Cheng is a mathematician, so she knows how to make an airtight argument. But even for her, logic sometimes falls prey to emotion, which is why she still fears flying and eats more cookies than she should. Cheng shows us how to use logic and alogic together to navigate a world awash in bigotry, mansplaining, and manipulative memes.
The Art of Logic in an Illogical World #ad - Insightful, useful, and funny, this essential book is for anyone who wants to think more clearly. If a mathematician can't be logical, cheng reveals the inner workings and limitations of logic, and explains why alogic--for example, what are we to do? In this book, emotion--is vital to how we think and communicate.
Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of MathematicsBasic Books #ad - Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics #ad - A mind-expanding and funny trip to the edge of mathematicsHow big is the universe? How many numbers are there? And is infinity + 1 is the same as 1 + infinity? Such questions occur to young children and our greatest minds. Beyond infinity shows how one little symbol holds the biggest idea of all. And they are all the same question: what is infinity? In Beyond Infinity, Eugenia Cheng takes us on a staggering journey from elemental math to its loftiest abstractions.
Along the way, how to make a chicken-sandwich sandwich, she considers how to use a chessboard to plan a worldwide dinner party, and how to create infinite cookies from a finite ball of dough.
How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of MathematicsBasic Books #ad - At the heart of it all is cheng's work on category theory, a cutting-edge "mathematics of mathematics, " that is about figuring out how math works. Combined with her infectious enthusiasm for cooking and true zest for life, Cheng's perspective on math is a funny journey through a vast territory no popular book on math has explored before.
. So, what is math? Let's look for the answer in the kitchen. One of the world's most creative mathematicians finds the meaning of mathematics in the kitchen in this "whimsical. Rigorous and insightful" new york times bookwhat is math? how exactly does it work? And what do three siblings trying to share a cake have to do with it? In How to Bake Pi, unexpectedly, powered, math professor Eugenia Cheng provides an accessible introduction to the logic and beauty of mathematics, by insights from the kitchen.
How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics #ad - We learn how the bechamel in a lasagna can be a lot like the number five, and why making a good custard proves that math is easy but life is hard.
Illustrations of the Logic of ScienceOpen Court #ad - It contains peirce’s two most influential papers: the fixation of belief” and How to Make Our Ideas Clear, the ground of induction, the relation between science and religion, ” as well as discussions on the theory of probability, and the logic of abduction. Charles peirce’s illustrations of the Logic of Science is an early work in the philosophy of science and the official birthplace of pragmatism.
After the turn of the century these efforts gained significant momentum when Peirce sought to establish his role in the development of pragmatism while distancing himself from the more popular versions that had become current. The present edition brings together the original series as it appeared in Popular Science Monthly and a selection of Peirce’s later revisions, many of which remained hidden in the mass of messy manuscripts that were left behind after his death in 1914.
Illustrations of the Logic of Science #ad - Unsatisfied with the result and driven by a constant, almost feverish urge to improve his work, Peirce spent considerable time and effort revising these papers.
Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our RealityBlack Dog & Leventhal #ad - In math with bad drawings, ben orlin reveals to us what math actually is; its myriad uses, its strange symbols, and the wild leaps of logic and faith that define the usually impenetrable work of the mathematician. Every discussion in the book is illustrated with Orlin's trademark "bad drawings, " which convey his message and insights with perfect pitch and clarity.
Orlin shows us how to think like a mathematician by teaching us a brand-new game of tic-tac-toe, how to understand an economic crises by rolling a pair of dice, and the mathematical headache that ensues when attempting to build a spherical Death Star. Truth and knowledge come in multiple forms: colorful drawings, encouraging jokes, and the stories and insights of an empathetic teacher who believes that math should belong to everyone.
Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality #ad - A hilarious reeducation in mathematics-full of joy, jokes, and stick figures-that sheds light on the countless practical and wonderful ways that math structures and shapes our world. With 24 chapters covering topics from the electoral college to human genetics to the reasons not to trust statistics, Math with Bad Drawings is a life-changing book for the math-estranged and math-enamored alike.
