# A Beautiful Math

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Author |
: Tom Siegfried |

Publisher |
: National Academies Press |

Total Pages |
: 272 |

Release |
: 2006-09-21 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9780309133807 |

ISBN-13 |
: 0309133807 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (07 Downloads) |

**Synopsis A Beautiful Math by : Tom Siegfried**

Millions have seen the movie and thousands have read the book but few have fully appreciated the mathematics developed by John Nash's beautiful mind. Today Nash's beautiful math has become a universal language for research in the social sciences and has infiltrated the realms of evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and even quantum physics. John Nash won the 1994 Nobel Prize in economics for pioneering research published in the 1950s on a new branch of mathematics known as game theory. At the time of Nash's early work, game theory was briefly popular among some mathematicians and Cold War analysts. But it remained obscure until the 1970s when evolutionary biologists began applying it to their work. In the 1980s economists began to embrace game theory. Since then it has found an ever expanding repertoire of applications among a wide range of scientific disciplines. Today neuroscientists peer into game players' brains, anthropologists play games with people from primitive cultures, biologists use games to explain the evolution of human language, and mathematicians exploit games to better understand social networks. A common thread connecting much of this research is its relevance to the ancient quest for a science of human social behavior, or a Code of Nature, in the spirit of the fictional science of psychohistory described in the famous Foundation novels by the late Isaac Asimov. In A Beautiful Math, acclaimed science writer Tom Siegfried describes how game theory links the life sciences, social sciences, and physical sciences in a way that may bring Asimov's dream closer to reality.

Author |
: Alex Berke |

Publisher |
: MIT Press |

Total Pages |
: 165 |

Release |
: 2020-02-18 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9780262538923 |

ISBN-13 |
: 026253892X |

Rating |
: 4/5 (23 Downloads) |

**Synopsis Beautiful Symmetry by : Alex Berke**

A coloring book that invites readers to explore symmetry and the beauty of math visually. Beautiful Symmetry is a coloring book about math, inviting us to engage with mathematical concepts visually through coloring challenges and visual puzzles. We can explore symmetry and the beauty of mathematics playfully, coloring through ideas usually reserved for advanced courses. The book is for children and adults, for math nerds and math avoiders, for educators, students, and coloring enthusiasts. Through illustration, language that is visual, and words that are jargon-free, the book introduces group theory as the mathematical foundation for discussions of symmetry, covering symmetry groups that include the cyclic groups, frieze groups, and wallpaper groups. The illustrations are drawn by algorithms, following the symmetry rules for each given group. The coloring challenges can be completed and fully realized only on the page; solutions are provided. Online, in a complementary digital edition, the illustrations come to life with animated interactions that show the symmetries that generated them. Traditional math curricula focus on arithmetic and the manipulation of numbers, and may make some learners feel that math is not for them. By offering a more visual and tactile approach, this book shows how math can be for everyone. Combining the playful and the pedagogical, Beautiful Symmetry offers both relaxing entertainment for recreational colorers and a resource for math-curious readers, students, and educators.

Author |
: Mark C. Chu-Carroll |

Publisher |
: Pragmatic Bookshelf |

Total Pages |
: 261 |

Release |
: 2013-07-18 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9781680503609 |

