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# Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician's Journey Through Symmetry

Title: Finding Moonshine Binding: Paperback Author: Marcus Du Sautoy Publisher: Harper Collins Paperbacks

Paperback, 400 pages

Published
2009
by Harper Perennial
(first published 2007)

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Aug 03, 2012
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As with all popular scientific books on mathematics, the sometimes incredible stories about famous mathematicians in history are the most amusing part of the text. However, Du Sautoy often tries to take a different approach and talk more

Unfortunately, he does this by avoiding any mathematical notations as much as possible, and he never goes into detail on the finer points of the theory, while s...more

*in depth*about his own research or the great breakthroughs in the field of group theory and symmetry.Unfortunately, he does this by avoiding any mathematical notations as much as possible, and he never goes into detail on the finer points of the theory, while s...more

In my mathematics career some of my professors said that this can be related to symmetry like in my number theory class, but this book broke it down very well. Entertaining and worth the price for any math student or teacher.

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Marcus Peter Francis du Sautoy, OBE is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford.

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