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Dice World : Science and Life in a Random Universe.

Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher: Duxford : Icon Books, 2013.
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For centuries scientists believed that the universe was a vast machine? with enough detail, you could predict exactly what would happen. Admittedly real life wasn't like that. But only, they argued, because we didn't have enough data to be certain. Then the cracks began to appear. It proved impossible to predict exactly how three planets orbiting each other would move. Meteorologists discovered that the weather was  Read more...
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Clegg, Brian.
Dice world.
London : Icon, 2013
(DLC) 2013496830
(OCoLC)822960056
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Clegg
ISBN: 9781848315648 1848315643 9781848315167 1848315163
OCLC Number: 841905643
Description: 1 online resource (284 pages)

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Frequently mind-boggling, from Einstein's brilliant proof of the existence of atoms to why the milk in your coffee stays mixed, 'Dice World' explore how - amongst all this mathematical chaos -  Read more...

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