Weirder Maths

Pages: 256
Subject: Popular Science
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: integrated greyscale illustrations

Weirder Maths

At the Edge of the Possible

David Darling, Agnijo Banerjee

The follow-up to the highly successful Weird Maths takes us deeper into the wonderful weirdness of mathematics. The voyage of discovery continues…
Paperback
9781786075086 (7 Mar 2019)
RRP £12.99 / US$19.95

The Book

Since there is something rather than nothing, could nothing exist?

Can you make the perfect labyrinth?

Does a quantum event have to be observed before it's ‘real'?

Just when you thought things couldn't get any stranger, David Darling and Agnijo Banerjee's reveal ‘bubble maths' has been studied since the second century, the counterintuitive world of quantum can be described perfectly by mathematics and the idea that maths and art couldn't be further apart is utter nonsense.

From centuries-old conundrums to eccentric geniuses like Évariste Galois (he failed the entrance exams at École Polytechnique twice because he couldn't explain how he'd arrived at his correct answers) to how the strangest maths connects to the everyday, Darling and Banerjee transform the bewildering into the beautiful, delighting us once again.

Additional Information

Subject Popular Science
Pages 256
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations integrated greyscale illustrations

 

About the Author

David Darling is a science writer, astronomer and tutor. He is the author of nearly fifty books, including the bestselling Equations of Eternity. He lives in Dundee, Scotland.

Agnijo Banerjee is one of the world's most outstanding young mathematicians and a former student of Darling's. At the age of thirteen he attained the highest possible score on Mensa's IQ test and in 2018 he came joint first in the International Mathematical Olympiad, becoming the first person from the UK to obtain a perfect score in 24 years. He was born in Kolkata, India, but has spent most of his life in Scotland. He is now continuing his studies at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Reviews

‘Remarkable.'

- TLS on Weird Maths

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