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Jun. 22, 2011

A Moment with a Math Magician

by Jesse Medalia Strauss

Video by Jesse Medalia Strauss for TalkingScience

Arthur Benjamin is a professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. He uses his highly developed understanding of math to perform feats of calculation in a fun, engaging, and magical way. In his performance, Benjamin demonstrates and explains his secrets for performing rapid mental calculations faster than a calculator. Watch as he mentally multiplies enormous numbers and figures the day of the week of anyone's birthday.
 

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