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The Magic of Mathematics: Discovering the Spell of Mathematics

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The author of The Joy of Mathematics explores the mathematics of nature, literature and art. This fascinating look at the surprising ways mathematics influences the everyday world takes an abstract universe and anchors it to the "real" worlds of science, history and the arts in an intriguing way. Photos and line drawings.

Synopsis:

Delves into the world of ideas, explores the spell mathematics casts on our lives, and helps you discover mathematics where you least expect it. Be spellbound by the mathematical designs found in nature. Learn how knots may untie the mysteries of life. Be mesmerized by the computer revolution. Discover how the hidden forces of mathematics -hold architectural structures together -connect your telephone calls -help airplanes get off the ground - solve the mysteries of the living cell. See how some artists use a mathematical palette in their works and how many writers draw upon the wealth of its ideas. Experience all this in The Magic of Mathematics.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-320) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780933174993
Author:
Pappas, Theoni
Publisher:
Tetra Press
Location:
San Carlos, CA :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Popular works
Subject:
Mathematics -- Popular works.
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 100
Publication Date:
19940431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 15 oz

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Delves into the world of ideas, explores the spell mathematics casts on our lives, and helps you discover mathematics where you least expect it. Be spellbound by the mathematical designs found in nature. Learn how knots may untie the mysteries of life. Be mesmerized by the computer revolution. Discover how the hidden forces of mathematics -hold architectural structures together -connect your telephone calls -help airplanes get off the ground - solve the mysteries of the living cell. See how some artists use a mathematical palette in their works and how many writers draw upon the wealth of its ideas. Experience all this in The Magic of Mathematics.
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