# On Numbers And Games

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Author |
: John H. Conway |

Publisher |
: CRC Press |

Total Pages |
: 268 |

Release |
: 2000-12-11 |

ISBN-10 |
: 1568811276 |

ISBN-13 |
: 9781568811277 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (76 Downloads) |

**Synopsis On Numbers and Games by : John H. Conway**

ONAG, as the book is commonly known, is one of those rare publications that sprang to life in a moment of creative energy and has remained influential for over a quarter of a century. Originally written to define the relation between the theories of transfinite numbers and mathematical games, the resulting work is a mathematically sophisticated but eminently enjoyable guide to game theory. By defining numbers as the strengths of positions in certain games, the author arrives at a new class, the surreal numbers, that includes both real numbers and ordinal numbers. These surreal numbers are applied in the author's mathematical analysis of game strategies. The additions to the Second Edition present recent developments in the area of mathematical game theory, with a concentration on surreal numbers and the additive theory of partizan games.

Author |
: John H. Conway |

Publisher |
: CRC Press |

Total Pages |
: 253 |

Release |
: 2000-12-11 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9781439864159 |

ISBN-13 |
: 1439864152 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (59 Downloads) |

**Synopsis On Numbers and Games by : John H. Conway**

Originally written to define the relation between the theories of transfinite numbers and mathematical games, the resulting work is a mathematically sophisticated but eminently enjoyable guide to game theory. By defining numbers as the strengths of positions in certain games, the author arrives at a new class that includes both real numbers and ordinal numbers: surreal numbers. The second edition presents developments in mathematical game theory, focusing on surreal numbers and the additive theory of partizan games.

Author |
: John Horton Conway |

Publisher |
: |

Total Pages |
: 256 |

Release |
: 1976 |

ISBN-10 |
: UOM:39015050452161 |

ISBN-13 |
: |

Rating |
: 4/5 (61 Downloads) |

**Synopsis On Numbers and Games by : John Horton Conway**

Author |
: Elwyn R. Berlekamp |

Publisher |
: CRC Press |

Total Pages |
: 343 |

Release |
: 2018-05-08 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9780429945595 |

ISBN-13 |
: 0429945590 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (95 Downloads) |

**Synopsis Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays by : Elwyn R. Berlekamp**

This classic on games and how to play them intelligently is being re-issued in a new, four volume edition. This book has laid the foundation to a mathematical approach to playing games. The wise authors wield witty words, which wangle wonderfully winning ways. In Volume 1, the authors do the Spade Work, presenting theories and techniques to "dissect" games of varied structures and formats in order to develop winning strategies.

Author |
: Donald Ervin Knuth |

Publisher |
: Addison-Wesley Professional |

Total Pages |
: 130 |

Release |
: 1974 |

ISBN-10 |
: 0201038129 |

ISBN-13 |
: 9780201038125 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (29 Downloads) |

**Synopsis Surreal Numbers by : Donald Ervin Knuth**

Nearly 30 years ago, John Horton Conway introduced a new way to construct numbers. Donald E. Knuth, in appreciation of this revolutionary system, took a week off from work on The Art of Computer Programming to write an introduction to Conway's method. Never content with the ordinary, Knuth wrote this introduction as a work of fiction--a novelette. If not a steamy romance, the book nonetheless shows how a young couple turned on to pure mathematics and found total happiness. The book's primary aim, Knuth explains in a postscript, is not so much to teach Conway's theory as "to teach how one might go about developing such a theory." He continues: "Therefore, as the two characters in this book gradually explore and build up Conway's number system, I have recorded their false starts and frustrations as well as their good ideas. I wanted to give a reasonably faithful portrayal of the important principles, techniques, joys, passions, and philosophy of mathematics, so I wrote the story as I was actually doing the research myself."... It is an astonishing feat of legerdemain. An empty hat rests on a table made of a few axioms of standard set theory. Conway waves two simple rules in the air, then reaches into almost nothing and pulls out an infinitely rich tapestry of numbers that form a real and closed field. Every real number is surrounded by a host of new numbers that lie closer to it than any other "real" value does. The system is truly "surreal." quoted from Martin Gardner, Mathematical Magic Show, pp. 16--19 Surreal Numbers, now in its 13th printing, will appeal to anyone who might enjoy an engaging dialogue on abstract mathematical ideas, and who might wish to experience how new mathematics is created. 0201038129B04062001

Author |
: Paul Teller |

Publisher |
: Princeton University Press |

Total Pages |
: 190 |

Release |
: 2020-07-21 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9780691216294 |

ISBN-13 |
: 0691216290 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (94 Downloads) |

