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Mathematics: The Science of Patterns: The Search for Order in Life, Mind and the Universe

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To most people, mathematics means working with numbers. But as Keith Devlin shows in Mathematics: The Science of Patterns, this definition has been out of date for nearly 2,500 years. Mathematicians now see their work as the study of patternsreal or imagined, visual or mental, arising from the natural world or from within the human mind. Using this basic definition as his central theme, Devlin explores the patterns of counting, measuring, reasoning, motion, shape, position, and prediction, revealing the powerful influence ...

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Mathematics: The Science of Patterns: The Search for Order in Life, Mind and the Universe
1996, W. H. Freeman, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780716760221

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Mathematics: The Science of Patterns: The Search for Order in Life, Mind and the Universe
1996, Holt McDougal, New York

ISBN-13: 9780805073447

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