The Loom of God: Tapestries of Mathematics and Mysticism

Descriere: From the mysterious cult of Pythagoras to the awesome mechanics of Stonehenge to the "gargoyles" and fractals on today’s computers, mathematics has always been a powerful, even divine force in the world. In a lively, intelligent synthesis of math, mysticism, and science fiction, Clifford Pickover explains the eternal magic of numbers. Taking a uniquely humorous approach, he appoints readers "Chief Historian" of an intergalactic museum and sends them, along with a quirky cast of characters, hurtling through the ages to explore how individuals used numbers for such purposes as predicting the end of the world, finding love, and winning wars.

  • Autori: Clifford Pickover
  • Editura: Sterling
  • Anul aparitiei: 2009
  • ISBN: 9781402764004
  • Numar de pagini: 287
  • Categorie: Mathematics