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The World of Mathematics Volume 4 (Edited by James Newman)

The World of Mathematics Volume 4 (Edited by James Newman)
The World of Mathematics Volume 4 (Edited by James Newman)
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Parts XVIII-XXVI. The Mathematician. Mathematical Machines: Can a Machine Think? Mathematics in Warfare. A Mathematical Theory of Art. Mathematics of the Good. Mathematics in Literature. Mathematics and Music. Mathematics as a Culture Clue. Amusements, Puzzles, Fancies.
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Price: P400.00
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Format: Trade Paperback

Condition: vg- condition, minor shelf wear, previous owner name stamp on first page

Size: 5.25"x8.0"

Pages: 464pp, 2000 edition

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The World of Mathematics, a monumental four-volume reference 15 years in the making, was specially designed to make mathematics more accessible to the layman. It comprises nontechnical essays on every aspect of the subject, including articles by and about scores of eminent mathematicians, as well as literary figures, economists, biologists, and many other thinkers.

This unique compendium includes the work of Archimedes, Galileo, Descartes, Newton, Gregor Mendel, Edmund Halley, Jonathan Swift, John Maynard Keynes, Henri Poincare, Lewis Carroll, George Boole,, Bertrand Russell, Alfred North Whitehead, John von Neumann, and many others. In addition, an informative commentary by noted mathematics scholar James R. Newman precedes each essay or group of essays, explaining their relevance and context in the history and development of mathematics.

Volume 4 (Parts XVIII-XXVI). Individual contributions include "Ca a Machine Think?" by A.M. Turing; "Young Archimedes," by Aldous Huxley; "Mathematics of Music," by Sir James Jeans; "What the Tortoise Said to Achilles and Other Riddles," by Lewis Carroll; and two dozen more.

Unabridged republication of Vol. IV of the 4-volume edition published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1956. Index. Numerous text figures. 464pp.