counting
5 The Magic of Fibonacci Numbers
6 The Magic of Proofs
7 The Magic of Geometry
8 The Magic of π
9 The Magic of Trigonometry
10 The Magic of i and e
11 The Magic of Calculus
12 The Magic of Infinity
About The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why PDF
Mathematics is filled with magic like this, but most of us are never exposed to it in school. In this book, you will see how numbers, shapes, and pure logic can yield delightful surprises. And with just a little bit of algebra or geometry, you can often discover the secrets behind the magic, and perhaps even discover some beautiful mathematics of your own.
This book covers the essential mathematical subjects like numbers, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, but it also covers topics that are not so well represented, like Pascal’s triangle, infinity, and magical properties of numbers like 9, π, e, i, Fibonacci numbers, and the golden ratio. And although none of the big mathematical subjects can be completely covered in just a few dozen pages, I hope you come away with an understanding of the major concepts, a better idea of why they work, and an appreciation of the elegance and relevance of each subject. Even if you have seen some of these topics before, I hope you will see them and enjoy them with new perspectives. And as we learn more mathematics, the magic becomes more sophisticated and fascinating.
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