Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz: Making Light of Weighty Ideas - Burger,B. Edward, Illustrated, Trade Paper
W W NORTON
9780393329315 | 978-0-393-32931-5
0393329313 | 0-393-32931-3
“A profusely illustrated, bemusingly unorthodox introduction to math.”―Booklist A book for the eternally curious, Coincidences fuses a professor’s understanding of the hidden mathematical skeleton of the universe with the sensibility of a stand-up comedian, making life’s big questions accessible and compelling. Each chapter opens with a surprising insight―not a mathematic formula, but a common observation. From there, the authors leapfrog over math and anecdote toward profound ideas about nature, art, and music. Coincidences is a book for lovers of puzzles and posers of outlandish questions, lapsed math aficionados and the formula-phobic alike.