Mathematical Mystery Tour Discovering the Truth and Beauty of the Cosmos

ISBN-10: 0471238473
ISBN-13: 9780471238478
Edition: 1999
Authors: A. K. Dewdney
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Description: Marking a new era in popular mathematics literature, this book tells the story of a fictional mathematics historian who travels the world in search of an answer to why the universe is mathematical.

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Book details

List price: $32.50
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/12/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 218
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946

Marking a new era in popular mathematics literature, this book tells the story of a fictional mathematics historian who travels the world in search of an answer to why the universe is mathematical.

Recreations, his column which appeared in Scientific American for more than eight years. He has been an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Western Ontario in Canada since 1968, and is president of Turing Omnibus, Inc. Among his many books on computer science, science and mathematics are Two Hundred Percent of Nothing (1993), an effort to expose abuses of math and statistics in everyday life and its companion work, Yes, We Have No Neutrons (1997). Dewdney is also interested in growing and distributing rare native trees, as manifested in his book, Hungry Hollow: The Story of a Natural Place (1998). Hungry Hollow examines the elements of a natural habitat in both time and space.

Preface
Point of Departure.
The Holos.
Death of a Dream.
The Birth of a Theorem.
The Superior World.
Al Jabr.
The Spheres.
The Vanishing Act.
The Message.
The Ultimate Reality.
The Engines Of Thought.
Horping Zooks.
Mind Machines.
Epilogue: Cosmos and Holos.
Index

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