The Mathematics of Love: Patterns, Proofs, and the Search for the Ultimate Equation

The Mathematics of Love Patterns Proofs and the Search for the Ultimate Equation In this must have for anyone who wants to better understand their love life a mathematician pulls back the curtain and reveals the hidden patterns from dating sites to divorce sex to marriage behind

  • Title: The Mathematics of Love: Patterns, Proofs, and the Search for the Ultimate Equation
  • Author: Hannah Fry
  • ISBN: 9781476784885
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Mathematics of Love: Patterns, Proofs, and the Search for the Ultimate Equation

    In this must have for anyone who wants to better understand their love life, a mathematician pulls back the curtain and reveals the hidden patterns from dating sites to divorce, sex to marriage behind the rituals of love.The roller coaster of romance is hard to quantify defining how lovers might feel from a set of simple equations is impossible But that doesn t mean thatIn this must have for anyone who wants to better understand their love life, a mathematician pulls back the curtain and reveals the hidden patterns from dating sites to divorce, sex to marriage behind the rituals of love.The roller coaster of romance is hard to quantify defining how lovers might feel from a set of simple equations is impossible But that doesn t mean that mathematics isn t a crucial tool for understanding love Love, like most things in life, is full of patterns And mathematics is ultimately the study of patterns from predicting the weather to the fluctuations of the stock market, the movement of planets or the growth of cities These patterns twist and turn and warp and evolve just as the rituals of love do In The Mathematics of Love, Dr Hannah Fry takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the patterns that define our love lives, applying mathematical formulas to the most common yet complex questions pertaining to love What s the chance of finding love What s the probability that it will last How do online dating algorithms work, exactly Can game theory help us decide who to approach in a bar At what point in your dating life should you settle down From evaluating the best strategies for online dating to defining the nebulous concept of beauty, Dr Fry proves with great insight, wit, and fun that math is a surprisingly useful tool to negotiate the complicated, often baffling, sometimes infuriating, always interesting, mysteries of love.

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    1. Claudia

      More funny than useful, but it has some interesting views on the matter.In case you need a smile today, here are some potential triggers:[…] This man had set up a profile on the dating website OkCupid, which offers a profile section where you can outline certain ‘deal-breakers’: things that you can’t tolerate under any circumstances. His list ran to over a hundred, and was so extreme that it became the subject of a popular article on the website BuzzFeed. Under the heading ‘Do Not Mess [...]

    2. Paula

      "What I am, however, is a mathematician. And in my day job of teasing out and understanding the patterns in human behavior, I’ve come to realize that mathematics can offer a new way of looking at almost anything—even something as mysterious as love.""I wanted to write this book because I’m always a bit disappointed with the way that math is viewed so negatively by the general public, even if I’m not surprised that it has such a bad reputation.""To try to convince you of how insightful, r [...]

    3. Nina

      It's a read in one sitting book. I liked it but was looking for something more profound. More cute than revelatory.

    4. Alireza Shafaei

      The author's tendency to push problems through a mathematical framework resonates with my passion, and thus, I immensely enjoyed pondering about the implications of the algorithms that I was already familiar with. This book is highly recommended to computer scientists who wish to find a new way to love their career.

    5. Rita

      I listened to the whole book on CD on a 3 hour car ride. It was entertaining, human, easy to understand, and enlightening. Some chapters were stronger than others, but very glad I picked it up at the library.

    6. Luis

      He aquí un libro realmente curioso que llamó mi atención entre los títulos de divulgación científica. El hecho de haber descubierto una serie de libros de TED ya es de por sí muy prometedor, pero la temática de este ejemplar en concreto me atrajo demasiado.Está dividido en pequeños capítulos, fácilmente digeribles debido a la sencillez del lenguaje matemático y a las simulaciones a pequeña escala. Fry habla de términos de relaciones románticos con los cuales todos hemos tenido al [...]

    7. John

      First TED book I have read and will try to hunt down more. This is basically Hannah's TED talk, but the book goes into more detail. A funny and interesting read.

    8. Meghana

      The only problem i have with this books is that it's too short!Absolutely loved this from the start to the finish.I was inspired to buy this after listening to Hannah's TEd talk here and also some other videos featuring her in this math-youtube channel I subscribe to called numberphileI was expecting to see her deliver these nuggets of math wisdom in her witty and humorous style in the book (as she does in her videos) and boy did she deliver!The book mainly deals with the traditional concept of [...]

    9. Q.T. Pi

      I didn't necessarily find this book helpful but that's unfair to the book since I wasn't exactly looking or expecting it to help me. What I did find was a thoroughly entertaining non-fiction read that attempted to quantify something most people consider to be a gut feeling: Love. Now the whole book was not about finding the one. Though it did touch on the mathematics on how to improve one's odds to 37% by rejecting the right amount of people by a certain age. The comparison of popularity on soci [...]

