Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Ian Stewart
- Publish Date: 2010-04-27
Amongst a host of arcane and astonishing facts about every kind of number from irrational and imaginary to complex and cuneiform, we learn:
â How to organize chaos
â How matter balances anti-matter
â How to turn a sphere inside out (without creasing it)
â How to calculate pi by observing the stars
â ...and why you can't comb a hairy ball.
Along the way Stewart offers the reader tantalizing glimpses of the mathematics underlying life and the universe. Mind-stretching, enlightening, and endlessly amusing, Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures will stimulate, delight, and enthrall.