The Best of All Possible Worlds: Mathematics and Destiny (Hardback)Ivar Ekeland (author)
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Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 506 g
Dimensions: 234 x 163 x 22 mm
"A book that provides much information about the ideas of optimization and critical points and is full of details about a large cast of characters. . . .The book can be savored in bits and pieces. . . . But the reader who just chooses to start on page one and keep going will almost certainly find it impossible to put the book down, because it is densely packed with delightful items of information and is as entertaining as a fast-moving thriller."--Hector Sussmann "Notice of the AMS "
"A run through the history of the last four hundred years, seen through the eyes of a French mathematician. Mathematics appears as a unifying principle for history. Ekeland moves easily from mathematics to physics, biology, ethics, and philosophy."--Freeman Dyson"New York Review of Books" (10/19/2006)
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