Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures (Paperback)
Basic Books (AZ), 9780465017751, 339pp.
Publication Date: April 27, 2010
Amongst a host of arcane and astonishing facts about every kind of number from irrational and imaginary to complex and cuneiform, we learn:
- How to organize chaos
- How matter balances anti-matter
- How to turn a sphere inside out (without creasing it)
- How to calculate pi by observing the stars
- ...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.