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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, Matt Parker
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 A mathematician and comedian offers games, puzzles, and handson activities to help those with a fear of math understand and enjoy the logical tools and abstract concepts of the subject normally only accessible at collegelevel study
 "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 dothrough 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 fourteenyearolds. 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 fourdimensional shapes, and from there to infinityand 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 handson 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 relearn much of what we missed in school and, this time, to be utterly enthralled by it."Publisher's description
 Language
 eng
 Edition
 First American edition.
 Extent
 453 pages
 Note
 Originally published: London : Particular Books, 2014
 Contents

 The zeroth chapter
 Can you digit?
 Making shapes
 Be there and be square
 Shape shifting
 Shapes : now in 3D
 Pack it up, pack it in
 Prime time
 Knot a problem
 Just for graphs
 The fourth dimension
 The algorithm method
 How to build a computer
 Number mashups
 Ridiculous shapes
 Higher dimensions
 Good data die hard
 Ridiculous numbers
 To infinity and beyond
 The subsequent chapter
 The answers at the back of the book
 Isbn
 9780374275655
 Label
 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
 Title
 Things to make and do in the fourth dimension
 Title remainder
 a mathematician's journey through narcissistic numbers, optimal dating algorithms, at least two kinds of infinity, and more
 Statement of responsibility
 Matt Parker
 Title variation
 Mathematician's journey through narcissistic numbers, optimal dating algorithms, at least two kinds of infinity, and more
 Language
 eng
 Summary

 A mathematician and comedian offers games, puzzles, and handson activities to help those with a fear of math understand and enjoy the logical tools and abstract concepts of the subject normally only accessible at collegelevel study
 "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 dothrough 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 fourteenyearolds. 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 fourdimensional shapes, and from there to infinityand 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 handson 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 relearn much of what we missed in school and, this time, to be utterly enthralled by it."Publisher's description
 Cataloging source
 YDXCP
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 Parker, Matt
 Dewey number
 510
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 no index present
 LC call number
 QA93
 LC item number
 .P375 2014
 Literary form
 non fiction
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 Mathematics
 Mathematics
 Mathematical recreations
 Mathematical recreations
 Mathematics
 Mathematik
 Unterhaltungsmathematik
 Cloth or Hardcover
 Mathematics
 Recreations & Games
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 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, Matt Parker
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 Originally published: London : Particular Books, 2014
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 The zeroth chapter  Can you digit?  Making shapes  Be there and be square  Shape shifting  Shapes : now in 3D  Pack it up, pack it in  Prime time  Knot a problem  Just for graphs  The fourth dimension  The algorithm method  How to build a computer  Number mashups  Ridiculous shapes  Higher dimensions  Good data die hard  Ridiculous numbers  To infinity and beyond  The subsequent chapter  The answers at the back of the book
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 Edition
 First American edition.
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 453 pages
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 9780374275655
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 2014950271
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 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, Matt Parker
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 Note
 Originally published: London : Particular Books, 2014
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code
 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 The zeroth chapter  Can you digit?  Making shapes  Be there and be square  Shape shifting  Shapes : now in 3D  Pack it up, pack it in  Prime time  Knot a problem  Just for graphs  The fourth dimension  The algorithm method  How to build a computer  Number mashups  Ridiculous shapes  Higher dimensions  Good data die hard  Ridiculous numbers  To infinity and beyond  The subsequent chapter  The answers at the back of the book
 Control code
 ocn869438109
 Dimensions
 24 cm
 Edition
 First American edition.
 Extent
 453 pages
 Isbn
 9780374275655
 Lccn
 2014950271
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number

 (Sirsi) i9780374275655
 (OCoLC)869438109
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