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A mathematical mystery tour : discovering the truth and beauty of the cosmos / A.K. Dewdney.

Dewdney, A. K. (Author).
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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 510 DEW (Text) 39206019216835 NonFiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 0471238473 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0471407348
  • Physical Description: vi, 218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Wiley, [1999]

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Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Death of a dream: Petros Pygonopolis explains Phthagoras's dream of a commensurable cosmos and how it came to naught -- The birth of a theorem: Pythagoras loses the world but gains Olympus when he discover his famous theorem -- Al Jabr: the astronomer al-Flayli describes the House of Wisdom, the birth of modern numbers, and algebra -- The spheres: a foray into the desert reveals an ancient mistake about the stars and the story of the mistake's correction -- The message: physicist and historian Maria Canzoni explains how a message from the stars was decoded -- The ultimate reality: if matter is really energy, perhaps energy is really information -- Horping zooks: Sir John Brainard explains the process of abstraction and how it led to the mechanization of thought -- Mind machines: the Turing machine gives birth to a new version of mind and to an independently existing universe.
Subject: Mathematics.

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