Author: Midhat J. Gazalé
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 1999
The author "explains the properties of gnomons [self-repeating shapes], traces their long and colorful history in human thought, and explores the mathematical and geometrical marvels they make possible."--Jacket.
Author: William Joseph Jackson
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 2004
Accompanying DVD contains ... "Two hours of Supercomputed frame-by-frame fractal animation. Includes Mandelbrot Zooms, Julia Promenades, Cascade maps and the Lorenz Attractor. Forty six scenes with original music." -- [container of 1990 VHS release].
This unique book overturns our ideas about non-Euclidean geometry and the fine-structure constant, and attempts to solve long-standing mathematical problems. It describes a general theory of "recursive" hyperbolic functions based on the "Mathematics of Harmony," and the "golden," "silver," and other "metallic" proportions. Then, these theories are used to derive an original solution to Hilbert's Fourth Problem for hyperbolic and spherical geometries. On this journey, the book describes the "golden" qualitative theory of dynamical systems based on "metallic" proportions. Finally, it presents a solution to a Millennium Problem by developing the Fibonacci special theory of relativity as an original physical-mathematical solution for the fine-structure constant. It is intended for a wide audience who are interested in the history of mathematics, non-Euclidean geometry, Hilbert's mathematical problems, dynamical systems, and Millennium Problems. Contents:The Golden Ratio, Fibonacci Numbers, and the "Golden" Hyperbolic Fibonacci and Lucas FunctionsThe Mathematics of Harmony and General Theory of Recursive Hyperbolic FunctionsHyperbolic and Spherical Solutions of Hilbert's Fourth Problem: The Way to the Recursive Non-Euclidean GeometriesIntroduction to the "Golden" Qualitative Theory of Dynamical Systems Based on the Mathematics of HarmonyThe Basic Stages of the Mathematical Solution to the Fine-Structure Constant Problem as a Physical Millennium ProblemAppendix: From the "Golden" Geometry to the Multiverse Readership: Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics and theoretical physics, mathematicians and scientists of different specializations interested in history of mathematics and new mathematical ideas.
Author: Ursyn, Anna
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2012-04-30
"This book comprises a collection of authors' individual approaches to the relationship between nature, science, and art created with the use of computers, discussing issues related to the use of visual language in communication about biologically-inspired scientific data, visual literacy in science, and application of practitioner's approach"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Midhat J. Gazalé
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2000
Our guide introduces us to some of the most fascinating and ingenious characters in mathematical history, from Ahmes the Egyptian scribe (whose efforts helped preserve some of the mathematical secrets of the architects of the pyramids) through the modern era of Georg Cantor (the great nineteenth-century inventor of transfinite numbers).
This study examines the influence of perspective on architecture, highlighting how critical historical changes in the representation and perception of space continue to inform the way architects design. Since its earliest developments, perspective was conceived as an exemplary form of representation that served as an ideal model of how everyday existence could be measured and ultimately judged. Temple argues that underlying the symbolic and epistemological meanings of perspective there prevails a deeply embedded redemptive view of the world that is deemed perfectible. Temple explores this idea through a genealogical investigation of the cultural and philosophical contexts of perspective throughout history, highlighting how these developments influenced architectural thought. This broad historical enquiry is accompanied by a series of case-studies of modern or contemporary buildings, each demonstrating a particular affinity with the accompanying historical model of perspective.
Author: David Spaulding
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics
People often mean more than they say. Grammar on its own is typically insufficient for determining the full meaning of an utterance; the assumption that the discourse is coherent or 'makes sense' has an important role to play in determining meaning as well. Logics of Conversation presents a dynamic semantic framework called Segmented Discourse Representation Theory, or SDRT, where this interaction between discourse coherence and discourse interpretation is explored in a logically precise manner. Combining ideas from dynamic semantics, commonsense reasoning and speech act theory, SDRT uses its analysis of rhetorical relations to capture intuitively compelling implicatures. It provides a computable method for constructing these logical forms and is one of the most formally precise and linguistically grounded accounts of discourse interpretation currently available. The book will be of interest to researchers and students in linguistics and in philosophy of language.
Offers a look at phi, or "the golden ratio," discovered by Euclid more than two thousand years ago, examining the meaning of this remarkable mathematical proportion in terms of science, biology, philosophy, and other fields.
Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Publishers and publishing
Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents gets you past the slush piles and into the hands of the right people. This one-of-a-kind reference gives you the names, addresses, and phone numbers of hundreds of top editors and agents and includes essays by savvy "insiders" who reveal the secrets to winning them over. More comprehensive than ever before, this year's edition gives you everything you need to know to get published, from writing the knockout book proposal to turning initial rejection into ultimate success. Writer's Guide is your key to getting published. It gets you inside. It gets you noticed. Your talent will do the rest. About the Author Jeff Herman is the owner of the Jeff Herman Literary Agency, one of New York's leading agencies for writers. Among his clients are the bestselling authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He frequently speaks to writer's groups and conferences on the topic of getting published and can be reached at /www.jeffherman.com.