9780471328223

Life by the Numbers

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  • ISBN13:

    9780471328223

  • ISBN10:

    0471328227

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-03-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

A lively, visually striking introduction to the remarkable ways math shapes our lives Life by the Numbers is the exclusive companion volume to the PBS series

Author Biography

KEITH DEVLIN is a mathematician and the dean of the School of Science of St. Mary's College, as well as a senior researcher at Stanford University's Center for the Study of Language and Information. He is the author of Mathematics: The New Golden Age; Mathematics: The Science of Patterns; and Goodbye, Descartes (Wiley).

Table of Contents

The Invisible Universe.
Seeing is Believing.
Patterns of Nature.
The Numbers Game.
The Shape of the World.
Chances of a Lifetime.
A New Age.
It's an M World.
Further Reading.
Credits.
Index.

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