The Art of Science

From Perspective Drawing to Quantum Randomness

Editors: Lupacchini, Rossella, Angelini, Annarita (Eds.)

  • Extends Leonardo's vision of painting as a science to "scientific representation"
  • Restores a visual dimension to the mathematical sciences
  • Highlights the shared characteristics of the space opened to painting by linear perspective and that opened to science by complex numbers
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In addition to linear perspective, complex numbers and probability were notable discoveries of the Renaissance. While the power of perspective, which transformed Renaissance art, was quickly recognized, the scientific establishment treated both complex numbers and probability with much suspicion. It was only in the twentieth century that quantum theory showed how probability might be molded from complex numbers and defined the notion of “complex probability amplitude”. From a theoretical point of view, however, the space opened to painting by linear perspective and that opened to science by complex numbers share significant characteristics. The Art of Science explores this shared field with the purpose of extending Leonardo’s vision of painting to issues of mathematics and encouraging the reader to see science as an art. The intention is to restore a visual dimension to mathematical sciences – an element dulled, if not obscured, by historians, philosophers, and scientists themselves.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • From Perspective Drawing to the Eighth Dimension

    Stillwell, John

    Pages 5-23

  • Seeing Reality in Perspective: The “Art of Optics” and the “Science of Painting”

    El-Bizri, Nader

    Pages 25-47

  • The Role of Perspective in the Transformation of European Culture

    Vesely, Dalibor

    Pages 49-70

  • Visual Differential Geometry and Beltrami’s Hyperbolic Plane

    Needham, Tristan

    Pages 71-99

  • All Done by Mirrors: Symmetries, Quaternions, Spinors, and Clifford Algebras

    Altmann, Simon

    Pages 101-130

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Art of Science
Book Subtitle
From Perspective Drawing to Quantum Randomness
Editors
  • Rossella Lupacchini
  • Annarita Angelini
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02111-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02111-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02110-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37907-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 210
Number of Illustrations and Tables
53 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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