Maths and Humour
Solving everyday problems with mathematics
Mathematics without the corset of definitions and specialist terms
Edition Angewandte -
Book Series of the University of Applied Arts Vienna
The artist Markus Roskar and Professor of Mathematics,
Georg Glaeser, (who both teach at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna) have written a mathematics book of the other
kind. In this book, mathematics sheds its image as an inaccessible, cumbersome science, and acquires an open and emotional
The book is structured on the double-page principle: each double page includes an almost always humorous
professional drawing that relates to the text on the other page. This text is written in an easy-going, often humorous, but
always mathematically correct manner. It mostly deals with an everyday subject that has a mathematical background or an unorthodox
mathematical question. Readers can count on a wealth of surprising solutions to often complex problems.
Markus Roskar. Institute of Geometry. University of Applied Arts Vienna.