Editorial Reviews. Review. “Devoid of complex proofs and dense mathematical language; “Joseph Mazur brilliantly explores the symbiotic relationship between the physical and the mathematical worlds A stylish and seductive book that. Buy Euclid In The Rainforest: Discovering Universal Truth in Logic and Math: Discovering the Universal Truth in Logic and Math by Joseph Mazur (ISBN. Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott Euclid in the Rainforest by Joseph Mazur A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole Euclid’s Window by Leonard Mlodinow.
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If you don’t like math, which I didn’t, then this is the book for you. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item?
I have several at home, some of which I have actually read! Now, I mean, ALL types of math. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 10 days. He couches his discussions within stories of world travels he made as a young man through places like the South American rainforests and the islands of Greek. Underpinning both math and science, it is the foundation of every major advancement in knowledge since the time of the ancient Greeks. How do we know that things really are what they seem?
But writing with the general reader or undergraduate student in mind, Mazur mathematics, Marlboro Coll. He lives with his wife in Vermont. View all 4 comments.
Rachael rated it it was amazing Mar 20, That logic rigorously defined proof, cleverly avoiding problems with infinity that were introduced when the Pythagoreans discovered that the diagonal of a square could not be measured and Zeno of Elea used infinity to argue that motion is logically impossible. Read more Read less. From inside the book. Plausible reasoning-which is based on the math of probability- lets us assess the general conclusions we derive from specific cases in scientific studies.
John rated it liked it May 16, Liked the parts about infinity and sets. What do we mean by proof and persuasion in the most symbolic Not Enabled Screen Reader: I actually finished this book a couple months ago and so its a bit of a struggle to recall exactly what the pros and cons are. Underpinning both math and science, it is the foundation of every major advancement in knowledge since the time of the ancient Greeks.
The Language of Science. Nina rated it liked it Sep 24, Tr Ung rated it it was rainrorest Oct 06, Joseph Mazur is Professor of Mathematics at Marlboro College where he has taught a wide range of classes in all areas of mathematics, its history and philosophy. Preview — Euclid in the Rainforest by Joseph Mazur. It is yet another “discover fun in mathematics” book, mixed with a poorly written travel account.
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Euclid in the Rainforest: Discovering Universal Truth in Logic and Math by Joseph Mazur
In lucid, ebullient language, Mazur, a professor of mathematics for over thirty years, makes the fundamentals of the three fundamental types of logic widely accessible for the first time. Paperbackpages.
I bought this tbe for my mathematics class. Underpinning both math and science, it is the foundation No trivia or quizzes yet. Open Preview See a Problem? Refresh and try again.
Randy rated it did not like it Apr 04, A little bit of both, probably. Trivia About Euclid in the Rai This original and charming book is accessible to anyone, and deserves major success.
Euclid in the Rainforest: Discovering Universal Truth in Logic and Math
By overhearing such conversations as these, the yb too is led to savor the beauties of mathematics. These areas of weakness then mzzur him forward to the next two sections where he picks apart infinity and lays the groundwork of probability, all while recounting more youthful travels. Ultimately, Mazur argues, logical reasoning is not purely robotic. Math bits are decent, but book adds little to other popular treatments.
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For those who have had geometry in high school, the first section of this book is amazing. Customers who bought this item also bought. Here’s how terms and conditions apply.