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# How Math Explains the World: A Guide to the Power of Numbers, from Car Repair to Modern Physics

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*How Math Explains the World*, mathematician Stein reveals how seemingly arcane mathematical investigations and discoveries have led to bigger, more world-shaking insights into the nature of our world. In the four main sections of the book, Stein tells the stories of the mathematical thinkers who discerned some of the most fundamental aspects of our universe. From their s...moreHardcover, 288 pages

Published
April 22nd 2008
by Smithsonian

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I thought it would be helpful for teaching Math next year but I have found better History of Math books. I did find a wealth of quotes I liked though and some thought provoking chapters. Of course Math doesn't explain ALL of life/the world. Like why my internet connection breaks down at the most inconvenient times or why some people dislike cats. Random things. Of course the people who want to win in Las Vegas should understand probability. And...more

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I really enjoyed this book. It started slooowly, but once I got into it, I had a lot of fun reading it. It also got my teenaged daughter interested in mathematical concepts (not just calculations)... very cool!

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