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In Pursuit of the Unknown
Language: un
Pages: 360
Authors: Ian Stewart
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-08 - Publisher: Basic Books

"An engaging tour of vital math for a modern world.... [A] wonderfully accessible book."--Scientific American Most people are familiar with history's great equations: Newton's Law of Gravity, for instance, or Einstein's theory of relativity. But the way these mathematical breakthroughs have contributed to human progress is seldom appreciated. In In
Why Beauty Is Truth
Language: un
Pages: 304
Authors: Ian Stewart
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-08-02 - Publisher: Hachette UK

At the heart of relativity theory, quantum mechanics, string theory, and much of modern cosmology lies one concept: symmetry. In Why Beauty Is Truth, world-famous mathematician Ian Stewart narrates the history of the emergence of this remarkable area of study. Stewart introduces us to such characters as the Renaissance Italian
The Mathematics of Life
Language: un
Pages: 368
Authors: Ian Stewart
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-07 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Biologists have long dismissed mathematics as being unable to meaningfully contribute to our understanding of living beings. Within the past ten years, however, mathematicians have proven that they hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of our world -- and ourselves. In The Mathematics of Life, Ian Stewart provides a
Significant Figures
Language: un
Pages: 352
Authors: Ian Stewart
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-12 - Publisher: Basic Books

In Significant Figures, acclaimed math popularizer Ian Stewart introduces the visionaries of mathematics throughout history. Delving into the lives of twenty-five great mathematicians, Stewart examines the roles they played in creating, inventing, and discovering the mathematics we use today. Through these short biographies, we get acquainted with the history of
Visions of Infinity
Language: un
Pages: 356
Authors: Ian Stewart
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-05 - Publisher: Hachette UK

It is one of the wonders of mathematics that, for every problem mathematicians solve, another awaits to perplex and galvanize them. Some of these problems are new, while others have puzzled and bewitched thinkers across the ages. Such challenges offer a tantalizing glimpse of the field's unlimited potential, and keep