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The Mathematical Universe

From Pythagoras to Planck

Authors: Schiff, Joel

  • Requires only a basic knowledge of high school-level mathProvides colorful visuals of famous mathematical conceptsIncludes entertaining stories and historical tidbits about famous scientists and discoveries over time 

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-50649-0
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About this book

This is a book about the mathematical nature of our Universe. Armed with no more than basic high school mathematics, Dr. Joel L. Schiff takes you on a foray through some of the most intriguing aspects of the world around us. Along the way, you will visit the bizarre world of subatomic particles, honey bees and ants, galaxies, black holes, infinity, and more. Included are such goodies as measuring the speed of light with your microwave oven, determining the size of the Earth with a stick in the ground and the age of the Solar System from meteorites, understanding how the Theory of Relativity makes your everyday GPS system possible, and so much more. These topics are easily accessible to anyone who has ever brushed up against the Pythagorean Theorem and the symbol π, with the lightest dusting of algebra. Through this book, science-curious readers will come to appreciate the patterns, seeming contradictions, and extraordinary mathematical beauty of our Universe.

About the authors

Joel Schiff  has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of California Los Angeles and spent his academic career at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is the author of seven other books, four of which are mathematical in nature. He and his wife discovered the asteroid 12926 Brianmason from their own observatory. Schiff was also the publisher of the international quarterly, Meteorite, for many years.

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: November 2, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-50649-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Mathematical Universe
Book Subtitle
From Pythagoras to Planck
Authors
Series Title
Popular Science
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50649-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50649-0
Series ISSN
2626-6113
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 280
Number of Illustrations
62 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
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