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The Resource Are numbers real? : the uncanny relationship of mathematics and the physical world, Brian Clegg

Are numbers real? : the uncanny relationship of mathematics and the physical world, Brian Clegg

Label
Are numbers real? : the uncanny relationship of mathematics and the physical world
Title
Are numbers real?
Title remainder
the uncanny relationship of mathematics and the physical world
Statement of responsibility
Brian Clegg
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Numbers began as simple representations of everyday things, but mathematics rapidly took on a life of its own, occupying a parallel virtual world. In Are Numbers Real?, Brian Clegg explores the way that math has become more and more detached from reality, and yet despite this is driving the development of modern physics
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clegg, Brian
Dewey number
510
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Numbers
Target audience
adult
Label
Are numbers real? : the uncanny relationship of mathematics and the physical world, Brian Clegg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Counting sheep -- Counting goats -- All is number -- Elegant perfection -- Counting sand -- The emergence of nothing -- He who is ignorant -- All in the imagination -- The amazing mechanical mathematical universe -- The mystery of "maybe" -- Maxwell's mathematical hammer -- Infinity and beyond -- Twentieth-century mathematical mysteries -- Symmetry games -- Cargo cult science?
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 288 pages
Isbn
9781250081049
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016027287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
*
Label
Are numbers real? : the uncanny relationship of mathematics and the physical world, Brian Clegg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Counting sheep -- Counting goats -- All is number -- Elegant perfection -- Counting sand -- The emergence of nothing -- He who is ignorant -- All in the imagination -- The amazing mechanical mathematical universe -- The mystery of "maybe" -- Maxwell's mathematical hammer -- Infinity and beyond -- Twentieth-century mathematical mysteries -- Symmetry games -- Cargo cult science?
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 288 pages
Isbn
9781250081049
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016027287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
*

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