## Strength In Numbers: Discovering the Joy and Power of Mathematics in Everyday LifeAn Easygoing, Highly Entertaining Refresher on all the Math You'll Ever Need. What do two goats and a car have to do with making good decisions? Was the golden ratio used to build the Great Pyramid of Khufu? Can it be that some numbers are unmistakably "hot," while others are inherently "cool"? With his infectiously enthusiastic and engaging style, award-winning teacher and author Sherman K. Stein offers a new appreciation for mathematics, from the beauty of its logic ("as inevitable and memorable as a Mozart symphony") to its amazing power and pervasiveness in our lives. Requiring no math knowledge beyond basic arithmetic and high school geometry, Strength in Numbers is an enlightening introduction to all the math you'll ever need. |

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### Contents

The Many Faces of Mathematics | 3 |

The Spell of Cool Numbers | 10 |

Dont Do a Number on Me | 20 |

Copyright | |

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