Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers

Author: Lancelot Hogben

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393347222

Category: Mathematics

Page: 656

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"It makes alive the contents of the elements of mathematics."—Albert Einstein Taking only the most elementary knowledge for granted, Lancelot Hogben leads readers of this famous book through the whole course from simple arithmetic to calculus. His illuminating explanation is addressed to the person who wants to understand the place of mathematics in modern civilization but who has been intimidated by its supposed difficulty. Mathematics is the language of size, shape, and order—a language Hogben shows one can both master and enjoy.
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Mathematics for the Million

How to Master the Magic of Numbers

Author: Lancelot Thomas Hogben

Publisher: Prelude Science Classics

ISBN: 9781911440581

Category: Civilization

Page: 648

View: 9325

"Taking only a modicum of knowledge for granted, Lancelot Hogben leads readers of this famous book through the whole course from simple arithmetic to calculus. His illuminating explanation is addressed to the person who wants to understand the place of mathematics in modern civilization but who has been intimidated by its supposed difficulty. Mathematics is the language of size, shape, and order a language Hogben shows one can both master and enjoy"--Page 4 of cover.
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The Magic of Numbers

Author: Eric Temple Bell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486167402

Category: Mathematics

Page: 432

View: 1771

Superb, stimulating account of origins of mathematical thought and development of numerical theory. Probes the work of Pythagoras, Galileo, Berkeley, Einstein, and others, exploring influence of "number magic" on religion, philosophy, science, mathematics.
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Secrets of Mental Math

The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks

Author: Arthur Benjamin,Michael Shermer

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307347466

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

View: 7589

These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers. Secrets of Mental Math will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends—and yourself—with incredible calculations you never thought you could master, as renowned “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin shares his techniques for lightning-quick calculations and amazing number tricks. This book will teach you to do math in your head faster than you ever thought possible, dramatically improve your memory for numbers, and—maybe for the first time—make mathematics fun. Yes, even you can learn to do seemingly complex equations in your head; all you need to learn are a few tricks. You’ll be able to quickly multiply and divide triple digits, compute with fractions, and determine squares, cubes, and roots without blinking an eye. No matter what your age or current math ability, Secrets of Mental Math will allow you to perform fantastic feats of the mind effortlessly. This is the math they never taught you in school.
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Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities

Author: Ian Stewart

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847651283

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

View: 6930

School maths is not the interesting part. The real fun is elsewhere. Like a magpie, Ian Stewart has collected the most enlightening, entertaining and vexing 'curiosities' of maths over the years... Now, the private collection is displayed in his cabinet. There are some hidden gems of logic, geometry and probability -- like how to extract a cherry from a cocktail glass (harder than you think), a pop up dodecahedron, the real reason why you can't divide anything by zero and some tips for making money by proving the obvious. Scattered among these are keys to unlocking the mysteries of Fermat's last theorem, the Poincar Conjecture, chaos theory, and the P/NP problem for which a million dollar prize is on offer. There are beguiling secrets about familiar names like Pythagoras or prime numbers, as well as anecdotes about great mathematicians. Pull out the drawers of the Professor's cabinet and who knows what could happen...
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Alex's Adventures in Numberland

Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408809591

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

View: 3690

A hugely enjoyable, brilliantly researched explanation of the basic principles of maths.
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Math Magic for Your Kids

Hundreds of Games and Exercises from the Human Calculator to Make Math Fun and Easy

Author: Scott Flansburg

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780060977313

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 2014

In Math Magic, his New York Times bestseller, Scoff Flansburg demonstrated his universal ability to make math fun and easy for adults. Now in Math Magic for Your Kids, the Human Calculator does the same for elementary school children. Measuring flour for a birthday cake, setting the dinner table, counting change -- learning these simple skills daunts millions of children. And helping them along can be frustrating for parents. In Math Magic for Your Kids, Scott Flansburg comes to the rescue. With entertaining games and tricks, this proven method helps kids develop a positive attitude about numbers, the necessary foundation on which they will build math skills for the rest of their education. Children will discover hours of independent amusement, while parents will find activities they can do with their children to supplement their schoolwork and to help them get better grades, including: Innovative counting exercises that teach addition and subtraction Writing activities that reinforce math concepts Shortcut methods that provide "magic tricks" for learning math skills Riddles and puzzles that activate logic and math basics Games and drills that introduce and perfect multiplication and division
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Rethinking Mathematics

Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers

Author: Eric Gutstein

Publisher: Rethinking Schools

ISBN: 0942961544

Category: Education

Page: 179

View: 7675

A collection of more than thirty articles shows teachers how to weave social justice principles throughout the math curriculum, and how to integrate social justice math into other curricular areas as well.
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Visual Complex Analysis

Author: Tristan Needham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198534464

Category: Mathematics

Page: 592

View: 772

Now available in paperback, this successful radical approach to complex analysis replaces the standard calculational arguments with new geometric ones. With several hundred diagrams, and far fewer prerequisites than usual, this is the first visual intuitive introduction to complex analysis. Although designed for use by undergraduates in mathematics and science, the novelty of the approach will also interest professional mathematicians.
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The Master Key System

Author: Charles F. Haanel

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775411737

Category: Self-Help

Page: 360

View: 821

The Master Key System is a personal development book by Charles F. Haanel. Originally a 24 week correspondence course released in 1912, it was published in this book form in 1917. Along with "The Science of Getting Rich", by Wallace D. Wattles, the Master Key System was a primary inspiration for Rhonda Byrne's book and film "The Secret". Charles F. Haanel was an American author, millionaire, entrepreneur, and businessman who belonged to the American Scientific League and several Masonic societies.
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The Power of Consistency

Prosperity Mindset Training for Sales and Business Professionals

Author: Weldon Long

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118486803

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 2375

Presents advice about creating a four-step Personal Prosperity Plan which incorporates elements of mental focusing, emotional connection, action, and responsibility to create business success and improve personal well-being.
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Magical Book For Fast Track Mental Maths

A Vedic Maths Book

Author: MP Gurav

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1946515310

Category: Mathematics

Page: 124

View: 2279

How Vedic Maths Can Help You Crack Competitive Examinations: Practice makes man perfect, and to learn Mathematics, one needs continuous practice to master the required skills. Mathematics is useful for each & every Individual in day-to-day life. Fast calculation skills have played a vital role in Maths. Mental vigilance and logical efficiency are highly required to solve the Numerical Ability Section of any competitive exam. Rather than using traditional methods for solving sums, we can use tips and tricks included in Vedic Maths is a simple system of Mathematics. It is very effective and at the same time it is easy to learn. One can do calculations much faster with Vedic Maths than with the conventional method taught in schools. This book will assist you in your pursuit of superior mathematical abilities. The essential features of this book are: (A) When you solve the whole book it teaches the right approach of dealing with similar questions as well as each and every new rule and trick. (B) All types of basic mathematical questions based on the Tricky Approach. (C) New techniques and fast track methods even for basic mathematical operations such as addition and multiplication. (D) Basic rules at the beginning of each chapter, followed by illustrative examples to explain the essence of each topic.
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A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe

The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science

Author: Michael S. Schneider

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062043161

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 9787

The Universe May Be a Mystery, But It's No Secret Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible in flowers, shells, crystals, plants, and the human body, expressed in the symbolic language of folk sayings and fairy tales, myth and religion, art and architecture. This is a new view of mathematics, not the one we learned at school but a comprehensive guide to the patterns that recur through the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's Guide to Constructing, the Universe shows you: Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round. Why one and two weren't considered numbers by the ancient Greeks. Why squares show up so often in goddess art and board games. What property makes the spiral the most widespread shape in nature, from embryos and hair curls to hurricanes and galaxies. How the human body shares the design of a bean plant and the solar system. How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar. How our ten fingers hold the secrets of both a lobster and a cathedral. And much more.
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How to Memorize Anything

