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The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus

Hannah Fry

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Beschreibung

How do you apply game theory to select who should be on your Christmas shopping list ? Can you predict Her Majesty's Christmas Message? Will calculations show Santa is getting steadily thinner - shimmying up and down chimneys for a whole night - or fatter - as he tucks into a mince pie and a glass of sherry in billions of houses across the world?

Full of diagrams, sketches and graphs, beautiful equations, Markov chains and matrices, The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus brightens up the bleak midwinter with stockingfuls of mathematical marvels. And proves once and for all that maths isn't just for old men with white hair and beards who associate with elves.

Maths has never been merrier.

NOW WITH A BRAND NEW CHAPTER

Hannah Fry is an Associate Professor in the mathematics of cities from University College London. In her day job she uses mathematical models to study patterns in human behaviour, and has worked with governments, police forces, health analysts and supermarkets. Her TED talks have amassed millions of views and she has fronted television documentaries for the BBC and PBS; she also hosts the long-running science podcast, ‘The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry’ with the BBC.

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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 160
Erscheinungsdatum 16.11.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78416-274-0
Verlag Transworld Publ. Ltd UK
Maße (L/B/H) 20.5/13.1/2 cm
Gewicht 261 g

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