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  • The Universe and the Teacup

  • The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty
  • By: K. C. Cole
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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The Universe and the Teacup

By: K. C. Cole
Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
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From the acclaimed Los Angeles Times science writer, a wise, witty, and elegant study of how math provides practical solutions to everyday problems.

Are the secrets of the universe written in words - or is it all about the digits? K. C. Cole follows up her paean to the power of physics, Sympathetic Vibrations, with this engaging and accessible guide to the might and majesty of mathematics. The Universe and the Teacup uses relatable examples and humorous prose to demonstrate math's ability to "translate the complexity of the world into manageable patterns".

Cole shows how mathematical concepts illuminate everything from human risk-taking behavior to astronomical investigation, game theory to logic problems - not to mention the very structure of the universe itself. Brimming with trivia stressing the importance of math throughout history, this is a book both math nerds and the "innumerate" everyday person can enjoy in equal measure.

©1997 K. C. Cole (P)2021 Tantor

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