Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics

UvA student publishes two books

3 February 2015

Simon Koolstra, student of mathematics at the University of Amsterdam published two books in the series "... for in bed, on the loo or in bath. In July 2013 appeared "Wiskunde voor in bed, op het toilet of in bad." In 2014 "Natuurkunde voor in bed, op het toilet of in bad" written in collaboration with Jiri Tik Djiang Oen followed.

Mathematics for in bed

Why can't mathematiciens make a difference between a donut and a coffee cup? How can prime numbers help you secure your computer? Are there problems that can't be solved? Answers to these questions and more can be found in: Wiskunde voor in bed, op het toilet of in bad.

Fysics for in bed

A GPS system uses Albert Einstein's principle of relativity to define where exactly we are. Without the groundbraking work of Maxwell in the field of electromagnetism we wouldn't even be able to play a DVD. "Natuurkunde voor in bed, op het toilet of in bad" offers us a look in the world of physics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both books were published by BBNC uitgevers (www.bbnc.nl)

Wiskunde voor in bed, op het toilet of in bad, ISBN 978 90 453 1480 8. 

Natuurkunde voor in bed, op het toilet of in bad,  ISBN 978 90 453 1634 5.

Published by  Korteweg de Vries Institute