9780821843499

Mathematics Everywhere

  • ISBN 13:

    9780821843499

  • ISBN 10:

    0821843494

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/10/2010
  • Publisher: Amer Mathematical Society

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Summary

Mathematics is all around us. Often we do not realize it, though. Mathematics Everywhere is a collection of presentations on the role of mathematics in everyday life, through science, technology, and culture. The common theme is the unique position of mathematics as the art of pure thought and at the same time as a universally applicable science. The authors are renowned mathematicians; their presentations cover a wide range of topics. From compact discs to the stock exchange, from computer tomography to traffic routing, from electronic money to climate change, they make the "math inside" understandable and enjoyable. An additional attractive feature is the leisurely treatment of some hot topics that have gained prominence in recent years, such as Fermat's Theorem, Kepler's Packing problem, and the Solution of the Poincare Conjecture. Or Maybe you Have heard about the Nash equilibrium (of "A Beautiful Mind" Fame), or the Strange future of quantum computers, and want to know what it is all about? Well, open the book and take an up-to-date trip into the fascinating world of the mathematics all around us.

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