# The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets (Audio

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- The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Simon Singh, William Neenan, Audible Studios for Bloomsbury: Audible Audiobooks
- Simon Singh
- 14 December 2017 Simon Singh

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The brainy new book by the best selling author of Fermat s Enigma a must for anyone interested in numbers and mathematics as well as for the millions of Simpsons fans worldwide Simon Singh offers fascinating new insights into the celebrated television series The Simpsons That the show drip feeds morsels of number theory into the minds of its viewers indeed, that there are so many mathematical references in the show, and in its sister program, Futurama, that they could form the basis of an entire university course Recounting memorable episodes from Bart the Genius to Homer, Singh brings alive intriguing and meaningful mathematical concepts ranging from the mathematics of pi and the paradox of infinity to the origins of numbers and the most profound outstanding problems that haunt today s generation of mathematicians In the process, he illuminates key moments in the history of mathematics, and introduces us to The Simpsonsbrilliant writing team the likes of David X Cohen, Al Jean, Jeff Westbrook, and Stewart Burns, all of whom have various advanced degrees in mathematics, physics, and other sciences Based on interviews with the writers of The Simpsons and replete with images from the shows, facsimiles of scripts, paintings and drawings, and other imagery, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets will give anyone who reads it an entirely new mathematical insight into the most successful show in television history PLEASE NOTE When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio

I enjoyed reading it although I have no idea about maths Having just finished Logicomix , I recognized a lot of the mathematical concepts and ideas and therefore was interested in how much I would understand It helps if you have seen a couple of episodes of the Simpsons to imagine typical scenes, even if they were not the ones this book refers to Part of the book refers to Futurama , a series I have never seen, which made the last quarter a bit less fun for me, but the explanations are very good If you are into mathematical problems or about to study maths, this book gives you plenty of opportunities to chuckle at the way mathematical elements have been introduced into an animated TV series.

Entertaining in parts, a laborious exercise in his own mathematical self indulgence in other parts And there s a lot of repetition and reiteration and repeating see what I did there throughout the book which grates I was surprised how many of the Simpsons creative team had arrived there from such deep mathematical and other academic disciplines and if you re a huge maths and Simpsons fan you ll enjoy reading this book and then thinking oh yeah, I remember that scene but hadn t noticed the equation On balance, great parts to the book but it could have been half the length.

Brilliant, brilliant book and funny too.Each chapter takes a different mathematical theme and talks about the Simpson s episodes that refer to it Later chapters include other shows by the same writers.You don t need a maths degree or even an A level to enjoy this book I have neither , you just need to be interested in mathematical ideas and puzzles.Probably suits anyone like that from around 14 years old and upwards.

The book is well written and, apart from explaining the maths, also gives insight into the authors of The Simpsons I haven t been a Simpsons fan but I might take to watching them now Whether I ll spot the clever maths references, well I doubt that as many appear to be at post graduate level of maths Simon Singh does explain the maths well what the maths did in real life but even then I found some difficult to understand So, in some ways, a heavy read Something I would read a chapter or two then read something lighter before returning to it.

Mr Simpson does it again Subtle maths references are great to read ands explain to friends, who hate maths.

Such a wealth of amazing details showing what lies behind the preparation of the show s episodes Often extremely complex, but written clearly At the time I felt I understood at least the outline points, even if I couldn t explain it to any one else, or remember it for long Much of the show s mathematical secrets written it seems for the simple joy of being able to do so Well done to have laid it out so entertainingly

I have not studied maths but Simon Singh has largely presented some pretty complex mathematical ideas is a fairly understandable fashion.

My son went to this lecture by Mr Singh and really enjoyed it so he wanted the book to read too Well written, informative and amusing.