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Coincidences, chaos, and all that math jazz : making light of weighty ideas, Edward B. Burger & Michael Starbird ; original art by Alan Witschonke Illustration

Label
Coincidences, chaos, and all that math jazz : making light of weighty ideas
Title
Coincidences, chaos, and all that math jazz
Title remainder
making light of weighty ideas
Statement of responsibility
Edward B. Burger & Michael Starbird ; original art by Alan Witschonke Illustration
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burger, Edward B.
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA99
LC item number
.B87 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Starbird, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Chaotic behavior in systems
Target audience
adult
Label
Coincidences, chaos, and all that math jazz : making light of weighty ideas, Edward B. Burger & Michael Starbird ; original art by Alan Witschonke Illustration
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0511/2005011106.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [269]) 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
  • 2
  • Chaos Reigns: Why We Can't Predict the Future
  • 20
  • 3
  • Digesting Life's Data: Statistical Surprises
  • 42
  • Part II
  • Embracing Figures: Sensing Secrecy, Magnificent Magnitudes, and Nature's Numbers
  • 63
  • 4
  • Opening Thoughts
  • Secrets Held, Secrets Revealed: Cryptography Decrypted
  • 65
  • 5
  • Sizing Up Numbers: How Many? How Big? How Quick?
  • 78
  • 6
  • A Synergy Between Nature and Number: A Search for Pattern
  • 100
  • Part III
  • Exploring Aesthetics: Sexy Rectangles, Fiery Fractals, and Contortions of Space
  • vii
  • 121
  • 7
  • From Precise Beauty to Pure Chaos: Picturing Aesthetics Through the Lens of Mathematics
  • 123
  • 8
  • Origami for the Origamically Challenged: From Paper Folding to Computers and Fiery Fractals
  • 146
  • 9
  • A Twisted Turn in an Amorphous Universe: An Exploration of an Elasticized World
  • 166
  • Part I
  • Part IV
  • Transcending Reality: The Fourth Dimension and Infinity
  • 199
  • 10
  • Universe Next Door: The Magic of the Fourth Dimension
  • 201
  • 11
  • Moving Beyond the Confines of Our Nutshell: A Journey Into Infinity
  • 231
  • 12
  • Understanding Uncertainty: Coincidences, Chaos, and Confusion
  • In Search of Something Still Larger: A Journey Beyond Infinity
  • 246
  • 1
  • 1
  • Unbridled Coincidences: Likelihood, Lady Luck, and Lady Love
  • 3
Control code
ocm60245869
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 276 pages
Isbn
9780393059458
Lccn
2005011106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
510 B911 ; P ; XX-N ; C-NI; C1005BT4.
Other control number
9780393059458
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o60245869
  • (Sirsi) o60245869
Label
Coincidences, chaos, and all that math jazz : making light of weighty ideas, Edward B. Burger & Michael Starbird ; original art by Alan Witschonke Illustration
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0511/2005011106.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [269]) 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
  • 2
  • Chaos Reigns: Why We Can't Predict the Future
  • 20
  • 3
  • Digesting Life's Data: Statistical Surprises
  • 42
  • Part II
  • Embracing Figures: Sensing Secrecy, Magnificent Magnitudes, and Nature's Numbers
  • 63
  • 4
  • Opening Thoughts
  • Secrets Held, Secrets Revealed: Cryptography Decrypted
  • 65
  • 5
  • Sizing Up Numbers: How Many? How Big? How Quick?
  • 78
  • 6
  • A Synergy Between Nature and Number: A Search for Pattern
  • 100
  • Part III
  • Exploring Aesthetics: Sexy Rectangles, Fiery Fractals, and Contortions of Space
  • vii
  • 121
  • 7
  • From Precise Beauty to Pure Chaos: Picturing Aesthetics Through the Lens of Mathematics
  • 123
  • 8
  • Origami for the Origamically Challenged: From Paper Folding to Computers and Fiery Fractals
  • 146
  • 9
  • A Twisted Turn in an Amorphous Universe: An Exploration of an Elasticized World
  • 166
  • Part I
  • Part IV
  • Transcending Reality: The Fourth Dimension and Infinity
  • 199
  • 10
  • Universe Next Door: The Magic of the Fourth Dimension
  • 201
  • 11
  • Moving Beyond the Confines of Our Nutshell: A Journey Into Infinity
  • 231
  • 12
  • Understanding Uncertainty: Coincidences, Chaos, and Confusion
  • In Search of Something Still Larger: A Journey Beyond Infinity
  • 246
  • 1
  • 1
  • Unbridled Coincidences: Likelihood, Lady Luck, and Lady Love
  • 3
Control code
ocm60245869
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 276 pages
Isbn
9780393059458
Lccn
2005011106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
510 B911 ; P ; XX-N ; C-NI; C1005BT4.
Other control number
9780393059458
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o60245869
  • (Sirsi) o60245869

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