    10. James

      My second free Blinkist audiobook summary. To celebrate Valentine's day, they offered up a book exploring the mathematics of love, marriage, dating, sexually transmitted diseases and how many people to invite to your wedding. Fairly low-brow in places (if that's what you like) it has a tendency to assume that treating the search for a partner as a strategy to plan and follow is automatically the way to go - neither discussion of the Nash equilibrium, nor the section on game theory provided much [...]

    11. Iryna

      Зрештою, саме в цьому полягає математика - в абстрагуванні від реального світу, щоб відкрити приховані моделі й відносини, які інакше загубилися б під навалою невпорядкованих явищ, таких як "емоції" (с)

    12. Amiad

      ספר קצר על מתמטיקה, על אהבה ועל אהבת המתמטיקה.פריי מציגה יפה ומשעשע את המתמטיקה של קשרים זוגיים אבל אין פה תובנות מדהימות.

    13. Fabienne

      "Het is altijd beter in actie te komen dan in een hoekje te gaan zitten wachten tot men jou benadert. Mik dus hoog, en mik vaak: de wiskunde zegt het." (p.45)

    14. Lydia

      This is a fun book and a quick read with a few interesting perspectives, such as the chapters on networks (and how sexual diseases spread) and the algorithms behind dating websites.

    15. C

      The author provides the mathematical insights into different aspects related to love. Equations are mentioned but I love the insights which help me to understand intuitively the principles being discussed. The writing is clear and humorous making the book a breeze to enjoy.

    16. Trish

      A light, short, occasionally interesting read - sort of like reading a popular science magazine article in a waiting room. Yet again, a book from a TED presenter where I think the TEDtalk was better

    17. Julie

      I think this book is more for my single friends, but I enjoyed it, especially the mathematics behind online dating services.

    18. Helen

      This is an interesting book - a followup on a TED talk - that discusses the application of mathematical methods to analyzing data on human relationships. The book is easy to read, despite introducing various equations and mathematical concepts that may be unfamiliar to the reader. The idea that math can make sense of seemingly irrational choices/behavior, further proving how endlessly useful math is, is actually an effective device to somehow humanize math itself, make it less daunting and more [...]

    19. Iggy

      Short and fun. It is also a surprisingly good reminder of some basic maths and economics - averages, prisoner's dilemma, strategy of cooperation etc. I also really liked the cover and illustrations.

    20. Данило Судин

      Непогано, дуже перегукується з Як ніколи не помилятися. Сила математичного мислення: намагання показати, яка з математики користь в повсякденному житті. Але якщо Елленберг більше говорить про статистику, то тут розглянуто більше розділів математики.

    21. Heather

      This is a cute little book based on the TED talk my Hannah Fry. The book looks in a humorous way at how mathematics can be applied to dating, sex and marriage. The book is a short hardback of 110 pages and perfect to dip in and out of. There are also some beautiful double page illustrations.

    22. Brian

      4.5Very short and sweet. Straddles the line between too much math and properly explaining concepts very well, with references and further reading recommendations in the right places. It’s quite funny and has some interesting anecdotes, but is probably not life changing (which some other reviews seemed to expect?). I see it as more of an extended script for her TED talk on the subject than anything, which is fine by me

    23. Joe Ciola

      How do I love thee? Let me calculate the ways.One thing even a non-mathematician will agree upon, human behavior is a function of many factors. This book is simply and effectively a mathematician's attempt to describe such human behaviors in the form of mathematical expressions consisting of equations with coefficients, variables and constants. Nicely written and effectively explained.

    24. Chip

      Nothing earth shattering in this short and sweet book. If you love love and math, then you'll enjoy this book that you can read in one sitting. If you're familiar with the Drake Equation and even the most simple example of Game Theory called "The prisoners dilemma" then you'll easily enjoy this book.

    25. Chandan Sinha

      What an incredible read it was. It's funny how geekiness peaks in to express a philosophical topic (of love) as a physical phenomenon described by equations. Yes this book indeed contains formula and equations and you should read it for the fun of how they were derived

    26. Mikhail Novoselov

      This is a truly TED-esque book: pretty entertaining, but not at all informative or revelatory. But well, it reads easily, so it's a perfect book to brighten up some long bus ride or waiting for an appointment.

    27. Vilém Zouhar

      A nice set of essays that deal with analytical view on relationships (using the game theory and other mathematical tools). It was rather a relaxing read, definitely not something educational. I could feel that lots of ideas were taken from Dan Airely's book Predictably Irrational.

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