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Author LinkFrenkel, Edward,1968-author.
Title LinkLove and math : the heart of hidden reality / Edward Frenkel.
Variant Title Love & math
Distribution New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013]
Description 292 pages :  illustrations ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-282) and index.
Contents 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.
Per.Sub. LinkFrenkel, Edward, 1968-
Subject LinkMathematicians -- United States -- Biography.
LinkMathematics -- Miscellanea.

System Number 000680700
ISBN Link9780465050741 (hardback)
Link0465050743 (hardback)
Link9780465069958 (e-book)
Link0465069959 (e-book)
Link9780465069958 (e-book)

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