The Unreal Reality of Mathematics annotated edition
By (author) Ian Stewart
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Nature's Numbers by Ian Stewart
Book Description"It appears to us that the universe is structured in a deeply mathematical way. Falling bodies fall with predictable accelerations. Eclipses can be accurately forecast centuries in advance. Nuclear power plants generate electricity according to well-known formulas. But those examples are the tip of the iceberg. In "Nature's Numbers", Ian Stewart presents many more, each charming in its own way...Stewart admirably captures compelling and accessible mathematical ideas along with the pleasures of thinking of them. He writes with clarity and percision. Those who enjoy this sort of thing will love this book". -- "Los Angeles Times" "First-rate popular mathematics writing...Stewart achieves what other popular mathematics writers merely strive for: an accurate, informative portrayal of contemporary mathematics without a single equation in sight...[If] someone you know wants to know what mathematics really is, buy them a copy of "Nature's Numbers"" -- "Nature" "Stewart is the soul of clarity...[a] winning formula for the science shelf". -- "Booklist"
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465072743
(204mm x 135mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 23-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ian Stewart
Judgment Day, Paperback / softback (December 2015)
Originally published as The science of Discworld IV in Britain by Ebury Press, an imprint of Ebury Publishing, a division of Random House Group Ltd., London, in 2013.
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Like its wildly popular predecessors 'Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities' and 'Hoard of Mathematical Treasures', this book is a miscellany of over 150 mathematical curios and conundrums, packed with trademark humour and numerous illustrations.
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Author Biography - Ian Stewart
Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick and is well known for his writing and broadcasting about mathematics for nonspecialists. He has written over 140 research papers on such subjects as symmetry in dynamics, pattern formation, chaos, and mathematical biology, as well as numerous popular books, including "Letters to a Young Mathematician," "Does God Play Dice?," "What Shape Is a Snowflake?," "Nature s Numbers," "The Annotated Flatland," and "Flatterland." He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001. He lives in Coventry, England."
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