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Mathematics and the Unexpected By Ivar Ekeland

Mathematics and the Unexpected by Ivar Ekeland

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In this brief treatise, Ekelund explains some philosophical implications of recent mathematics. He examines randomness, the geometry involved in making predictions, and why general trends are easy to project, but particulars are practically impossible.

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Mathematics and the Unexpected by Ivar Ekeland

"Not the least unexpected thing about Mathematics and the Unexpected is that a real mathematician should write not just a literate work, but a literary one."?Ian Stewart, New Scientist "In this brief, elegant treatise, assessable to anyone who likes to think, Ivar Ekelund explains some philosophical implications of recent mathematics. He examines randomness, the geometry involved in making predictions, and why general trends are easy to project (it will snow in January) but particulars are practically impossible (it will snow from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the 21st)."?Village Voice

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GOR007545153
9780226199900
0226199908
Mathematics and the Unexpected by Ivar Ekeland
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The University of Chicago Press
1990-01-15
154
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