This captivating book explains some of the most fascinating ideas of mathematics to nonspecialists. It focuses on three main areas: non-Euclidean geometry, a basis for relativity theory; number theory, a major component of cryptography; and fractals, the key elements of computer-generated art. Numerous illustrations. 1993 edition.UNIQUE FAC TORIZA TI ON By repeated factoring, it is clear that any composite number can be written as a product of prime factors. For example, 168:2-84=2-2- 42:2-2-2-21=23-3-7. This procedure always ends with prime factors, because ifanbsp;...

Title | : | The Nature and Power of Mathematics |

Author | : | Donald M. Davis |

Publisher | : | Courier Corporation - 2013-03-19 |

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