The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life

The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life
Goodreads Rating:
4.05
ISBN10:
1451640099
Pages:
322
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ISBN13:
9781451640090
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Published:
June 10th 2014 by Simon & Schuster
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From the bestselling author of Here’s Looking at Euclid, a dazzling new book that turns even the most complex math into a brilliantly entertaining narrative. From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limit enthusiasm.

He sifts through over 30,000 survey submissions to uncover the world’s favourite number, and meets a mathematician who looks for universes in his garage. He attends the World Mathematical Congress in India, and visits the engineer who designed the first roller-coaster loop. Get hooked on math as Alex delves deep into humankind’s turbulent relationship with numbers, and reveals how they have shaped the world we live in.

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