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Cancel anytime. He answers a range of questions from Simpsons fans and die-hards and reminisces about the making of perennially favorite episodes. How did The Simpsons , one of the most popular television shows in history, go from being attacked by many religious leaders for its lack of family values to being called one of the most theologically relevant programs in prime time? Religion journalist Mark Pinsky explores the individual characters, interviews several of the show's writers and producers, and concludes with a theological discussion. Infinite Powers recounts how calculus tantalized and thrilled its inventors, starting with its first glimmers in ancient Greece and bringing us right up to the discovery of gravitational waves. Strogatz reveals how this form of math rose to the challenges of each age: how to determine the area of a circle with only sand and a stick; how to explain why Mars goes "backwards" sometimes; how to turn the tide in the fight against AIDS.
The Simpsons and their mathematical secrets proves that you can be both good at maths and funny. This interesting and quirky little book works through two decades of prime material to shine light on the nerdy little secrets of The Simpsons. Surprisingly a large number of The Simpsons writers are prestigious mathematicians in their own right who have turned their problem solving skills to creating jokes and coming up with clever plot lines. Whilst the writers may have turned their attention away from the lofty heights of mathematical research their passion for the subject is evident by the vast number of episodes where little maths jokes have been hidden. This book dutifully works its way through these little secrets, expands on them and gives a little detail on the mathematical writers' backgrounds. This is then repeated for the whole book with no particular narrative connecting the chapters.
The Simpsons , Simon Singh says, is "arguably the most successful television show in history". It may also be the most allusive: it sometimes seems as if every aspect of the show is a knowing reference to something else. And sometimes it seems as if everything else is an unknowing reference to The Simpsons.
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The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets is a book by Simon Singh , which is based on the premise that "many of the writers of The Simpsons are deeply in love with numbers , and their ultimate desire is to drip-feed morsels of mathematics into the subconscious minds of viewers". The book compiles all the mathematical references used throughout the show's run, and analyzes them in detail. Rather than just explaining the mathematical concepts in the context of how they relate to the relevant episodes of The Simpsons , Singh "uses them as a starting point for lively discussions of mathematical topics, anecdotes and history". The Guardian described it as a "readable and unthreatening introduction to various mathematical concepts ". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Guardian. Retrieved 20 March