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Author Singh, Simon.

Title The Simpsons and their mathematical secrets / Simon Singh.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    510 SIN    Available
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    510 SIN    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    510 SIN    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    510 SIN    Available
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description viii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Note Includes index.
Summary "Simon Singh, author of the bestsellers Fermat's Enigma, The Code Book, and The Big Bang, offers fascinating new insights into the celebrated television series The Simpsons: That the show drip-feeds morsels of number theory into the minds of its viewers--indeed, that there are so many mathematical references in the show, and in its sister program, Futurama, that they could form the basis of an entire university course. Recounting memorable episodes from "Bart the Genius" to "Homer3," Singh brings alive intriguing and meaningful mathematical concepts--ranging from the mathematics of pi and the paradox of infinity to the origin of numbers and the most profound outstanding problems that haunt today's generation of mathematicians. In the process, he illuminates key moments in the history of mathematics, and introduces us to The Simpsons' brilliant writing team--the likes of David X. Cohen, Al Jean, Jeff Westbrook, and Stewart Burns, all of whom have various advanced degrees in mathematics, physics, and other sciences. Based on interviews with the writers of The Simpsons and replete with images from the shows, facsimiles of scripts, paintings and drawings, and other imagery, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets will give anyone who reads it an entirely new insight into the most successful show in television history"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Simpsons (Television program) -- Miscellanea.
Futurama (Television program) -- Miscellanea.
Mathematics -- Miscellanea.
ISBN 9781620402771 hardback
1620402777 hardback

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