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Language of Mathematics free pdf "The great book of nature," said Galileo, "can be read only by those who know the language in which it was written. And this language is mathematics." In "The Language of Mathematics," award-winning author Keith Devlin reveals the vital role mathematics plays in our eternal quest to understand who we are and the world we live in. More than just the study of numbers, mathematics provides us with the eyes to recognize and describe the hidden patterns of life--patterns that exist in the physical, biological, and social worlds without, and the realm of ideas and thoughts within.
Taking the reader on a wondrous journey through the invisible universe that surrounds us--a universe made visible by mathematics--Devlin shows us what keeps a jumbo jet in the air, explains how we can see and hear a football game on TV, allows us to predict the weather, the behavior of the stock market, and the outcome of elections. Microwave ovens, telephone cables, children's toys, pacemakers, automobiles, and computers--all operate on mathematical principles. Far from a dry and esoteric subject, mathematics is a rich and living part of our culture. An exploration of an often woefully misunderstood subject, "The Language of Mathematics" celebrates the simplicity, the precision, the purity, and the elegance of mathematics.


Keith Devlin is Dean of the School of Science at Saint Mary's College of California and Senior Researcher at Stanford University's center for the Study of Language and Information. A key participant in the six-part PBS television series "Life by the Numbers," he is the author of "Life by Numbers"- "Goodbye, Descartes"- "Logic and Information"- "Mathematics: The New Golden Age"- and "InfoSense: Turning Information into Knowledge."

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Author : DEVLIN
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 01 May 2003
ISBN : 0805072543
EAN : 9780805072549
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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