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The Resource Mathematics : powerful patterns into nature and society, Harry Henderson

Mathematics : powerful patterns into nature and society, Harry Henderson

Label
Mathematics : powerful patterns into nature and society
Title
Mathematics
Title remainder
powerful patterns into nature and society
Statement of responsibility
Harry Henderson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Henderson, Harry
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA21
LC item number
.H46 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Milestones in discovery and invention
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  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
Label
Mathematics : powerful patterns into nature and society, Harry Henderson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-162) 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
How nature counts: Leonardo of Pisa discovers fibonacci numbers: Those useful Arabic numerals -- Practical mathematics -- Other mathematicians: Arab mathematicians -- Reviving mathematics in Europe -- Number theory -- Problem with rabbits -- Fibonacci numbers in nature -- Golden ratio -- Inner harmony? -- Parallels: Mathematics and Greek philosophy -- Leonardo's legacy -- Tools for pattern-finders: Karl Pearson and statistics: Roving mind -- Grammer of science -- Other scientists: Francis Galton -- Statistical tools -- Issues: Evaluating experiments -- Eugenics and the Galton Laboratory -- Issues: Political use of science -- Later life -- Surmises and simulations: John von Neumann puts the computer in play: Young genius in a brilliant city -- Finding a career -- Contributions to physics and mathematics -- Economics and game theory -- Issues: Von Neumann and "The Bomb" -- Need for speed -- Designing the digital computer -- Self-reproducing automation -- Other scientists: Stanislaw Ulam -- Difficult fate -- Delicate equilibrium: John Nash and game theory: "Diffferent" child -- Wayward path to math -- Life at Princeton-- Game theory and the Nash equilibrium -- I was there: Infuriating but so brilliant -- Falling short -- Breakdown -- In the shadowlands -- Connections: Math and madness? -- Long climb back -- Nobel triumph -- Endless structure: Benoit Mandelbrot opens the fractal portal -- Learning in the shadow of war -- Different mathematical path -- Mysterious clumps -- Chaos and fractals -- Mandelbrot set -- Connections: Generating and applying fractals -- Finding applications -- Other scientists: Christopher Scholz -- Popularizing fractals -- I was there: Ego or necessity? -- Achievements -- On butterfly wings: Edward Lorenz and chaos theory: Clouds and calculations -- Forecasting and meteorology -- New approach to weather -- Berserk computer? -- Limits of forecasting -- Trends: Weather forecasting today -- Demonstrations of chaos -- Strange attractors -- Other scientists: Mitchell Feigenbaum -- Chaos: A new paradigm? -- Issues: Theories and fads -- Achieving recognition -- Games of emergence: John H. Conway, "Life, " and other pastimes: "I want to be a mathematician" -- Cambridge and "surreal numbers" -- Packed in 24 dimensions -- Puzzles and pastimes -- Game of life -- Other mathematicians: Martin Gardner -- Life without end? -- Other mathematicians: William Gosper -- Seriously weird? -- From cosmos to mind: Roger Penrose suggests hidden connections: Talented family -- Turning to mathematics -- Mathematical physics -- Black holes and hawking -- Other scientists: Stephen Hawking -- Twisted space and tricky tiles -- Physics of consciousness -- Connections: Unifying relativity and quantum mechanics -- Is the mind a quantum computer? -- Issues: Penrose and his critics -- Major achievements -- Artificial evolution: Christopher Langton creates virtual life: Dilettante gets a computer -- Discovering "Life" -- Genetic programming -- In Von Neumann's footsteps -- "Langton Loop" -- Field without a name -- Virtual ant colony -- Parallels: Artificial life and computer animation -- Information is life -- Los Alamos Conference -- Connections: Artificial intelligence and artificial life -- Artificial life and consciousness -- A new kind of science? Stephen Wolfram and the universal automaton: Teenage physicist -- Computers at caltech -- Studying cellular automata -- Mathematica -- Shortcut to complexity? -- Connections: Applying Wolfram's ideas -- Universal automation -- A new kind of science? -- Issues: Is Wolfram's work pseudoscience? -- Assessing Wolfram's science -- Chronology -- Glossary -- Further resources -- Index
