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Author Burger, Edward B., 1963-
Title Coincidences, chaos, and all that math jazz : making light of weighty ideas / Edward B. Burger & Michael Starbird ; original art by Alan Witschonke Illustration
Publisher New York : W.W. Norton, c2005
 Rodman Main Adult  510 B954    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed
Descript ix, 276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Subject Mathematics -- Humor
Alt Author Starbird, Michael P
ISBN 0393059456 (hardcover)

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