The Mathematician's Brain

A Personal Tour Through the Essentials of Mathematics and Some of the Great Minds Behind Them
Author: David Ruelle
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691190305
Category: Mathematics
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The Mathematician's Brain poses a provocative question about the world's most brilliant yet eccentric mathematical minds: were they brilliant because of their eccentricities or in spite of them? In this thought-provoking and entertaining book, David Ruelle, the well-known mathematical physicist who helped create chaos theory, gives us a rare insider's account of the celebrated mathematicians he has known-their quirks, oddities, personal tragedies, bad behavior, descents into madness, tragic ends, and the sublime, inexpressible beauty of their most breathtaking mathematical discoveries. Consider the case of British mathematician Alan Turing. Credited with cracking the German Enigma code during World War II and conceiving of the modern computer, he was convicted of "gross indecency" for a homosexual affair and died in 1954 after eating a cyanide-laced apple--his death was ruled a suicide, though rumors of assassination still linger. Ruelle holds nothing back in his revealing and deeply personal reflections on Turing and other fellow mathematicians, including Alexander Grothendieck, René Thom, Bernhard Riemann, and Felix Klein. But this book is more than a mathematical tell-all. Each chapter examines an important mathematical idea and the visionary minds behind it. Ruelle meaningfully explores the philosophical issues raised by each, offering insights into the truly unique and creative ways mathematicians think and showing how the mathematical setting is most favorable for asking philosophical questions about meaning, beauty, and the nature of reality. The Mathematician's Brain takes you inside the world--and heads--of mathematicians. It's a journey you won't soon forget.

Michael Atiyah Collected Works

Volume 7: 2002-2013
Author: Michael Atiyah
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191003476
Category: Mathematics
Page: 448
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Professor Atiyah is one of the greatest living mathematicians and is renowned in the mathematical world. He is a recipient of the Fields Medal, the mathematical equivalent of the Nobel Prize, and is still actively involved in the mathematics community. His huge number of published papers, focusing on the areas of algebraic geometry and topology, have here been collected into seven volumes, with the first five volumes divided thematically and the sixth and seventh arranged by date. This seventh volume in Michael Atiyah's Collected Works contains a selection of his publications between 2002 and 2013, including his work on skyrmions; K-theory and cohomology; geometric models of matter; curvature, cones and characteristic numbers; and reflections on the work of Riemann, Einstein and Bott.

The Oxford Handbook of Computational Economics and Finance


Author: Shu-Heng Chen,Mak Kaboudan,Ye-Rong Du
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199844380
Category: Business & Economics
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The Oxford Handbook of Computational Economics and Finance provides a survey of both the foundations of and recent advances in the frontiers of analysis and action. It is both historically and interdisciplinarily rich and also tightly connected to the rise of digital society. It begins with the conventional view of computational economics, including recent algorithmic development in computing rational expectations, volatility, and general equilibrium. It then moves from traditional computing in economics and finance to recent developments in natural computing, including applications of nature-inspired intelligence, genetic programming, swarm intelligence, and fuzzy logic. Also examined are recent developments of network and agent-based computing in economics. How these approaches are applied is examined in chapters on such subjects as trading robots and automated markets. The last part deals with the epistemology of simulation in its trinity form with the integration of simulation, computation, and dynamics. Distinctive is the focus on natural computationalism and the examination of the implications of intelligent machines for the future of computational economics and finance. Not merely individual robots, but whole integrated systems are extending their "immigration" to the world of Homo sapiens, or symbiogenesis.

Knowledge and Computing

A Course on Computer Epistemology
Author: Tibor V mos
Publisher: Central European University Press
ISBN: 9639776645
Category: Philosophy
Page: 218
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A unique book about the relations of computation to its mathematical basics and application models. The evolutionary interpretation of these developments creates a novel understanding of compulational design and control processes The analysis focuses on the pitfalls of transformations from the verbal-physical problem formulation to the final execution activities via mathematical modeling and programming. The book is enlightened with witty cartoons, and is based on a general under graduate level knowledge for anybody interested in the subject. An appropriate course material for introduction to philosphy of science, especially epistemology.

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Cumulation
Author: Dana Ferguson
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9781414419121
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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(K)ein Gespür für Zahlen

So bekommt man den Durchblick in Mathe
Author: Barbara Oakley
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 3864157811
Category: Mathematics
Page: 352
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Mathematik versteht man oder eben nicht. Der eine ist dafür natürlich begabt, dem anderen bleibt dieses Fach für immer ein Rätsel. Stimmt nicht, sagt nun Barbara Oakley und zeigt mit ihrem Buch, dass wirklich jeder ein Gespür für Zahlen hat. Mathematik braucht nämlich nicht nur analytisches Denken, sondern auch den kreativen Geist. Denn noch mehr als um Formeln geht es um die Freiheit, einen der vielen möglichen Lösungsansätze zu finden. Der Weg ist das Ziel. Und wie man zum richtigen Ergebnis kommt, ist eine Kunst, die man entwickeln, entdecken und in sich wecken kann. Die Autorin vermittelt eine Vielfalt an Techniken und Werkzeugen, die das Verständnis von Mathematik und Naturwissenschaft grundlegend verbessern. (K)ein Gespür für Zahlen nimmt Ihnen — vor allem wenn Sie sich in Schule, Uni oder Beruf mathematisch oder naturwissenschaftlich beweisen müssen — nicht nur die Grundangst, sondern stärkt Ihren Mut, Ihren mathematischen Fähigkeiten zu vertrauen. So macht Mathe Spaß!

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Eine kleine Geschichte der Unendlichkeit


Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 364404371X
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Philosophen und Mathematiker hat das Nachsinnen über das Wesen des Unendlichen buchstäblich den Verstand geraubt – und dennoch ist es ein Konzept, das immer wieder unser Leben bestimmt. In diesem mit Anekdoten und Geschichten gespickten Buch nimmt uns Brian Clegg mit auf eine Reise durch das Grenzland zwischen dem extrem Großen und dem Ultimativen, von Archimedes, der die Zahl der Sandkörner bestimmte, die das Universum füllen würden, bis zu den neuesten Theorien über die physikalische Realität des Unendlichen.

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Unser mathematisches Universum

Auf der Suche nach dem Wesen der Wirklichkeit
Author: Max Tegmark
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843710783
Category: Mathematics
Page: 520
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„Max Tegmark, Prophet der Parallelwelten, flirtet mit der Unendlichkeit.“ ULF VON RAUCHHAUPT, FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE SONNTAGSZEITUNG WORUM GEHT ES? Max Tegmark entwickelt eine neue Theorie des Kosmos: Das Universum selbst ist reine Mathematik. In diesem Buch geht es um die physikalische Realität des Kosmos, um den Urknall und die „Zeit davor“ und um die Evolution des Weltalls. Welche Rollen spielen wir dabei – die Wesen, die klug genug sind, das alles verstehen zu wollen? Tegmark findet, dieses Terrain sollte nicht länger den Philosophen überlassen bleiben. Denn die Physiker von heute haben die besseren Antworten auf die ewigen Fragen. WAS IST BESONDERS? „Eine hinreißende Expedition, die jenseits des konventionellen Denkens nach der wahren Bedeutung von Realität sucht.“ BBC „Tegmark behandelt die großen Fragen der Kosmologie und der Teilchenphysik weitaus verständlicher als Stephen Hawking.“ THE TIMES WER LIEST? • Jeder, der das Universum verstehen will • Die Leser von Richard Dawkins und Markus Gabriel