Maths and Humour
Solving everyday problems with mathematics
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- Art and mathematics – no contradiction!?
- Mathematics without the corset of definitions and specialist terms
- Edition Angewandte - Book Series of the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Aims and Scope
The artist Markus Roskar and Professor of Mathematics, Georg Glaeser, (who both teach at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna) have written a mathematics book of the other kind. In this book, mathematics sheds its image as an inaccessible, cumbersome science, and acquires an open and emotional dimension.
The book is structured on the double-page principle: each double page includes an almost always humorous professional drawing that relates to the text on the other page. This text is written in an easy-going, often humorous, but always mathematically correct manner. It mostly deals with an everyday subject that has a mathematical background or an unorthodox mathematical question. Readers can count on a wealth of surprising solutions to often complex problems.