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Beautifully designed by an expert in visual communication, this book takes you on a thought-provoking exploration of recurrent patterns that make sense out of large numbers and their divisors. Using almost no algebra, the author pierces the veil of numerals and conventional notation (such as 24!) to reveal structures you have not seen before. The excitement of discovery is conveyed with appropriate enthusiasm. [No attempt is made to connect these insights to canonical theorems of number theory.] The author, a computer programmer, says he failed math in college, which is patently absurd. It was unimaginative pedagogy which failed to validate his style of visual thinking. Go to his website divisorplot dot com for an interactive java applet that will soon let you know whether this is your cup of tea.
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