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Author Frenkel, Edward, 1968- author.
Title Love and math : the heart of hidden reality / Edward Frenkel.
Published New York, NY : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013]
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 Floor4  QA29.F725 F74 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description 292 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A mysterious beast -- The essence of symmetry -- The fifth problem -- Kerosinka -- Threads of the solution -- Apprentice mathematician -- The Grand Unified Theory -- Magic numbers -- Rosetta Stone -- Being in the loop -- Conquering the summit -- Tree of knowledge -- Harvard calling -- Tying the sheaves of wisdom -- A delicate dance -- quantum duality -- Uncovering hidden connections -- Searching for the formula of love.
Summary "Love and Math tells the two intertwined stories of mathematics and the adventure of one man in learning it. The result is a story about how he became one of the twenty-first century's leading mathematicians, working on one of the biggest ideas to come out of mathematics in the last 50 years: the Langlands Program. As Frenkel proves, a mathematical formula can be as elegant and beautiful as a painting, a poem, or a piece of music. And the process of creating new mathematics is just that, an artistic pursuit--a deeply personal experience, which requires passion, dedication, and love. In Love and Math, Frenkel shows readers the aesthetic--and the truly powerful--side of mathematics, and enables appreciation of the field even from those who have long been terrified by it."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Frenkel, Edward, 1968-
Mathematicians -- United States -- Biography.
Mathematics -- Miscellanea.
ISBN 9780465050741 hardback
0465050743 hardback
9780465069958 (e-book)
OCLC number 849801108