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Dewdney, A. K.

Beyond Reason: Eight Great Problems That Reveal the Limits of Science

Dewdney, A. K. - Beyond Reason: Eight Great Problems That Reveal the Limits of Science, ebook

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A mind-bending excursion to the limits of science and mathematics
Are some scientific problems insoluble? In Beyond Reason, internationally acclaimed math and science author A. K. Dewdney answers this question by examining eight insurmountable mathematical and scientific roadblocks that have stumped thinkers across the centuries, from ancient mathematical conundrums such as "squaring the circle," first attempted by the Pythagoreans, to G?del's vexing theorem, from perpetual motion to the upredictable behavior of chaotic systems such as the weather.
A. K. Dewdney, PhD (Ontario, Canada), was the author of Scientific American's "Computer Recreations" column for eight years. He has written several critically acclaimed popular math and science books, including A Mathematical Mystery Tour (0-471-40734-8); Yes, We Have No Neutrons (0-471-29586-8); and 200% of Nothing (0-471-14574-2).

Keywords: General Physics, General & Introductory Physics

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2003
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
240 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780471652427
Printed ISBN
9780471013983

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