Coincidences, Chaos, And All That Math Jazz
Making Light of Weighty Ideas
ISBN10: 0393329313 ISBN13: 9780393329315 Contributors: Starbird, Michael Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Oct 1 2006 Pages: 276 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
An irreverent and accessible explanation of challenging puzzles within the world of mathematics considers such topics as the link between a pineapple's spirals and the famous Fibonacci numbers, the shape of the universe as reflected by a twisted strip of paper, and the parallels between the Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations. Reprint.