Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Active Social Books
Presenting You With Books Worth Checking Out
 
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
  Our Catalog   Puzzles & Games   Math Games

Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician's Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More


On Sale Now! Free Shipping Included! Save 8% on the Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician's Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More by Farrar, Straus and Giroux at Active Social Books. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. A book from the stand-up mathematician that makes math fun again!Math is boring, says the mathematician and comedian Matt Parker. Part of the problem


Product Description

A book from the stand-up mathematician that makes math fun again!

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 reveals how it is possible to climb all the way up to the topology and to four-dimensional shapes, and from there to 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 entices us to take pleasure in math that is normally only available to those studying at a university level. Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension invites us to re-learn much of what we missed in school and, this time, to be utterly enthralled by it.

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Studio:Farrar, Straus and Giroux
EAN:9780374275655
Item Weight:1 pounds
Item Size:1.47 x 9.29 x 9.29 inches
Package Weight:1.35 pounds
Package Size:6.3 x 1.8 x 1.8 inches

Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician's Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Buy Now:
Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician's Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More

Brand: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
4.8 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$28.00
$25.99
You Save: 7%


Quantity:  

 


View More In Math Games.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Last:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


By Princeton University Press
mpn: 40819699, ean: 9780691163529, isbn: 0691163529,
What is the shortest possible route for a traveling salesman seeking to visit each city on a list exactly once and return to his city of origin? It sounds simple enough, yet the traveling salesman problem is one of the most intensely studied puzzles ...

By Independently published
ean: 9781983365195, isbn: 198336519X,
Hours of Sudoku puzzles to enjoy!A bargain for anyone looking to stimulate their brain! Makes a perfect gift for birthdays, holidays, or just to relax.This book includes:600 Easy PuzzlesEasy-to-read SolutionsEnjoy these easy-to-read puzzles anytime, ...

By Brand: Mathematical Association of America
ean: 9780883856475, isbn: 0883856476,
Originally published in the New Mathematical Library almost half a century ago, this charming book explains how to solve cryptograms based on elementary mathematical principles, starting with the Caesar cipher and building up to progressively more so...

By imusti
mpn: MAN-OP-U024-1780747756, ean: 9781780747750, isbn: 1780747756,
In Professor Povey's Perplexing Problems, Thomas Povey shares 109 of his favorite problems in physics and maths. A tour de force of imagination and exposition, he guides us through uncompromisingly challenging territory that expands our minds and enc...

By Dover Publications
ean: 9780486409177, isbn: 0486409171,
Historically, many of the most important mathematical concepts arose from problems that were recreational in origin. This book takes advantage of that fact, using recreational mathematics — problems, puzzles and games — to teach students how to t...

By Dover Publications
ean: 9780486816852, isbn: 0486816850,
A car dealer sells two cars for $9,999 each — one at a 10% profit, the other at a 10% loss. Overall, did the dealer make or lose money?How many common words of six letters can you make from "machine," using each letter only once per word?Raoul aske...

By CRC Press
ean: 9781138502086, isbn: 1138502081,
The breathtakingly rapid pace of change in computing makes it easy to overlook the pioneers who began it all. Written by Martin Davis, respected logician and researcher in the theory of computation, The Universal Computer: The Road from Leibniz to Tu...

By HARPERCOLLINS UK
mpn: 24224209, ean: 9780008173838, isbn: 0008173834,
Prepare yourself for the toughest Su Doku challenge there is. These diabolically difficult puzzles will put your brainpower to the test as you warm up with the 100 Deadly Killer puzzles before steeling yourself to take on the 20 Extra Deadly Su Dokus...

By Dover Publications
ean: 9780486497051, isbn: 0486497054,
These brand-new recreational logic puzzles provide entertaining variations on Gödel's incompleteness theorems, offering ingenious challenges related to infinity, truth and provability, undecidability, and other concepts. Created by the celebrated lo...

By Brand: A K Peters/CRC Press
ean: 9781568814520, isbn: 1568814526,
This richly illustrated book discusses non-Euclidean geometry and the hyperbolic plane in an accessible way. The author provides instructions for how to crochet models of the hyperbolic plane, pseudosphere, and catenoid/helicoids. With this knowledge...



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
© 2018 - activesocialbooks.com. All Rights Reserved.