The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus

The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus

by Hannah Fry and Thomas Oléron Evans

Hardback Publication Date: 15/11/2017

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How do you apply game theory to select who should be on your Christmas shopping list ? Can you predict Her Majesty's Christmas Message? Will calculations show Santa is getting steadily thinner - shimmying up and down chimneys for a whole night - or fatter - as he tucks into a mince pie and a glass of sherry in billions of houses across the world?

Full of diagrams, sketches and graphs, beautiful equations, Markov chains and matrices, The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus brightens up the bleak midwinter with stockingfuls of mathematical marvels. And proves once and for all that maths isn't just for old men with white hair and beards who associate with elves.

Maths has never been merrier.

NOW WITH A BRAND NEW CHAPTER
ISBN:
9781784162740
9781784162740
Category:
Gift books
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
15-11-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Transworld Publishers Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
210x135x20mm
Weight:
0.27kg
Hannah Fry

Hannah Fry is an Associate Professor in the mathematics of cities from University College London. In her day job she uses mathematical models to study patterns in human behaviour, and has worked with governments, police forces, health analysts and supermarkets.

Her TED talks have amassed millions of views and she has fronted television documentaries for the BBC and PBS; she also hosts the long-running science podcast, ‘The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry’ with the BBC.

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