9 edition of **How math explains the world** found in the catalog.

How math explains the world

Jim Stein

- 356 Want to read
- 3 Currently reading

Published
**2008**
by HarperCollins in New York
.

Written in English

- Mathematics -- Philosophy,
- Mathematics -- Psychological aspects,
- Mathematics -- Sociological aspects,
- Number concept,
- Mathematical ability

**Edition Notes**

Statement | James D. Stein. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QA8.4 .S72 2008 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | p. cm. |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL18586579M |

ISBN 10 | 9780061241765 |

LC Control Number | 2007041784 |

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In How Math Explains the World, mathematician Stein reveals how seemingly arcane mathematical investigations and discoveries have led to bigger, more world-shaking insights into the nature of our the four main sections of the book, Stein tells the stories of the mathematical thinkers who discerned some of the most fundamental aspects of our by: 2.

In How Math Explains the World, mathematician Stein reveals how seemingly arcane mathematical investigations and discoveries have led to bigger, more world-shaking insights into the nature of our the four main sections of the book, Stein tells the stories of the mathematical thinkers who discerned some of the most fundamental aspects of our universe.

In How Math Explains the World, mathematician Stein reveals how seemingly arcane mathematical investigations and discoveries have led to bigger, more world-shaking insights into the nature of our the four main sections of the book, Stein tells the stories of the mathematical thinkers who discerned some of the most fundamental aspects of our : Harpercollins E-Books.

Friendly, entertaining, and fun, How Math Explains the World is the first book by one of California’s most popular math teachers, a veteran of both “math for poets” and Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Studies.

And it’s perfect for any reader wanting to know how math makes both science and the world. Friendly, entertaining, and fun, How Math Explains the World is the first book by one of California's most popular math teachers, a veteran of both "math for poets" and Princeton's Institute for Advanced Studies.

And it's perfect for any reader wanting to know how math makes both science and the world. Friendly, entertaining, and fun, How Math Explains the World is the first book by one of California’s most popular math teachers, a veteran of both «math for poets» and Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Studies.

And it’s perfect for any reader wanting to know how math makes both science and the world. The body of knowledge and practice known as mathematics is derived from the contributions of thinkers throughout the ages and across the globe.

It gives us a way to understand patterns, to quantify relationships, and to predict the future. Math helps us understand the world — and we use the world to understand math. The world is interconnected.

If you have even the slightest curiosity about math and its role in this world, I implore you to read this amazing book. Every teacher, every student, and every citizen will be better for it.” —Jo Boaler, author of Mathematical Mindsets, professor of mathematics education, Stanford University, and co-founder of iews: Some people argue that math is just a tool invented by scientists to explain the natural world.

But Tegmark contends the mathematical structure found in the natural world shows that math. Mathematics (from Greek: μάθημα, máthēma, 'knowledge, study, learning') includes the study of such topics as quantity (number theory), structure (), space (), and change (mathematical analysis).

It has no generally accepted definition. Mathematicians seek and use patterns to formulate new conjectures; they resolve the truth or falsity of such by mathematical proof. Friendly, entertaining, and fun, How Math Explains the World is the first book by one of Californias most popular math teachers, a veteran of both math for poets and Princetons Institute for Advanced Studies.

And its perfect for any reader wanting to know how math makes both science and the world %(). How math can help us understand the world around us The author suggests we all acquire basic understanding of mathematical concepts that explain our universe By Mike Doherty December 5, W hen I was a college student, I saw a list of essential math books on a blog.

I promised to myself to read all those books in 10 years because there were 50 books on that list. I am still trying. How Math Explains the World: A Guide to the Power of Numbers, from Car Repair to Modern Physics James D.

Stein, Author Collins $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. So let's demystify the world of mathematics. A world without math is unimaginable.

It's a part of who we are. It's the analytical juice of our left brain and, in the words of physicist Richard Feynman, even a fool can use it.

Here's a quote from the late great scientist's book "The Pleasure of Finding Things Out". Drawing on his recently published book, How Math Explains the World, math professor James Stein reveals how seemingly arcane mathematical investigations and discoveries have led to bigger, more earth-shaking insights into the nature of our world.

These discoveries—and their impact on society—are traced throughout the presentation. In this excerpt from his new book, Our Mathematical Universe, M.I.T. professor Max Tegmark explores the possibility that math does not just describe the universe, but makes the universe. The history of mathematics is a history of humanity seeking to understand the universe.

Therefore, many consider the holy grail of mathematics to be the same as that of physics: a theory of everything, a unified theory that explains all physical reality.

Math generally plays a vital role in any theory of everything, but contemporary cosmologist Max Tegmark even goes so far as to theorize that.

A good math teacher can explain concepts, draw pictures to illustrate them, and use manipulatives or other concrete aids himself, regardless of which math book is used.

In other words, the student can then learn from the teacher and it won't matter so much how the book explains things. How Math Explains the World: A Guide to the Power of Numbers, from Car Repair to Modern Physics, James D.

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