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

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

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How math explains the world : a guide to the power of numbers, from car repair to modern physics
Title
How math explains the world
Title remainder
a guide to the power of numbers, from car repair to modern physics
Statement of responsibility
James D. Stein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stein, James D.
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA8.4
LC item number
.S72 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Number concept
  • Mathematical ability
Label
How math explains the world : a guide to the power of numbers, from car repair to modern physics, James D. Stein
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 264 pages
Isbn
9780061241765
Lccn
2007041784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn174134134
  • (OCoLC)174134134
Label
How math explains the world : a guide to the power of numbers, from car repair to modern physics, James D. Stein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 264 pages
Isbn
9780061241765
Lccn
2007041784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn174134134
  • (OCoLC)174134134

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