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Trick or Truth? : The Mysterious Connection Between Physics and Mathematics (Hardcover)

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The prize-winning essays in this book address the fascinating but sometimes uncomfortable relationship between physics and mathematics. Is mathematics merely another natural science? Or is it the result of human creativity? Does physics simply wear mathematics like a costume, or is math the lifeblood of physical reality?

The nineteen wide-ranging, highly imaginative and often entertaining essays are enhanced versions of the prize-winning entries to the FQXi essay competition “Trick or Truth”, which attracted over 200 submissions.

The Foundational Questions Institute, FQXi, catalyzes, supports, and disseminates research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality, but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources.

Genre: Science, Mathematics
Sub-Genre: Applied, Physics, Philosophy + Social Aspects
Series Title: Frontiers Collection
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: March 2, 2016
TCIN: 51080961
UPC: 9783319274942
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-2452

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