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Shape : the hidden geometry of absolutely everything
Shape : the hidden geometry of absolutely everything
Ellenberg, Jordan, 1971-2021
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A whip-smart, entertaining exploration of the geometry that underlies our world, from the bestselling author of How Not to Be Wrong How should a democracy choose its representatives? How does Covid-19 spread? How do computers teach themselves chess, and why is chess easier for them than analysing a sentence? What should your kids study in school if they really want to learn to think? All of these are questions about geometry. Seriously! Jordan Ellenberg reveals the mathematics behind some of the most important scientific, political and philosophical conundrums we face. The word 'geometry', from the Greek, means 'measuring the world'. If anything, geometry doesn't just measure the world, it explains it. Shape shows us how.
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Imprint:
[London] : Allen Lane, 2021.©2021
Collation:
463 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
97802415104529780241510452
Dewey class:
516
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryScience and Technology516 ELLOnloan - Due: 17 Dec 2021
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