Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension

Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension

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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.Predating portable electronic computers, this was a handheld mechanical device which could calculate the check digit using cogs (more Antikythera Mechanism than Apple MacBook) and had a builtin stamp to print the number. He imagined it anbsp;...

Title:Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension
Author:Matt Parker
Publisher:Penguin UK - 2014-10-30


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