Beyond Reason

Beyond Reason

Eight Great Problems That Reveal The Limits Of Science

Book - 2004
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A mind-bending excursion to the limits of science andmathematics
Are some scientific problems insoluble? In Beyond Reason,internationally acclaimed math and science author A. K. Dewdneyanswers this question by examining eight insurmountablemathematical and scientific roadblocks that have stumped thinkersacross the centuries, from ancient mathematical conundrums such as"squaring the circle," first attempted by the Pythagoreans, toG'del's vexing theorem, from perpetual motion to the upredictablebehavior of chaotic systems such as the weather.
A. K. Dewdney, PhD (Ontario, Canada), was the author of ScientificAmerican's "Computer Recreations" column for eight years. He haswritten several critically acclaimed popular math and sciencebooks, including A Mathematical Mystery Tour (0-471-40734-8); Yes,We Have No Neutrons (0-471-29586-8); and 200% of Nothing(0-471-14574-2).
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, c2004.
ISBN: 9780471013983
0471013986
Characteristics: v, 224 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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