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Coincidences, Chaos, And All That Math Jazz: Making Light Of Weighty Ideas, Burger, Edward B.; Starbird, Michael
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Author Name    Burger, Edward B.; Starbird, Michael

Title   Coincidences, Chaos, And All That Math Jazz: Making Light Of Weighty Ideas

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Good

Publisher    W W Norton & Co Inc

ISBN Number    0393059456 / 9780393059458

Seller ID   SKU20155354

0393059456 Good, top edge of pages may be dirty, hardcover binding with dust jacket. Light to moderate wear to corners and edges, clean text, may contain previous owner?s signature, remainder mark, sticker/residue, or other minor aesthetic flaws. Please inquire for additional details. Last Word Books & Press is an Infamous Independent Bookstore and Print Shop located in Olympia, Washington.

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By Starting in the familiar world and using a few simple steps of imagination, Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird sneak up on weighty mathematical ideas. The spirals on a pineapple quickly lead to the famous Fibonacci numbers and the alluring Golden Ratio and from there to aesthetic forms in nature, art, and music. The edge of a twisted strip of paper leads to an image of the shape of the universe. Playing with the notion of probability demonstrates that surprising coincidences such as the amazing parallels between the Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations are sure to happen. These and other foreign and familiar mysteries share two features--they appear inexplicable and they are all explained with great humor and clarity in this book. Perhaps the greatest surprise is that these travels require no math background. If you never thought you would read about mathematics, this book is for you.

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