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Author Stewart, Ian, 1945-

Title Why beauty is truth : a history of symmetry / Ian Stewart.

Imprint New York : Basic Books, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    539.725 STE    Available
Description xiii, 290 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-282) and index.
Contents The scribes of Babylon -- The household name -- The Persian poet -- The gambling scholar -- The cunning fox -- The frustrated doctor and the sickly genius -- The luckless revolutionary -- The mediocre engineer and the transcendent professor -- The drunken vandal -- The would-be soldier and the weakly bookworm -- The clerk from the patent office -- A quantum quintet -- The five-dimensional man -- The political journalist -- A muddle of mathematicians -- Seekers after truth and beauty.
Subject Mathematicians -- Biography.
Mathematics -- History.
Physics -- History.
Nature (Aesthetics)
Group theory.
Symmetry -- History.
ISBN 9780465082360 (hbk.) : $26.95
046508236X (hbk.)

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