Poetry of the Universe

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Anchor Books, 1996 - Mathematics - 210 pages
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An exciting intellectual tour through the ages showing how mathematical concepts and imagination have helped to illuminate the nature of the observable universe, this book is a delightful narrative "math for poets". Osserman traces the mathematical breakthroughs over the centuries and explains their significance. 40 illustrations throughout.

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POETRY OF THE UNIVERSE: A Mathematical Exploration of the Cosmos

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Osserman addresses all those humanities lovers who, in high school or college, screwed up their brows in consternation when confronted by a differential equation and said, ``Why do I need to know that ... Read full review

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User Review  - LukeS - LibraryThing

The clever Dr. Osserman engages us laymen in a basic cosmological discussion - the twist being his use of Dante's description of the universe. We get by and by to the hypersphere, in which the ... Read full review

Contents

Measuring the Unmeasurable
3
Encompassing the Earth
20
The Real World
41
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