From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402757969

Category: Mathematics

Page: 527

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This book covers 250 milestones in mathematical history, beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions.
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250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781435148031

Category: Mathematics

Page: 528

View: 2092

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From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402778612

Category: Science

Page: 527

View: 9586

Containing 250 short, entertaining, and thought-provoking entries, this book explores such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God particle, and Maxwell's demon. The timeline extends back billions of years to the hypothetical Big Bang and forward trillions of years to a time of quantum resurrection.
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Author: Carl B. Boyer,Uta C. Merzbach

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470630566

Category: Mathematics

Page: 688

View: 7809

The updated new edition of the classic and comprehensive guide to the history of mathematics For more than forty years, A History of Mathematics has been the reference of choice for those looking to learn about the fascinating history of humankind’s relationship with numbers, shapes, and patterns. This revised edition features up-to-date coverage of topics such as Fermat’s Last Theorem and the Poincaré Conjecture, in addition to recent advances in areas such as finite group theory and computer-aided proofs. Distills thousands of years of mathematics into a single, approachable volume Covers mathematical discoveries, concepts, and thinkers, from Ancient Egypt to the present Includes up-to-date references and an extensive chronological table of mathematical and general historical developments. Whether you're interested in the age of Plato and Aristotle or Poincaré and Hilbert, whether you want to know more about the Pythagorean theorem or the golden mean, A History of Mathematics is an essential reference that will help you explore the incredible history of mathematics and the men and women who created it.
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From the Elevator to the Electron Microscope, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering

Author: Marshall Brain

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454908098

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 8845

Make 25 fantastic fliers! You can create a sky-full of fabulous-looking paper planes, from old-time gliders to cutting-edge jets, that soar, swoop, sail and dive. The projects include fascinating background information on every model.
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Laws of Science and the Great Minds Behind Them

Author: Clifford Pickover

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199792689

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 1921

Archimedes to Hawking takes the reader on a journey across the centuries as it explores the eponymous physical laws--from Archimedes' Law of Buoyancy and Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle and Hubble's Law of Cosmic Expansion--whose ramifications have profoundly altered our everyday lives and our understanding of the universe. Throughout this fascinating book, Clifford Pickover invites us to share in the amazing adventures of brilliant, quirky, and passionate people after whom these laws are named. These lawgivers turn out to be a fascinating, diverse, and sometimes eccentric group of people. Many were extremely versatile polymaths--human dynamos with a seemingly infinite supply of curiosity and energy and who worked in many different areas in science. Others had non-conventional educations and displayed their unusual talents from an early age. Some experienced resistance to their ideas, causing significant personal anguish. Pickover examines more than 40 great laws, providing brief and cogent introductions to the science behind the laws as well as engaging biographies of such scientists as Newton, Faraday, Ohm, Curie, and Planck. Throughout, he includes fascinating, little-known tidbits relating to the law or lawgiver, and he provides cross-references to other laws or equations mentioned in the book. For several entries, he includes simple numerical examples and solved problems so that readers can have a hands-on understanding of the application of the law. A sweeping survey of scientific discovery as well as an intriguing portrait gallery of some of the greatest minds in history, this superb volume will engage everyone interested in science and the physical world or in the dazzling creativity of these brilliant thinkers.
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From Gunpowder to Graphene, 250 Milestones in the History of Chemistry

Author: Derek B. Lowe

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454911807

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 6543

From atoms and fluorescent pigments to sulfa drug synthesis and buckyballs, this lush and authoritative chronology presents 250 milestones in the world of chemistry. As the "central science" that bridges biology and physics, chemistry plays an important role in countless medical and technological advances. Covering entertaining stories and unexpected applications, chemist and journalist Derek B. Lowe traces the most important—and surprising—chemical discoveries.
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From Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeons : 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402785856

Category: Medical

Page: 527

View: 1208

Chronologically documents two hundred and fifty medical milestones from 10,000 B.C. to modern times, including the history of separating conjoined twins, the discovery of viruses, and the Human Genome Project.
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Adventures in Mathematics, Mind, and Meaning

