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Nature's Numbers: The Unreal Reality of Mathematics
Nature's Numbers The Unreal Reality of Mathematics
Author: Ian Stewart
Why do many flowers have five or eight petals, but very few six or seven? Why do snowflakes have sixfold symmetry? Why do tigers have stripes but leopards have spots? Mathematics is to nature as Sherlock Holmes is to evidence. Mathematics can look at a single snowflake and deduce the atomic geometry of its crystals; it can start with a violin st...  more »
ISBN: 274008
Pages: 164
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