What We Are Watching Today: ‘Erased’

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Updated 27 March 2020

What We Are Watching Today: ‘Erased’

The animated Japanese manga series “Erased” has something to offer for both anime fans and viewers less familiar with the movie genre.

The show, available on Netflix MENA, tells the story of 29-year-old Satoru Fujinuma who has the gift of being able to travel a few minutes back in time to change the course of minor events.

But when something major occurs he returns to his school days as a 10-year-old to try and prevent the incident from happening and alter his present-day situation.

I was immediately hooked by the storyline and got through all 12 episodes in just three days, losing a lot of sleep in the process. I would highly recommend the series for kids and adults alike, especially while the coronavirus curfew remains in place.

What We Are Reading Today: Trigonometric delights by Eli Maor

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What We Are Reading Today: Trigonometric delights by Eli Maor

Trigonometry has a reputation as a dry, difficult branch of mathematics, a glorified form of geometry complicated by tedious computation. 

In Trigonometric Delights, Eli Maor dispels this view. Rejecting the usual descriptions of sine, cosine, and their trigonometric relatives, he brings the subject to life in a compelling blend of history, biography, and mathematics. 

From the proto-trigonometry of the Egyptian pyramid builders and the first true trigonometry developed by Greek astronomers, to the epicycles and hypocycles of the toy Spirograph, Maor presents 

both a survey of the main elements of trigonometry and a unique account of its vital contribution to science and social growth. 

A tapestry of stories, curiosities, insights, and illustrations, Trigonometric Delights irrevocably changes how we see this essential mathematical discipline.