- Uitgever:Simon & Schuster
- Bindwijze:Gekartonneerd met stofomslag
- Aantal Pagina's:337
- Publicatiedatum:jan 2014
The Grapes of Math
How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life
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 limitless 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."