The Runaway Species: How human creativity remakes the worldCatapult #ad - The authors look at art and science together to examine how innovations—from Picasso’s initially offensive paintings to Steve Jobs’s startling iPhone—build on what already exists and rely on three brain operations: bending, breaking and blending. Shows how both disciplines foster creativity. The wall street journal“the Runaway Species approaches creativity scientifically but sensitively, feeling its roots without pulling them out.
The economist the runaway species is a deep dive into the creative mind, a celebration of the human spirit, and a vision of how we can improve our future by understanding and embracing our ability to innovate. But where does our creativity come from, businesses, and institutions?Eagleman and Brandt examine hundreds of examples of human creativity through dramatic storytelling and stunning images in this beautiful, schools, how does it work, and how can we harness it to improve our lives, full-color volume.
The Runaway Species: How human creativity remakes the world #ad - By drawing out what creative acts have in common and viewing them through the lens of cutting-edge neuroscience, they uncover the essential elements of this critical human ability, and encourage a more creative future for all of us. This manifesto. David eagleman and anthony brandt seek to answer the question: what lies at the heart of humanity’s ability—and drive—to create?Our ability to remake our world is unique among all living things.
LogicRoutledge #ad - Including student-friendly exercises, summaries and a glossary of terms, illustrations, Logic introduces and explains:* The Theory of Validity* The Language of Propositional Logic* Proof-Theory for Propositional Logic* Formal Semantics for Propositional Logic including the Truth-Tree Method* The Language of Quantificational Logic including the Theory of Descriptions.
Logic #ad - Logic is an ideal textbook for any logic student: perfect for revision, staying on top of coursework or for anyone wanting to learn about the subject. Bringing elementary logic out of the academic darkness into the light of day, Paul Tomassi makes logic fully accessible for anyone attempting to come to grips with the complexities of this challenging subject.
Related downloadable software for Macs and PCs is available for this title at www. Logic. Routledge. Com.
Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the UniverseHoughton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - To illuminate how calculus has helped bring into being our contemporary world. The washington postfrom preeminent math personality and author of The Joy of x, a brilliant and endlessly appealing explanation of calculus – how it works and why it makes our lives immeasurably better. Without calculus, we wouldn’t have cell phones, TV, GPS, or ultrasound.
We wouldn’t have unraveled dna or discovered Neptune or figured out how to put 5, 000 songs in your pocket. Though many of us were scared away from this essential, engrossing subject in high school and college, Steven Strogatz’s brilliantly creative, down‑to‑earth history shows that calculus is not about complexity; it’s about simplicity.
It harnesses an unreal number—infinity—to tackle real‑world problems, breaking them down into easier ones and then reassembling the answers into solutions that feel miraculous. Infinite powers recounts how calculus tantalized and thrilled its inventors, starting with its first glimmers in ancient Greece and bringing us right up to the discovery of gravitational waves a phenomenon predicted by calculus.
Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe #ad - New york times bestseller“marvelous. Strogatz reveals how this form of math rose to the challenges of each age: how to determine the area of a circle with only sand and a stick; how to explain why Mars goes “backwards” sometimes; how to make electricity with magnets; how to ensure your rocket doesn’t miss the moon; how to turn the tide in the fight against AIDS.
As strogatz proves, calculus is truly the language of the universe.
Hello World: Being Human in the Age of AlgorithmsW. W. Norton & Company #ad - A beautifully accessible guide. One of the best books yet written on data and algorithms. Times ukshortlisted for the 2018 royal society investment Science Book PrizeShortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford PrizeWhen it comes to artificial intelligence, we either hear of a paradise on earth or of our imminent extinction.
Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms #ad - Hello world is indispensable preparation for the moral quandaries of a world run by code, and with the unfailingly entertaining Hannah Fry as our guide, we’ll be discussing these issues long after the last page is turned. It’s time we stand face-to-digital-face with the true powers and limitations of the algorithms that already automate important decisions in healthcare, transportation, crime, and commerce.