30-Second Maths: The 50 Most Mind-Expanding Theories in Mathematics, Each Explained in Half a Minute
Author: Richard J. Brown
Subject: Science & Math; Mathematics
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd (2012-05-02)
From Rubik's cubes to Godel's incompleteness theorem, everything mathematical explained, with colour illustrations, in half a minute. Maths is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. So how can you avoid being the only dinner guest who has no idea who Fermat was, or what he proved? The more you know about Maths, the less of a science it becomes. 30 Second Maths takes the top 50 most engaging mathematical theories, and explains them to the general reader in half a minute, using nothing more than two pages, 200 words and one picture. Read at your own pace, and discover that maths can be more fascinating than you ever imagined.
'[30-Second Maths] unveils the wonder of mathematics, touching on ideas from the Mobius strip to infinity with clear, entertaining and delightfully concise explanations.' -- New Scientist
About the Author
Richard Brown is Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University.