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The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

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Publisher Comments:

Simon Singh, author of the bestsellers Fermats Enigma, The Code Book, and Big Bang, offers fascinating new insights into the celebrated television series The Simpsons: That the show drip-feeds morsels of number theory into the minds of its viewers—indeed, that there are so many mathematical references in the show, and in its sister program, Futurama, that they could form the basis of an entire university course.
 
Recounting memorable episodes from “Bart the Genius” to “Homer3,” Singh brings alive intriguing and meaningful mathematical concepts—ranging from the mathematics of pi and the paradox of infinity to the origin of numbers and the most profound outstanding problems that haunt todays generation of mathematicians. In the process, he illuminates key moments in the history of mathematics, and introduces us to The Simpsons brilliant writing team—the likes of David X. Cohen, Al Jean, Jeff Westbrook, and Stewart Burns—all of whom have various advanced degrees in mathematics, physics, and other sciences.
 
Based on interviews with the writers of The Simpsons and replete with images from the shows, facsimiles of scripts, paintings and drawings, and other imagery, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets will give anyone who reads it an entirely new insight into the most successful show in television history.

Synopsis:

The brainy book by the bestselling author of Fermats Enigma—a must for anyone interested in numbers and mathematics, as well as for the millions of Simpsons fans worldwide.

About the Author

Simon Singh received his Ph.D. in particle physics from the University of Cambridge. A former BBC producer, he directed the BAFTA Award-winning documentary film Fermats Last Theorem and wrote Fermats Enigma, the bestselling book on the same subject. His bestseller The Code Book was the basis for the BBC series The Science of Secrecy. His third book, Big Bang, was also a bestseller, and Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts About Alternative Medicine, written with Edzard Ernst, gained widespread attention. Singh lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781620402788
Author:
Singh, Simon
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20141031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25197 x 5.51181 in 1 lb

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