God Created the Integers

The Mathematical Breakthroughs that Changed History

Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0762430044

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1358

View: 2468

Looks at landmark mathematical discoveries over the past 2,500 years by such mathematicians as Euclid, Isaac Newton, Pierre Simon de Laplace, Georg Cantor, Alan Turing, and others, offering profiles of twenty-one important mathematical masters, facsimiles of their key works, and commentary on their contributions to the history of mathematics. Original.

God Created The Integers

The Mathematical Breakthroughs that Changed History

Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0762432721

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 5309

Bestselling author and physicist Stephen Hawking explores the "masterpieces" of mathematics, 25 landmarks spanning 2,500 years and representing the work of 15 mathematicians, including Augustin Cauchy, Bernard Riemann, and Alan Turing. This extensive anthology allows readers to peer into the mind of genius by providing them with excerpts from the original mathematical proofs and results. It also helps them understand the progression of mathematical thought, and the very foundations of our present-day technologies. Each chapter begins with a biography of the featured mathematician, clearly explaining the significance of the result, followed by the full proof of the work, reproduced from the original publication.

God Created The Integers

The Mathematical Breakthroughs that Changed History

Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0762432721

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 4632

Bestselling author and physicist Stephen Hawking explores the "masterpieces" of mathematics, 25 landmarks spanning 2,500 years and representing the work of 15 mathematicians, including Augustin Cauchy, Bernard Riemann, and Alan Turing. This extensive anthology allows readers to peer into the mind of genius by providing them with excerpts from the original mathematical proofs and results. It also helps them understand the progression of mathematical thought, and the very foundations of our present-day technologies. Each chapter begins with a biography of the featured mathematician, clearly explaining the significance of the result, followed by the full proof of the work, reproduced from the original publication.

The Dreams That Stuff Is Made Of

The Most Astounding Papers of Quantum Physics--and How They Shook the Scientific World

Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 076244374X

Category: Science

Page: 1176

View: 2868

“God does not play dice with the universe.” So said Albert Einstein in response to the first discoveries that launched quantum physics, as they suggested a random universe that seemed to violate the laws of common sense. This 20th-century scientific revolution completely shattered Newtonian laws, inciting a crisis of thought that challenged scientists to think differently about matter and subatomic particles. The Dreams That Stuff Is Made Of compiles the essential works from the scientists who sparked the paradigm shift that changed the face of physics forever, pushing our understanding of the universe on to an entirely new level of comprehension. Gathered in this anthology is the scholarship that shocked and befuddled the scientific world, including works by Niels Bohr, Max Planck, Werner Heisenberg, Max Born, Erwin Schrodinger, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Richard Feynman, as well as an introduction by today's most celebrated scientist, Stephen Hawking.

God and the Mathematics of Infinity

What Irreducible Mathematics Says about Godhood

Author: H. Chris Ransford

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 3838270193

Category: Religion

Page: 152

View: 3292

Drawing on the science and mathematics of infinity, H. Chris Ransford analyzes the traditional concept of godhood and reaches surprising conclusions. He addresses humankind's abiding core debate on the meaning of spirituality and God. Using mathematics, he explores key questions within this debate: for instance, why does evil exist if there is a God? The book fastidiously does not take sides nor proffers opinions, it only follows allowable mathematics wherever it leads. By doing so, it makes a major contribution to an understanding of the nature of reality.

The Future of Spacetime

Author: Stephen W. Hawking,Kip S. Thorne,Igor D. Novikov,Timothy Ferris,Alan Lightman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393324464

Category: Science

Page: 220

View: 5354

Presents essays that explore the deepest mysteries of the universe, including black holes, gravity holes, and time travel, by physicists Stephen Hawking, Kip S. Thorne, Igor Novikov, Timothy Ferris, and Alan Lightman.

A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

The Essential Scientific Works of Albert Einstein

Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 076243922X

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 8538

With commentary by the greatest physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, this anthology has garnered impressive reviews. PW has called it “a gem of a collection” while New Scientist magazine notes the “thrill of reading Einstein's own words.” From the writings that revealed the famous Theory of Relativity, to other papers that shook the scientific world of the 20th century, A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion belongs in every science fan's library.

My Brief History

Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345539133

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 7084

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inward for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution. My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking’s improbable journey, from his postwar London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. Lavishly illustrated with rarely seen photographs, this concise, witty, and candid account introduces readers to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books: the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him Einstein; the jokester who once placed a bet with a colleague over the existence of a particular black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of physics and cosmology. Writing with characteristic humility and humor, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of ALS at age twenty-one. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onward through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his masterpiece A Brief History of Time—one of the iconic books of the twentieth century. Clear-eyed, intimate, and wise, My Brief History opens a window for the rest of us into Hawking’s personal cosmos.

