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The Big Bang Of Numbers

Release date: 28 October 2022
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Who knew numbers could be so charming? ... Suri takes us on a light-hearted journey all the way f... Read More

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Who knew numbers could be so charming? ... Suri takes us on a light-hearted journey all the way from nothing (zero) to infinity' Karen Joy Fowler, New York Times bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Our universe has multiple origin stories, from religious creation myths to the Big Bang of scientists. But if we leave those behind and start from nothing – no matter, no cosmos, not even empty space – could we create a universe using only maths?

In this new mathematical origin story, mathematician and award-winning novelist Manil Suri creates a natural progression of ideas needed to design our world, starting with numbers and continuing through geometry, algebra, and beyond. With evocative and engaging examples ranging from multidimensional crochet to the Mona Lisa's asymmetrical smile, as well as ingenious storytelling that helps illuminate complex concepts like infinity and relativity, The Big Bang of Numbers charts a playful, inventive course to existence.

Distilled from almost four decades of teaching experience, and offering both striking new perspectives for maths aficionados and an accessible introduction for enthusiastic novices, The Big Bang of Numbers proves that we can all fall in love with maths.

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Product Details

Title: The Big Bang Of Numbers
Author: Manil Suri
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
SKU: BK0494831
EAN: 9781526622938
Number Of Pages: 384
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Country Of Origin: India
Release date: 28 October 2022

About Author

Manil Suri was born in Bombay in 1959 and is a distinguished university professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has written three novels, The Death of Vishnu, The Age of Shiva, and The City of Devi, as well as the non-fiction book, The Big Bang of Numbers: How to Build the Universe Using Only Maths. His fiction has been translated into twenty-seven languages, longlisted for the Booker Prize, shortlisted for the PEN/Faulkner Award, LA Times Book Award, PEN/Hemingway Award and the W H Smith Literary Award, and has won the McKitterick Prize and the Barnes & Noble Discover Award. He was named by Time magazine as a 'Person to Watch' in 2000. He lives in Maryland, USA.

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