Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty

Author:   Professor Ian Stewart
Publisher:   Profile Books Ltd
Edition:   Main
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9781781259436


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   06 June 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Professor Ian Stewart
Publisher:   Profile Books Ltd
Imprint:   Profile Books Ltd
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Width: 16.20cm , Height: 2.90cm , Length: 24.00cm
Weight:   0.599kg
ISBN:  

9781781259436


ISBN 10:   1781259437
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   06 June 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Intriguing ... a challenging but rewarding trip through a quantum world of uncertainties. * Publishers' Weekly * Praise for Ian Stewart: Stewart is Britain's most brilliant and prolific populariser of maths -- Alex Bellos This is not pure maths. It is maths contaminated with wit, wisdom, and wonder ... He guides us on a mind-boggling journey from the ultra trivial to the profound. Thoroughly entertaining * New Scientist * Humbling and inspiring. Stewart shows with his typical clarity how the power of pure thought has shaped our world for over two millennia. -- Jim Al-Khalili, FRS This is a superb Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities that deserves a place with the classics of the genre. * Mathematics Today * 'With captivating stories and his signature clarity, Ian Stewart shows us how math makes the world - and the rest of the universe - go round. -- Steven Strogatz, Professor of Mathematics, Cornell University Stewart has served up the instructive equivalent of a Michelin-starred tasting menu, or perhaps a smorgasbord of appetisers. And of course, appetisers are designed to give you an appetite for more. -- Tim Radford * Guardian *


Praise for Ian Stewart: Stewart is Britain's most brilliant and prolific populariser of maths -- Alex Bellos This is not pure maths. It is maths contaminated with wit, wisdom, and wonder ... He guides us on a mind-boggling journey from the ultra trivial to the profound. Thoroughly entertaining * New Scientist * Humbling and inspiring. Stewart shows with his typical clarity how the power of pure thought has shaped our world for over two millennia. -- Jim Al-Khalili, FRS This is a superb Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities that deserves a place with the classics of the genre. * Mathematics Today * 'With captivating stories and his signature clarity, Ian Stewart shows us how math makes the world - and the rest of the universe - go round. -- Steven Strogatz, Professor of Mathematics, Cornell University Stewart has served up the instructive equivalent of a Michelin-starred tasting menu, or perhaps a smorgasbord of appetisers. And of course, appetisers are designed to give you an appetite for more. -- Tim Radford * Guardian *


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Ian Stewart is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Warwick and the author of the bestseller Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematics Curiosities. His recent books include Significant Figures, Incredible Numbers, Seventeen Equations that Changed the World, Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries and Calculating the Cosmos (all published by Profile). His app, Incredible Numbers, was published jointly by Profile and Touch Press in 2014. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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