Beyond Geometry

Classic Papers from Riemann to Einstein

Author: Peter Pesic

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486453502

Category: Mathematics

Page: 209

View: 2071

Eight essays trace seminal ideas about the foundations of geometry that led to the development of Einstein's general theory of relativity. This is the only English-language collection of these important papers, some of which are extremely hard to find. Contributors include Helmholtz, Klein, Clifford, Poincaré, and Cartan.

112 Mercer Street

Einstein, Russell, Gödel, Pauli, and the End of Innocence in Science

Author: Burton Feldman

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

ISBN: 9781559707046

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 243

View: 708

Portrays four of science's top minds as reflected during the historic 1944 meetings between Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Wolfgang Pauli, and Kurt Gödel at Einstein's Princeton home, offering insight into their remarkable personalities as friends, colleagues, and rivals.

War Diaries 1939 1945

Author: Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520239024

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 815

View: 1150

The first complete and unexpurgated publication of the diaries of Lord Alanbrooke, who during World War II was Chief of the Imperial General Staff of the British Empire and Churchill's most prominent advisor -- and rival.

A Mathematical Nature Walk

Author: John A. Adam

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140083290X

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 3348

How heavy is that cloud? Why can you see farther in rain than in fog? Why are the droplets on that spider web spaced apart so evenly? If you have ever asked questions like these while outdoors, and wondered how you might figure out the answers, this is a book for you. An entertaining and informative collection of fascinating puzzles from the natural world around us, A Mathematical Nature Walk will delight anyone who loves nature or math or both. John Adam presents ninety-six questions about many common natural phenomena--and a few uncommon ones--and then shows how to answer them using mostly basic mathematics. Can you weigh a pumpkin just by carefully looking at it? Why can you see farther in rain than in fog? What causes the variations in the colors of butterfly wings, bird feathers, and oil slicks? And why are large haystacks prone to spontaneous combustion? These are just a few of the questions you'll find inside. Many of the problems are illustrated with photos and drawings, and the book also has answers, a glossary of terms, and a list of some of the patterns found in nature. About a quarter of the questions can be answered with arithmetic, and many of the rest require only precalculus. But regardless of math background, readers will learn from the informal descriptions of the problems and gain a new appreciation of the beauty of nature and the mathematics that lies behind it.

On the Shoulders of Giants

The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy

Author: Stephen W. Hawking

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780141015712

Category: Astronomy

Page: 1264

View: 4728

Stephen Hawking explains how such great men of science as Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton and Einstein built on the discoveries of those who came before them, and how these works changed the course of science, ushering astronomy and physics out of the Middle Ages and into the modern world.

Journey through genius

the great theorems of mathematics

Author: William Dunham

Publisher: Egully.com

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 300

View: 1770

A rare combination of the historical, biographical, and mathematicalgenius, this book is a fascinating introduction to a neglected field of human creativity. Dunham places mathematical theorem, along with masterpieces of art, music, and literature and gives them the attention they deserve.

Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays

And Other Essays

Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307790452

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 5958

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THIRTEEN EXTRAORDINARY ESSAYS SHED NEW LIGHT ON THE MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE—AND ON ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT THINKERS OF OUR TIME. In his phenomenal bestseller A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking literally transformed the way we think about physics, the universe, reality itself. In these thirteen essays and one remarkable extended interview, the man widely regarded as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein returns to reveal an amazing array of possibilities for understanding our universe. Building on his earlier work, Hawking discusses imaginary time, how black holes can give birth to baby universes, and scientists’ efforts to find a complete unified theory that would predict everything in the universe. With his characteristic mastery of language, his sense of humor and commitment to plain speaking, Stephen Hawking invites us to know him better—and to share his passion for the voyage of intellect and imagination that has opened new ways to understanding the very nature of the cosmos. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Saraswati Mathematics -Vol-1

Author: O P Chugh, N P Bali

Publisher: Saraswati House Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9350412470

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

View: 8368

A Text book on maths

Black Holes: The Reith Lectures

Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473541980

Category: Science

Page: 80

View: 9186

“It is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that more true than in the case of black holes. Black holes are stranger than anything dreamed up by science fiction writers.” In 2016 Professor Stephen Hawking delivered the BBC Reith Lectures on a subject that fascinated him for decades – black holes. In these flagship lectures the legendary physicist argued that if we could only understand black holes and how they challenge the very nature of space and time, we could unlock the secrets of the universe.