BROKEN DICE, THE AND OTHER MATHEMATICAL TALES OF CHANCE

By: EKELAND, IVAR

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C1991, 1993 VERY GOOD HARDCOVER IN GOOD+ DUST JACKET UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO [EKELAND, IVAR] {LIGHTEST WEAR TO EDGES & DJ/EXTERIOR} AND OTHER MATHEMATICAL TALES OF CHANCE


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Ivar Ekeland extends his consideration of the catastrophe theory of the universe begun in his widely acclaimed "Mathematics and the Unexpected, " by drawing on rich literary sources, particularly the Norse saga of Saint Olaf, and such current topics as chaos theory, information theory, and particle physics.
"Ivar Ekeland gained a large and enthusiastic following with "Mathematics and the Unexpected, " a brilliant and charming exposition of fundamental new discoveries in the theory of dynamical systems. "The Broken Dice" continues the same theme, and in the same elegant, seemingly effortless style, but focuses more closely on the implications of those discoveries for the rest of human culture. What are chance and probability? How has our thinking about them been changed by the discovery of chaos? What are all of these concepts good for? . . . Ah, but, I mustn't give the game away, any more than I should if I were reviewing a detective novel. And this is just as gripping a tale. . . . Beg, borrow, or preferably buy a copy. . . . I guarantee you won't be disappointed." Ian Stewart, "Science""

Title: BROKEN DICE, THE AND OTHER MATHEMATICAL TALES OF CHANCE

Author Name: EKELAND, IVAR

Categories: Philosophy, Science, Ecology, Comp/Math/Tech,

Edition: 2

Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO:

ISBN Number: 0226199916

ISBN Number 13: 9780226199917

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 249330

Keywords: C1991, 1993 VERY GOOD HARDCOVER IN GOOD+ DUST,