Synopses & Reviews
A book for the eternally curious, Coincidences fuses a professors understanding of the hidden mathematical skeleton of the universe with the sensibility of a stand-up comedian, making lifes big questions accessible and compelling. Each chapter opens with a surprising insightnot a mathematic formula, but a common observation. From there, the authors leapfrog over math and anecdote toward profound ideas about nature, art, and music. Coincidences is a book for lovers of puzzles and posers of outlandish questions, lapsed math aficionados and the formula-phobic alike.
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"I once had a math teacher who used to throw books at us. If only this had been one of them." Ben Longstaff
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"Informative, intelligent, and refreshingly irreverent. A roller-coaster ride along the frontiers of today's mathematics, and anyone can climb on board. I enjoyed it immensely." New Scientist
Synopsis
A book for the eternally curious, fuses a professor's understanding of the hidden mathematical skeleton of the universe with the sensibility of a stand-up comedian, making life's big questions accessible and compelling. Each chapter opens with a surprising insight--not a mathematic formula, but a common observation. From there, the authors leapfrog over math and anecdote toward profound ideas about nature, art, and music. Coincidences is a book for lovers of puzzles and posers of outlandish questions, lapsed math aficionados and the formula-phobic alike.
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"A profusely illustrated, bemusingly unorthodox introduction to math."--
About the Author
Edward B. Burger is professor of mathematics and chair at Williams College. He has won several prestigious teaching and writing awards from the Mathematical Association of America. He lives in Massachusetts.Michael Starbird is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of UT's Academy of Distinguished Teachers. He lives in Texas.