The Ultimate Handbook to Explore and Improve Your Memory

Author: Aditi Singhal,Sudhir Singhal

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 8184006829

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 360

View: 2284

Can we really memorize anything? The answer is, ‘Yes we can!’ From Guinness World Record holders (for conducting the largest maths class on memorizing times tables till 99) Aditi Singhal and Sudhir Singhal comes a book that will serve as a manual to explore the immense power of your memory through a scientific yet simple approach. It will: • Explain concepts with simple illustrations • While teaching you memory techniques, it will also discuss their application in real life, like memorizing appointments, presentations, names and faces, long answers, spellings, formulae, vocabulary, foreign languages and general information • Give the scientific interpretation of ancient memory-enhancing practices that will be particularly useful for students, teachers, professors, doctors, managers, marketing and other professionals as well as the common man Following the unparalleled success of How to Become a Human Calculator, Aditi Singhal and Sudhir Singhal turn their hands to helping you master the right method to input any information using which you can easily memorize anything and, more important, recall it whenever required.
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Author: Joseph Mazur

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780749015

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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What are the chances?! This exclamation greets the scarcely believable coincidence – you’re picked up by the same taxi driver several years and thousands of miles apart or, in a second-hand bookshop far from home, you find your own childhood copy of Winnie-the-Pooh on the shelf. But the unlikely is more probable than you think. Against every fibre of common sense, the fact is that it’s quite likely that some squirrel, somewhere, will be struck by lightning as it crosses the road. The chaos and unpredictability of our lives is an illusion. There is a rational order to the universe, and it’s called mathematics. Fluke is a fascinating investigation into the true nature of chance, a must-read for maths enthusiasts and avid storytellers alike, it tears down the veil of improbability to reveal the wonderfully possible.
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Vedic Mathematics Made Easy

Author: Dhaval Bathia

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 8179924076

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 2722

A Simplified Approach For Beginners& Can you multiply 231072 by 110649 and get the answer in just a single line? Can you find the cube root of 262144 or 704969 in two seconds? Can you predict the birth-date of a person without him telling you? Can you predict how much money a person has without him telling you? Can you check the final answer without solving the question? Or, in a special case, get the final answer without looking at the question? Can you solve squares, square roots, cube-roots and other problems mentally?All this and a lot more is possible with the techniques of Vedic Mathematics described in this book. The techniques are useful for students, professionals and businessmen. The techniques of Vedic Mathematics have helped millions of students all over the world get rid of their fear of numbers and improve their scores in quantitative subjects. Primary and secondary school students have found the Vedic mathematics approach very exciting. Those giving competitive exams like MBA, MCA, CET, UPSC, GRE, GMAT etc. have asserted that Vedic Mathematics has helped them crack the entrance tests of these exams.
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The Magic of Math

Solving for x and Figuring Out Why

Author: Arthur Benjamin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465061621

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

View: 2581

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 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, trigonometry, and calculus, but you'll also have fun fooling around with Fibonacci numbers, investigating infinity, and marveling over mathematical magic tricks that will make you look like a math genius! A mathematician who is known throughout the world as the “mathemagician,” Arthur Benjamin mixes mathematics and magic to make the subject fun, attractive, and easy to understand. In The Magic of Math, Benjamin does more than just teach skills: with a tip of his magic hat, he takes you on as his apprentice to teach you how to appreciate math 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 the solution to a challenging problem or in 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 math. If you are already someone who likes math, this book will dazzle and amuse you. If you never particularly liked or understood math, Benjamin will enlighten you and—with a wave of his magic wand—turn you into a math lover.
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Trump: The Art of the Deal

Author: Donald Trump

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473539900

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 1533

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'I like thinking big. I always have. To me it's very simple: If you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.' – Donald J. Trump Here is Trump in action – how he runs his business and how he runs his life – as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and changes the face of the New York City skyline. But even a maverick plays by the rules, and Trump has formulated eleven guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest deals; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks – really talks – about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur and an unprecedented education in the practice of deal-making. It's the most streetwise business book there is – and the ultimate read for anyone interested in making money and achieving success, and knowing the man behind the spotlight.
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Turn on the Human Calculator in You

The Human Calculator

Author: Scott Flansburg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988408425

Category: Math anxiety

Page: 222

View: 3627

This workbook, along with the separately-sold "Answer Guide," will introduce you to all the basic arithmetic facts using The Human Calculator Matrix. Discover all the patterns that will make you feel like a mathlete and a human calculator. The Turn on The Human Calculator in You Answer Guide is available at the link on this page. You will need 10 colored pencils for these exercises. Suggested colors are black, red, blue, pink, green, orange, violet, yellow, brown, and gray.
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