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Author Stein, James D., 1941- (James DeWitt)

Title How math explains the world : a guide to the power of numbers, from car repair to modern physics / James D. Stein.

Publication Info. New York : Collins, [2008]
©2008

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  510 STE    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  510 STEIN    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Non Fiction  510 STEIN    DUE 12-12-23
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  510 STEIN    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xxi, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note "Smithsonian books" -- T.p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue: Why your car never seems to be ready when they promised -- Describing the universe -- The measure of all things -- Reality checks -- All things great and small -- The incomplete toolbox -- Impossible constructions -- The Hope Diamond of mathematics -- Never the twain shall meet -- Even logic has limits -- Space and time: is that all there is? -- Information: the Goldilocks dilemma -- Murphy's law -- The disorganized universe -- The raw materials -- The unattainable utopia -- Cracks in the foundation -- The smoke-filled rooms -- Through a glass darkly.
Subject Mathematics -- Philosophy.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- Psychological aspects.
Mathematics -- Sociological aspects.
Number concept.
Mathematical ability.
ISBN 9780061241765
0061241768
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