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What Shape is a Snow Flake?: Magic Numbers in Nature

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The stripes of a zebra...the complexities of a spider's web...the waves of the ocean...and the shape of a snowflake. These and other natural patterns have been recognized by scientists for centuries. What do they have in common? They can all be accounted for mathematically.
In What Shape is a Snowflake? internationally acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart shows how life on e
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 6th 2001 by W. H. Freeman (first published April 28th 1998)
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Feb 13, 2013 Ioannis Savvas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Από το σχήμα της χιονονιφάδας στο σχήμα του σύμπαντος…

Ο συγγραφέας (Ian Stewart) απλοποιεί έννοιες των μαθηματικών που περιγράφουν τον κόσμο μας. Τα σχήματα στις ζέβρες, τα χρώματα των σαλιγκαριών, οι αριθμοί Fibonacci, οι συμμετρίες, οι σπείρες, ο χρόνος, τα fractals, η Θεωρία του Χάους, όλα «δένουν» μεταξύ τους κάτω από την επιβλητική δύναμη των μαθηματικών.

Υπάρχει ένα μοναδικό λάθος στη μετάφραση του βιβλίου (τουλάχιστον εγώ μόνο αυτό βρήκα). Μόνο ένας κτηνίατρος/βιολόγος μπορεί να το καταλάβ
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Peter
Maths for real people: Ian Stewart provides the key to unlocking the secrets of the mathematical world through the myriad wonderful and varied examples of the everday world.

Why indeed, is a snowflake the overall shape it is and why is every single one unique in the detail. Stewart does what many other science writers do in popularising his subject but it is in the detail that he is unique, and fascinating.

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Ian Stewart is an Emeritus Professor and Digital Media Fellow in the Mathematics Department at Warwick University, with special responsibility for public awareness of mathematics and science. He is best known for his popular science writing on mathematical themes.
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