From bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem, a must have for number lovers and Simpsons fans. Some have seen philosophy embedded in episodes of The Simpsons; others have detected elements of psychology and religion. Simon Singh instead makes the compelling case that what The Simpsons writers are most passionate about is mathematics.
Simon Singh explains how the brilliant writers, some of the mathematicians, have smuggled in mathematical jokes throughout the cartoon's twenty-five year history, exploring everything from to Mersenne primes, from Euler's equation to the unsolved riddle of P vs. NP, from perfect numbers to narcissistic numbers, and much more. With wit, clarity and a true fan's zeal, Singh analyses such memorable episodes as "Bart the Genius" and "Homer" to offer an entirely new insight into the most successful show in television history. Now in paperback.