Math Geek by Raphael Rosen
From Klein Bottles to Chaos Theory, a Guide to the Nerdiest Math Facts, Theorems, and Equations

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The new "sine" of mathematical geekdom!

Do you dream about long division in your sleep? Does the thought of solving abstruse equations bring a smile to your face? Do you love celebrating pi every March? Then, Math Geek was made for you! With this guide, you'll learn even more about the power of numbers as you explore their brilliant nature in ways you've never imagined. From manhole covers to bubbles to subway maps, each page gives you a glimpse of the world through renowned mathematicians' eyes and reveals how their theorems and equations can be applied to nearly everything you encounter. Covering dozens of your favorite math topics, you'll find fascinating answers to questions like:How are the waiting times for buses determined?Why is Romanesco Broccoli so mesmerizing?How do you divide a cake evenly?Should you run or walk to avoid rain showers? Filled with compelling mathematical explanations, Math Geek sheds light on the incredible world of numbers hidden deep within your day-to-day life.

 

About Raphael Rosen

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Raphael Rosen is a science writer and independent communications consultant who has written for NASA, the Wall Street Journal, Space.com, EARTH Magazine, Discover, Sky & Telescope, Scholastic Science World Classroom Magazine, the World Science Festival, and for other major publications and events. He also wrote a children's book about outer space. Whether the topic is neutrinos or NORAD, comets or catheters, he excels at translating dense jargon into easily understandable prose.
 
Published March 5, 2015 by Adams Media. 256 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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He wants to convince anyone who reads his book that mathematics is not “just a series of rote exercises performed in a classroom.” Instead, it is “built into the fabric of reality [and] is a living feature of the world we live in […] Math has a beauty that can stop you in your tracks.” Rosen’s ho...

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