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The Mathematics of Love: Patterns, Proofs, and the Search for the Ultimate Equation (TED Books) Hardcover – February 3, 2015
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“A smart, snappy guide to romance that dips into mathematical models…On-screen and on the page, Fry has a wry, chatty voice that illuminates age-old questions in brainy yet simple language.” (Washington Post)
About the Author
Dr. Hannah Fry is a mathematician and complexity scientist from University College London’s Center for Advanced Spatial Analysis. Fry also regularly presents the Number Hub strand of BBC Worldwide’s YouTube channel, Headsqueeze. Her first TED talk attracted more than 500,000 views across all TED channels and evolved into her first book, The Mathematics of Love.
Top Customer Reviews
Girls, this book explains (mathematically) why you're on the losing end of the stick if you don't approach guys. Guys, it is our privilege, not our burden to be the gender that does the approaching.
Among topics covered, the book presents some practical advice to get an advantage in a dating game or to avoid chaos in planning the wedding. However, the information presented in a book in terms of proofs and patterns is sketchy and not sufficient; and hence, it is not very convincing of the author's claim.
This is not a text book about applying Mathematics to love, but it is a nice introduction to how Mathematics might be applied to human relationships. It is easy to read, provides simple, understandable examples and presents enough footnotes and 'Further Reading' to allow anyone truly interested continue research.
I would also recommend: Sex and Cognition (Bradford Books)
If I were ever offered the choice, not think I'll ever be made such an offer, of meeting the Queen of England or this author, I would choose this author - no question.