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  • Title: Wonders of Numbers: Adventures in Mathematics, Mind, and Meaning
  • Author: Clifford A. Pickover
  • ISBN: 9780195157994
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Paperback

  • Wonders of Numbers: Adventures in Mathematics, Mind, and Meaning By Clifford A. Pickover Who were the five strangest mathematicians in history What are the ten most interesting numbers Jam packed with thought provoking mathematical mysteries, puzzles, and games, Wonders of Numbers will enchant even the most left brained of readers Hosted by the quirky Dr Googol who resides on a remote island and occasionally collaborates with Clifford Pickover Wonders ofWho were the five strangest mathematicians in history What are the ten most interesting numbers Jam packed with thought provoking mathematical mysteries, puzzles, and games, Wonders of Numbers will enchant even the most left brained of readers Hosted by the quirky Dr Googol who resides on a remote island and occasionally collaborates with Clifford Pickover Wonders of Numbers focuses on creativity and the delight of discovery Here is a potpourri of common and unusual number theory problems of varying difficulty each presented in brief chapters that convey to readers the essence of the problem rather than its extraneous history Peppered throughout with illustrations that clarify the problems, Wonders of Numbers also includes fascinating math gossip How would we use numbers to communicate with aliens Check out Chapter 30 Did you know that there is a Numerical Obsessive Compulsive Disorder You ll find it in Chapter 45 From the beautiful formula of India s most famous mathematician to the Leviathan number so big it makes a trillion look small, Dr Googol s witty and straightforward approach to numbers will entice students, educators, and scientists alike to pick up a pencil and work a problem.
    Clifford A. Pickover
    Clifford A Pickover is an American author, editor, and columnist in the fields of science, mathematics, and science fiction, and is employed at the IBM T J Watson Research Center in Yorktown, New York.He received his Ph.D in 1982 from Yale University s Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, where he conducted research on X ray scattering and protein structure Pickover graduated first in his class from Franklin and Marshall College, after completing the four year undergraduate program in three years 1 He joined IBM at the Thomas J Watson Research Center in 1982, as a member of the speech synthesis group and later worked on the design automation workstations 2 For much of his career, Pickover has published technical articles in the areas of scientific visualization, computer art, and recreational mathematics 1 Currently, he is still at the IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center.He is currently an associate editor for the scientific journal Computers and Graphics and is an editorial board member for Odyssey and Leonardo He is also the Brain Strain columnist for Odyssey magazine, and, for many years, he was the Brain Boggler columnist for Discover magazine.Pickover has received over 50 invention achievement awards, three research division awards, and four external honor awards.Pickover s primary interest is in finding new ways to expand creativity by melding art, science, mathematics, and other seemingly disparate areas of human endeavor 5 Pickover is an inventor with dozens of patents 1 , the author of puzzle calendars, and puzzle contributor to magazines geared to children and adults His Neoreality and Heaven Virus science fiction series explores the fabric of reality and religion 1 Pickover is author of hundreds of technical papers in diverse fields, ranging from the creative visualizations of fossil seashells 6 , genetic sequences 7 8 , cardiac 9 and speech sounds, and virtual caverns 10 and lava lamps 11 , to fractal and mathematically based studies 12 13 14 15 He also has published articles in the areas of skepticism e.g ESP and Nostradamus , psychology e.g temporal lobe epilepsy and genius , and technical speculation e.g What if scientists had found a computer in 1900 and An informal survey on the scientific and social impact of a soda can sized super super computer 16 Additional visualization work includes topics that involve breathing motions of proteins 17 , snow flake like patterns for speech sounds 18 , cartoon face representations of data 19 , and biomorphs 20.On November 4, 2006, he began Wikidumper, a popular blog featuring articles being considered for deletion by.

    Wonders of Numbers: Adventures in Mathematics, Mind, and Meaning By Clifford A. Pickover

    Commentaires:

    Zevi
    This book is pretty good The only bad thing about Pickover is he reuses a lot of the same material from book to book But this one has some interesting number tid bits and puzzles If you like this one, check out the weird book 0.1361015212836455566789110512013615 by Jason Earls He was influenced by Pickover a lot.

    Piyali Mukherjee
    One of the funniest and most approachable books to really advanced math concepts My father made me read this book so that I would get over my fear of math tests, and I m lucky that this book was my first brush with number theory and many other math topics.

    Haleth
    Bella esposizione di quesiti ed enigmi matematici, abbordabile anche da chi ha visto per l ultima volta una formula matematica ai tempi della scuola leggi la sottoscritta , e persino da quelli a cui insegnanti pigri o con poco tempo a disposizione hanno instillato senza volere l odio per la matematica leggi sempre io.La mia si potrebbe quasi definire una fobia per la matematica, della quale ho cercato di dimenticare con cos tanto successo anche le poche cose che qualche professoressa era riuscit [...]

    Rebecca
    I skimmed this and I m keeping it on my to read shelf It s much bigger than I expected when I heard it mentioned in the group Math is Great and suggested as a curriculum tie in But the chapters are small and you could read it piecemeal if you wanted I really can t help but admire an author who dedicates a book to the Apocalyptic Magic Square Would be a great gift book for nerdy types.

    Suraj Kumar
    This book takes you on a ride that is full of fun and adventures with some amazing games to interesting facts in the field of mathematics and logical thinking.

    Dana
    This is part book part puzzle anthology I liked the hybrid of information and problem solving, I tried to solve a few but hey get really hard.

    Sergio Mira Jordán
    Una peque a maravilla que, en ocasiones, sobre todo si eres un completo profano en asuntos matem ticos, te puede hacer echar humo del cerebro Aun as , muy recomendable.

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