AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 GAMES - A MATHEMATICIAN UNLOCKS THE SECRETS OF THE GREATEST GAMES

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''BRILLIANTLY CLEAR AND CAPTIVATING PROSE'' STEPHEN FRY


A WATERSTONES BOOK OF YEAR 2023


An award-winning mathematician explores the maths behind the games we love and why we love to play them.

Where should you move first in Connect 4?
What is the best property in Monopoly?
And how can pi help you win rock paper scissors?
Spanning millennia, oceans and continents, countries and cultures, Around the World in 80 Games gleefully explores how mathematics and games have always been deeply intertwined. Marcus du Sautoy investigates how games provided the first opportunities for deep mathematical insight into the world, how understanding maths can help us play games better, and how both maths and games are integral to human psychology and culture.
For as long as there have been people, there have been games, and for nearly as long, we have been exploring and discovering mathematics. A grand adventure, Around the World in 80 Games teaches us not just how games are won, but how they, and the maths behind them, shape who we are.


  • Auteur(s)

    Marcus Du Sautoy

  • Éditeur

    Fourth Estate

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Date de parution

    12/09/2024

  • EAN

    9780008525958

  • Disponibilité

    À paraître

  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    12.9 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2.4 cm

  • Poids

    270 g

  • Support principal

    Poche

Marcus Du Sautoy

  • Naissance : 1-1-1965
  • Age : 59 ans
  • Pays : Royaume Uni
  • Langue : Anglais

Né en 1965, Marcus du Sautoy enseigne les mathématiques à l'université d'Oxford et intervient, entre
autres, au Collège de France. Il anime une émission sur la BBC 4 et écrit pour le Times, le Daily Telegraph
et le Guardian. Ce génial professeur a pour passion le piano, le trombone et son équipe locale de football (il
porte le maillot 17). Il a publié en 2005 un premier essai, La Symphonie des nombres premiers. Il succède
à Dakung au prestigieux poste de Semonyan professor.

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