The Nature and Power of Mathematics

The Nature and Power of Mathematics

by Donald M. Davis
     
 

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This captivating book explains some of the most fascinating ideas of mathematics to nonspecialists. It focuses on three main areas: non-Euclidean geometry, a basis for relativity theory; number theory, a major component of cryptography; and fractals, the key elements of computer-generated art. Numerous illustrations. 1993 edition.
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This captivating book explains some of the most fascinating ideas of mathematics to nonspecialists. It focuses on three main areas: non-Euclidean geometry, a basis for relativity theory; number theory, a major component of cryptography; and fractals, the key elements of computer-generated art. Numerous illustrations. 1993 edition.

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"The author's enthusiasm for the subject is evident; the reader is swept along through a galaxy of ideas and is left with the feeling of having gained a deeper understanding of at least some branches of mathematics. It is written in a straightforward style with no gimmicks."--The Times Higher Education Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486152158
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
02/19/2013
Series:
Dover Books on Mathematics
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,316,923
File size:
28 MB
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