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The Resource How math explains the world : a guide to the power of numbers, from car repair to modern physics, James D. Stein

How math explains the world : a guide to the power of numbers, from car repair to modern physics, James D. Stein

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How math explains the world : a guide to the power of numbers, from car repair to modern physics
Title
How math explains the world
Title remainder
a guide to the power of numbers, from car repair to modern physics
Statement of responsibility
James D. Stein
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In How Math Explains the World, mathematician Stein reveals how seemingly arcane mathematical investigations and discoveries have led to bigger, more world-shaking insights into the nature of our world. Quantum mechanics, space-time, chaos theory and the workings of complex systems, and the impossibility of a "perfect" democracy are all here."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Desribes the practical applications of mathematics and how both ancient and modern mathematics affect many aspects of the world today
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260893
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DLC
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Stein, James D.
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Number concept
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical ability
Target audience
adult
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a guide to the power of numbers, from car repair to modern physics
Label
How math explains the world : a guide to the power of numbers, from car repair to modern physics, James D. Stein
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: Why your car never seems to be ready when they promised -- Describing the universe -- The measure of all things -- Reality checks -- All things great and small -- The incomplete toolbox -- Impossible constructions -- The Hope Diamond of mathematics -- Never the twain shall meet -- Even logic has limits -- Space and time: is that all there is? -- Information: the Goldilocks dilemma -- Murphy's law -- The disorganized universe -- The raw materials -- The unattainable utopia -- Cracks in the foundation -- The smoke-filled rooms -- Through a glass darkly
Control code
000042277194
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 264 p.
Isbn
9780061241765
Lccn
2007041784
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ill.
Label
How math explains the world : a guide to the power of numbers, from car repair to modern physics, James D. Stein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: Why your car never seems to be ready when they promised -- Describing the universe -- The measure of all things -- Reality checks -- All things great and small -- The incomplete toolbox -- Impossible constructions -- The Hope Diamond of mathematics -- Never the twain shall meet -- Even logic has limits -- Space and time: is that all there is? -- Information: the Goldilocks dilemma -- Murphy's law -- The disorganized universe -- The raw materials -- The unattainable utopia -- Cracks in the foundation -- The smoke-filled rooms -- Through a glass darkly
Control code
000042277194
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 264 p.
Isbn
9780061241765
Lccn
2007041784
Other physical details
ill.

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