Mathemagics: How to Look Like a Genius Without Really Trying

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Lowell House, 1993 - Science - 218 pages
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Using proven techniques, this volume shows how to add, subtract, multiply and divide faster than is possible with a calculator or pencil and paper, and helps readers conquer their nervousness about math.

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Mathemagics: how to look like a genius without really trying

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Amaze and mystify your friends! Benjamin has performed his "art of rapid mental calculation'' for audiences of all ages and levels of mathematical sophistication, and now he reveals his secrets to you ... Read full review

Contents

NEW AND IMPROVED PRODUCTS
39
R MENTAL DIv1sIoN
61
THE ART or GuEssrIMATIoN
83
A MEMORABLE CHAPTER
117
MATHEMATIcAI MAGIC
161
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About the author (1993)

Arthur Benjamin is a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. He is also a professional magician and performs his mixture of math and magic all over the world.
Michael Shermer is host of the Caltech public lecture series, a contributing editor to and monthly columnist of "Scientific American," the publisher of "Skeptic" magazine, and the author of several science books. He lives in Altadena, California.

Michael Shermer is the founder and publisher of "Skeptic" magazine, Director of the Skeptics Society, Adjunct Professor of the History of Science at Occidental College, and host of the Skeptics Lecture Series at Caltech. He is also the host of a national TV show called "Exploring the Unknown" (Fox Network) and the author of "Why People Believe Weird Things" (1997), and "How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science" (1999). Alex Grobman is President of the Institute for Contemporary Jewish Life; editor of "Genocide: Critical Issues of the Holocaoust"(1983), as well as "In Defense of the Survivors: The Letters and Documents of Oscar A. Mintzer, AJDC Legal Advisor, Germany, 1945-46" (1999); and author of "Rekindling the Flame: American Jewish Chaplains and the Survivors of European Jewry, 1944-1948 "(1992) and "Out of the Depths of Despair: Rabbi Nathan Baruch and the Vaad Hatzala in Post-War Europe" (forthcoming, 2002)

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