29 August 2016

Back To School: Ten Books and YouTube Channels That Will Make You Love Science And Math

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is Back To School. For some, school means math. Lots and lots of math. And science. But neither have to be a reason for anxiety if you just find the right book or the right person to break them down to you gently. Here are ten books and Youtube channels that make math and science simple and exciting for us mere mortals.

1. The Maths Handbook: Everyday Maths Made Simple, by Richard Elwes

The title is pretty self-explanatory. And it's true too. There was a time when I feared and hated math. This book was one of the things that changed that.

2. The Simpsons And Their Mathematical Secrets, by Simon Singh

The fact that so many of the original writers on The Simpsons have math degrees just makes me love this show more. In this book, Singh tells us how these bright individuals ended up in the Simpsons' writers room, and explains some of the most brilliant math- related inside jokes on the show. This book is great way to learn some math while being entertained at the same time.  

3. How Not To Be Wrong: The Power Of Mathematical Thinking, by Jordan Ellenberg

  I have to admit, that this book was not an easy read. But once you wrap your head around the mathematical principles and the meaty language, it's totally worth your time. 
4.  Reactions: The Private Life Of Atoms, by Peter Atkins

 To anyone who has ever struggled with chemistry, or just wished the subject were more fun, this book should be of great joy.


5. The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes And The Deep Laws Of The Cosmos, by Brian Greene

This one is one of my alltime favourites. In this book, Greene goes through different theories that make Multiverse a theoretical possibility, while explaining the most basic and often confusing parts in classic physics, quantum mechanics, string theory and more.


Youtube channels

6. Physics Girl

7. It's Okay To Be Smart

8. Because Science (Nerdist)


9. N J Wildberger

10. Numberphile

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