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Mathematics and the Unexpected, Ekeland, Ivar
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Author Name:    Ekeland, Ivar

Title:   Mathematics and the Unexpected

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Edition:   2

Publisher:    University Of Chicago Press 

ISBN Number:   0226199908 / 9780226199900

Seller ID:   ING9780226199900

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"Not the least unexpected thing about "Mathematics and the Unexpected" is that a real mathematician should write not just a literate work, but a literary one."--Ian Stewart, "New Scientist"
"In this brief, elegant treatise, assessable to anyone who likes to think, Ivar Ekelund explains some philosophical implications of recent mathematics. He examines randomness, the geometry involved in making predictions, and why general trends are easy to project (it will snow in January) but particulars are practically impossible (it will snow from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the 21st)."--"Village Voice"



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