**Synopsis An Interpretive Introduction to Quantum Field Theory by : Paul Teller**

Quantum mechanics is a subject that has captured the imagination of a surprisingly broad range of thinkers, including many philosophers of science. Quantum field theory, however, is a subject that has been discussed mostly by physicists. This is the first book to present quantum field theory in a manner that makes it accessible to philosophers. Because it presents a lucid view of the theory and debates that surround the theory, An Interpretive Introduction to Quantum Field Theory will interest students of physics as well as students of philosophy. Paul Teller presents the basic ideas of quantum field theory in a way that is understandable to readers who are familiar with non-relativistic quantum mechanics. He provides information about the physics of the theory without calculational detail, and he enlightens readers on how to think about the theory physically. Along the way, he dismantles some popular myths and clarifies the novel ways in which quantum field theory is both a theory about fields and about particles. His goal is to raise questions about the philosophical implications of the theory and to offer some tentative interpretive views of his own. This provocative and thoughtful book challenges philosophers to extend their thinking beyond the realm of quantum mechanics and it challenges physicists to consider the philosophical issues that their explorations have encouraged.

Author |
: Daniel Tammet |

Publisher |
: Little, Brown Spark |

Total Pages |
: 240 |

Release |
: 2013-07-30 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9780316250801 |

ISBN-13 |
: 0316250805 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (01 Downloads) |

**Synopsis Thinking In Numbers by : Daniel Tammet**

The irresistibly engaging book that "enlarges one's wonder at Tammet's mind and his all-embracing vision of the world as grounded in numbers" (Oliver Sacks, MD). Thinking in Numbers is the book that Daniel Tammet, mathematical savant and bestselling author, was born to write. In Tammet's world, numbers are beautiful and mathematics illuminates our lives and minds. Using anecdotes, everyday examples, and ruminations on history, literature, and more, Tammet allows us to share his unique insights and delight in the way numbers, fractions, and equations underpin all our lives. Inspired variously by the complexity of snowflakes, Anne Boleyn's eleven fingers, and his many siblings, Tammet explores questions such as why time seems to speed up as we age, whether there is such a thing as an average person, and how we can make sense of those we love. His provocative and inspiring new book will change the way you think about math and fire your imagination to view the world with fresh eyes.

Author |
: Michael Blastland |

Publisher |
: Penguin |

Total Pages |
: 232 |

Release |
: 2009 |

ISBN-10 |
: 1592404235 |

ISBN-13 |
: 9781592404230 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (35 Downloads) |

**Synopsis The Numbers Game by : Michael Blastland**

Numbers saturate the news, politics, and life. The average person can use basic knowledge and common sense to put the never-ending onslaught of facts and figures in their proper place.

Author |
: Richard Evan Schwartz |

Publisher |
: American Mathematical Soc. |

Total Pages |
: 246 |

Release |
: 2015-03-19 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9781470422097 |

ISBN-13 |
: 1470422093 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (97 Downloads) |

**Synopsis You Can Count on Monsters by : Richard Evan Schwartz**

This book is a unique teaching tool that takes math lovers on a journey designed to motivate kids (and kids at heart) to learn the fun of factoring and prime numbers. This volume visually explores the concepts of factoring and the role of prime and composite numbers. The playful and colorful monsters are designed to give children (and even older audiences) an intuitive understanding of the building blocks of numbers and the basics of multiplication. The introduction and appendices can also help adult readers answer questions about factoring from their young audience. The artwork is crisp and creative and the colors are bright and engaging, making this volume a welcome deviation from standard math texts. Any person, regardless of age, can profit from reading this book. Readers will find themselves returning to its pages for a very long time, continually learning from and getting to know the monsters as their knowledge expands. You Can Count on Monsters is a magnificent addition for any math education program and is enthusiastically recommended to every teacher, parent and grandparent, student, child, or other individual interested in exploring the visually fascinating world of the numbers 1 through 100.

Author |
: Tim Glynne-Jones |

Publisher |
: Arcturus Publishing |

Total Pages |
: 310 |

Release |
: 2011-06-30 |

ISBN-10 |
: 9781848584402 |

ISBN-13 |
: 1848584407 |

Rating |
: 4/5 (02 Downloads) |

**Synopsis The Book of Numbers by : Tim Glynne-Jones**

From zero to infinity, The Book of Numbers is a handy-sized volume which opens up a new realm of knowledge. Where else in one place could you find out how the illegal numbers racket worked, what makes some people see numbers as colours, why the standard US rail gauge exactly matches the axle width of an ancient Roman chariot, and the numerological connection between Adolf Hitler and Osama Bin Laden?