Control code
ocm70823160
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 170 pages
Isbn
9780816057504
Lccn
2006024680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 919395
  • (Sirsi) o70823160
  • (OCoLC)70823160
Label
Mathematics : powerful patterns into nature and society, Harry Henderson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-162) 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
How nature counts: Leonardo of Pisa discovers fibonacci numbers: Those useful Arabic numerals -- Practical mathematics -- Other mathematicians: Arab mathematicians -- Reviving mathematics in Europe -- Number theory -- Problem with rabbits -- Fibonacci numbers in nature -- Golden ratio -- Inner harmony? -- Parallels: Mathematics and Greek philosophy -- Leonardo's legacy -- Tools for pattern-finders: Karl Pearson and statistics: Roving mind -- Grammer of science -- Other scientists: Francis Galton -- Statistical tools -- Issues: Evaluating experiments -- Eugenics and the Galton Laboratory -- Issues: Political use of science -- Later life -- Surmises and simulations: John von Neumann puts the computer in play: Young genius in a brilliant city -- Finding a career -- Contributions to physics and mathematics -- Economics and game theory -- Issues: Von Neumann and "The Bomb" -- Need for speed -- Designing the digital computer -- Self-reproducing automation -- Other scientists: Stanislaw Ulam -- Difficult fate -- Delicate equilibrium: John Nash and game theory: "Diffferent" child -- Wayward path to math -- Life at Princeton-- Game theory and the Nash equilibrium -- I was there: Infuriating but so brilliant -- Falling short -- Breakdown -- In the shadowlands -- Connections: Math and madness? -- Long climb back -- Nobel triumph -- Endless structure: Benoit Mandelbrot opens the fractal portal -- Learning in the shadow of war -- Different mathematical path -- Mysterious clumps -- Chaos and fractals -- Mandelbrot set -- Connections: Generating and applying fractals -- Finding applications -- Other scientists: Christopher Scholz -- Popularizing fractals -- I was there: Ego or necessity? -- Achievements -- On butterfly wings: Edward Lorenz and chaos theory: Clouds and calculations -- Forecasting and meteorology -- New approach to weather -- Berserk computer? -- Limits of forecasting -- Trends: Weather forecasting today -- Demonstrations of chaos -- Strange attractors -- Other scientists: Mitchell Feigenbaum -- Chaos: A new paradigm? -- Issues: Theories and fads -- Achieving recognition -- Games of emergence: John H. Conway, "Life, " and other pastimes: "I want to be a mathematician" -- Cambridge and "surreal numbers" -- Packed in 24 dimensions -- Puzzles and pastimes -- Game of life -- Other mathematicians: Martin Gardner -- Life without end? -- Other mathematicians: William Gosper -- Seriously weird? -- From cosmos to mind: Roger Penrose suggests hidden connections: Talented family -- Turning to mathematics -- Mathematical physics -- Black holes and hawking -- Other scientists: Stephen Hawking -- Twisted space and tricky tiles -- Physics of consciousness -- Connections: Unifying relativity and quantum mechanics -- Is the mind a quantum computer? -- Issues: Penrose and his critics -- Major achievements -- Artificial evolution: Christopher Langton creates virtual life: Dilettante gets a computer -- Discovering "Life" -- Genetic programming -- In Von Neumann's footsteps -- "Langton Loop" -- Field without a name -- Virtual ant colony -- Parallels: Artificial life and computer animation -- Information is life -- Los Alamos Conference -- Connections: Artificial intelligence and artificial life -- Artificial life and consciousness -- A new kind of science? Stephen Wolfram and the universal automaton: Teenage physicist -- Computers at caltech -- Studying cellular automata -- Mathematica -- Shortcut to complexity? -- Connections: Applying Wolfram's ideas -- Universal automation -- A new kind of science? -- Issues: Is Wolfram's work pseudoscience? -- Assessing Wolfram's science -- Chronology -- Glossary -- Further resources -- Index
Control code
ocm70823160
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 170 pages
Isbn
9780816057504
Lccn
2006024680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 919395
  • (Sirsi) o70823160
  • (OCoLC)70823160

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