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Companion to Contemporary Economic Thought (Routledge Companion Encyclopedias)
* 41 indepth essays cover current economic theory and applied economics in a single, comprehensive volume* Interfaces section considers economics as it relates to other disciplines* Extensive notes, bibliographies and suggestions for further reading; detailed index of Topics and People`A treasureh... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 1992 
Concepts of Modern Mathematics
by Ian StewartSome years ago, "new math" took the country's classrooms by storm. Based on the abstract, general style of mathematical exposition favored by research mathematicians, its goal was to teach students not just to manipulate numbers and formulas, but to grasp the underlying mathematical concepts. The re... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 1995 
Another Fine Math You've Got Me Into. . .
by Ian StewartPopulated by curious creatures whose stories unfold with jokes and puns, this mathematical wonderland of puzzles and games also imparts significant mathematical ideas. Ian Stewart, an active popularizer of mathematics, university professor, and former columnist for Scientific American's "Mathematica... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 1992 
Game, Set and Math: Enigmas and Conundrums
by Ian StewartTwelve essays take a playful approach to the subject, exploring how to play poker over the telephone without the possibility of cheating, how to distinguish plausible fallacies from unbelievable facts, and how to cope mathematically with contorted worms, drunken tennis players, and snakes that eat t... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 1989 
Developing Transactional Analysis Counselling (Developing Counselling series #7)
by Ian Stewart`This is an excellent book. Whilst specifically aimed at the "newer counsellor", this book contains much that will be of interest to experienced practitioners both within and outside of TA. . . this book is an excellent guide to implementing TA techniques and treatment planning particularly from a... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 1996 
Galois Theory
by Ian StewartGalois theory is a fascinating mixture of classical and modern mathematics, and in fact provided much of the seed from which abstract algebra has grown. It is a showpiece of mathematical unification and of "technology transfer" to a range of modern applications.Galois Theory, Second Edition is a rev... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 1990 
Letters to a Young Mathematician
by Ian StewartThe first scientific entry in the acclaimed Art of Mentoring series from Basic Books,Letters to a Young Mathematiciantells readers what Ian Stewart wishes he had known when he was a student and young faculty member. Subjects ranging from the philosophical to the practicalwhat mathematics is and w... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 2006 
Nature's Numbers: The Unreal Reality Of Mathematics
by Ian Stewart"It appears to us that the universe is structured in a deeply mathematical way. Falling bodies fall with predictable accelerations. Eclipses can be accurately forecast centuries in advance. Nuclear power plants generate electricity according to wellknown formulas. But those examples are the tip... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 1995 
Significant Figures: The Lives And Work Of Great Mathematicians
by Ian StewartA celebrated mathematician traces the history of math through the lives and work of twentyfive pioneering mathematiciansIn Significant Figures, acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart introduces the visionaries of mathematics throughout history. Delving into the lives of twentyfive great mathematician... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 2017 
Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures
by Ian StewartOpening another drawer in his Cabinet of Curiosities, renowned mathematics professor Ian Stewart presents a new medley of games, paradoxes, and riddles in Professor Stewart’s Hoard of Mathematical Treasures. With wit and aplomb, Stewart mingles casual puzzles with grander forays into ancient and mo... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 2010 
In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World
by Ian StewartFor general readers of science and technology titles, this engaging work on the meaning and impact of mathematical equations examines seventeen of the most important equations in history and explores not only the science behind the specific formulas, but also the wide influence of these germinal ide... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 2012 
Flatterland: Like Flatland. Only More So
by Ian StewartFirst there was Edwin A. Abbott's remarkable Flatland, published in 1884, and one of the alltime classics of popular mathematics. Now, from mathematician and accomplished science writer Ian Stewart, comes what Nature calls "a superb sequel. <P><P>" Through largerthanlife characters and an inspi... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 2001 
Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries
