“Even knowledgeable mathematicians will learn something, and those who teach mathematics will find it invaluable in answering the question ‘when would you ever use maths in everyday life?’”
— Ed Rochhead in The Aperiodical
“The book manages to walk the line between being readable and demonstrating how [the maths] works very well”
— Adam Townsend in Chalkdust
- How does the rollercoaster stay on the track while upside-down?
- How does DNA testing work?
- … and how do penguins stay warm?
The Maths Behind… takes a look at the mathematics behind the everyday, from sports to politics, from computers to shopping.