Weird Math

A Teenage Genius and His Teacher Reveal the Strange Connections Between Math and Everyday Life

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By David Darling

By Agnijo Banerjee

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A teenage genius and his teacher take readers on a wild ride to the extremes of mathematics

Everyone has stared at the crumpled page of a math assignment and wondered, where on Earth will I ever use this? It turns out, Earth is precisely the place. As teen math prodigy Agnijo Banerjee and his teacher David Darling reveal, complex math surrounds us. If we think long enough about the universe, we’re left not with material stuff, but a ghostly and beautiful set of equations. Packed with puzzles and paradoxes, mind-bending concepts, and surprising solutions, Weird Math leads us from a lyrical exploration of mathematics in our universe to profound questions about God, chance, and infinity. A magical introduction to the mysteries of math, it will entrance beginners and seasoned mathematicians alike.
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On Sale
Apr 17, 2018
Page Count
320 pages
Publisher
Basic Books
ISBN-13
9781541644786

David Darling

About the Author

David Darling is a science writer and astronomer. He is the author of the acclaimed Equations of Eternity, among other books. He lives in Dundee, Scotland.

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Agnijo Banerjee

About the Author

Agnijo Banerjee is a brilliant young mathematician and child genius. A student of Darling’s, he lives near Dundee, Scotland.

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