Mather´s Theological Compendium: Dennis Mather
Mather´S Theological Compendium: Dennis Mather
´´Monumental and comprehensive, The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics does a breathtaking job of conveying the richness, depth, and vitality of today´s applied mathematics. Better still, it does so in a remarkably clear and friendly voice. An instant classic.´´--Steven Strogatz, Cornell University and author of The Joy of x´´The perfect companion to the earlier Companion. This book will be a landmark for decades ahead.´´--Nick Trefethen, University of Oxford´´The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics is a tour de force, an incredible collection that should be on the shelf of every mathematician, of every scientist, and indeed of anyone fascinated with mathematics. It has something for everyone from beginner to advanced researcher, and is written in a style that will encourage reading outside one´s area. It is comprehensive, authoritative, and beautifully written and organized, and I know of nothing comparable.´´--Simon A. Levin, Princeton University and editor of The Princeton Guide to Ecology´´This remarkable volume takes on an impossible mission and completes it with style, precision, and scholarship. Collected here are definitive accounts of the major topics in modern applied mathematics by world leaders on the subject. The breadth of topics is enormous. Higham and his collaborators have compiled a special source that will be invaluable to researchers, students, and specialists alike.´´--J. Tinsley Oden, University of Texas at Austin´´A lot of modern science is applied math. Thus, The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics is a remarkable compendium of insight from across the sciences. Whether you want new insights into your own field or just want to learn something interesting about the world, this book is an ideal place to start.´´--John H. Miller, Carnegie Mellon University and the Santa Fe Institute´´The editors are distinguished scientists and, perhaps of even more significance for a reference book like this, excellent expositors of mathematics across a range of levels.´´--Jan Hesthaven, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne´´A welcome contribution to the field.´´--Andrea L. Bertozzi, University of California, Los Angeles´´There is nothing like The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics, which will be extremely useful to both researchers and the mathematically inclined public. We have needed a book like this.´´--Steven Strogatz, author of The Calculus of Friendship: What a Teacher and a Student Learned about Life while Corresponding about Math
The international best seller.A brief history of the mathematical ideas that have forever changed the world and the everyday people and pioneers behind them. Full of anthropological insights, amazing anecdotes and theory, It All Adds Up charts the story of our best invention yet.From our ability to calculate the passing of time to the algorithms that control our computers and much else in our lives, numbers are everywhere. They are so indispensable that we forget just how fundamental they are to our way of life.In this international best seller, Mickaël Launay mixes history and anecdotes from around the world to reveal how mathematics became pivotal to the story of humankind. It is a journey into numbers, with Launay as a guide. In museums, monuments or train stations, he uses the objects around us to explain what art can reveal about geometry, how Babylonian scholars developed one of the first complex mathematical languages and how ‘Arabic’ numbers were adopted from India. It All Adds Up also tells the story of how mapping the trajectory of an eclipse has helped to trace back one of the oldest battles in history, down to its day, how the course of the modern-day Greenwich Meridian was established and the fact that negative numbers were accepted just last century.This audiobook is a vital compendium of the great men and women of mathematics from Aristotle to Ada Lovelace, which demonstrates how this discipline shaped the written word and world. With clarity, passion and wisdom, the author unveils the unexpected and at times serendipitous ways in which big mathematical ideas were created; supporting the belief that - just like music or literature - maths should be accessible to everyone, Launay gives listeners a newfound fondness for the numbers that surround us and the rich stories they contain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Hembrough. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/004198/bk_hcuk_004198_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.