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Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers

Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers


作者  /  Ian Stewart

出版社 / PROFILE BOOKS LTD

出版日期 / 2016/02/01

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$495

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當代最會說故事的數學家、英美最富盛名的科普作家伊恩.史都華(Ian Stewart)推出新作!

榮獲2015年路易士.湯瑪斯科學寫作獎(Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing About Science)

數學的核心是數字,也是了解世界的基礎工具。伊恩.史都華以輕鬆的方式,介紹日常生活中的數字,從常見的圓周率和數字2,到較不常見卻同等重要的2的12次方根1.059463和數字43、252、003、274、489、856、000。一路上,作者介紹質數、三次方程式、零的概念、魔術方塊的可能狀態,以及數字在人類歷史上扮演的角色。閱讀本書,你也會發現在足球場上的二十三個人,其中兩個人的生日落在同一天的可能性很高。

史都華在《Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers》中,展現他招牌的幽默與淵博學識,會讓所有喜愛數字者心情愉悅,而那些覺得自己不愛數字的人,也會愛上這本書。他將帶領讀者進入趣味盎然、驚奇處處,又能增廣見聞的數字之旅。


Ian Stewart explores the astonishing properties of numbers from 1 to10 to zero and infinity, including one figure that, if you wrote it out, would span the universe. He looks at every kind of number you can think of -- real, imaginary, rational, irrational, positive and negative -- along with several you might have thought you couldn't think of. He explains the insights of the ancient mathematicians, shows how numbers have evolved through the ages, and reveals the way numerical theory enables everyday life.

Under Professor Stewart's guidance you will discover the mathematics of codes, Sudoku, Rubik's cube, music, primes and pi. You may be surprised to find you live in eleven-dimensional space, that of the twenty-three people on a football pitch two are more likely than not to share the same birthday, and that forty-two is a very interesting number.

Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers will delight everyone who loves numbers -- including those who currently think they don't.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681311974006
ISBN 13 /9781781254516
ISBN 10 /1781254516
EAN /9781781254516

頁數352
尺寸19.8X12.9CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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