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Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension free pdf A revolutionary book from the stand-up mathematician that makes math fun again now in paperback! Math is boring, says the mathematician and comedian Matt Parker. Part of the problem may be the way the subject is taught, but it's also true that we all, to a greater or lesser extent, find math difficult and counterintuitive. This counterintuitiveness is actually part of the point, argues Parker: the extraordinary thing about math is that it allows us to access logic and ideas beyond what our brains can instinctively do through its logical tools we are able to reach beyond our innate abilities and grasp more and more abstract concepts. In the absorbing and exhilarating "Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension," Parker sets out to convince his readers to revisit the very math that put them off the subject as fourteen-year-olds. Starting with the foundations of math familiar from school (numbers, geometry, and algebra), he takes us on a grand tour, from four dimensional shapes, knot theory, the mysteries of prime numbers, optimization algorithms, and the math behind barcodes and iPhone screens to the different kinds of infinity and slightly beyond. Both playful and sophisticated, " Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension" is filled with captivating games and puzzles, a buffet of optional hands-on activities that entice us to take pleasure in mathematics at all levels. Parker invites us to relearn much of what baffled us in school and, this time, to be utterly enthralled by it."

About Matt Parker

Matt Parker is a stand-up comedian and mathematician. He writes about math for "The Guardian," has a math column in "The Telegraph," is a regular panelist on BBC Radio 4's "The Infinite Monkey Cage," has appeared in and worked on "World's Top 5" on the Discovery Channel, and has performed his math stand-up routines in front of audiences of thousands.

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Author : Matt Parker
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Data Published : 24 November 2015
ISBN : 0374535639
EAN : 9780374535636
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 480 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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