The Magic of Numbers

The Magic of Numbers

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A math book for non-math people, this text provides the reader with a mathematical view of the world. Based on the Quantitative Reasoning Course at Harvard University, it introduces the reader to the beauty of numbers, including the patterns in their behavior as well as their application.Hint: You can make this a lot easier if you establish first that a number a will fail to be a generator in arithmetic mod 17 exactly when a8 = 1 (mod 17). At this point, more examples would serve only to delay the punchline. The fact is that theanbsp;...

Title:The Magic of Numbers
Author:Benedict H. Gross, Joe Harris
Publisher:Prentice Hall - 2004


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