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The Resource Coincidences, chaos, and all that math jazz : making light of weighty ideas, Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird ; original illustrations by Alan Witschonke

Coincidences, chaos, and all that math jazz : making light of weighty ideas, Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird ; original illustrations by Alan Witschonke

Label
Coincidences, chaos, and all that math jazz : making light of weighty ideas
Title
Coincidences, chaos, and all that math jazz
Title remainder
making light of weighty ideas
Statement of responsibility
Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird ; original illustrations by Alan Witschonke
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An explanation of challenging puzzles within the world of mathematics considers such topics as the link between a pineapple's spirals and the famous Fibonacci numbers, and the shape of the universe as reflected by a twisted strip of paper
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burger, Edward B.
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA99
LC item number
.B87 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Starbird, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Matematik
Label
Coincidences, chaos, and all that math jazz : making light of weighty ideas, Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird ; original illustrations by Alan Witschonke
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0511/2005011106.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding uncertainty : coincidences -- Chaos, and confusion -- Unbridled coincidences : likelihood, lady luck, and lady love -- Chaos reigns : why we can't predict the future -- Digesting life's data : statistical surprises -- Embracing figures: sensing secrecy -- Magnificent magnitudes, and nature's numbers -- Secrets held, secrets revealed : cryptography decrypted -- Sizing up numbers : how many? how big? how quick? -- A synergy between nature and number : a search for -- Pattern -- Exploring aesthetics: sexy rectangles -- Fiery fractals, and contortions of space -- From precise beauty to pure chaos: picturing aesthetics -- Through the lens of mathematics -- Origami for the origamically challenged: from paper folding -- To computers and fiery fractals -- A twisted turn in an amorphous universe: an exploration of -- An elasticized world -- transcending reality: the fourth -- Dimension and infinity -- The universe next door: the magic of the fourth dimension -- Moving beyond the confines of our nutshell: a journey into -- Infinity -- In search of something still larger: a journey beyond -- Infinity
Control code
ocm60245869
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 276 pages
Isbn
9780393059458
Lccn
2005011106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o60245869
  • (OCoLC)60245869
Label
Coincidences, chaos, and all that math jazz : making light of weighty ideas, Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird ; original illustrations by Alan Witschonke
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0511/2005011106.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding uncertainty : coincidences -- Chaos, and confusion -- Unbridled coincidences : likelihood, lady luck, and lady love -- Chaos reigns : why we can't predict the future -- Digesting life's data : statistical surprises -- Embracing figures: sensing secrecy -- Magnificent magnitudes, and nature's numbers -- Secrets held, secrets revealed : cryptography decrypted -- Sizing up numbers : how many? how big? how quick? -- A synergy between nature and number : a search for -- Pattern -- Exploring aesthetics: sexy rectangles -- Fiery fractals, and contortions of space -- From precise beauty to pure chaos: picturing aesthetics -- Through the lens of mathematics -- Origami for the origamically challenged: from paper folding -- To computers and fiery fractals -- A twisted turn in an amorphous universe: an exploration of -- An elasticized world -- transcending reality: the fourth -- Dimension and infinity -- The universe next door: the magic of the fourth dimension -- Moving beyond the confines of our nutshell: a journey into -- Infinity -- In search of something still larger: a journey beyond -- Infinity
Control code
ocm60245869
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 276 pages
Isbn
9780393059458
Lccn
2005011106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o60245869
  • (OCoLC)60245869

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