by Ian StewartIn Professor Stewart’s Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries, acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart presents an enticing collection of mathematical curios and conundrums. With a new puzzle on each page, this compendium of brainteasers will both teach and delight. Guided by stalwart detective Hemlock S... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 2014 
Calculating the Cosmos: How Mathematics Unveils the Universe
by Ian StewartA prizewinning popular science writer uses mathematical modeling to explain the cosmos.In Calculating the Cosmos, Ian Stewart presents an exhilarating guide to the cosmos, from our solar system to the entire universe. He describes the architecture of space and time, dark matter and dark energy, how... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 2016 
The Mathematics of Life: The New Mathematics Of The Living World
by Ian StewartBiologists have long dismissed mathematics as being unable to meaningfully contribute to our understanding of living beings. Within the past ten years, however, mathematicians have proven that they hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of our worldand ourselves. In The Mathematics of Life, Ian... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 2011 
Why Beauty is Truth: The History of Symmetry
by Ian StewartAt the heart of relativity theory, quantum mechanics, string theory, and much of modern cosmology lies one concept: symmetry. <P><P> In Why Beauty Is Truth, worldfamous mathematician Ian Stewart narrates the history of the emergence of this remarkable area of study. Stewart introduces us to such c... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 2007 
Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty
by Ian StewartA celebrated mathematician explores how math helps us make sense of the unpredictableWe would like to believe we can know things for certain. We want to be able to figure out who will win an election, if the stock market will crash, or if a suspect definitely committed a crime. But the odds are not ... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 2019 
Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers
by Ian StewartAt its heart, mathematics is about numbers, our fundamental tools for understanding the world. In Professor Stewart’s Incredible Numbers, Ian Stewart offers a delightful introduction to the numbers that surround us, from the common (Pi and 2) to the uncommon but no less consequential (1. 059463 and... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 2015 
Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities
by Ian StewartFrom one of the worldOCOs most beloved popular writers on mathematics, a fun and challenging collection of games, puzzles, stories, and more"... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 2008 
Visions of Infinity: The Great Mathematical Problems
by Ian StewartIt is one of the wonders of mathematics that, for every problem mathematicians solve, another awaits to perplex and galvanize them. Some of these problems are new, while others have puzzled and bewitched thinkers across the ages. <P><P>Such challenges offer a tantalizing glimpse of the field's unl... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 2013 
Taming the Infinite
by Ian StewartFrom ancient Babylon to the last great unsolved problems, Ian Stewart brings us his definitive history of mathematics. In his famous straightforward style, Professor Stewart explains each major developmentfrom the first number systems to chaos theoryand considers how each affected society and ch... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 2008 
Nature's Numbers (SCIENCE MASTERS)
by Ian StewartA mathematical sightseeing tour of the natural world from the author of THE MAGICAL MAZEWhy do many flowers have five or eight petals, but very few six or seven? Why do snowflakes have sixfold symmetry? Why do tigers have stripes but leopards have spots?Mathematics is to nature as Sherlock Holmes ... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 1997 
What's the Use?: How Mathematics Shapes Everyday Life
by Ian StewartSee the world in a completely new way as an esteemed mathematician shows how math powers the world—from technology to health care and beyond. Almost all of us have sat in a math class, wondering when we'd ever need to know how to find the roots of a polynomial or graph imaginary numbers. And in one ... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 2021 
Nature's Numbers (SCIENCE MASTERS)
by Ian StewartWhy do many flowers have five or eight petals, but very few six or seven? Why do snowflakes have sixfold symmetry? Why do tigers have stripes but leopards have spots?Mathematics is to nature as Sherlock Holmes is to evidence. Mathematics can look at a single snowflake and deduce the atomic geometr... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 1997 
Just One Vote: From Jim Walding's Nomination to Constitutional Defeat
by Ian StewartOn January 12, 1986, Jim Walding was nominated as the New Democratic Party candidate for the Manitoba constituency of St. Vital. Although Walding had been an MLA for fifteen years, he had fallen out of favour with key elements in his party, and won the nomination by only a single vote. Walding went ... More
Language: ENGCopyright: 2009