For Math Fans

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Visit the Sites


  • The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge by Robbert Dijkgraaf, ISBN 9780691174761
  • A Mathematician’s Apology by G. H. Hardy,  ISBN 1684221851
  • Mathematics without apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation by Michael Harris, ISBN 0691175837
  • How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics by Eugenia Cheng, ISBN 0465097677
  • Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality by Ben Orlin ISBN 0316509035
  • Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics by Eugenia Cheng, ISBN 0465094813

Have you ever wondered?

  • Which number do you like better, π or e? Why?
  • The area of a triangle is a half of its base times height. Can you prove this without a word?
  • Think of wooden puzzles involving tessellations, both of the Euclidean and the hyperbolic plane (e.g. puzzles related to M.C. Escher’s paintings, link above).
  • Are there different infinities? How many different infinities do we have?
  • Why do topologists get donuts and coffee cups confused?
  • My brother’s brother is my brother, but my father’s father is not my father, right?
  • How would Martians add if they had only 7 fingers