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The Call of the Primes: Surprising Patterns, Peculiar Puzzles, and Other Marvels of Mathematics

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781633881488
Author(s): Owen O'Shea
Format: Paperback
Year: 2016
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Dimensions: 152 x 226 x 20 (w x l x h)
Pages: 270

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This sampler of entertaining mathematical diversions reveals the elegance and extraordinary usefulness of mathematics for readers who think they have no aptitude for the subject. If you like any kind of game at all, you ll enjoy the amazing mathematical puzzles and patterns presented here in straightforward terms that any layperson can understand. From magic squares and the mysterious qualities of prime numbers to Pythagorean triples, probability theory, the Fibonacci sequence, and more, the author shows that math can be fun while having some profound implications. Such ubiquitous mathematical entities as pi and the Fibonacci numbers are found throughout the natural world and are also the foundation of our technological civilization. By exploring the intriguing games presented here, you ll come away with a greater appreciation for the beauty and importance of these and many more math concepts. This is the perfect book for people who were turned off by math in school but now as adults wonder what they may have missed.'

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