Get Smart: Maths: The Big Ideas You Should Know
Can you explain Fermat’s Last Theorem? What is the shape of the Universe? And how do you add up to infinity? Challenge yourself with Get Smart: Maths and learn to think and talk like the world’s greatest mathematical geniuses. Taking you on a journey through the mathematical ideas that underpin our world – from imaginary numbers and Turing machines to chaos theory and mathematical paradoxes; from the search for primes and game theory to relativity and the arithmetic of altruism – Get Smart: Maths demystifies 50 key concepts and provides you with the tools to master the very biggest ideas. Includes: imaginary numbers; the riemann hypothesis; mathematical paradoxes; chaos theory; code breaking; Goedel’s incompleteness theorem; topology; the Poincare conjecture; game theory; the maths of symmetry; calculus; Turing machines; fractals; the prisoner’s dilemma; primes; knot theory; probability and statistics; the Monty Hall problem . . . and many more.
Julia Collins – Quercus Publishing