Beyond Reason: Eight Great Problems That Reveal the Limits of Science

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A mind-bending excursion to the limits of science and mathematics Are some scientific problems insoluble? In Beyond Reason, internationally acclaimed math and science author A. K. Dewdney answers this question by examining eight insurmountable mathematical and scientific roadblocks that have stumped thinkers across the centuries, from ancient mathematical conundrums such as "squaring the circle," first attempted by the Pythagoreans, to G?del's vexing theorem, from perpetual motion to the upredictable behavior of chaotic ...

Beyond Reason: Eight Great Problems That Reveal the Limits of Science 2004, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780471013983

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