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Mathematics By Keith J. Devlin

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The author argues that the guiding principles of some of the most mysterious mathematical topics can be made comprehensible, and shows just why the definition of mathematics as "working with numbers" has been out of date for nearly 2500 years.

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Mathematics: The Science of Patterns - The Search for Order in Life, Mind and the Universe by Keith J. Devlin

"An attractive and wonderful book about an attractive, wonderful, and woefully misunderstood subject. If you think that mathematics is only about numbers and is only useful for making out your income tax, Keith Devlin's book will open your eyes to a new world - Mathematics, the Science of Patterns." Ian Stewart, author of Another Fine Math You've Got Me Into ...

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About Keith J. Devlin


Keith Devlin is Dean of the School of Science at Saint Mary's College of California and Senior Researcher at Stanford University's Center for the Study of Language and Information. A key participant in the six-part PBS television series "Life by the Numbers," he is the author of "Life by the Numbers; Goodbye, Descartes; Logic and Information"; "Mathematics: The New Golden Age"; and "InfoSense: Turning Information into Knowledge."

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Counting; reasoning and communicating; motion and change; shape; symmetry and regularity; position.

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GOR003182072
Mathematics: The Science of Patterns - The Search for Order in Life, Mind and the Universe by Keith J. Devlin
Keith J. Devlin
"Scientific American" Library
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Scientific American Library
1997-02-28
216
0716760223
9780716760221
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