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- CAKES, CUSTARD + CATEGORY THEORY : EASY RECIPES FOR UNDERSTANDING COMPLEX MATHS
DetailsMost people imagine maths is something like a slow cooker: very useful, but pretty limited in what it can do. Maths, though, isnt just a tool for solving a specific problem - and its definitely not something to be afraid of. Whether youre a maths glutton or have forgotten how long division works (or never really knew in the first place), the chances are youve missed what really makes maths exciting.Calling on a bakers dozen of entertaining, puzzling examples and mathematically illuminating culinary analogies - including chocolate brownies, iterated Battenberg cakes, sandwich sandwiches, Yorkshire puddings and Mobius bagels - brilliant young academic and mathematical crusader Eugenia Cheng is here to tell us why we should all love maths...From simple numeracy to category theory (the mathematics of mathematics), Cheng takes us through the joys of the mathematical world. Packed with recipes, puzzles to surprise and delight even the innumerate, Cake, Custard and Category Theory will whet the appetite of maths whizzes and arithmophobes alike. (Not to mention aspiring cooks: did you know you can use that slow cooker to make clotted cream?) This is maths at its absolute tastiest.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Eugenia Cheng is an English mathematician and pianist. She is an honorary fellow of pure mathematics at the University of Sheffield and a scientist and residence in liberal arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has appeared on the Stephen Colbert Show. Her mathematical interests include higher-dimensional category theory, and as a pianist she specialises in lieder and art song.She is also passionate about explaining mathematics to non-mathematicians to rid the world of math phobia, often using entertaining analogies with food and baking.
SKU Code PRK B 6481 Weight in Kg 0.2000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9781781252871 Author Name Eugenia Cheng Publisher Name Profile Books