Life by the Numbers

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9780471328223: Life by the Numbers
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Not in many, many years have I seen a book nearly as instructive, enlightening, and sheer fun about the beauty of mathematics. Life by the Numbers is truly superb--Amir Aczel, author of Fermat's Last Theorem"A beautiful book. . . . The aim is not to teach but to entertain, and it succeeds. The view that mathematics is dull is replaced by an image of how math can be both interesting and useful, if not all-powerful." --New Scientist"Life by the Numbers provides a fascinating and readable account of many of the ways in which mathematical ideas find application in the world around us. Keith Devlin is to be congratulated for bringing these ideas so accessibly to the public at large."--Sir Roger Penrose, author of The Emperor's New Mind"Keith Devlin's LIFE BY THE NUMBERS shows you how to look at math in a wider perspective, observing how it affects everything you do in life. This book deliberately leaves out equations and formulae so you can concentrate on what math is really for

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Acclaim for Life by the Numbers "Not in many, many years have I seen a book as instructive and enlightening about the beauty of mathematics. "Life by the Numbers" is truly superb. Sheer fun." Amir Aczel, author of "Fermat's Last Theorem""A fascinating account of many of the ways in which mathematical ideas find application in the world around us. Keith Devlin is to be congratulated for bringing these ideas so accessibly to the public." Sir Roger Penrose, author of "The Emperor's New Mind""This wondrous book reveals how, on the brink of the millennium, wizards are using math to bring movie dinosaurs to life, to improve tennis stars' serves, to win sailboat races, and to probe the eeriest corners of the cosmos. A pleasurable read for adult and young alike." Keay Davidson, coauthor of "Wrinkles in Time""

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Descripción John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United States, 1999. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New edition. 224 x 180 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. From uncanny movie dinosaurs to the loopy physics of the triple axel, Keith Devlin s vibrantly illustrated book illuminates the mathematics inherent in every human endeavor. A beautiful book .the aim is not to teach but to entertain, and it succeeds. The view that mathematics is dull is replaced by an image of how math can be both interesting and useful, if not all-powerful. New Scientist. A colorful and exciting introduction to the ways in which mathematics can help [us] to under-stand phenomena. [Devlin] presents fascinating real-world problems posed by real people and shows how mathematics is used to solve them. Choice. Not in many, many years have I seen a book nearly as instructive and enlightening about the beauty of mathematics. Life by the Numbers is superb. Amir Aczel, author of Fermat s Last Theorem. This wondrous book reveals how, on the brink of the millennium, wizards are using math to bring movie dinosaurs to life, to improve tennis stars serves, to win sailboat races, and to probe the eeriest corners of the cosmos. A pleasurable read for adult and young alike. Keay Davidson, coauthor of Wrinkles in Time. A fascinating account of many of the ways in which mathematical ideas find application in the world around us. Keith Devlin is to be congratulated for bringing these ideas so accessibly to the public. Sir Roger Penrose, author of The Emperor s New Mind. Nº de ref. de la librería APC9780471328223

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Descripción Wiley. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Paperback. 224 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 7.1in. x 0.5in.Why do leopards grow spots when tigers grow stripes Is the universe round, square, or some other shape How do the dimples in a golf ball give it greater lift Is there such a thing as a public mood If so, how can we accurately take its pulseOnly one tool of the human mind has the power and versatility to answer so many questions about our worldmathematics. Far from a musty set of equations and proofs, mathematics is a vital and creative way of thinking and seeing. It is the most powerful means we have of exploring our world and how it works, from the darkest depths of the oceans to the faintest glimmers of far-away galaxies, and from the aerodynamics of figure-skating jumps to the shadows of the fourth dimension. In this captivating companion to the landmark PBS series Life by the Numbers, acclaimed author Keith Devlin reveals the astonishing range of creative and powerful ways in which scientists, artists, athletes, medical researchers, and many others are using mathematics to explore our world and to enhance our lives. On this exhilarating tour you will explore deep-sea volcanoes with oceanographer Dawn Wright, go behind the scenes of blockbuster movies with special-effects designer Doug Trumbull, and probe the strange lives of viruses with microbiologist Sylvia Spengler. Listen to astronomer Robert Kirshner describe how he is charting the curve of space; discover how biologist Mike Labarbara visualizes the way a Tyrannosaurus rex carried its massive frame; and, along with brain researcher Brad Hatfield, peer into the mind of an Olympic markswoman at the moment she takes a shot. Glimpse a future of wearable computers and silicon butlers with computer scientist Pattie Maes, and watch a lilac come to life on screen with computer botanist Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz. Lavishly illustrated and beautifully written, Life by the Numbers brings mathematical exploration and invention to life through the stories of some of the most creative practitioners of the art. It imparts an appreciation of the ingenuity and the sheer fun of seeing our world through mathematical eyes. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780471328223

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Descripción John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United States, 1999. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New edition. 224 x 180 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.From uncanny movie dinosaurs to the loopy physics of the triple axel, Keith Devlin s vibrantly illustrated book illuminates the mathematics inherent in every human endeavor. A beautiful book .the aim is not to teach but to entertain, and it succeeds. The view that mathematics is dull is replaced by an image of how math can be both interesting and useful, if not all-powerful. New Scientist. A colorful and exciting introduction to the ways in which mathematics can help [us] to under-stand phenomena. [Devlin] presents fascinating real-world problems posed by real people and shows how mathematics is used to solve them. Choice. Not in many, many years have I seen a book nearly as instructive and enlightening about the beauty of mathematics. Life by the Numbers is superb. Amir Aczel, author of Fermat s Last Theorem. This wondrous book reveals how, on the brink of the millennium, wizards are using math to bring movie dinosaurs to life, to improve tennis stars serves, to win sailboat races, and to probe the eeriest corners of the cosmos. A pleasurable read for adult and young alike. Keay Davidson, coauthor of Wrinkles in Time. A fascinating account of many of the ways in which mathematical ideas find application in the world around us. Keith Devlin is to be congratulated for bringing these ideas so accessibly to the public. Sir Roger Penrose, author of The Emperor s New Mind. Nº de ref. de la librería APC9780471328223

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