Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality

Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality

by Edward Frenkel


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465064953
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 201,202
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Edward Frenkel is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, and was previously on the faculty at Harvard University. The winner of the Hermann Weyl Prize in mathematical physics, he has contributed articles to the Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, Slate, and the Scientific American blog.

Table of Contents

A Guide for the Reader

1. A Mysterious Beast

2. The Essence of Symmetry

3. The Fifth Problem

4. Kerosinka

5. Threads of Solution

6. Apprentice Mathematician

7. The Grand Unified Theory

8. Magic Numbers

9. Rosetta Stone

10. Being in the Loop

11. Conquering the Summit

12. Tree of Knowledge

13. Harvard Calling

14. Tying the Sheaves of Wisdom

15. A Delicate Dance

16. Quantum Duality

17. Uncovering Hidden Connections

18. Searching for the Formula of Love

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Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book that gives the reader a deep sense of what modern mathematics is about and what it is like to be a mathematician. The author is on a mission to open up the hidden universe of mathematics to everyone. He presents fascinating ideas, such as the Langlands Program, in an accessible and entertaining way, using analogies we can all relate to. Math comes alive as humanity's infinite quest for truth and beauty. Author's passion for mathematics is palpable, and this is what makes this book such an enjoyable read. His personal story is gripping and moving. He says in the Preface that after reading this book, "mathematics will get under your skin and your worldview will never be the same". In my opinion, he delivers on this promise.
smbiern More than 1 year ago
This relatively short volume is well-written and incredibly interesting. It gives you enough autobiography to understand the obsessive nature of mathematical talent. It explains enough of modern math to make me want to learn more about a subject I hadn't re-visited since college.
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