Beyond numeracy: ruminations of a numbers man
From the author of the national bestseller Innumeracy, a delightful exploration of the beauty and fascination of mathematics. Entries range from algebra, coincidence, game theory, non-Euclidean geometry, calculus, and probability theory to such new areas of mathematics as chaos, fractals, recursion, and complexity in this accessible work. 47 drawings.election.
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... and Digitalization J 54 Non-Euclidean Geometry 158 Notation 1 63 Oulipo —
Mathematics in Literature 166 Partial Orderings and Comparisons 169 Pascal's
Triangle ljl Philosophy of Mathematics 275 Pi 1J8 Platonic Solids 181 Contents j
The Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle (Workshop of Potential Literature), Oulipo
for short, is the name of a small group of primarily French writers, mathematicians
, and academics devoted to the exploration of mathematical and ...
When they're good, Oulipo's works are fresh, stimulating, and fun. When they're
not, the incessant punning and trickery is as tiresome as babysitting for a
brilliantly loquacious eight- vear-old. (Note that I've accomplished the awesome
feat of ...
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BEYOND NUMERACY: The Ruminations of a Numbers ManUser Review - Kirkus
Maybe there is a royal road to mathematics, after all. If so, Paulos is motoring on it in the driver's seat with this wide- ranging follow-up to his best-selling Innumeracy (1988). In the course of ... Read full review
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The other day I happen to start talking to my Mother about Field Theory. We were not sure of the difference between a field and a group. We were on a picnic, but I had a copy "Beyond Numeracy" with me ... Read full review
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