Maths and The Simpsons
I received this book as a gift recently and what an entertaining read it was! One of the best things about the book is that you do not have to be a Mathematician to enjoy it and the connection between Mathematics and every day life. Simon Singh’s “The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets” really brings out all the hidden Maths behind the hit animated series The Simpsons. Comments are FREE, please leave one below. What did you think of the book?
The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets
This book is from the bestselling author of Fermat’s Last Theorem a must have for Mathematicians and Simpsons fans. It has had some excellent reviews so far!
- Singh blows the lid off a decades-long conspiracy to secretly educate cartoon viewers (David X Cohen, writer for The Simpsons and Futurama)
- An entertaining picture of the insanely high-minded nature of the Simpsons’ writers (Sunday Times)
- Singh shows a knack for gliding seamlessly between abstract mathematical concepts and every day life, always seeking out the most engaging, human and topical examples. Singh’s clean prose, detailed research and enthusiasm for the world of numbers are likely to captivate even those for whom maths normally creates feelings of anxiety rather than mirth (The Times)
- Impressive and illuminating … this is a valuable, entertaining book (Financial Times)
- What have Homer and Bart got to do with Euler’s equation, the googolplex or the topology of doughnuts? … Simon Singh has fun weaving great mathematics stories around our favourite TV characters (New Scientist)
- Quite literally cosmic (New York Times on BIG BANG)
- Singh spins tales of cryptic intrigue in every chapter (Wall Street Journal on THE CODE BOOK)
- An excellent account of one of the most dramatic and moving events of the century (New York Times Book Review on FERMAT’S LAST THEOREM)