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Get Smart: Maths: The Big Ideas You Should Know

Julia Collins

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Put your mathematical muscle to the test with this entertaining and essential guide to 50 of the world's greatest problems.

Can you explain Fermat's Last Theorem? What is the shape of the Universe? And how do you add up to infinity? Challenge yourself with THE GENIUS TEST: MATHS and learn to think and talk like the world's greatest mathematical geniuses.

Taking you on a journey through the mathematical ideas that underpin our world - from imaginary numbers and Turing machines to chaos theory and mathematical paradoxes; from the search for primes and game theory to relativity and the arithmetic of altruism - THE GENIUS TEST: MATHS demystifies 50 key concepts and provides you with the tools to master the very biggest ideas.

Includes: imaginary numbers; the riemann hypothesis; mathematical paradoxes; chaos theory; code breaking; Godel's incompleteness theorem; topology; the Poincare conjecture; game theory; the maths of symmetry; calculus; Turing machines; fractals; the prisoner's dilemma; primes; knot theory; probability and statistics; the Monty Hall problem . . . and many more.

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Julia Collins

Julia Collins has a PhD in 4-dimensional Knot Theory from the University of Edinburgh where she was also the Mathematics Engagement Officer for five years. In 2016 she moved to Australia to work on the CHOOSEMATHS project at the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, before taking up a mathematics lecturing position at Edith Cowan University in 2019. She has won the How to Talk Maths in Public competition and co-organised the world's first Maths Craft Festival. Julia has been published in Nature and The Best Writing on Mathematics, and is the author of Get Smart: Maths.

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