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Mathematics and the search for knowledge

Author: Morris Kline
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A provocative and lucid account of how mathematics has been used as a powerful instrument in our exploration of the physical world.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kline, Morris, 1908-1992.
Mathematics and the search for knowledge.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1985
(DLC) 84014809
(OCoLC)10949472
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Morris Kline
ISBN: 9780198020615 0198020619 1280523212 9781280523212
OCLC Number: 654103891
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 257 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The failings of the senses and intuition --
The rise and role of mathematics --
The astronomical worlds of the Greeks --
The heliocentric theory of Copernicus and Kepler --
Mathematics dominates physical science --
Mathematics and the mystery of gravitation --
Mathematics and the imperceptable electromagnetic world --
A preluse to the theory of relativity --
The relativistic world --
The dissolution of matter : quantum theory --
The reality of mathematical physics --
Why does mathematics work? --
Mathematics and nature's behavior.
Responsibility: Morris Kline.

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