Love and Math

Love and Math

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A New York Times Science Bestseller What if you had to take an art class in which you were only taught how to paint a fence? What if you were never shown the paintings of van Gogh and Picasso, werena€™t even told they existed? Alas, this is how math is taught, and so for most of us it becomes the intellectual equivalent of watching paint dry. In Love and Math, renowned mathematician Edward Frenkel reveals a side of math wea€™ve never seen, suffused with all the beauty and elegance of a work of art. In this heartfelt and passionate book, Frenkel shows that mathematics, far from occupying a specialist niche, goes to the heart of all matter, uniting us across cultures, time, and space. Love and Math tells two intertwined stories: of the wonders of mathematics and of one young mana€™s journey learning and living it. Having braved a discriminatory educational system to become one of the twenty-first centurya€™s leading mathematicians, Frenkel now works on one of the biggest ideas to come out of math in the last 50 years: the Langlands Program. Considered by many to be a Grand Unified Theory of mathematics, the Langlands Program enables researchers to translate findings from one field to another so that they can solve problems, such as Fermata€™s last theorem, that had seemed intractable before. At its core, Love and Math is a story about accessing a new way of thinking, which can enrich our lives and empower us to better understand the world and our place in it. It is an invitation to discover the magic hidden universe of mathematics.I was learning quickly, and the deeper I delved into math, the more my fascination grew, the more I wanted to know. This is what ... At Mekh-Mat there were four: written math, oral math, literature essay composition, and oral physics. Those whoanbsp;...

Title:Love and Math
Author:Edward Frenkel
Publisher:Basic Books - 2014-09-09


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