A Coloring Journey Through Math's Great Mysteries

Author: Alex Bellos,Edmund Harriss

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615193677

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 9723

Peek "behind the scenes" of the universe--and see math in brilliant color! For curious minds throughout history, math was truly an art. In Visions of the Universe, you can pick up right where Isaac Newton, Blaise Pascal, and other luminaries left off--by coloring 58 exquisite patterns inspired by great discoveries in math: Intricate geometric designs like those that grace the mosques of Mecca Felix Klein's astounding diagram--drawn in 1897--of light reflecting between five mirrored spheres A mind-bending puzzle so beautiful it once hung outside a Japanese temple, and more! Plus, in the Creating chapter, you'll help complete 10 additional images by following simple steps that give spectacular results. No math knowledge is required: Anyone can be an artist in Numberland!
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A Coloring Adventure in Math and Beauty

Author: Alex Bellos,Edmund Harriss

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615193235

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 144

View: 3587

"A coloring book that reveals math's hidden beauty and contemplative power as never before with 78 coloring designs and games that explore symmetry, fractals, tessellations, randomness, and more."--
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My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

Author: Max Tegmark

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 038535049X

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 6107

Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories, but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist. Fascinating from first to last—this is a book that has already prompted the attention and admiration of some of the most prominent scientists and mathematicians.
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Author: Julie Barnes,Beth Schaubroeck

Publisher: MAA Press

ISBN: 9780883855911

Category:

Page: 40

View: 2280

Have you ever seen a mathematical object that was so intriguing that anyone, regardless of mathematical background, could appreciate its aesthetic beauty? If so, did you stop to color it? Now is your chance. Explore the beauty of mathematics in this collection if intricate pictures related to complex-valued functions. Any of these images could pass for designs found in some of the many coloring books for adults seen in stores today and are displayed here for you to color. While looking at the coloring pages, you can read about the author's quest to find interesting images. Their tale includes expeditions on the complex plane, work with families of complex functions, visits to Julia sets, unexpected results from a typo, random explorations, and a final send-off from a well-known cartoon character. Grab your colored pencils and enjoy coloring these functions. There are no incorrect ways to color, and consequently, there are no answers in the back of the book!
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How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life

Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451640129

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

View: 7902

From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limitless enthusiasm. He sifts through over 30,000 survey submissions to uncover the world’s favourite number, and meets a mathematician who looks for universes in his garage. He attends the World Mathematical Congress in India, and visits the engineer who designed the first roller-coaster loop. Get hooked on math as Alex delves deep into humankind’s turbulent relationship with numbers, and reveals how they have shaped the world we live in.
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Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781408888988

Category:

Page: 144

View: 7710

A 'mathemagical' colouring book, with 60 patterns to colour and 10 more that YOU create!For those who ponder the most intriguing questions in maths, the realm of numbers is not only visual but also beautiful. What does a sphere look like in four dimensions? How can a knight on a chessboard visit every square? And can a five-sided tile cover an infinite floor?Visions of Numberland unlocks the world's greatest mathematical mysteries, with 70 patterns to colour in. The friendly explanations next to each pattern unlock the secrets of an intellectual quest that has been underway for three thousand years - but no maths knowledge is required. Anyone can be an artist in Numberland!
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Ingenious, Perplexing, and Totally Satisfying Math and Logic Puzzles

Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 161519388X

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 352

View: 834

Puzzle lovers, rejoice! Bestselling math writer Alex Bellos has a challenge for you: 125 of the world’s best brainteasers from the last two millennia. Armed with logic alone, you’ll detect counterfeit coins, navigate river crossings, and untangle family trees. Then—with just a dash of high school math—you’ll tie a rope around the Earth, match wits with a cryptic wizard, and use four 4s to create every number from 1 to 50. (It can be done!) The ultimate casebook for daring puzzlers, Can You Solve My Problems? also tells the story of the puzzle—from ancient China to Victorian England to modern-day Japan. Grab your pencil and get puzzling!
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The Hundred-Year Quest to Solve One of Math's Greatest Puzzles

Author: George G. Szpiro

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440634289

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

View: 4399

The amazing story of one of the greatest math problems of all time and the reclusive genius who solved it In the tradition of Fermat’s Enigma and Prime Obsession, George Szpiro brings to life the giants of mathematics who struggled to prove a theorem for a century and the mysterious man from St. Petersburg, Grigory Perelman, who fi nally accomplished the impossible. In 1904 Henri Poincaré developed the Poincaré Conjecture, an attempt to understand higher-dimensional space and possibly the shape of the universe. The problem was he couldn’t prove it. A century later it was named a Millennium Prize problem, one of the seven hardest problems we can imagine. Now this holy grail of mathematics has been found. Accessibly interweaving history and math, Szpiro captures the passion, frustration, and excitement of the hunt, and provides a fascinating portrait of a contemporary noble-genius.
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Author: Ian Stewart

