The Mathematics of Oz: Mental Gymnastics from Beyond the Edge

The Mathematics of Oz: Mental Gymnastics from Beyond the Edge Clifford A. Pickover
  • Title: The Mathematics of Oz: Mental Gymnastics from Beyond the Edge
  • Author: Clifford A. Pickover
  • ISBN: 9780521700849
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Mathematics of Oz: Mental Gymnastics from Beyond the Edge Clifford A. Pickover The Mathematics of Oz Mental Gymnastics from Beyond the Edge Grab a pencil Relax Then take off on a mind boggling journey to the ultimate frontier of math mind and meaning as acclaimed author Clifford Pickover Dorothy and Dr Oz explore some of the oddest an
    Grab a pencil Relax Then take off on a mind boggling journey to the ultimate frontier of math, mind, and meaning as acclaimed author Clifford Pickover, Dorothy, and Dr Oz explore some of the oddest and quirkiest highways and byways of the numerically obsessed The thought provoking mysteries, puzzles, and problems range from zebra numbers and circular primes to Legion sGrab a pencil Relax Then take off on a mind boggling journey to the ultimate frontier of math, mind, and meaning as acclaimed author Clifford Pickover, Dorothy, and Dr Oz explore some of the oddest and quirkiest highways and byways of the numerically obsessed The thought provoking mysteries, puzzles, and problems range from zebra numbers and circular primes to Legion s number a number so big that it makes a trillion pale in comparison The strange mazes, bizarre consequences, and dizzying arrays of logic problems entertain readers at all levels of mathematical sophistication The tests devised by enigmatic Dr Oz to assess human intelligence will tease the brain of even the most avid puzzle fan They feature a host of mathematical topics geometry and mazes, sequences, series, sets, arrangements, probability and misdirection, number theory, arithmetic, and even several problems dealing with the physical world With numerous illustrations, this is an original, fun filled, and unusual introduction to numbers and their role in creativity, computers, games, practical research, and absurd adventures that teeter on the edge of logic and insanity Clifford A Pickover is the author of over twenty highly acclaimed books on such topics as computers and creativity, art, mathematics, black holes, human behavior and intelligence, time travel, alien life, and science fiction Among his books are Computers, Pattern, Chaos, and Beauty St Martin s Press, 1990 , Wonders of Numbers Oxford University Press, 2000 , Dreaming the Future Prometheus, 2001 , The Zen of Magic Squares, Circles, and Stars Princeton University Press, 2001 , The Stars of Heaven Oxford University Press, 2001 , The Paradox of God and the Science of Omniscience Palgrave, 2002 A Ph.D graduate of Yale University, he is a prolific inventor with dozens of patents, the associate editor for several journals, the author of colorful puzzle calendars, and puzzle contributor to adult and children s magazines Pickover s computer graphics have been featured on the cover of many popular magazines and on T.V shows.
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    About Clifford A. Pickover


    1. Clifford A Pickover is an American author, editor, and columnist in the fields of science, mathematics, and science fiction, and is employed at the IBM T J Watson Research Center in Yorktown, New York.He received his Ph.D in 1982 from Yale University s Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, where he conducted research on X ray scattering and protein structure Pickover graduated first in his class from Franklin and Marshall College, after completing the four year undergraduate program in three years 1 He joined IBM at the Thomas J Watson Research Center in 1982, as a member of the speech synthesis group and later worked on the design automation workstations 2 For much of his career, Pickover has published technical articles in the areas of scientific visualization, computer art, and recreational mathematics 1 Currently, he is still at the IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center.He is currently an associate editor for the scientific journal Computers and Graphics and is an editorial board member for Odyssey and Leonardo He is also the Brain Strain columnist for Odyssey magazine, and, for many years, he was the Brain Boggler columnist for Discover magazine.Pickover has received over 50 invention achievement awards, three research division awards, and four external honor awards.Pickover s primary interest is in finding new ways to expand creativity by melding art, science, mathematics, and other seemingly disparate areas of human endeavor 5 Pickover is an inventor with dozens of patents 1 , the author of puzzle calendars, and puzzle contributor to magazines geared to children and adults His Neoreality and Heaven Virus science fiction series explores the fabric of reality and religion 1 Pickover is author of hundreds of technical papers in diverse fields, ranging from the creative visualizations of fossil seashells 6 , genetic sequences 7 8 , cardiac 9 and speech sounds, and virtual caverns 10 and lava lamps 11 , to fractal and mathematically based studies 12 13 14 15 He also has published articles in the areas of skepticism e.g ESP and Nostradamus , psychology e.g temporal lobe epilepsy and genius , and technical speculation e.g What if scientists had found a computer in 1900 and An informal survey on the scientific and social impact of a soda can sized super super computer 16 Additional visualization work includes topics that involve breathing motions of proteins 17 , snow flake like patterns for speech sounds 18 , cartoon face representations of data 19 , and biomorphs 20.On November 4, 2006, he began Wikidumper, a popular blog featuring articles being considered for deletion by.


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    1. La mia recensione xmau notiziole archives 00

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    2. No podr a decir que lo he acabado porque implicar a que he resuelto todo lo cual de momento parece impensable , pero termin de leer la parte primera y principal Debo decir que me sorprendi sobremanera que despu s de todos los locos planteamientos de cada problema, el autor finalmente se decidiera por atar cabos de esa rar sima historia en el ep logo.Pasado eso, los primeros cap tulos los sent complicados pues en la parte de Para Mayor B squeda que en la mayor a de los casos vino a ser Respuestas [...]

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    3. If you re into mathematics, particularly advanced theory, this is the book for you A series of puzzles centered around The Wizard of Oz, where Dr Oz challenges Dorothy to solve them They re rated as a difficulty from 1 thru 4, but even those rated 2 get into some pretty advanced theory and formulas.

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    4. I didn t read the whole thing word for word I browsed some of the puzzles and they where not what I had expected Even the easy problems seemed pretty difficult Interesting idea, but a bit out of my interest league at this point Plus I have a lot of other things I want to spend time on currently.

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    5. This one is tough Not for the person with a casual interest in math

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