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Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality

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A New York Times Science Bestseller

What if you had to take an art class in which you were only taught how to paint a fence? What if you were never shown the paintings of van Gogh and Picasso, werent even told they existed? Alas, this is how math is taught, and so for most of us it becomes the intellectual equivalent of watching paint dry.

In Love and Math, renowned mathematician Edward Frenkel reveals a side of math weve never seen, suffused with all the beauty and elegance of a work of art. In this heartfelt and passionate book, Frenkel shows that mathematics, far from occupying a specialist niche, goes to the heart of all matter, uniting us across cultures, time, and space.

Love and Math tells two intertwined stories: of the wonders of mathematics and of one young mans journey learning and living it. Having braved a discriminatory educational system to become one of the twenty-first centurys leading mathematicians, Frenkel now works on one of the biggest ideas to come out of math in the last 50 years: the Langlands Program. Considered by many to be a Grand Unified Theory of mathematics, the Langlands Program enables researchers to translate findings from one field to another so that they can solve problems, such as Fermats last theorem, that had seemed intractable before.

At its core, Love and Math is a story about accessing a new way of thinking, which can enrich our lives and empower us to better understand the world and our place in it. It is an invitation to discover the magic hidden universe of mathematics.

About the Author

Edward Frenkel is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, and was previously on the faculty at Harvard University. The winner of the Hermann Weyl Prize in mathematical physics, he has contributed articles to the Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, Slate, and the Scientific American blog.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465064953
Author:
Frenkel, Edward
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
Group Theory
Subject:
Mathematics-Algebraic Geometry
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 13
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 18 oz

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