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The Zen of magic squares, circles, and stars : an exhibition of surprising structures across dimensions

Author: Clifford A Pickover
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Humanity's love affair with mathematics and mysticism reached a critical juncture, legend has it, on the back of a turtle in ancient China. As Clifford Pickover briefly recounts in this enthralling book, the most comprehensive in decades on magic squares, Emperor Yu was supposedly strolling along the Yellow River one day around 2200 B.C. when he spotted the creature: its shell had a series of dots within squares. To  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pickover, Clifford A.
Zen of Magic Squares, Circles, and Stars : An Exhibition of Surprising Structures across Dimensions.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford A Pickover
ISBN: 9781400841516 1400841518 1283339900 9781283339902 9786613339904 6613339903
OCLC Number: 774285469
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 405 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; THE ZEN OF MAGIC SQUARES, CIRCLES, AND STARS; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE Magic Construction; CHAPTER TWO Classification; CHAPTER THREE Gallery 1: Squares, Cubes, and Tesseracts; CHAPTER FOUR Gallery 2: Circles and Spheres; CHAPTER FIVE Gallery 3: Stars, Hexagons, and Other Beauties; Some Final Thoughts; Notes; For Further Reading; Index; About the Author.
Responsibility: Clifford A. Pickover.
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Humanity's love affair with mathematics and mysticism reached a critical juncture, legend has it, on the back of a turtle in ancient China. This book explains why Chinese emperors, Babylonian  Read more...

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"A perpetual idea machine, Clifford Pickover is one of the most creative, original thinkers in the world today."--Journal of Recreational Mathematics "Pickover just seems to exist in more dimensions Read more...

 
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