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- 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