|Thinking Better (Basic Books)|
|Friday, 12 November 2021|
In this book, subtitled "The Art of the Shortcut in Math and Life" Marcus du Sautoy, one of the world's great mathematician,s shows why math is the ultimate timesaver—and how everyone can make their lives easier with a few simple shortcuts. Shortcuts allow us to solve one problem quickly so that we can tackle an even bigger one. They make us capable of doing great things. And according to du Sautoy, math is the very art of the shortcut.
The book is a celebration of how math lets us do more with less. It explores how diagramming revolutionized therapy, why calculus is the greatest shortcut ever invented, whether you must really practice for ten thousand hours to become a concert violinist, and why shortcuts give us an advantage over even the most powerful AI. Throughout, we meet artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs who use mathematical shortcuts to change the world.
Author: Marcus du Sautoy
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