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847653510

Category: Mathematics

Page: 340

View: 652

There are some mathematical problems whose significance goes beyond the ordinary - like Fermat's Last Theorem or Goldbach's Conjecture - they are the enigmas which define mathematics. The Great Mathematical Problems explains why these problems exist, why they matter, what drives mathematicians to incredible lengths to solve them and where they stand in the context of mathematics and science as a whole. It contains solved problems - like the Poincar Conjecture, cracked by the eccentric genius Grigori Perelman, who refused academic honours and a million-dollar prize for his work, and ones which, like the Riemann Hypothesis, remain baffling after centuries. Stewart is the guide to this mysterious and exciting world, showing how modern mathematicians constantly rise to the challenges set by their predecessors, as the great mathematical problems of the past succumb to the new techniques and ideas of the present.
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And Other Mathematical Patterns Inspired by Nature and Art

Author: Michael O'Mara Books,Steve Richards

Publisher: Lark Books (NC)

ISBN: 9781454710226

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 5356

The elegance of mathematics meets the creativity of art in this unique coloring book. The golden ratio is the mathematical equation that describes what many consider the "divine proportion," and it's found throughout nature, as well as in art and architecture. This stunning coloring book showcases the beauty of Fibonacci's most famous formula, exploring the many ways numbers and beauty combine. Logical and creative minds alike will enjoy filling in the spirals and designs in these remarkable images.
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The Making of the Movie

Author: Disney,Kate Egan

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 1466897902

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 5739

Travel through time and space on an epic adventure with Disney's major motion picture A Wrinkle in Time! This keepsake book takes readers behind the scenes of Disney's film adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's timeless novel. Complete with interviews and photographs of the cast and crew, it's an exclusive look at the film's production perfect for moviegoers and fans of the iconic book. Discover how acclaimed director Ava DuVernay brought the story to the silver screen; hear firsthand how stars like Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling were transformed into characters; see how sets were built and locations scouted. And discover how one young girl, Meg Murry, finds strength in her flaws, saves her family, and learns that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by her own light. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle is one of the most beloved children's books of our era, and the major motion picture from Walt Disney Studios brings it alive for both lifelong lovers of the story and a new generation of fans.
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Author: David Jackman Whitin,Phyllis Whitin

Publisher: Natl Council of Teachers of

ISBN: 9780814133484

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 529

This book for K-6 teachers includes a wealth of ideas for selecting appropriate literary texts to enrich learning in both literature and mathematics. The authors offer specific criteria for evaluating math-related children's books; practical discussions about books and their use in K-6 classrooms; an in-depth look at problem posing and book pairs as effective strategies for engaging all students; interesting sidebars of extension activities and text sets; practical strategies for introducing math-related books to children; and on annotated list of the best math-related literature available.
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Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408809591

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

View: 907

A hugely enjoyable, brilliantly researched explanation of the basic principles of maths.
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An Extraordinary New View of the Universe

Author: Roger Penrose

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307596745

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 320

This groundbreaking book presents a new perspective on three of cosmology’s essential questions: What came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? And what cosmic future awaits us? Penrose shows how the expected fate of our ever-accelerating and expanding universe—heat death or ultimate entropy—can actually be reinterpreted as the conditions that will begin a new “Big Bang.” He details the basic principles beneath our universe, explaining various standard and non-standard cosmological models, the fundamental role of the cosmic microwave background, the paramount significance of black holes, and other basic building blocks of contemporary physics. Intellectually thrilling and widely accessible, Cycles of Time is a welcome new contribution to our understanding of the universe from one of our greatest mathematicians and thinkers.
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An Introductory Course in the Mathematics of Sports Science and Sports Analytics

Author: Roland B. Minton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498706290

Category: Mathematics

Page: 278

View: 3069

Can you really keep your eye on the ball? How is massive data collection changing sports? Sports science courses are growing in popularity. The author’s course at Roanoke College is a mix of physics, physiology, mathematics, and statistics. Many students of both genders find it exciting to think about sports. Sports problems are easy to create and state, even for students who do not live sports 24/7. Sports are part of their culture and knowledge base, and the opportunity to be an expert on some area of sports is invigorating. This should be the primary reason for the growth of mathematics of sports courses: the topic provides intrinsic motivation for students to do their best work. From the Author: "The topics covered in Sports Science and Sports Analytics courses vary widely. To use a golfing analogy, writing a book like this is like hitting a drive at a driving range; there are many directions you can go without going out of bounds. At the driving range, I pick out a small target to focus on, and that is what I have done here. I have chosen a sample of topics I find very interesting. Ideally, users of this book will have enough to choose from to suit whichever version of a sports course is being run." "The book is very appealing to teach from as well as to learn from. Students seem to have a growing interest in ways to apply traditionally different areas to solve problems. This, coupled with an enthusiasm for sports, makes Dr. Minton’s book appealing to me."—Kevin Hutson, Furman University Features Provides an introduction to several topics within the field of sports analytics Contains numerous sports examples showing how things actually work Includes concrete examples of how Moneyball ideas actually work Covers sports illusions (can you really "keep your eye on the ball") in a unique way Discusses many of the concepts, terms, and metrics that are new to sports
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The Quest to Think the Unthinkable

Author: Brian Clegg

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472107640

Category: Mathematics

Page: 160

View: 7410

'Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.' Douglas Adams, Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy We human beings have trouble with infinity - yet infinity is a surprisingly human subject. Philosophers and mathematicians have gone mad contemplating its nature and complexity - yet it is a concept routinely used by schoolchildren. Exploring the infinite is a journey into paradox. Here is a quantity that turns arithmetic on its head, making it feasible that 1 = 0. Here is a concept that enables us to cram as many extra guests as we like into an already full hotel. Most bizarrely of all, it is quite easy to show that there must be something bigger than infinity - when it surely should be the biggest thing that could possibly be. Brian Clegg takes us on a fascinating tour of that borderland between the extremely large and the ultimate that takes us from Archimedes, counting the grains of sand that would fill the universe, to the latest theories on the physical reality of the infinite. Full of unexpected delights, whether St Augustine contemplating the nature of creation, Newton and Leibniz battling over ownership of calculus, or Cantor struggling to publicise his vision of the transfinite, infinity's fascination is in the way it brings together the everyday and the extraordinary, prosaic daily life and the esoteric. Whether your interest in infinity is mathematical, philosophical, spiritual or just plain curious, this accessible book offers a stimulating and entertaining read.
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A Colouring Adventure in Numberland

Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782117889

Category:

Page: 120

View: 2031

Bestselling author of Alex's Adventures in Numberland joins the meditative colouring book craze with this mathematical colouring book.
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The Science and Spirituality of Nature

Author: Karen L. French

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 178028845X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 2948

Encompassing nature, science, art, architecture, and spirituality, and illustrated with over 700 photographs and line drawings, "The Hidden Geometry of Life" illuminates the secret underpinnings of existence. In her trademark easy-to-understand style, mathematician Karen French shows how sacred geometry permeates every level of being, manifesting itself in simple shapes and numbers, music and sounds, light and color, even in the mysteries of creation itself. But these geometrical archetypes are more than the building blocks of reality: they are gateways to profound new levels of awareness.
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The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns

Author: Frank A. Farris

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400865670

Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 6450

This lavishly illustrated book provides a hands-on, step-by-step introduction to the intriguing mathematics of symmetry. Instead of breaking up patterns into blocks—a sort of potato-stamp method—Frank Farris offers a completely new waveform approach that enables you to create an endless variety of rosettes, friezes, and wallpaper patterns: dazzling art images where the beauty of nature meets the precision of mathematics. Featuring more than 100 stunning color illustrations and requiring only a modest background in math, Creating Symmetry begins by addressing the enigma of a simple curve, whose curious symmetry seems unexplained by its formula. Farris describes how complex numbers unlock the mystery, and how they lead to the next steps on an engaging path to constructing waveforms. He explains how to devise waveforms for each of the 17 possible wallpaper types, and then guides you through a host of other fascinating topics in symmetry, such as color-reversing patterns, three-color patterns, polyhedral symmetry, and hyperbolic symmetry. Along the way, Farris demonstrates how to marry waveforms with photographic images to construct beautiful symmetry patterns as he gradually familiarizes you with more advanced mathematics, including group theory, functional analysis, and partial differential equations. As you progress through the book, you'll learn how to create breathtaking art images of your own. Fun, accessible, and challenging, Creating Symmetry features numerous examples and exercises throughout, as well as engaging discussions of the history behind the mathematics presented in the book.
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Author: Marek Halter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592640393

Category: Fiction

Page: 797

View: 9512

The story begins in Jerusalem in 70 AD as Abraham the Temple scribe flees the destruction of his home. Two thousand years and a hundred generations later, another Abraham perishes, immolated in the fires of the Warsaw Ghetto.
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