Buy used:
$1.30
$3.98 delivery: Dec 13 - 17
Fastest delivery: Dec 9 - 14
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc...
<Embed>
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Enter your mobile phone or email address

Processing your request...

By pressing "Send link," you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.

You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message & data rates may apply.

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality Hardcover – October 1, 2013

4.3 out of 5 stars 433 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover
$1.30
$29.99 $1.29
Great on Kindle
Great Experience. Great Value.
iphone with kindle app
Putting our best book forward
Each Great on Kindle book offers a great reading experience, at a better value than print to keep your wallet happy.

Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip.

View high quality images that let you zoom in to take a closer look.

Enjoy features only possible in digital – start reading right away, carry your library with you, adjust the font, create shareable notes and highlights, and more.

Discover additional details about the events, people, and places in your book, with Wikipedia integration.

Get the free Kindle app: Link to the kindle app page Link to the kindle app page
Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. Learn more about Great on Kindle, available in select categories.

Join Audible Premium Plus for 60% off. Only $5.95 a month for the first 3 months.

Special offers and product promotions

  • Create your FREE Amazon Business account to save up to 10% with Business-only prices and free shipping.

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

U.C. Berkley mathematician Frenkel reveals the joy of pure intellectual discovery in this autobiographical story of determination, passion, and the Langlands program—a sort of Grand Unified Field Theory of mathematics. As a teenager Frenkel was converted from math hater to eager theorist by a mathematical friend of the family, enough to pursue it despite his struggles against an unapologetically anti-Semitic Soviet educational system. Frenkel writes casually of climbing over the fence to sit in on advanced classes at Moscow State University, a top school that didn&'t accept Jews. With the help of mentors, he worked hard and eventually found his way to Harvard and the freedom to focus on his research. Frenkel balances autobiographical narrative with enthusiastic discussions of his own work on the Langlands program, a web of algebraic conjectures named after a Canadian mathematician that is noted for its usefulness in organizing seemingly chaotic data into regular patterns full of symmetry and harmony, and its applications to quantum theory. While the math can be heavy going, Frenkel&'s gusto will draw readers into his own quest, pursuing the deepest realities of mathematics as if it were a giant jigsaw puzzle, in which no one knows what the final image is going to look like. B&w illus. (Oct.)

From Booklist

After Rick and Isla meet at a dinner party and fall in love, what’s next? For Frenkel, it is the mathematical charting of the Rick-Isla relationship as a trajectory on the x-y plane. The surprising notion of a “formula of love” fits into the remarkable understanding of math Frankel unfolds as he recounts his labors on conceptual frontiers where an audacious new master theory, the Langlands Program, is linking geometry, number theory, and algebra. To qualify for a role in those labors, Frenkel defied the anti-Semitism pervading the Soviet academic world in which he came of age and then won appointment to a Harvard professorship. Aware that few of his readers share his academic training, Frenkel pares the technical details to a minimum as he reflects on the platonic transcendence of mathematical concepts and marvels at their mysterious utility in explaining physical phenomena. Not merely dry formulas in textbooks, the math Frenkel celebrates fosters freedom and, yes, even distills the essence of love. A breathtaking personal and intellectual odyssey. --Bryce Christensen

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Basic Books; 2nd Printing edition (October 1, 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0465050743
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0465050741
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 13 years and up
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 8 and up
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.15 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.5 x 1.25 x 9.5 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 433 ratings

Audible Holiday Deal
Join Audible Premium Plus for 60% off. Only $5.95 a month for the first 3 months. Get this deal

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Edward Frenkel is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, which he joined in 1997 after being on the faculty at Harvard University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, and the winner of the Hermann Weyl Prize in mathematical physics. Frenkel's recent work has focused on the Langlands Program and dualities in Quantum Field Theory. He has authored 3 books and over 90 scholarly articles in academic journals, and he has lectured on his work around the world. His YouTube videos have garnered millions of views.

Frenkel's latest book &quot;Love and Math&quot; was a New York Times bestseller, won the Euler Book Prize, and has been named one of the Best Books of the year by both Amazon and iBooks. It has been published in 18 languages and has been a bestseller in several countries, including Brazil, Spain, Portugal, and Japan.

Frenkel has contributed articles to The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Slate, The Atlantic, Huffington Post, and Scientific American, and has been interviewed on The Colbert Report and numerous radio programs.

Visit http://www.edwardfrenkel.com

Customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5
433 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on May 22, 2018
Verified Purchase
15 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2021
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2015
Verified Purchase
16 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2016
Verified Purchase
10 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2015
Verified Purchase
17 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars The Langlands Programme with plot holes and Woman as Muse and Canvas
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 1, 2018
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Kaz
2.0 out of 5 stars Who is this for?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 18, 2015
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Ilyas Khan
5.0 out of 5 stars I read Love and Maths alongside Hacking’s “Why is there a Philosophy ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 23, 2015
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Philip
1.0 out of 5 stars Incomprehensible
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 15, 2018
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reading intelligently
5.0 out of 5 stars art of maths
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 9, 2013
Verified Purchase
13 people found this helpful
Report abuse