The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets
Did you know that most of the writers on the hit TV-series “The Simpsons” hold one or more degrees in Mathematics? Did you know that many of the episodes have mathematics embedded in the stories? This book is a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the writers, the stories, and all of the humour and mathematics involved. Simon Singh has a way of making the level of mathematics discussed easy to understand and highly interesting. He was also the keynote speaker at the Northwest conference in Whistler.
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I really enjoyed this book. I read it prior to the Northwest Math Conference as Simon Singh was presenting. There are many positives to this book. It is easy to read and interesting to anyone who watches the series. If you do not watch the series there is enough information that you are not at a deficit in your knowledge of the Simpsons to understand the content of the book. The most interesting part for me was the path that the writers had taken to going from studying mathematics to writers on the show. Worth a read.