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John Horton Conway (1937–2020)

Autor(a) de The Book of Numbers

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Lots of interesting "shape" numbers, not just square and triangular.
 
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themulhern | 3 outras críticas | May 30, 2015 |
Indeholder "Preface", "Zeroth Part ... On Numbers", " Chapter 0: All Numbers Great and Small", " Chapter 1: The Class No is a Field", " Chapter 2: The Real and Ordinal Numbers", " Chapter 3: The Structure of the General Number", " Chapter 4: Algebra and Analysis of Numbers", " Chapter 5: Number Theory in the Land of Oz", " Chapter 6: The Curious Field On2", " Appendix to Part Zero", "First Part ... and Games", " Chapter 7: Playing Several Games at Once", " Chapter 8: Some Games are Already Numbers", " Chapter 9: On Games and Numbers", " Chapter 10: Simplifying Games", " Chapter 11: Impartial Games and the Game of Nim", " Chapter 12: How to Lose when you Must", " Chapter 13: Animated Functions, Welter's Game and Hackenbush Unrestrained", " Chapter 14: How to Play Several Games at Once in a Dozen Different Ways", " Chapter 15: Ups, Downs and Bynumbers", " Chapter 16: The Long and the Short and the Small", "Appendix", "Index".

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Conway, alias J. H. Conway alias John Horton Conway, er genial. Denne gamle bog fra 1976 er historien om hvordan man kan definere tal på en måde, så snart sagt alle mulige udvidelser springer frem af panden af sig selv. Surreal Numbers er et forsøg fra Donald Knuth på at lave en lille roman ud af disse tal.

Theorem 100: This is the last theorem in this book. (The proof is obvious).
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bnielsen | 2 outras críticas | Feb 14, 2014 |
Have you ever exploited symmetry in your own designs, proofs, or organizational solutions? Of course the answer is "yes": symmetry is one of the deepest principles of human mind. In the form of conservation laws, it literally provides the basis for much of modern physics. But don't worry, this book is not about physics! It is a heavily illustrated book about the math behind symmetry.

Conway has created a wonderful example of graphical clarity and geometric thinking about regular patterns and tilings. Don't be put off by his coinage of goofy terms; he successfully presents deep mathematics via purely visual proofs. Furthermore, he turns the old way of presenting symmetry on its head, starting with geometry and topology, and only later addressing group theory.

This book is highly recommended to anyone who is interested in how symmetry works. Some understanding of group theory would be helpful, but the graphics alone make perusing the book worthwhile.
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ztutz | Oct 15, 2009 |
A far-ranging tour through math stemming from the idea of number. Fairly advanced at times, but well-written and worth reading even if you don't understand everything at first. http://www.mathlesstraveled.com/?p=43
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