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Buku Panduan Matematika Terapan

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1st winner of 2017 Unnes International Novel Writing Contest

Shortlist: 2017/18 Khatulistiwa Literary Award (Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa), First/Second Book

Gramedia Pustaka Utama | April 30, 2018 | 364 pages | Paperback | Literary fiction | 978-602-038-302-6

Buku Panduan Matematika Terapan (EN: A Guidebook of Applied Mathematics) is an Indonesian literary novel (not a mathematical textbook) that interconnects philosophical pieces of life within mathematical environment, while trying to provide an experimental answer towards P-NP problem, life-and-death, reality-and-dream, and anything-countable-versus-uncountable, from the viewpoint of (Indonesian) literature. Praised as “a fresh experimental literary form” from panel of 2017 Unnes International Novel Writing Contest judges.

[Blurb] Questions of P-NP (something countable vs something uncountable) popped to Prima’s mind after a ghost came to his dream, taught him counting principles and mathematical theories. The puzzle bothered him even more when Tarsa—a genius who asked the same question in his head—came around. After spending most of his lifetime seeking for answer, Prima still questioning where to find someone who could foresee own death precisely.

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