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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.). Banerjee, Agnijo, (author.).
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Butler PL - Butler 510 DAR (Text) 73174005034940 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781541644786
  • ISBN: 1541644786
  • Physical Description: xiii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, Hachette Book Group, 2018.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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.
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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.
Subject: Mathematics > Popular works.
MATHEMATICS / Algebra / Abstract.
MATHEMATICS / History & Philosophy.
MATHEMATICS / Infinity.
MATHEMATICS / Number Theory.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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