Title: Math Girls

Author: Hiroshi Yuki

Translation by: Tony Gonzalez

Release date: November 2011

Format: Hardcover (ISBN 0983951314), Paperback (ISBN 0983951306), Digital

Available at: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, iBooks bookstore

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Math isn’t hard. Love is.

Currently in its eighteenth printing in Japan, this best-selling novel is available in English at last. Combining mathematical rigor with light romance, MATH GIRLS is a unique introduction to advanced mathematics, delivered through the eyes of three students as they learn to deal with problems seldom found in textbooks. MATH GIRLS has something for everyone, from advanced high school to students to math majors and educators.

#### Praise for Math Girls!

"...the type of book that might inspire teens to realize how much interesting mathematics there is in the world—not just the material that is forced upon them for some standardized test." "Recommended"

"...the type of book that might inspire teens to realize how much interesting mathematics there is in the world—not just the material that is forced upon them for some standardized test." "Recommended"

—CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

“Imagine the improbable: high-school students getting together on their own — not in a Math Club or Math Circle, not in preparation for any Math Olympiad or “regular” test, not on the advice of any of their teachers, not as part of any organized program — to talk about pure math, math more interesting than the math found in their textbooks. The three students in this book do that for the sheer love of it. That to me is the beauty and fascination of this novel for young people, mostly young people interested in math.”

“Imagine the improbable: high-school students getting together on their own — not in a Math Club or Math Circle, not in preparation for any Math Olympiad or “regular” test, not on the advice of any of their teachers, not as part of any organized program — to talk about pure math, math more interesting than the math found in their textbooks. The three students in this book do that for the sheer love of it. That to me is the beauty and fascination of this novel for young people, mostly young people interested in math.”

—Marion Cohen, Arcadia University,

*MAA Reviews*

"Mathematics is clearly the superstar of this novel, with beautiful derivations and proofs. Equally important are the one-on-one discussions that illustrate the need for patient and thoughtful nurturing of young people interested in mathematics. We were told by readers that they found the math problems much more interesting than textbook-style assignments they had encountered in school ... Math Girls is not a novel. To dub it a “romance” or “love story” would be grossly misleading. It is a math book that clearly reads like one written by an author who truly loves mathematics."

"Mathematics is clearly the superstar of this novel, with beautiful derivations and proofs. Equally important are the one-on-one discussions that illustrate the need for patient and thoughtful nurturing of young people interested in mathematics. We were told by readers that they found the math problems much more interesting than textbook-style assignments they had encountered in school ... Math Girls is not a novel. To dub it a “romance” or “love story” would be grossly misleading. It is a math book that clearly reads like one written by an author who truly loves mathematics."

—Mari Abe and Mei Kobayashi,

*Notices of the AMS*

*my*

“Sometimes the math goes over your head—or at least

“Sometimes the math goes over your head—or at least

*head. But that hardly matters. The focus here is the joy of learning, which the book conveys with aplomb.”*

—Daniel Pink, NYT and WSJ best-selling author of

*Drive*and

*A Whole New Mind*

"if you have a...teenager who's really into math, this is a really interesting choice"

"if you have a...teenager who's really into math, this is a really interesting choice"

—Carol Zall, Public Radio International,

*The World*

Title: Math Girls 2: Fermat's Last Theorem

Author: Hiroshi Yuki

Translation by: Tony Gonzalez

Release date: December 2012

Format: Hardcover (ISBN 978-0983951339), Paperback (ISBN 978-0983951322)

Available at: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble

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“What’s the big deal about Fermat’s last theorem?” Yuri asked.

“It’s famous,” I said. “So simple anyone can understand it, but it took centuries for mathematicians to prove it’s true.”

With a note scribbled in the margin of a book in the 1600s, Fermat set in motion centuries of effort spent unraveling this enigma. It would require 358 years and the development of entirely new fields of mathematics to provide a definitive solution to what is now recognized as one of the greatest mathematical problems of all time.

In this second book in the Math Girls series, you’ll join Miruka, Tetra, and new “math girl” Yuri in explorations of number theory, abstract algebra, modular arithmetic, methods of proof, and other intriguing mathematical topics, leading up to a whirlwind tour of the modern proof of Fermat’s last theorem. Math Girls2: Fermat’s Last Theorem has something for anyone interested in mathematics, from advanced high school students to college math majors and educators.

Title: Math Girls 3: Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems

Author: Hiroshi Yuki

Translation by: Tony Gonzalez

Release date: May, 2016

Format: Clothbound Hardcover (ISBN 978-1-939326-27-0), Case Laminate Hardcover (ISBN 978-1-939326-29-4), Paperback (ISBN 978-1-939326-28-7)

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In the early twentieth century, a massive undertaking to rid mathematics of all paradoxes and inconsistencies was underway. Known as Hilbert’s program, it sought to provide an unshakable foundation for all of mathematics. Things seemed to be proceeding well until young Kurt Gödel stunned the world by proving that Hilbert’s goals were unobtainable, that contradiction was part of the warp and weave of any mathematical system.

Yet what at the time seemed to be a fatal blow to mathematical consistency now forms the basis of modern logic. Gödel’s incompleteness theorems are often misunderstood to be a statement of the limits of mathematical reasoning, but in truth they strengthen mathematics, building it up to be more powerful than what had come before.

In this third book in the

*Math Girls*series, join Miruka and friends as they tackle the basics of modern logic, learning such topics as the Peano axioms, set theory, and diagonalization, leading up to an in-depth exploration of Gödel’s famous theorems. Along the way, visit other interesting and important topics such as trigonometry and the epsilon–delta definition of limits, and of course take on challenges from the enigmatic Mr. Muraki.

Title: Math Girls Manga

Author: Hiroshi Yuki

Artist: Mika Hisaka

Translation by: Tony Gonzalez

Release date: 2013

Format: Paperback (ISBN 978-0983951346)

Available at: Amazon.com

The Math Girls Manga is the comic adaptation of Hiroshi Yuki's bestselling novel of mathematical romance, available in English at last! Combining mathematical rigor with light romance, Math Girls is a unique introduction to advanced mathematics, delivered through the eyes of three students as they learn to deal with problems seldom found in textbooks. Math Girls has something for everyone, from advanced high school students to math majors and educators.