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Five more golden rules

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"Casti is one of the great science writers." -San Francisco Examiner "Casti's gift is to be able to let the nonmathematical reader share in his understanding of the beauty of a good theory." -Christian Science Monitor Following up the acclaimed Five Golden Rules, another quintet of gleaming math discoveries With Five More Golden Rules, readers are treated to another fascinating set of theoretical gems from acclaimed popular science author John Casti. Injecting all-new ingredients into his trademark recipe of real-world examples, historical anecdotes, and straightforward explanations, Casti once again brings math to thrilling life. All who enjoyed the unique pleasures of the original will love this follow-up survey highlighting the creme de la creme of math in the last century. Explores how knot theory informs the classic tale of Alexander the Great and the Gordian Knot Considers how the Shannon Coding Theory applies to decoding the human genome John L. Casti, PhD (Santa Fe, NM), a resident member of the Santa Fe Institute, is a professor at the Technical University of Vienna and the author of Would-Be Worlds (Wiley) and Cambridge Quintet. Critical Praise for Five Golden Rules "Five Golden Rules is caviar for the inquiring reader. . Casti's gift is to be able to let the nonmathematical reader share in his understanding of the beauty of a good theory." -Christian Science Monitor "Casti is One of the great science writers of the 1990s. His new book ranges into exotic fields such as game theory (which played a role in the Cuban Missile Crisis) and topology (which explains how to turn a doughnut into a coffee cup, or vice versa). If you'd like to have fun while giving your brain a first-class workout, then check this book out." -San Francisco Examiner "I urge every reader of New Scientist to get this book." -New Scientist "This book has meat! It is solid fare, food for thought. . Casti's Five Golden Rules makes math less forbidding and much more interesting." -Hartford Courant "With this volume, Casti has done more than his share of the professional duty of mathematicians. It is one more brick to be used in the construction of a mathematics that is cherished by all people." -Journal of Recreational Mathematics "An excellent exposition of five of the most interesting mathematical theories of the twentieth century that are still undergoing significant study." -Library Journal

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Author(s):
John L. Casti
Condition:
Fine
ISBN-10:
0471322334
ISBN-13:
9780471322337
Publisher:
Wiley

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"Casti is one of the great science writers." -San Francisco Examiner "Casti's gift is to be able to let the nonmathematical reader share in his understanding of the beauty of a good theory." -Christian Science Monitor Following up the acclaimed Five Golden Rules, another quintet of gleaming math discoveries With Five More Golden Rules, readers are treated to another fascinating set of theoretical gems from acclaimed popular science author John Casti. Injecting all-new ingredients into his trademark recipe of real-world examples, historical anecdotes, and straightforward explanations, Casti once again brings math to thrilling life. All who enjoyed the unique pleasures of the original will love this follow-up survey highlighting the creme de la creme of math in the last century. Explores how knot theory informs the classic tale of Alexander the Great and the Gordian Knot Considers how the Shannon Coding Theory applies to decoding the human genome John L. Casti, PhD (Santa Fe, NM), a resident member of the Santa Fe Institute, is a professor at the Technical University of Vienna and the author of Would-Be Worlds (Wiley) and Cambridge Quintet. Critical Praise for Five Golden Rules "Five Golden Rules is caviar for the inquiring reader. . Casti's gift is to be able to let the nonmathematical reader share in his understanding of the beauty of a good theory." -Christian Science Monitor "Casti is One of the great science writers of the 1990s. His new book ranges into exotic fields such as game theory (which played a role in the Cuban Missile Crisis) and topology (which explains how to turn a doughnut into a coffee cup, or vice versa). If you'd like to have fun while giving your brain a first-class workout, then check this book out." -San Francisco Examiner "I urge every reader of New Scientist to get this book." -New Scientist "This book has meat! It is solid fare, food for thought. . Casti's Five Golden Rules makes math less forbidding and much more interesting." -Hartford Courant "With this volume, Casti has done more than his share of the professional duty of mathematicians. It is one more brick to be used in the construction of a mathematics that is cherished by all people." -Journal of Recreational Mathematics "An excellent exposition of five of the most interesting mathematical theories of the twentieth century that are still undergoing significant study." -Library Journal

Author(s):
John L. Casti
Condition:
Fine
ISBN-10:
0471322334
ISBN-13:
9780471322337
Publisher:
Wiley

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