ISBN-13 |
: 168050360X |

Rating |
: 4/5 (09 Downloads) |

**Synopsis Good Math by : Mark C. Chu-Carroll**

Mathematics is beautiful--and it can be fun and exciting as well as practical. Good Math is your guide to some of the most intriguing topics from two thousand years of mathematics: from Egyptian fractions to Turing machines; from the real meaning of numbers to proof trees, group symmetry, and mechanical computation. If you've ever wondered what lay beyond the proofs you struggled to complete in high school geometry, or what limits the capabilities of computer on your desk, this is the book for you. Why do Roman numerals persist? How do we know that some infinities are larger than others? And how can we know for certain a program will ever finish? In this fast-paced tour of modern and not-so-modern math, computer scientist Mark Chu-Carroll explores some of the greatest breakthroughs and disappointments of more than two thousand years of mathematical thought. There is joy and beauty in mathematics, and in more than two dozen essays drawn from his popular "Good Math" blog, you'll find concepts, proofs, and examples that are often surprising, counterintuitive, or just plain weird. Mark begins his journey with the basics of numbers, with an entertaining trip through the integers and the natural, rational, irrational, and transcendental numbers. The voyage continues with a look at some of the oddest numbers in mathematics, including zero, the golden ratio, imaginary numbers, Roman numerals, and Egyptian and continuing fractions. After a deep dive into modern logic, including an introduction to linear logic and the logic-savvy Prolog language, the trip concludes with a tour of modern set theory and the advances and paradoxes of modern mechanical computing. If your high school or college math courses left you grasping for the inner meaning behind the numbers, Mark's book will both entertain and enlighten you.

Author |
: E. Ozie |

Publisher |
: |

Total Pages |
: 300 |

Release |
: 2021-04-26 |

ISBN-10 |
: 1636769306 |

ISBN-13 |
: 9781636769301 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (06 Downloads) |

**Synopsis The Beautiful Math of Coral by : E. Ozie**

Coral, Fernando, and coral reefs have something in common-they are lost in the space in which they reside. Fresh to college and feeling like life has always been against her, Coral leaves her Nigerian parents hoping to escape the thing she hates most . . . art. As she stumbles deeper into the world of STEM, she meets Fernando who brings her into a whirlwind of unfamiliar experiences. Embracing a newfound place, they learn that STEM has always been with them through life's intangibles. Together, they wrestle with their pasts as Coral struggles to be seen and belong. Ultimately, Coral and Fernando discover they are just like the beautiful creatures in the sea-coral reefs. Written through the experiences of an author with insight into science, mathematics, engineering, and art, E. Ozie's The Beautiful Math of Coral is a luminous coming-of-age novel moving through the love, heartbreak, and humorous banter of finding one's place in the world.

Author |
: Francis Su |

Publisher |
: Yale University Press |

Total Pages |
: 287 |

Release |
: 2020-01-07 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9780300237139 |

ISBN-13 |
: 0300237138 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (39 Downloads) |

**Synopsis Mathematics for Human Flourishing by : Francis Su**

"The ancient Greeks argued that the best life was filled with beauty, truth, justice, play and love. The mathematician Francis Su knows just where to find them."--Kevin Hartnett, Quanta Magazine" This is perhaps the most important mathematics book of our time. Francis Su shows mathematics is an experience of the mind and, most important, of the heart."--James Tanton, Global Math Project For mathematician Francis Su, a society without mathematical affection is like a city without concerts, parks, or museums. To miss out on mathematics is to live without experiencing some of humanity's most beautiful ideas. In this profound book, written for a wide audience but especially for those disenchanted by their past experiences, an award-winning mathematician and educator weaves parables, puzzles, and personal reflections to show how mathematics meets basic human desires--such as for play, beauty, freedom, justice, and love--and cultivates virtues essential for human flourishing. These desires and virtues, and the stories told here, reveal how mathematics is intimately tied to being human. Some lessons emerge from those who have struggled, including philosopher Simone Weil, whose own mathematical contributions were overshadowed by her brother's, and Christopher Jackson, who discovered mathematics as an inmate in a federal prison. Christopher's letters to the author appear throughout the book and show how this intellectual pursuit can--and must--be open to all.

Author |
: Sabine Hossenfelder |

Publisher |
: Basic Books |

Total Pages |
: 277 |

Release |
: 2018-06-12 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9780465094264 |

ISBN-13 |
: 0465094260 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (64 Downloads) |

**Synopsis Lost in Math by : Sabine Hossenfelder**

In this "provocative" book (New York Times), a contrarian physicist argues that her field's modern obsession with beauty has given us wonderful math but bad science. Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones. This is why, Sabine Hossenfelder argues, we have not seen a major breakthrough in the foundations of physics for more than four decades. The belief in beauty has become so dogmatic that it now conflicts with scientific objectivity: observation has been unable to confirm mindboggling theories, like supersymmetry or grand unification, invented by physicists based on aesthetic criteria. Worse, these "too good to not be true" theories are actually untestable and they have left the field in a cul-de-sac. To escape, physicists must rethink their methods. Only by embracing reality as it is can science discover the truth.

