Why Beauty is Truth: A History of Symmetry [Audiobook] download free by Ian Stewart

Why Beauty is Truth: A History of Symmetry Audiobook download free by Ian Stewart
  • Listen audiobook: Why Beauty is Truth: A History of Symmetry
  • Author: Ian Stewart
  • Release date: 2008/6/27
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780465082377
  • Rating: 7.16 of 10
  • Votes: 453
  • Review by: Alicia Oleary
  • Review rating: 9.83 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/19
  • Duration: 3H53M14S in 256 kbps (60.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-22
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WavPack, AAC, WAV, MP3, MPEG4, ATRAC, FLAC, WMA (compression Z, RAR, CHM, ZIP, TAR.GZ, TGZ)
  • Total pages original book: 304
  • Includes a PDF summary of 30 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 21M49S (6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: At the heart of relativity theory, quantum mechanics, string theory, and much of modern cosmology lies one concept: symmetry. In Why Beauty Is Truth , world-famous mathematician Ian Stewart narrates the history of the emergence of this remarkable area of study. Stewart introduces us to such characters as the Renaissance Italian genius, rogue, scholar, and gambler Girolamo Cardano, who stole the modern method of solving cubic equations and published it in the first important book on algebra, and the young revolutionary Evariste Galois, who refashioned the whole of mathematics and founded the field of group theory only to die in a pointless duel over a woman before his work was published. Stewart also explores the strange numerology of real mathematics, in which particular numbers have unique and unpredictable properties related to symmetry. He shows how Wilhelm Killing discovered Lie groups' with 14, 52, 78, 133, and 248 dimensions-groups whose very existence is a profound puzzle. Finally, Stewart describes the world beyond superstrings: the octonionic' symmetries that may explain the very existence of the universe.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Popular Science, Physics Books, History Of Science, History Of Mathematics
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 15.88 USD
  • Dimensions: 134x202x26mm
  • Weight: 285.76g
  • Printed by: BASIC BOOKS
  • Published in: New York, United States

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