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195348002

Category: Mathematics

Page: 417

View: 9227

Who were the five strangest mathematicians in history? What are the ten most interesting numbers? Jam-packed with thought-provoking mathematical mysteries, puzzles, and games, Wonders of Numbers will enchant even the most left-brained of readers. Hosted by the quirky Dr. Googol--who resides on a remote island and occasionally collaborates with Clifford Pickover--Wonders of Numbers focuses on creativity and the delight of discovery. Here is a potpourri of common and unusual number theory problems of varying difficulty--each presented in brief chapters that convey to readers the essence of the problem rather than its extraneous history. Peppered throughout with illustrations that clarify the problems, Wonders of Numbers also includes fascinating "math gossip." How would we use numbers to communicate with aliens? Check out Chapter 30. Did you know that there is a Numerical Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? You'll find it in Chapter 45. From the beautiful formula of India's most famous mathematician to the Leviathan number so big it makes a trillion look small, Dr. Googol's witty and straightforward approach to numbers will entice students, educators, and scientists alike to pick up a pencil and work a problem.
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From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space and Astronomy

Author: Jim Bell

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781402780714

Category: Science

Page: 527

View: 2008

Presents a series of 250 significant events in the history of astronomy and space exploration, from the original formation of the galaxies, to the space mission to the planet Mars, to speculation about the end of the universe.
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Mathematical Epiphanies

Author: Donald C. Benson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195139198

Category: Mathematics

Page: 331

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'Rarely does one come across a mathematics book with such breadth and insight. Dr. Benson's book contains valuable information--not only for curious students and laypeople --but also for seasoned researchers. Particularly fascinating is the curious range of topics, from fractals and fiendishly difficult games to the mathematics of precariously-leaning brick towers! All the topics are sure to stimulate readers' imagination and sense of wonder at the incredible vastness of our mathematical universe.' --Dr. Clifford Pickover, author of Time: A Traveler's Guide'A useful book, offering a rich collection of interesting and enjoyable mathematics.' --Reuben Hersh, author of What is Mathematics, Really?'Donald Benson shows what mathematicians mean when they speak of the beauty of mathematics -- an artistic beauty of logical elegance and occasionally surprise.' --Keith Devlin, author of The Language of Mathematics: Making the Invisible Visible and Life by the Numbers
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250 Milestones in the History of Medicine

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781435148048

Category: Medicine

Page: 528

View: 8591

The history of medicine is as old as the history of human civilization. In The Medical Book, popular science writer Clifford A. Pickover explores 250 milestone discoveries in medicine that span more than 12,000 years. Whether writing on 'hard science' topics such as DNA structure, reverse transcriptase and AIDS, polymerase chain reaction, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or ideas from the medical fringe such as witch doctors, patent medicines, bloodletting, and near-death experiences, Pickover brings insight and acumen to the broad spectrum of medical studies and makes it understandable to all readers. This volume is abundantly illustrated in full colour with clinical and historical art.
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From the Origin of Life to Epigenics, 250 Milestones in the History of Biology

Author: Michael C. Gerald,Gloria Gerald

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781454910688

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 1998

Fresh, wholesome juices are perfect when you're fasting: they're low calorie, rich in vitamins and minerals, and energy boosting. These 100 recipes are specially designed for either a full or intermittent fast. Each tasty juice comes with a calorie count and nutritional information, and will fill you up so you don't feel deprived. Whether you're looking to detox or spur a sluggish metabolism, these juices will help you drink your way to health!
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Celebrating the Wisdom and Beauty of Mathematics

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781454913221

Category: MATHEMATICS

Page: 388

View: 8819

A year-long inspirational celebration of the beauty and wisdom of mathematics combines sage quotes by such thinkers as Pythagoras, Richard Feynman and Robert Heinlein with sumptuous images relating to the world of math.
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Celebrating the Wisdom and Beauty of Physics

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454915546

Category: Science

Page: 392

View: 8176

Learn the art of origami in a snap! This beautiful kit, featuring an instructional, step-by-step book, teaches beginners how to fold 30 new and traditional origami models--including flowers, butterfl ies, safari animals, sea creatures, and geometric shapes.
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A Handbook for When It Just Doesn't Add Up

Author: Mark Ryan

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 075952744X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 6882

Everyday math skills can be painlessly learned and easily mastered, transforming readers from a person who doesn't know the meaning of APR into someone who understands credit card rates. Ryan's guide is broken into sections which review basic arithmetic from fractions to percents.
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New Frontiers in the Mathematics and Physics of Information in Biology

