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Inhaltsangabe: Mathematics, the most robust and breathtaking creation of the human mind, reveals the tiniest particles that make up our world and takes us to the farthest points of the universe. Its power is daunting. In this work, the author seeks to demystify mathematics using real-life concepts such as risk, scale, cause-and-chance and probability to help us to break the mind barrier; in its elegance, maths simplifies problems so we can understand and solve them. Our search for the truths of the universe could not succeed without it. Einstein's theory of relativity would never have worked had it not been for a little-known woman mathematician who, in the 19th century, discovered the crucial importance of symmetry to maths and physics. The story of Emmy Noether and Albert Einstein ends in an amazing journey that begins in the human mind and finishes at the edges of the universe.
Rezension: "Pure mathematics," Albert Einstein once remarked, "is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." In The Universe and the Teacup, Los Angeles Times science writer K. C. Cole discusses some of the ways this "poetry" can be used to look at science and other realms of experience.
Mathematics, Cole explains, enables us to "translate the complexity of the world into manageable patterns," whether we're trying to comprehend the risks of smoking or the usefulness of DNA matches in criminal investigations. Cole also looks at how mathematical principles apply in unexpected fields. One chapter, for example, vindicates the theories on voting rights that cost Lani Guinier her Justice Department nomination in 1993.
Without relying on a single equation, Cole's gently humorous prose helps make mathematics unthreatening to laypeople, enabling them to better understand the world in which they live.
Titel: The Universe and the Teacup: Mathematics of ...
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Buchbeschreibung Abacus, 1999. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers CHL1529209
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PL01427655B
Buchbeschreibung Abacus. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0349111197I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Abacus, London, 1999. Soft Cover. Buchzustand: Good Plus. Reprint. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. pp214. Cover is worn, with yellowing to extreme & exterior page edges. Otherwise clean & tight. 'Stands blissfully apart from all the recent books that have tried to analyse, exploit or quell the epidemic fear of mathematics.K.C. Cole has a wide, wise perspective, informed by her long experience as a science writer, her humour and her common-sense urreverence.'. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1004378
Buchbeschreibung Abacus, London, England, 1999. Softcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Not Applicable. First Thus. Softcover, first thus, 188gms, 214 pages. This book demystifies mathematics and explores its applications to our everyday lives, showing how maths can simplify problems so we can understand and solve them. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SCIPHY21