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Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz By Edward B. Burger

Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz by Edward B. Burger

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"A profusely illustrated, bemusingly unorthodox introduction to math."-Booklist

Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz Summary

Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz: Making Light of Weighty Ideas by Edward B. Burger

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 observation. From there, the authors leapfrog over math and anecdote toward profound ideas about nature, art, and music. Coincidences is a book for lovers of puzzles and posers of outlandish questions, lapsed math aficionados and the formula-phobic alike.

Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz Reviews

"I once had a math teacher who used to throw books at us. If only this had been one of them." -- Ben Longstaff - New Scientist
"Informative, intelligent, and refreshingly irreverent. A roller-coaster ride along the frontiers of today's mathematics, and anyone can climb on board. I enjoyed it immensely." -- Ian Stewart, author of Flatterland

About Edward B. Burger

Edward B. Burger is professor of mathematics and chair at Williams College. He has won several prestigious teaching and writing awards from the Mathematical Association of America. He lives in Massachusetts. Michael Starbird is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of UT's Academy of Distinguished Teachers. He lives in Texas.

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GOR003095457
Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz: Making Light of Weighty Ideas by Edward B. Burger
Used - Very Good
Paperback
WW Norton & Co
2006-10-17
288
0393329313
9780393329315
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