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Love Triangle

The Life-changing Magic of Trigonometry

Matt Parker

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Allen Lane
25 June 2024
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Explore the life-changing magic of trigonometry with Matt Parker, stand-up mathematician and No. 1 bestselling author of Humble Pi
Why can no two people ever see the same rainbow? What happens when you pull a pop song apart into pure sine waves and play it back on a piano? Why does the wake behind a duck always form an angle of exactly 39 degrees? And what did mathematicians have to do with the great pig stampede of 2012? The answer to each of these questions can be found in the triangle.

In Love Triangle, stand-up comedian, ex-maths teacher and Sunday Times number one bestselling author Matt Parker is on a mission to prove why we should all show a lot more love for triangles, along with the useful trigonometry and geometry they enable. To make his point, he uses triangles to create his own digital avatar, survive a harrowing motorcycle ride, cut a sandwich into three equal parts, and measure tall buildings while wearing silly shoes. But soon these hare-brained experiments begin to reveal a genuinely important truth- triangles are the hidden pattern beneath the surface of the contemporary world, used in everything from GPS to CGI via Spotify streaming, the play button and your best mate's triangle tattoo.

Join Matt Parker as he demonstrates why there's more to triangles than Pythagoras and SOHCAHTOA. Triangles are everything and everything is triangles.
Imprint:   Allen Lane
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   431g
ISBN:   9780241505700
ISBN 10:   0241505704
Pages:   336
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Originally a maths teacher from Australia, Matt Parker now lives in the overly quaint British town of Godalming. As well as talking about maths on TV and radio, Matt also performs sold-out live comedy shows and makes YouTube videos that have received tens of millions of views. The Public Engagement in Mathematics Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, Matt has a square named after him but he doesn't want to talk about it.

Reviews for Love Triangle: The Life-changing Magic of Trigonometry

Move over Euclid. It’s Parker Time. Love Triangle is a blissful blend of pure science and pure merriment. Edifying, entertaining, excellent! -- Alex James Matt Parker is unique: he's made me laugh about math many times by showing just how weird it can get. He's also made me cry about math by showing how transcendently beautiful it is -- Adam Savage

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