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  • Published: 30 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9781846147654
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480
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Things To Make And Do In The Fourth Dimension




Stand-up mathematician, star of 'Festival of the Spoken Nerd', Matt Parker takes us on a riotous journey through the infinite possibilities of numbers in our everyday lives

This is the complete guide to exploring the fascinating world of maths you were never told about at school. Stand-up comedian and mathematician Matt Parker uses bizarre Klein Bottles, unimaginably small pizza slices, knots no one can untie and computers built from dominoes to reveal some of the most exotic and fascinating ideas in mathematics. Starting with simple numbers and algebra, this book goes on to deal with inconceivably big numbers in more dimensions than you ever knew existed. And always with something for you to make or do along the way.

  • Published: 30 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9781846147654
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480
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Praise for Things To Make And Do In The Fourth Dimension

An unusual, in-depth but highly accessible popular-maths book by a member of the London Mathematical Society who also has a sideline in stand-up comedy

Books of the Year, Economist

Matt Parker is some sort of unholy fusion of a prankster, wizard and brilliant nerd - clever, funny and ever so slightly naughty

Adam Rutherford, author of CREATION

Essential reading

Observer

Matt Parker is a lovely, funny, big, dork

Ben Goldacre

Shows off maths at its most playful and multifarious, ranging from classics like knot theory and ruler-and-compass constructions to more whimsical topics like the topology of beer logos and error-correcting scarves

Jordan Ellenberg, author of HOW NOT TO BE WRONG

This is the best book on recreational mathematics since Martin Gardner's My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

Harold D. Shane, Mathematics Emeritus, Baruch Coll., CUNY, Library Journal

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