Monday, January 12, 2009

All in the 'mathematics'

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Archimedes to Hawking
Clifford A. Pickover
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Numbers rule the universe

As a techie, if you are fond of numbers, here is what you may love to read: Archimedes to Hawking: Laws of science and the great minds behind them by Clifford A. Pickover. Numbers do seem to rule the universe, the author observes. “Numerical patterns describe the arrangement of florets in a daisy, the reproduction of rabbits, the orbit of the planets, the harmonies of music, and the relationships among elements in a periodic table.”

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1 comment:

Trixie said...

Real smart man, that Doc Pickover. Every one of his books will do what the young people call "blow your mind."