Author |
: Calvin C. Clawson |

Publisher |
: Springer |

Total Pages |
: 322 |

Release |
: 2013-11-09 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9781489960801 |

ISBN-13 |
: 1489960805 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (01 Downloads) |

**Synopsis Mathematical Mysteries by : Calvin C. Clawson**

A meditation on the beauty and meaning of numbers, exploring mathematical equations, describing some of the mathematical discoveries of the past millennia, and pondering philosophical questions about the relation of numbers to the universe.

Author |
: Edward Frenkel |

Publisher |
: Basic Books |

Total Pages |
: 314 |

Release |
: 2013-10-01 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9780465069958 |

ISBN-13 |
: 0465069959 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (58 Downloads) |

**Synopsis Love and Math by : Edward Frenkel**

An awesome, globe-spanning, and New York Times bestselling journey through the beauty and power of mathematics What if you had to take an art class in which you were only taught how to paint a fence? What if you were never shown the paintings of van Gogh and Picasso, weren't even told they existed? Alas, this is how math is taught, and so for most of us it becomes the intellectual equivalent of watching paint dry. In Love and Math, renowned mathematician Edward Frenkel reveals a side of math we've never seen, suffused with all the beauty and elegance of a work of art. In this heartfelt and passionate book, Frenkel shows that mathematics, far from occupying a specialist niche, goes to the heart of all matter, uniting us across cultures, time, and space. Love and Math tells two intertwined stories: of the wonders of mathematics and of one young man's journey learning and living it. Having braved a discriminatory educational system to become one of the twenty-first century's leading mathematicians, Frenkel now works on one of the biggest ideas to come out of math in the last 50 years: the Langlands Program. Considered by many to be a Grand Unified Theory of mathematics, the Langlands Program enables researchers to translate findings from one field to another so that they can solve problems, such as Fermat's last theorem, that had seemed intractable before. At its core, Love and Math is a story about accessing a new way of thinking, which can enrich our lives and empower us to better understand the world and our place in it. It is an invitation to discover the magic hidden universe of mathematics.

Author |
: Jenny Phillips |

Publisher |
: |

Total Pages |
: |

Release |
: 2019-03 |

ISBN-10 |
: 1949062317 |

ISBN-13 |
: 9781949062311 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (17 Downloads) |

**Synopsis The Good and the Beautiful Musical Multiplication by : Jenny Phillips**

Author |
: Martin H. Weissman |

Publisher |
: American Mathematical Soc. |

Total Pages |
: 341 |

Release |
: 2020-09-15 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9781470463717 |

ISBN-13 |
: 1470463717 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (17 Downloads) |

**Synopsis An Illustrated Theory of Numbers by : Martin H. Weissman**

News about this title: — Author Marty Weissman has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2020. (Learn more here.) — Selected as a 2018 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title — 2018 PROSE Awards Honorable Mention An Illustrated Theory of Numbers gives a comprehensive introduction to number theory, with complete proofs, worked examples, and exercises. Its exposition reflects the most recent scholarship in mathematics and its history. Almost 500 sharp illustrations accompany elegant proofs, from prime decomposition through quadratic reciprocity. Geometric and dynamical arguments provide new insights, and allow for a rigorous approach with less algebraic manipulation. The final chapters contain an extended treatment of binary quadratic forms, using Conway's topograph to solve quadratic Diophantine equations (e.g., Pell's equation) and to study reduction and the finiteness of class numbers. Data visualizations introduce the reader to open questions and cutting-edge results in analytic number theory such as the Riemann hypothesis, boundedness of prime gaps, and the class number 1 problem. Accompanying each chapter, historical notes curate primary sources and secondary scholarship to trace the development of number theory within and outside the Western tradition. Requiring only high school algebra and geometry, this text is recommended for a first course in elementary number theory. It is also suitable for mathematicians seeking a fresh perspective on an ancient subject.