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The World of mathematics

Author: James R Newman
Publisher: Tempus, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The objective of this anthology is to introduce intelligent laypersons to the scope, power, significance and beauty of mathematics. It comprises a four-volume set with the selection of articles  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James R Newman
ISBN: 1556151489 9781556151484 1556151497 9781556151491
OCLC Number: 60102762
Description: 4 volumes (2, 448 pages)
Contents: Volume 1: general survey, Philip E.B.Jourdain; historical and biographical, Herbert Westren Turnbull et al; arithmetic, numbers and the art of counting, Archimedes et al; mathematics of space and motion, William Kingdon Clifford et al. Volume 2: mathematics and the physical world, Galileo Galilei et al; mathematics and social science, Edwin G.Boring; the laws of chance, Pierre Simon de Laplace. Volume 3: statistics and the design of experiments, John Graunt; the supreme art of abstraction - group theory, Cassius J.Keyser et al; mathematics of infinity, Bertrand Russell et al; mathematical truth and the structure of mathematics, Carl G.Hempel et al; the mathematical way of thinking, James Joseph Sylvester; mathematics and logic, George Boole; the unreasonableness of mathematics, Edward Kasner et al; how to solve it, G.Polya et al. Volume 4: the mathematician, G.H.Hardy et al; mathematical machines - can a machine think, A.M.Turing; mathematics in warfare, Frederick William Lanchester et al; a mathematical theory of art, George David Birkhoff; mathematics of the good - mathematics in literature, Jonathan Swift et al; mathematics and music, Sir James Jeans; mathematics as a culture club, Oswald Spengler et al; amusements, puzzles, fancies, Augustus De Morgan et al.
Responsibility: presented with commentaries and notes by James R. Newman.

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