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 Includes bibliographical references and index.Machine generated contents note: ch. 0 The Truth About The Simpsons  ch. 1 Bart the Genius  ch. 2 Are You πCurious?  ch. 3 Homer's Last Theorem  ch. 4 The Puzzle Of Mathematical Humor  Examination I  ch. 5 Sex Degrees Of Separation  ch. 6 Lisa Simpson, Queen of Stats And Bats  ch. 7 Galgebra And Galgorithms  Examination II  ch. 8 A PrimeTime Show  ch. 9 To Infinity And Beyond  ch. 10 The Scarecrow Theorem  Examination III  ch. 11 FreezeFrame Mathematics  ch. 12 Another Slice Of π  ch. 13 Homoer3  Examination IV  ch. 14 The Birth Of Futurama  ch. 15 1,729 And A Romantic Incident  ch. 16 A OneSided Story  ch. 17 The Futurama Theorem  Examination V.Summary: "Simon Singh, author of the bestsellers Fermat's Enigma, The Code Book, and The Big Bang, offers fascinating new insights into the celebrated television series The Simpsons: That the show dripfeeds morsels of number theory into the minds of its viewersindeed, that there are so many mathematical references in the show, and in its sister program, Futurama, that they could form the basis of an entire university course. Recounting memorable episodes from "Bart the Genius" to "Homer3," Singh brings alive intriguing and meaningful mathematical conceptsranging from the mathematics of pi and the paradox of infinity to the origin of numbers and the most profound outstanding problems that haunt today's generation of mathematicians. In the process, he illuminates key moments in the history of mathematics, and introduces us to The Simpsons' brilliant writing teamthe likes of David X. Cohen, Al Jean, Jeff Westbrook, and Stewart Burns, all of whom have various advanced degrees in mathematics, physics, and other sciences. Based on interviews with the writers of The Simpsons and replete with images from the shows, facsimiles of scripts, paintings and drawings, and other imagery, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets will give anyone who reads it an entirely new insight into the most successful show in television history"