By Jeffrey Zilahy

Do you're thinking that "math = notable" is a real assertion? After interpreting this ebook, you could switch your solution to a sure. With "jargon avoidance" in brain, this leisure math ebook promises the lowdown on why math is enjoyable, fascinating and correct in trendy society. meant for somebody who's desirous about math and the place it truly is circa 2010. This ebook is much less excited by exploring the mathematical info than it really is with exploring the final effect of assorted discoveries and insights, and goals to be insightful, slicing edge-y and mathematically rigorous.

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100. Who says tough guys can't be smart? Daniel Grimaldi, a cast member from the hit show, the 30 Sopranos, holds a bachelors degree in mathematics from Fordham, a masters in operations research from NYU, and a PhD in data processing from the City University of New York. In fact, as of this writing, he teaches in a college in Brooklyn. 101. Brian May, the lead guitarist for the rock band Queen, first graduated with honors from Imperial College London with degrees in mathematics and physics. More than 30 years later, he finished his research and obtained a PhD in Physics.

Wavier-Stokes Equations. Fluid mechanics, which is applied math that deals with the motion of liquids, is immensely useful and effective. The challenge with this problem is to fill in the gaps on these insights, which still remain elusive. This would go a long way to better understanding turbulence, for example. 4. Birch Conjecture. Consider the equation x2 + y2 = z2. Then consider the whole number solutions that might exist for this equation. Now think of more complex equations and finding solutions can become near impossible.

1010. Angela Merkel is the first female Chancellor of Germany, speaks fluent Russian, but first studied Physics at the University of Leipzig. 1011. James Harris Simons is one of the most successful hedge fund managers ever, and subsequently one of America’s richest citizens. The Financial Times has called him the “smartest billionaire” and before he ever made any money, he was getting degrees from MIT and Berkeley in mathematics. 1100. Bram Stoker, the author of the classic horror novel Dracula, first scared people by earning a degree in mathematics with honors from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

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