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Simpsons Their Math Secrets: Book by Simon Singh
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ISBN:9781408855102  Publisher: Bloomsbury Year of publishing: 2014   Format:  Paperback Language: English
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Overview: Simpsons Their Math Secrets
The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets Some have seen philosophy embedded in episodes of The Simpsons; others have detected elements of psychology and religion. Simon Singh, bestselling author of Fermats Last Theorem, The Code Book and The Big Bang, instead makes the compelling case that what The Simpsons writers are most passionate about is mathematics. Using specific episodes as jumping off points - from Bart the Genius to Treehouse of Horror VI - Simon Singh brings to life the most intriguing and meaningful mathematical concepts, ranging from pi and the paradox of infinity to the origins of numbers and the most profound outstanding problems that haunt todays generation of mathematicians. In the process, he introduces us to The Simpsons brilliant writing team - the likes of Ken Keeler, Al Jean, Jeff Westbrook, and Stewart Burns - who are not only comedy geniuses, but who also hold advanced degrees in mathematics. This eye-opening book will give anyone who reads it an entirely new mathematical...Read more »
The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets Some have seen philosophy embedded in episodes of The Simpsons; others have detected elements of psychology and religion. Simon Singh, bestselling author of Fermats Last Theorem, The Code Book and The Big Bang, instead makes the compelling case that what The Simpsons writers are most passionate about is mathematics. Using specific episodes as jumping off points - from Bart the Genius to Treehouse of Horror VI - Simon Singh brings to life the most intriguing and meaningful mathematical concepts, ranging from pi and the paradox of infinity to the origins of numbers and the most profound outstanding problems that haunt todays generation of mathematicians. In the process, he introduces us to The Simpsons brilliant writing team - the likes of Ken Keeler, Al Jean, Jeff Westbrook, and Stewart Burns - who are not only comedy geniuses, but who also hold advanced degrees in mathematics. This eye-opening book will give anyone who reads it an entirely new mathematical insight into the most successful show in television history About the Author: Simon Singh Simon Singh received his PhD in particle physics from the University of Cambridge. A former BBC producer and BAFTA Award-winning documentary director, he is the author of the bestselling Fermats Last Theorem. His bestseller The Code Book was the basis for the Channel 4 series The Science of Secrecy and his third book, Big Bang, was also a bestseller. He lives in London.
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