The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey through Everyday Life. by Marcus Du Sautoy. On Sale: 17/05/ Format: Paperback, eBook. 25 Oct The Num8er My5teries By Marcus du Sautoy. a few everyday sorts of mysteries : the reality of climate change, the security of the internet, the. Overview. Based on Marcus du Sautoy’s book The Number Mysteries, this course explores the question, how natural is mathematics? Through numerous online.

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I have previously immensely enjoyed du Sautoy’s books – especially Music of unmber Primes which is superlative – but wasn’t mysteriws enamoured by bumber one. It’s a book to dip in to; a book to challenge and puzzle — and a book that gives us answers.

The Number Mysteries was highly readable, tho I have a new celebrity crush, and he is Marcus du Sautoy. This is not entirely inaccurate, but it does not reveal the whole truth. A problem no one has yet been able to solve.

Indeed, all of his stories, games, mathematical exercises, and observations seem to culminate in a fascinating fact about sautot station into which the train is about to pull. I thought the premise of the book seemed very interesting and I like maths but this just did not grab me – I got bored and gave up.

I also felt that the book seemed to jump from topic to topic rather fast resulting in a superficial examination of a wide range of topics and a disjointed feel.

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Just not quite as entertaining, nor as thought provoking. A well-written, refreshing read about maths and some of the unsolved problems remaining. You’d need to be Marcuz Interested in math B comfortable enough to not be discouraged and C not versed enough to already have seen these math concepts. These take the form of the math concepts governing the dreaded world of lotteries and casinos.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Thanks for telling us about the mysteres. The illustrations were pretty poor though, looking like a quick computer knock-up job – could have been better.

This is partly because I tried reading it using iBooks mgsteries an iPhone, and the publishers hadn’t included any of the illustrations – which rendered the whole experience rather trying. Any attempt at getting the answers right for these questions would make the lives of academicians such as mathematicians, physicists, statisticians, and computer scientists difficult. He has notched up the craftsmanship of an artistic nature in posing questions to the readers – a throwing the ball in your court kind of sagacity.

However, I fully concede that a younger readership Guiness and ecstacy notwithstanding reading it in ‘dead tree’ format will probably have a better experience reading the book than me, and will learn a lot of good stuff.

It also includes a number of educational aids that would be of use in many points of the curriculum from 5 – szutoy Each chapter builds up a welter of knowledge, via serpentine stories, puzzles, games, diagrams, and illustrations which seem to be mere detours until finally you realise that they were all absolutely essential for allowing the final “my5tery” to be proposed and discussed at the close of each chapter.

He’s so enthusiastic and likeable that he really puts across the love of his subject. Marcus is brilliantly enthusiastic.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Is this component mysterious in nature? Jul 31, Manuel Frias rated it it was ok Shelves: I initially felt the tone of the book was a bit simplistic and probably aimed at a younger audience, but in simplicity there is clarity also. The Yang-Mills and Mass Gap which suggest the existence of a “mass gap” in the solution to the quantum versions of the Yang-Mills equations and the Hodge conjecture which determines how much of the topology of the solution set of a system of algebraic equations can be defined in terms of further algebraic equations.


It is more than a book; it is a hyperbook. If I have to find one area for improvement it would be in the figures. For while one of the wonderful things about the book is the way in which it reveals both the power of mathematical thinking and the ubiquity of tractable mathematical problems in everyday life, the skeleton of the book is provided by the Clay problems.

Wayne Rooney just hit a wonderful marccus and I need to appreciate how fast he does calculations in his head to bring out that beautiful strike.

Published first published February 2nd The subtitle of the book is a mathematical odyssey through every day life. Good read for a weekend. Briefly explained, The Number Mysteries by Marcus du Sautoy gives an informative and fascinating account on advanced concepts of mathematics putting into effective use the chunks of various number theories to deliver power packed solutions to real and digital world hurdles.

Aug 05, Gar rated it really asutoy it.

However, there’s another numbr component that rules the human world in practicality, for its absence would have rendered human beings powerless and their existence on earth meaningless. Quotes from The Number Mysteries.

Felt the book went through waves of interest levels but by the end of it I was looking forward to re-reading it. I’m hesitant to recommend this book though.

Comments I had reservations. Extra points for free downloadable printable games we can play to explore these ideas! Yet Perelman turned down the money, saying that proving the theorem was honour enough in itself.