Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

Call of the Primes : Surprising Patterns, Peculiar Puzzles, and Other Marvels of Mathematics (Paperback)

Call of the Primes : Surprising Patterns, Peculiar Puzzles, and Other Marvels of Mathematics (Paperback) - image 1 of 1

About this item

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.
Number of Pages: 330
Genre: Mathematics
Sub-Genre: Recreations + Games
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Owen O'shea
Language: English
Street Date: March 29, 2016
TCIN: 50427516
UPC: 9781633881488
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-7772
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$12.91
MSRPwas $19.00

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.