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

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Basic Books, 17.04.2018 - 320 Seiten
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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Nutzerbericht  - fpagan - LibraryThing

An interesting and easily readable book about mathematics with scarcely a nontrivial equation or formula in its pages. The topics are dimensionality, probability, fractals, computability and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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

Nutzerbericht  - Agnijo Banerjee - Publishers Weekly

Darling (Equations of Eternity), an astronomer and science writer, teams up with a student of his, teenage math prodigy Banerjee, in this enjoyable, wide-ranging volume of essays on such diverse ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2018)

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

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