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Book Description: The Perseus Books Group, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Trade Paper Edition. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. At the heart of relativity theory, quantum mechanics, string theory, and much of modern cosmology lies one concept: symmetry. In Why Beauty Is Truth, world-famous mathematician Ian Stewart narrates the history of the emergence of this remarkable area of study. Stewart introduces us to such characters as the Renaissance Italian genius, rogue, scholar, and gambler Girolamo Cardano, who stole the modern method of solving cubic equations and published it in the first important book on algebra, and the young revolutionary Evariste Galois, who refashioned the whole of mathematics and founded the field of group theory only to die in a pointless duel over a woman before his work was published. Stewart also explores the strange numerology of real mathematics, in which particular numbers have unique and unpredictable properties related to symmetry. He shows how Wilhelm Killing discovered Lie groups with 14, 52, 78, 133, and 248 dimensions-groups whose very existence is a profound puzzle. Finally, Stewart describes the world beyond superstrings: the octonionic symmetries that may explain the very existence of the universe. Bookseller Inventory # AA99780465082377 Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question |
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Why Beauty is Truth: The History of Symmetry (Paperback)
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Book Description: The Perseus Books Group, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Trade Paper Edition. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. At the heart of relativity theory, quantum mechanics, string theory, and much of modern cosmology lies one concept: symmetry. In Why Beauty Is Truth, world-famous mathematician Ian Stewart narrates the history of the emergence of this remarkable area of study. Stewart introduces us to such characters as the Renaissance Italian genius, rogue, scholar, and gambler Girolamo Cardano, who stole the modern method of solving cubic equations and published it in the first important book on algebra, and the young revolutionary Evariste Galois, who refashioned the whole of mathematics and founded the field of group theory only to die in a pointless duel over a woman before his work was published. Stewart also explores the strange numerology of real mathematics, in which particular numbers have unique and unpredictable properties related to symmetry. He shows how Wilhelm Killing discovered Lie groups with 14, 52, 78, 133, and 248 dimensions-groups whose very existence is a profound puzzle. Finally, Stewart describes the world beyond superstrings: the octonionic symmetries that may explain the very existence of the universe. Bookseller Inventory # AA99780465082377 Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question |
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Book Description: Basic Books, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: An eminent teacher and writer explores an idea both simple and complex, both multidisciplinary and unifying-the story of symmetry. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0465082378 Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question |
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Book Description: Basic Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0465082378 The renowned mathematician traces the history of the concept of symmetry, from the early Babylonians' efforts to solve quadratics to today's theoretical physics, citing the achievements of the mathematicians behind key discoveries. Bookseller Inventory # 4308340 Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question |
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