Automata Studies

Annals of Mathematics Studies. Number 34


Author: William Ross Ashby

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691079165

Category: Computers

Page: 285

View: 8055

The description for this book, Automata Studies. (AM-34), Volume 34, will be forthcoming.

Weird Scientists – the Creators of Quantum Physics


Author: Jeffrey Strickland


ISBN: 1257976249

Category: History

Page: 570

View: 2260

Weird Scientists is a sequel to Men of Manhattan. As I wrote the latter about the nuclear physicists who brought in the era of nuclear power, quantum mechanics (or quantum physics) was unavoidable. Many of the contributors to the science of splitting the atom were also contributors to quantum mechanics. Atomic physics, particle physics, quantum physics, and even relativity are all interrelated. This book is about the men and women who established the science that shook the foundations of classical physics, removed determinism from measurement, and created alternative worlds of reality. The book introduces fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics, roughly in the order they were discovered, as a launching point for describing the scientist and the work that brought forth the concepts.

Logic Colloquium 2004


Author: Alessandro Andretta,Keith Kearnes,Domenico Zambella

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521884241

Category: Computers

Page: 220

View: 7180

A collection of surveys, tutorials, and research papers from the 2004 Logic Colloquium.

Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics


Author: Alfred S. Posamentier,Ingmar Lehmann

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616147482

Category: Mathematics

Page: 296

View: 4425

Two veteran math educators demonstrate how some "magnificent mistakes" had profound consequences for our understanding of mathematics' key concepts. In the nineteenth century, English mathematician William Shanks spent fifteen years calculating the value of pi, setting a record for the number of decimal places. Later, his calculation was reproduced using large wooden numerals to decorate the cupola of a hall in the Palais de la Découverte in Paris. However, in 1946, with the aid of a mechanical desk calculator that ran for seventy hours, it was discovered that there was a mistake in the 528th decimal place. Today, supercomputers have determined the value of pi to trillions of decimal places. This is just one of the amusing and intriguing stories about mistakes in mathematics in this layperson's guide to mathematical principles. In another example, the authors show that when we "prove" that every triangle is isosceles, we are violating a concept not even known to Euclid - that of "betweenness." And if we disregard the time-honored Pythagorean theorem, this is a misuse of the concept of infinity. Even using correct procedures can sometimes lead to absurd - but enlightening - results. Requiring no more than high-school-level math competency, this playful excursion through the nuances of math will give you a better grasp of this fundamental, all-important science. From the Hardcover edition.

The Pleasures of Counting


Author: T. W. Körner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316025454

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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What is the connection between the outbreak of cholera in Victorian Soho, the Battle of the Atlantic, African Eve and the design of anchors? One answer is that they are all examples chosen by Dr Tom Körner to show how a little mathematics can shed light on the world around us, and deepen our understanding of it. Dr Körner, an experienced author, describes a variety of topics which continue to interest professional mathematicians, like him. He does this using relatively simple terms and ideas, yet confronting difficulties (which are often the starting point for new discoveries) and avoiding condescension. If you have ever wondered what it is that mathematicians do, and how they go about it, then read on. If you are a mathematician wanting to explain to others how you spend your working days (and nights), then seek inspiration here.

Reports ... John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation


Author: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Publisher: N.A


Category: Endowments

Page: N.A

View: 1489

Includes: biographies of fellows appointed; reappointments; publications, musical compositions, academic appointments and index of fellows.

Selected papers


Author: Solomon Lefschetz

Publisher: Chelsea Publishing Company, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780828402347

Category: Mathematics

Page: 639

View: 4248

Thinking Machines and the Philosophy of Computer Science


Author: Jordi Vallverdú

Publisher: IGI Global Snippet

ISBN: 1616920157

Category: Computers

Page: 435

View: 6289

This discipline of philosophy and computer science offers an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas that range from philosophical and mathematical logic to epistemology, engineering, ethics or neuroscience. Thinking Machines and the Philosophy of Computer Science: Concepts and Principles presents a conversation between established experts and new researchers in the field of philosophy and computer science about human and non-human relationships with the environment. This resource contains five sections including topics on philosophical analysis, the posterior ethical debate, the nature of computer simulations, and the crossroads between robotics, AI, cognitive theories and philosophy.

Die Elemente Der Mathematik;


Author: Paul Stackel,Emile Borel

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270300338

Category: Mathematics

Page: 458

View: 5433

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