Nature's numbers: the unreal reality of mathematical imagination
The well-known author of the "Mathematical Recreations" column in Scientific American explains the key concepts in math and their implications, pointing out that although mathematics is totally unreal--an entirely mental construct--it is the best tool available for describing and understanding the real world. Illustrations.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - eenerd - LibraryThing
The jacket markets this as short (true) and easy-to-read (ehhhh not so much). There's an awful lot of jargon here, and I think the audience for this is the liberal arts college student, rather than ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ojodelince - LibraryThing
This book has a current impact in relation to an article published in the May 2009 issue of Physics Today, questioning the reality of everything except particles. Although many critical letters were ... Read full review