An exploration of randomness and patterns of randomness which lie hidden behind the everyday experience of chance, beginning with the most familiar experiences of random behaviour including tossed coins, rolled dice, lotteries, moving to a mathematical tour of the chaotic universe.
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Advance Praise for The Jungles of Randomness "Ivars Peterson is the clearest expositor of mathematics today. His new book takes a lively book at one of the hottest areas of mathematical research." –Paul Hoffman former Editor–in–Chief, Discover magazine "Ivars Peterson is the heir–apparent to Martin Gardner as the philosopher–king of mathematics for the public. The Jungles of Randomness is the brightest jewel in his crown so far. Another terrific book." –Julian Simon, Economist "In The Jungles of Randomness, Ivars Peterson finds a fascinating collection of circumstances where chance intervenes in our lives and in the world around us. Every reader, regardless of background, is bound to find something new and interesting in this book." –Robert Osserman author of Poetry of the Universe "When readers accompany Ivars Peterson on his expedition into the jungles of uncertainty, the one certain thing is that they will enjoy the trip." –William Dunham author of Journey Through Genius A Selection of the Book–Of–The–Month Club Praise for The Mathematical Tourist "A top–notch survey ... far from being old and musty, mathematics is alive, vital and vibrant, full of unanswered questions that Peterson makes accessible to non–experts." –Los Angeles Times "He plumbs such delicious arcana as knot theory, cellular automata, and surgery on manifolds. One can learn a lot from this book." –The New York TimesAbout the Author:
IVARS PETERSON is one of today′s most popular math authors. He is the mathematics and physics editor of Science News, and the author of four previous books, including the bestselling The Mathematical Tourist, as well as Islands of Truth, Newton′s Clock, and Fatal Defect. He received the award for "exceptional skill in communicating mathematics to the general audience" in 1991 from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics.
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