Math Girls novel is "Glee for math nerds"

Math Girls is Hiroshi Yuki's immensely popular series of fiction and manga about math geeks ("Like Glee for math nerds"), and the stories themselves are a potted education in all sorts of mathematics. The first volume of Math Girls is to be published in English shortly by Bento Books, and they've posted a brief excerpt in PDF form. The site is short on actual details (publication date, ISBN, etc), but I'm looking forward to the book becoming reality nevertheless.

(Thanks, Sohagan!)


  1. it would be better as sum(2..inf) of 1 / (heart ^ k), because then the sum of all love would be unity.  

    1. Of course, if heart>1, then that sum diverges, so there’s infinite love in the world. 

      (on the other hand, if heart<1, then it's 1/(1-heart))

  2. Yalp! Our poor little server… We’re currently upgrading our slice, which will hopefully get the server back up off its knees. Apologies for our lameness. And thank you, Sohagan for the submission!

  3. Looks like we’re back up. Apologies for the delay.
    Loving the equation suggestions… We’re looking for new equations to use for the rest of the series. =)

  4. I love that the book appears to be typeset in math-textbook style, and maybe even with a Computer Modern font?  (I’m no expert but a couple spot-checks look like a match.)

    Now if only there were snarky asides in the margins like “Concrete Mathematics”…

  5. I’ve read the first volume of the manga, awesome! Imagine that Martin Gardner was reincarnated as a cute tsundere manga girl. That’s what it’s like.

    1. I dunno, I saw an episode of Glee once.  It was bland, but not really “bad,” I thought.  Plus they were doing Tom Jones and Cole Porter songs; if it gives the kiddies an entry point into the American songbook pre-1996, I’d say it’s doing a good thing.

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