K. Singh

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (115 of 130)
Location: Hertfordshire

 

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The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh
4.0 out of 5 stars A good book, 10 July 2014
The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh
Until I read this book I was unaware of the sprinkling of mathematics in the Simpsons.
The book discusses the mathematicians on the writing teams of the Simpsons and Futurama. I must say that I was surprised to learn that most of the writers on these programmes are graduates or postgraduates of mathematics or physics.
It is an excellent book for a layman as all the mathematics is explained in detailed.
My reservation is that the book is a series of detached mathematical stories whose only common theme is that these stories appeared in the Simpsons or Futurama. Also these mathematical stories are so common that if… Read more
Merchants of Culture by John B. Thompson
Merchants of Culture by John B. Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book, 29 May 2014
Any author, agent, editor, publishing company CEO should purchase this book. I was not aware of all the details involved in publishing a book. This book is an excellent guidance to exactly how fiction and non-fiction books are produced and it has a nice although rather brief history of publishing.
Introduction to Real Analysis by Robert G. Bartle
Introduction to Real Analysis by Robert G. Bartle
This is a very thorough rigorous book on real analysis and would suit a strong undergraduate mathematics student. However it lacks concrete examples at the expense of abstract generalities so students who struggle with pure mathematics will find this book hard work.

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