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Paperback, 180 pages

Published
October 15th 2011
by Purdue University Press
(first published 2003)

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Así, aparecen desperdigados temas y autores, aparentemente inconexos: Euclides, el teorema de Fermat, el Tetragramatón, Aristófanes, Oliver Sacks, Ricardo Piglia, Pitágoras, Bertrand Russell y su famosa paradoja, el Golem, Stephen Wolfram, la paradoja de la tortuga y la liebre, el infinito de Cantor... Increiblemente, todos están relacionados.

El libro está repleto de guiños y ata ...more

Apr 28, 2015
Adrian
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Un libro que se resume con su título y que está compuesto de dos partes (la primera es la que me ha parecido más interesante aunque es mas técnica). Me esperaba otra cosa.

In my recent adventures with mathematics, I keep hearing about Fermat's Last Theorem, but this was the first time I actually understood it... and realised why it has been considered so enigmatic!

Martinez's style is absolutely perfect for the topics that he's handling. I've only knocked a star off because some chapters he just forgets to mention Borges, even a ...more

Even in high tech. innovation and entrepreneurship, the topic of imagination vs. reason, which could be translated by technology push vs. market push, is recurrent. So when I read books about creativity, whether it is scientific or ...more

Sep 10, 2015
Marina
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En un lenguaje no sólo accesible sino elegante uno lee sobre matemática de una manera atractiva y amena.

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Guillermo Martínez is an Argentine novelist and short story writer. He gained a PhD in mathematical logic at the University of Buenos Aires.

After his degree in Argentina, he worked for two years in a postdoctoral position at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford.

His most successful novel has been The Oxford Murders, written in 2003. In the same year, he was awarded the Planeta Prize for this novel, ...more

More about Guillermo Martínez...
After his degree in Argentina, he worked for two years in a postdoctoral position at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford.

His most successful novel has been The Oxford Murders, written in 2003. In the same year, he was awarded the Planeta Prize for this novel, ...more

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