NWPR Books
8:19 am
Sat October 26, 2013

Divide By D'oh! The 'Mathematical Secrets' Of The Simpsons

Most people watch The Simpsons to laugh. And, perhaps, feel a little superior to the animated family who are Springfield's best known, if often most dysfunctional citizens.

But Simon Singh, the Cambridge-trained physicist and best-selling author, watches the show not just for laughs, but also for the ... math? In his new book, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, he argues that the writers and producers have woven a lot of math into The Simpsons — and into a highly honored show from the same team, Futurama.

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10:49 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Let's Get Literal: Calculating Pi With Pies. Actual Pies


Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 8:39 am

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