Weirder Maths (Paperback)
At the Edge of the Possible
ONEWorld Publications, 9781786075086, 272pp.
Publication Date: August 13, 2019
Since there is something rather than nothing, could nothing exist?
Can you make the perfect labyrinth?
Does a quantum event have to be observed before it's "real"?
Just when you thought things couldn't get any stranger, David Darling and Agnijo Banerjee's reveal "bubble math" has been studied since the second century, the counterintuitive world of quantum can be described perfectly by mathematics, and the idea that maths and art couldn't be further apart is utter nonsense.
From centuries-old conundrums to eccentric geniuses like variste Galois (he failed the entrance exams at cole Polytechnique twice because he couldn't explain how he'd arrived at his correct answers) to how the strangest math connects to the everyday, Darling and Banerjee transform the bewildering into the beautiful, delighting us once again.