The Math Book

Author: Clifford A. Pickover
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402757969
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This book covers 250 milestones in mathematical history, beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions.

New Critical Thinking

Author: Sean Wilson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498583601
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This book is the first clear and unproblematic account of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s method and its consequences for good thinking. It has radical implications for conceptual investigation, analysis, value judgment, political ideology, ethics, and even religion.

Handbook Of Research On Maximizing Cognitive Learning Through Knowledge Visualization

Author: Ursyn, Anna
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466681438
Size: 71.95 MB
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The representation of abstract data and ideas can be a difficult and tedious task to handle when learning new concepts; however, the advances of emerging technology have allowed for new methods of representing such conceptual data. The Handbook of Research on Maximizing Cognitive Learning through Knowledge Visualization focuses on the use of visualization technologies to assist in the process of better comprehending scientific concepts, data, and applications. Highlighting the utilization of visual power and the roles of sensory perceptions, computer graphics, animation, and digital storytelling, this book is an essential reference source for instructors, engineers, programmers, and software developers interested in the exchange of information through the visual depiction of data.

The Best Writing On Mathematics 2010

Author: Mircea Pitici
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691148410
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This anthology brings together the year's finest writing on mathematics from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in mathematics, The Best Writing on Mathematics makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else--and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics today. They delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday occurrences of math, and take readers behind the scenes of today's hottest mathematical debates. Here readers will discover why Freeman Dyson thinks some mathematicians are birds while others are frogs; why Keith Devlin believes there's more to mathematics than proof; what Nick Paumgarten has to say about the timing patterns of New York City's traffic lights (and why jaywalking is the most mathematically efficient way to cross Sixty-sixth Street); what Samuel Arbesman can tell us about the epidemiology of the undead in zombie flicks; and much, much more. In addition to presenting the year's most memorable writing on mathematics, this must-have anthology also includes a foreword by esteemed mathematician William Thurston and an informative introduction by Mircea Pitici. This book belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in where math has taken us--and where it's headed.

Nature S Longest Threads

Author: Janaki Balakrishnan
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814612480
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Organisms endowed with life show a sense of awareness, interacting with and learning from the universe in and around them. Each level of interaction involves transfer of information of various kinds, and at different levels. Each thread of information is interlinked with the other, and woven together, these constitute the universe — both the internal self and the external world — as we perceive it. They are, figuratively speaking, Nature's longest threads. This volume reports inter-disciplinary research and views on information and its transfer at different levels of organization by reputed scientists working on the frontier areas of science. It is a frontier where physics, mathematics and biology merge seamlessly, binding together specialized streams such as quantum mechanics, dynamical systems theory, and mathematics. The topics would interest a broad cross-section of researchers in life sciences, physics, cognition, neuroscience, mathematics and computer science, as well as interested amateurs, familiarizing them with frontier research on understanding information transfer in living systems. Contents:Mathematics In-forms Physics and Physics Per-forms Mathematics: Comments (N Kumar)An Incomplete Summing Up of Quantum Measurements (N D Hari Dass)Predictive Information for Quantum Bio-Systems (Arun Kumar Pati)Quantum Effects in Biological Systems (Sisir Roy)Instabilities in Sensory Processes (J Balakrishnan)Active Cellular Mechanics and Information Processing in the Living Cell (M Rao)On the Importance of Length Scales in Determining the Physics of Biological Systems (B Ashok)q-Deformations and the Dynamics of the Larch Bud-Moth Population Cycles (Sudharsana V Iyengar and J Balakrishnan)Newtonian Chimpanzees? A Molecular Dynamics Approach to Understanding Decision Making by Wild Chimpanzees (Matthew Westley, Surajit Sen and Anindya Sinha)Quantum Probability — A New Direction for Modeling in Cognitive Science (Sisir Roy)Knowledge, Its Hierarchy and Its Direction (Apoorva Patel)Some Remarks on Numbers and Their Cognition (P P Divakaran)Conceptual Revolution of the 20th Century Leading to One Grand Unified Concept — The Quantum Vacuum (B V Sreekantan)Classical Coherence, Life and Consciousness (Partha Ghose)Consciousness — A Verifiable Prediction (N Panchapakesan)Gödel, Tarski, Turing and the Conundrum of Free Will (Chetan S Mandayam Nayakar & R Srikanth)Mathematics and Cognition (Rajesh Kasturirangan) Readership: Researchers in life sciences, physics, cognition, neuroscience, mathematics and computer science, as well as general public interested in understanding information transfer in living systems. Key Features:This book shows how at each level, differing physics concepts and mathematical tools may be used to model and understand information transfer and its processingKeywords:Bifurcation;Biological Systems;Cognition;Coherence;Complex Systems;Consciousness;Dynamical Systems;Electrostatics;Information;Information Transfer;Length Scales;Life;Microtubules;Mathematics;Mathematical Modelling;Measurement;Neurons;Nonlinearities;Numbers;Olfaction;Polymers;Polyelectrolyte Solutions;Population Cycles;Primates;Probability;Q-Deformation;Quantum Effects;Quantum Mechanics;Sensory Processes;Viscosity


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