Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension (Hardback)
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Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension (Hardback)

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Hardback 464 Pages / Published: 30/10/2014
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Stand-up mathematician and star of Festival of the Spoken Nerd, Matt Parker presents Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension -- a riotous journey through the possibilities of numbers, with audience participation - Cut pizzas in new and fairer ways! - Fit a 2p coin through an impossibly small hole! - Make a perfect regular pentagon by knotting a piece of paper! - Tie your shoes faster than ever before, saving literally seconds of your life! - Use those extra seconds to contemplate the diminishing returns of an exclamation-point at the end of every bullet-point! - Make a working computer out of dominoes! Maths is a game. This book can be cut, drawn in, folded into shapes and will even take you to the fourth dimension. So join stand-up mathematician Matt Parker on a journey through narcissistic numbers, optimal dating algorithms, at least two different kinds of infinity and more.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846147647
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 647 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 33 mm

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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Part history of maths, part Fun Things To Do With Numbers, this book is a total unguilty pleasure.
It's funny, engaging and occasionally requires a bit (ok, a lot) of concentration, as it does progressively get... More

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