Tag: recursive universe

Rave: betterexplained.com is the best thing I’ve read today

I am probably going to curl up all weekend with betterexplained.com¬†and brush up on my math. I haven’t been this excited to read about mathematical concepts since I was a high school senior and discovered William Poundstone’s The Recursive Universe. Which was really more about information theory, but that’s a type of math.

What compelling reads in math can you recommend?

  1. William Poundstone: The Recursive Universe
  2. Douglass Hofstadter: Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
  3. James Gleick: Chaos