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The best of all possible worlds : mathematics and destiny / Ivar Ekeland.

Author/Creator:
Ekeland, I. (Ivar), 1944-
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
207 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Subjects:
Science -- Mathematics.
Mathematical analysis.
Logic, Symbolic and mathematical.
Human behavior.
Ethics.
Contents:
Keeping the beat
The birth of modern science
The least action principle
From computations to geometry
Poincarà‚e and beyond
Pandora's box
May the best one win
The end of nature
The common good
A personal conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-198) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
ISBN:
0226199940 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC:
63187417
Publisher Number:
9780226199948