When Einstein Walked with G del: Excursions to the Edge of Thought [Minkštas viršelis]

  • Formatas: Paperback / softback, 384 pages, aukštis x plotis: 210x137 mm
  • Išleidimo metai: 14-May-2019
  • Leidėjas: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN-10: 0374538425
  • ISBN-13: 9780374538422
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
  • Formatas: Paperback / softback, 384 pages, aukštis x plotis: 210x137 mm
  • Išleidimo metai: 14-May-2019
  • Leidėjas: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN-10: 0374538425
  • ISBN-13: 9780374538422
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
Preface ix
Part I The Moving Image of Eternity
1 When Einstein Walked with Godel
3(12)
2 Time--the Grand Illusion?
15(8)
Part II Numbers in the Brain, in Platonic Heaven, and in Society
3 Numbers Guy: The Neuroscience of Math
23(13)
4 The Riemann Zeta Conjecture and the Laughter of the Primes
36(15)
5 Sir Francis Galton, the Father of Statistics ... and Eugenics
51(18)
Part III Mathematics, Pure and Impure
6 A Mathematical Romance
69(10)
7 The Avatars of Higher Mathematics
79(11)
8 Benoit Mandelbrot and the Discovery of Fractals
90(15)
Part IV Higher Dimensions, Abstract Maps
9 Geometrical Creatures
105(13)
10 A Comedy of Colors
118(13)
Part V Infinity, Large and Small
11 Infinite Visions: Georg Cantor v. David Foster Wallace
131(7)
12 Worshipping Infinity: Why the Russians Do and the French Don't
138(11)
13 The Dangerous Idea of the Infinitesimal
149(20)
Part VI Heroism, Tragedy, and the Computer Age
14 The Ada Perplex: Was Byron's Daughter the First Coder?
169(12)
15 Alan Turing in Life, Logic, and Death
181(13)
16 Dr. Strangelove Makes a Thinking Machine
194(9)
17 Smarter, Happier, More Productive
203(16)
Part VII The Cosmos Reconsidered
18 The String Theory Wars: Is Beauty Truth?
219(11)
19 Einstein, "Spooky Action," and the Reality of Space
230(11)
20 How Will the Universe End?
241(14)
Part VIII Quick Studies: A Selection of Shorter Essays
255(44)
Little Big Man
Doom Soon
Death: Bad?
The Looking-Glass War
Astrology and the Demarcation Problem
Godel Takes On the U.S. Constitution
The Law of Least Action
Emmy Noether's Beautiful Theorem
Is Logic Coercive?
Newcomb's Problem and the Paradox of Choice
The Right Not to Exist
Can't Anyone Get Heisenberg Right?
Overconfidence and the Monty Hall Problem
The Cruel Law of Eponymy
The Mind of a Rock
Part IX God, Sainthood, Truth, and Bullshit
21 Dawkins and the Deity
299(7)
22 On Moral Sainthood
306(8)
23 Truth and Reference: A Philosophical Feud
314(19)
24 Say Anything
333(12)
Further Reading 345(6)
Acknowledgments 351(2)
Index 353