Five more golden rules: knots, codes, chaos, and other great by John Casti

By John Casti

"Casti is without doubt one of the nice technological know-how writers." -San Francisco Examiner
"Casti's present is for you to enable the nonmathematical reader percentage in his realizing of the wonderful thing about an exceptional theory." -Christian technology Monitor
Following up the acclaimed 5 Golden principles, one other quintet of sparkling math discoveries
With 5 extra Golden principles, readers are taken care of to a different attention-grabbing set of theoretical gemstones from acclaimed renowned technology writer John Casti. Injecting all-new parts into his trademark recipe of real-world examples, old anecdotes, and easy causes, Casti once more brings math to exciting lifestyles. All who loved the original pleasures of the unique will love this follow-up survey highlighting the creme de l. a. creme of math within the final century.
Explores how knot thought informs the vintage story of Alexander the nice and the Gordian Knot
* Considers how the Shannon Coding concept applies to deciphering the human genome
John L. Casti, PhD (Santa Fe, NM), a resident member of the Santa Fe Institute, is a professor on the Technical collage of Vienna and the writer of Would-Be Worlds (Wiley) and Cambridge Quintet.

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