Author: Janaki Balakrishnan,B V Sreekantan

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814612480

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Organisms endowed with life show a sense of awareness, interacting with and learning from the universe in and around them. Each level of interaction involves transfer of information of various kinds, and at different levels. Each thread of information is interlinked with the other, and woven together, these constitute the universe — both the internal self and the external world — as we perceive it. They are, figuratively speaking, Nature's longest threads. This volume reports inter-disciplinary research and views on information and its transfer at different levels of organization by reputed scientists working on the frontier areas of science. It is a frontier where physics, mathematics and biology merge seamlessly, binding together specialized streams such as quantum mechanics, dynamical systems theory, and mathematics. The topics would interest a broad cross-section of researchers in life sciences, physics, cognition, neuroscience, mathematics and computer science, as well as interested amateurs, familiarizing them with frontier research on understanding information transfer in living systems. Contents:Mathematics In-forms Physics and Physics Per-forms Mathematics: Comments (N Kumar)An Incomplete Summing Up of Quantum Measurements (N D Hari Dass)Predictive Information for Quantum Bio-Systems (Arun Kumar Pati)Quantum Effects in Biological Systems (Sisir Roy)Instabilities in Sensory Processes (J Balakrishnan)Active Cellular Mechanics and Information Processing in the Living Cell (M Rao)On the Importance of Length Scales in Determining the Physics of Biological Systems (B Ashok)q-Deformations and the Dynamics of the Larch Bud-Moth Population Cycles (Sudharsana V Iyengar and J Balakrishnan)Newtonian Chimpanzees? A Molecular Dynamics Approach to Understanding Decision Making by Wild Chimpanzees (Matthew Westley, Surajit Sen and Anindya Sinha)Quantum Probability — A New Direction for Modeling in Cognitive Science (Sisir Roy)Knowledge, Its Hierarchy and Its Direction (Apoorva Patel)Some Remarks on Numbers and Their Cognition (P P Divakaran)Conceptual Revolution of the 20th Century Leading to One Grand Unified Concept — The Quantum Vacuum (B V Sreekantan)Classical Coherence, Life and Consciousness (Partha Ghose)Consciousness — A Verifiable Prediction (N Panchapakesan)Gödel, Tarski, Turing and the Conundrum of Free Will (Chetan S Mandayam Nayakar & R Srikanth)Mathematics and Cognition (Rajesh Kasturirangan) Readership: Researchers in life sciences, physics, cognition, neuroscience, mathematics and computer science, as well as general public interested in understanding information transfer in living systems. Key Features:This book shows how at each level, differing physics concepts and mathematical tools may be used to model and understand information transfer and its processingKeywords:Bifurcation;Biological Systems;Cognition;Coherence;Complex Systems;Consciousness;Dynamical Systems;Electrostatics;Information;Information Transfer;Length Scales;Life;Microtubules;Mathematics;Mathematical Modelling;Measurement;Neurons;Nonlinearities;Numbers;Olfaction;Polymers;Polyelectrolyte Solutions;Population Cycles;Primates;Probability;Q-Deformation;Quantum Effects;Quantum Mechanics;Sensory Processes;Viscosity
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A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity

Author: Steven Henry Strogatz

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547517653

Category: MATHEMATICS

Page: 316

View: 8743

A comprehensive tour of leading mathematical ideas by an award-winning professor and columnist for the New York Times Opinionator series demonstrates how math intersects with philosophy, science and other aspects of everyday life. By the author of The Calculus of Friendship. 50,000 first printing.
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Author: Ursyn, Anna

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466681438

Category: Education

Page: 572

View: 9926

The representation of abstract data and ideas can be a difficult and tedious task to handle when learning new concepts; however, the advances of emerging technology have allowed for new methods of representing such conceptual data. The Handbook of Research on Maximizing Cognitive Learning through Knowledge Visualization focuses on the use of visualization technologies to assist in the process of better comprehending scientific concepts, data, and applications. Highlighting the utilization of visual power and the roles of sensory perceptions, computer graphics, animation, and digital storytelling, this book is an essential reference source for instructors, engineers, programmers, and software developers interested in the exchange of information through the visual depiction of data.
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Fourth Revised Edition

Author: Dirk J. Struik

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138887

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 5190

Compact, well-written survey ranges from the ancient Near East to 20th-century computer theory, covering Archimedes, Pascal, Gauss, Hilbert, and many others. "A work which is unquestionably one of the best." — Nature.
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