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The call of the primes : surprising patterns, peculiar puzzles, and other marvels of mathematics / by Owen O'Shea.

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Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 510 0SH (Text) 78551000546357 Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781633881488 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1633881482 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2016.

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Some words on the Lo Shu and other magic squares -- The call of the primes -- Some words on Pythagorean triples -- The Monty Hall problem and other deceptive puzzles in probability theory -- The Fibonacci sequence -- The Lucas sequence -- The irrational number Phi -- The square root of -1 -- The square root of -2 -- The square numbers -- The triangular numbers -- The transcendental number known as -- The transcendental number e -- Pascal's triangle -- Some strange and remarkable coincidences -- Beautiful mathematical equations.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Mathematical recreations.
Numbers, Prime.
Magic squares.
Square root.
Genre: Puzzles and games.

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