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When Einstein walked with Godel : excursions to the edge of thought

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  • Voix de: David Stifel
    Publisher:
    Recorded Books, 2018
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Auteur: Holt, Jim
    Contributor: Macmillan Audio (Firm); Stifel, David
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
    Created
    2018
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    Copyrighted
    2018
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    From Jim Holt, New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist', comes When Einstein Walked with GOdel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought, an entertaining and accessible audiobook guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries Does time exist' What is infinity' Why do mirrors reverse left and right but not up and down' In this scintillating collection, Holt explores the human mind, the cosmos, and the thinkers who've tried to encompass the latter with the former. With his trademark clarity and humor, Holt probes the mysteries of quantum mechanics, the quest for the foundations of mathematics, and the nature of logic and truth. Along the way, he offers intimate biographical sketches of celebrated and neglected thinkers, from the physicist Emmy Noether to the computing pioneer Alan Turing and the discoverer of fractals, Benoit Mandelbrot. In this audiobook, Holt offers a painless and playful introduction to many of our most beautiful but least understood ideas, from Einsteinian relativity to string theory, and also invites listeners to consider why the greatest logician of the twentieth century believed the U.S. Constitution contained a terrible contradiction-and whether the universe truly has a future.

    Éditeur original: New York, [Prince Frederick, Md.], Macmillan Audio, [Distributed by] RBdigital
    Langue(s): English
    ISBN: 9781427296726