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Proof and the Pudding

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780691164861
Author(s): Jim Henle
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2015
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Dimensions: 246 x 0 x 165 (w x l x h)
Pages: 176

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Tie on your apron and step into Jim Henle's kitchen as he demonstrates how two equally savory pursuits--cooking and mathematics--have more in common than you realize. A tasty dish for gourmets of popular math, The Proof and the Pudding offers a witty and flavorful blend of mathematical treats and gastronomic delights that reveal how life in the mathematical world is tantalizingly similar to life in the kitchen. Take a tricky Sudoku puzzle and a cake that fell. Henle shows you that the best way to deal with cooking disasters is also the best way to solve math problems. Or take an L-shaped billiard table and a sudden desire for Italian potstickers. He explains how preferring geometry over algebra (or algebra over geometry) is just like preferring a California roll to chicken tikka masala. Do you want to know why playfulness is rampant in math and cooking? Or how to turn stinky cheese into an awesome ice cream treat? It's all here: original math and original recipes plus the mathematical equivalents of vegetarianism, Asian fusion, and celebrity chefs. Pleasurable and lighthearted, The Proof and the Pudding is a feast for the intellect as well as the palate.

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