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Weird Math

Weird Math

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

A successful science writer and a teenage math prodigy reveal the complex mathematics that is all around us
 
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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Genre: Nonfiction / Mathematics / Algebra / Abstract

On Sale: April 17th 2018

Price: $16.99

Page Count: 304

ISBN-13: 9781541644793

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Praise

"A glorious trip through some of the wilder regions of the mathematical landscape, explaining why they are important and useful, but mostly reveling in the sheer joy of the unexpected. Highly recommended!"—Ian Stewart, author of Significant Figures

"Darling and Banerjee take us on a captivating ride through a vast landscape of mathematics, touching on mesmerising topics that include randomness, higher dimensions, alien music, chess, chaos, prime numbers, cicadas, infinity, and more. Read this book and soar."—Clifford A. Pickover, author of The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension