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The Universe and the Teacup: The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty

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Mathematics, that breathtaking invention of ours that reveals the tiniest particles of matter and takes us to the outermost reaches of the cosmos, is found by many people to be intimidating. In The Universe and the Teacup, K. C. Cole demystifies mathematics and shows us-with humor and wonderfully accessible stories-why math need not be frightening. Using the O. J. Simpson trial, the bell curve, and Emmy Noether, the nineteenth-century woman scientist whose work was essential for Einstein's theory of relativity, Cole helps us see that more than just being a tool, math is a key to understanding the beauty of everything from rainbows to relativity.

Synopsis:

Filled with “a thousand fascinating facts and shrewd observations (Martin Gardner, Los Angeles Times), this “beguiling and lucid book” (San Francisco Chronicle) demonstrates how the truth and beauty of everything, from relativity to rainbows, is all in the numbers. Line drawings.

Synopsis:

Award-winning science writer K.C. Cole's bestseller "provides fresh insights into the crucial role that mathematics plays" in our lives ("San Francisco Chronicle").

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-208) and index.

About the Author

A popular science columnist for the Los Angeles Times and teacher at UCLA, K.C. Cole is a recipient of the 1995 American Institute of Physics Award for Best Science Writing. She is also the author of the internationally bestselling The Universe and the Teacup, First You Build a Cloud, and The Hole in the Universe. Cole lives in Santa Monica, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156006569
Author:
Cole, K. C.
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Cole, K. C.
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Truth
Subject:
Probability & Statistics - General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Mathematics-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
14th
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.58 lb

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Filled with “a thousand fascinating facts and shrewd observations (Martin Gardner, Los Angeles Times), this “beguiling and lucid book” (San Francisco Chronicle) demonstrates how the truth and beauty of everything, from relativity to rainbows, is all in the numbers. Line drawings.

"Synopsis" by , Award-winning science writer K.C. Cole's bestseller "provides fresh insights into the crucial role that mathematics plays" in our lives ("San Francisco Chronicle").

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