Elegance in Science: The Beauty of Simplicity


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The idea of elegance in science is not necessarily a familiar one, but it is an important one. The use of the term is perhaps most clear-cut in mathematics - the elegant proof - and this is where Ian Glynn begins his exploration. Scientists often share a sense of admiration and excitement on hearing of an elegant solution to a problem, an elegant theory, or an elegant experiment. The idea of elegance may seem strange in a field of endeavour that prides itself in its objectivity, but only if science is regarded as a dull, ...

Elegance in Science: The beauty of simplicity 2013, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199668816


Elegance in Science: The Beauty of Simplicity 2010, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199578627