Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician’s Journey through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More, by Matt Parker

Check out the latest new Math book on the Fourth Dimension! The Fourth Dimension is the mysterious dimension which cannot be seen. Check out also our previous post on the Fourth Dimension Explained.


Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician’s Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More

Mathematics popularizer Matt Parker, an Australian based in England, is a self-proclaimed “standup mathematician” perhaps best known for his numerous contributions to the Numberphile YouTube channel. He is also the Public Engagement in Mathematics Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London, and his new book, Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension, is an ambitious and delightful addition to the current age’s plethora of high-quality volumes on recreational mathematics—even if most of the material he covers is focused on 2-D and 3-D. Like the extensive writings of legendaryScientific American columnist Martin Gardner this book seeks to make mathematics come alive for an intelligent and curious audience by engaging the reader in a lively informal style, and with irresistible invocations to roll up one’s sleeve and experiment. Parker also enlivens his chapters with numerous surprises.

Source: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-get-to-the-fourth-dimension/?WT.mc_id=SA_WR_20150805

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