The Mystery of the Aleph

Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity

Author: Amir D. Aczel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743422996

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Journeys into the work of Georg Cantor, a Russian-born German mathematician, who developed set theory and the concept of infinite numbers, but was condemned by his peers and spent many years in an asylum.

Analytical Psychology

Contemporary Perspectives in Jungian Analysis

Author: Joseph Cambray,Linda Carter

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781583919989

Category: Psychology

Page: 284

View: 5193

Analytical Psychology, written by a range of distinguished authors takes account of advances in other fields such as neuroscience, philosophy and cultural studies and examines their effects on Jungian analytic theory.

Handbook of Fourier Analysis & Its Applications

Author: Robert J. Marks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195335929

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 772

View: 3227

Fourier analysis has many scientific applications - in physics, number theory, combinatorics, signal processing, probability theory, statistics, option pricing, cryptography, acoustics, oceanography, optics and diffraction, geometry, and other areas. In signal processing and related fields, Fourier analysis is typically thought of as decomposing a signal into its component frequencies and their amplitudes. This practical, applications-based professional handbook comprehensively covers the theory and applications of Fourier Analysis, spanning topics from engineering mathematics, signal processing and related multidimensional transform theory, and quantum physics to elementary deterministic finance and even the foundations of western music theory. This handbook's audience will be composed of professionals in the engineering and applied mathematics communities, advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students and academics in electrical engineering, computer science, statistics, and applied mathematics. It is meant to replace several less comprehensive volumes on the subject - such as Processing of Multidimensional Signals by Alexandre Smirnov, Modern Sampling Theory by John J. Benedetto and Paulo J.S.G. Ferreira, Vector Space Projections by Henry Stark and Yongyi Yang, and Fourier Analysis and Imaging by Ronald N. Bracewell - which are often used as textbooks. So in addition to being primarily used as a professional handbook, it includes sampleproblems and their solutions at the end of each section and thus serves as a textbook for advanced undergraduate students and beginning graduate students in courses such as: Multidimensional Signals and Systems, Signal Analysis, Introduction to Shannon Sampling and Interpolation Theory, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes, and Signals and Linear Systems.

The Puzzle Instinct

The Meaning of Puzzles in Human Life

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 269

View: 9039

Publisher Fact Sheet Recalling Stephen Pinker's The Language Instinct, the author argues that humans are born with an "instinct for puzzles" that betrays a larger search for the meaning of life. This "instinct" has led to discoveries in mathematics and science, as well as revolutions in philosophical thought.

Georg Cantor

Author: Hans Joachim Ilgauds

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322822257

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 135

View: 1086


Der Kompass

eine Erfindung verändert die Welt

Author: Amir D. Aczel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783498000561


Page: 174

View: 5802


Eine kleine Geschichte der Unendlichkeit

Author: Brian Clegg

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364404371X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4337

Philosophen und Mathematiker hat das Nachsinnen über das Wesen des Unendlichen buchstäblich den Verstand geraubt – und dennoch ist es ein Konzept, das immer wieder unser Leben bestimmt. In diesem mit Anekdoten und Geschichten gespickten Buch nimmt uns Brian Clegg mit auf eine Reise durch das Grenzland zwischen dem extrem Großen und dem Ultimativen, von Archimedes, der die Zahl der Sandkörner bestimmte, die das Universum füllen würden, bis zu den neuesten Theorien über die physikalische Realität des Unendlichen.

The Mystery to a Solution

Poe, Borges, and the Analytic Detective Story

Author: John T. Irwin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 482

View: 8077

In The Mystery to a Solution, John Irwin brilliantly examines the deeper significance of the analytical detective genre which Poe created and the meaning of Borges' efforts to "double" the genre's origins one hundred years later. Combining history, literary history, and practical and speculative criticism, Irwin pursues the issues underlying the detective story into areas as various as the history of mathematics, classical mythology, the double-mirror structure of self-consciousness, the anthropology of Evans and Frazer, the structure of chess, the mind-body problem, the etymology of the word labyrinth, and dozens of other topics. Irwin mirrors the aesthetic impact of the genre by creating in his study the dynamics of a detective story--the uncovering of mysteries, the accumulation of evidence, the tracing of clues, and the final solution that ties it all together.

Hispanic Literature Criticism: Allende to Jiménez

Author: Jelena O. Krstovic

Publisher: Gale Research International, Limited

ISBN: 9780810393752

Category: Hispanic American literature

Page: 1417

View: 1754

Hispanic literature criticism presents a selection of the best criticism of works by major Hispanic writers of the past one hundred years.

Georg Cantor

der Jahrhundertmathematiker und die Entdeckung des Unendlichen

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492048262


Page: 407

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