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Weird math : a teenage genius & his teacher reveal the strange connections between math & everyday life / David Darling & Agnijo Banerjee.

Darling, David J. (author.).
Book Book (2018.)
Description: xiii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2018.
3 of 3 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
1 of 1 copy available at Bunker Hill Community College.
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  • ISBN: 9781541644786 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1541644786 (hardcover)
  • Edition: First edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: The math behind the world -- How to see in 4-D -- Chance is a fine thing -- Patterns at the brink of chaos -- Turing's fantastic machine -- Music of the spheres -- Prime mysteries -- Can chess be solved? -- What is and what should never be -- You can't get there from here -- The biggest number of them all -- Bend it, stretch it, any way you want to -- God, Gödel, and the search for proof.
Summary: 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.
Authors: Banerjee, Agnijo, (author.).
Citation: Darling, David J. "Weird math : a teenage genius & his teacher reveal the strange connections between math & everyday life." New York : Basic Books, 2018.
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