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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
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