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Mathematics

Author: A J Crilly
Publisher: London : Quercus, ©2011.
Series: Big questions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This series is designed to let renowned experts address the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Here, Crilly answers: What is maths for? Where do numbers come from? Why are primes the atoms of maths? What are the strangest numbers? Are imaginary numbers real? How big is infinity? Where do parallel lines meet? What is the maths of the universe? Are statistics  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A J Crilly
ISBN: 9781849162401 1849162409
OCLC Number: 701110131
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 208 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: What is mathematics for? --
Where do numbers come from? --
Why are primes the atoms of mathematics? --
Which are the strangest numbers? --
Are imaginary numbers truly imaginary? --
How big is infinity? --
Where do parallel lines meet? --
What is the mathematics of the universe? --
Are statistics lies? --
Can mathematics guarantee riches? --
Is there a formula for everything? --
Why are three dimensions not enough? --
Can a butterfly's wings really cause a hurricane? --
Can we create an unbreakable code? --
Is mathematics beautiful? --
Can mathematics predict the future? --
What shape is the universe? --
What is symmetry? --
Is mathematics true? --
Is there anything left to solve?
Series Title: Big questions.
Responsibility: Tony Crilly.

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Maths demystified - the answers to twenty questions anyone might ask.  Read more...

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