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Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz

Making Light of Weighty Ideas

by Edward B. Burger

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Published by W. W. Norton & Company in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Paginationix, 276
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7452038M
ISBN 100393059456
ISBN 109780393059458

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Mathematicians are delighted, and justly so, by the attention given to mathematics and mathematicians in the popular media, reflecting the sex appeal of mathematics as presented in movies such as Good Will Hunting and A Beautiful Mind and in books such as The Da Vinci Code. Coincidence, Chaos and All That Math Jazz is similar in concept to Math Author: Kim Williams. With Michael Starbird, he coauthored The Heart of Mathematics: An invitation to effective thinking, for which they won a Robert W. Hamilton Book Award, and Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz,, a humorous look at mathematics filed under both math and humor in .

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This Edward Burger is co-author of several books with one of Cited by: 3. In Coincidences, Chaos and All That Math Jazz, Burger and Starbird take that motto to heart and bless their readers with an entertaining, irreverent, always amusing yet eminently readable and completely understandable exploration of some of the frontiers of mathematics.

In the opening chapters, real-life numbers - the roulette wheel, nature vs/5. A book for the eternally curious, Coincidences fuses a professor’s understanding of the hidden mathematical skeleton of the universe with the sensibility of a stand-up comedian, making life’s big questions accessible and compelling.

Each chapter opens with a surprising insight—not a mathematic formula, but a common : Norton, W. & Company, Inc. “A profusely illustrated, bemusingly unorthodox introduction to math.”— Booklist, Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz, Making Light of Weighty Ideas, Edward B.

By starting in the familiar world and using a few simple steps of imagination, Burger and Starbird sneak up on weighty mathematical ideas in familiar mysteries that share two features--they appear inexplicable and they are all explained with great humor and clarity in this book.A book for the eternally curious, Coincidences fuses a professor Coincidences understanding of the hidden mathematical skeleton of the 3/5(3).

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Chaos, Coincidences, and All That Jazz covers much of the same ground as that book, but it is written in an even more informal style (which means that, yes, there are fewer equations) and is in a format which will likely be less daunting for a civilian reader to just pick up and read than a textbook.

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