Title




FUNdamental mathematics : a voyage into the quirky universe of maths & jokes
 
Author




 
Abstract




Is headbanging a mathematical certainty? Can you turn a pile of batteries into a new proof? Can you use a cannon to beat Googol? What does a mathematician have against giant peas? Mathematics does not have to be boring. On the contrary: it can be very funny. In this book David Eelbode takes you on a fascinating trip to the mathematical concept of space through personal anecdotes, sharp observations and absurd reasoning. To make the difficult parts more understandable he uses a proven concept: humor. The reader of this book will not only learn about mathematics but also about the enigmatic community of people who are working on and in this fascinating world. David Eelbode is able to capture our attention with original and intriguing metaphors. 
 
Language




English
 
Publication




Gent
:
Academia Press
,
2019
 
ISBN




9789401462617
 
Volume/pages




311 p.
 
