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The Resource The mathematician's brain, David Ruelle

The mathematician's brain, David Ruelle

Label
The mathematician's brain
Title
The mathematician's brain
Statement of responsibility
David Ruelle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Mathematician's Brain poses a provocative question about the world's most brilliant yet eccentric mathematical minds: were they brilliant because of their eccentricities or in spite of them? In this book, David Ruelle, the mathematical physicist who helped create chaos theory, gives us an insider's account of the celebrated mathematicians he has known-their quirks, oddities, personal tragedies, bad behavior, descents into madness, tragic ends, and the sublime, inexpressible beauty of their most breathtaking mathematical discoveries. Ruelle holds nothing back in his revealing and deeply personal reflections on mathematicians such as Alan Turing, Alexander Grothendieck, Rene Thom, Bernhard Riemann, and Felix Klein. Each chapter examines an important mathematical idea and the visionary minds behind it. Ruelle explores the philosophical issues raised by each, offering insights into the truly unique and creative ways mathematicians think and showing how the mathematical setting is most favorable for asking philosophical questions about meaning, beauty, and the nature of reality
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruelle, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematics
  • Wiskunde
  • Wiskundigen
  • Philosophie
  • Psychologie
  • Mathematiker
  • Denken
  • Genie
  • Mathematik
  • Mentalität
  • Psychische Störung
  • Mathematik
Label
The mathematician's brain, David Ruelle
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-156) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Computer and the Brain
  • Mathematical Texts
  • Honors
  • Infinity: The Smoke Screen of the Gods
  • Foundations
  • Structures and Concept Creation
  • Turing's Apple
  • Mathematical Invention: Psychology and Aesthetics
  • The Circle Theorem and an Infinite-Dimensional Labyrinth
  • Mistake!
  • Scientific Thinking
  • The Smile of Mona Lisa
  • Tinkering and the Construction of Mathematical Theories
  • The Strategy of Mathematical Invention
  • Mathematical Physics and Emergent Behavior
  • The Beauty of Mathematics
  • What Is Mathematics?
  • The Erlangen Program
  • Mathematics and Ideologies
  • The Unity of Mathematics
  • A Glimpse into Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic
  • A Trip to Nancy with Alexander Grothendieck
  • Structures
Control code
on1044748007
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691190303
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv397zs7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044748007
Label
The mathematician's brain, David Ruelle
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-156) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Computer and the Brain
  • Mathematical Texts
  • Honors
  • Infinity: The Smoke Screen of the Gods
  • Foundations
  • Structures and Concept Creation
  • Turing's Apple
  • Mathematical Invention: Psychology and Aesthetics
  • The Circle Theorem and an Infinite-Dimensional Labyrinth
  • Mistake!
  • Scientific Thinking
  • The Smile of Mona Lisa
  • Tinkering and the Construction of Mathematical Theories
  • The Strategy of Mathematical Invention
  • Mathematical Physics and Emergent Behavior
  • The Beauty of Mathematics
  • What Is Mathematics?
  • The Erlangen Program
  • Mathematics and Ideologies
  • The Unity of Mathematics
  • A Glimpse into Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic
  • A Trip to Nancy with Alexander Grothendieck
  • Structures
Control code
on1044748007
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691190303
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv397zs7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044748007

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