PROFESSOR STEWART''S INCREDIBLE NUMBERS
PROFESSOR STEWART''S INCREDIBLE NUMBERS

Anglais PROFESSOR STEWART''S INCREDIBLE NUMBERS (édition en anglais)

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Ian Stewart explores the astonishing properties of numbers from 1 to10 to zero and infinity, including one figure that, if you wrote it out, would span the universe. He looks at every kind of number you can think of -- real, imaginary, rational, irrational, positive and negative -- along with several you might have thought you couldn't think of. He explains the insights of the ancient mathematicians, shows how numbers have evolved through the ages, and reveals the way numerical theory enables everyday life. Under Professor Stewart's guidance you will discover the mathematics of codes, Sudoku, Rubik's cube, music, primes and pi. You may be surprised to find you live in eleven-dimensional space, that of the twenty-three people on a football pitch two are more likely than not to share the same birthday, and that forty-two is a very interesting number. Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers will delight everyone who loves numbers -- including those who currently think they don't.

  • EAN

    9781781254516

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    341 Pages

  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    12.8 cm

  • Poids

    329 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Poche

Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart (né en 1945), bien connu du grand public scientifique français par la chronique
qu'il a longtemps tenue dans Pour la science, est professeur de mathématiques émérite à
l'université de Warwick (Royaume-Uni), lauréat du Prix Faraday en 1995 et membre de la
Royal Society depuis 2001. Il est également l'auteur aux éditions Flammarion de Dieu joue-til
aux dés ? Les mathématiques du chaos (1992), de Mon cabinet de curiosités
mathématiques (2009) et de La Chasse aux trésors mathématiques (2010), mais aussi des
Divagations mathématiques de Ian Stewart (Dunod, 2011).

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