Mathematics and the Unexpected

By: Ekeland, Ivar

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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"

Title: Mathematics and the Unexpected

Author Name: Ekeland, Ivar

Categories: General,

Edition: 2

Publisher: University of Chicago Press:

ISBN Number: 0226199908

ISBN Number 13: 9780226199900

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: ING9780226199900

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