Mathematics

Mathematics : The Loss of Certainty

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Refuting the accepted belief that mathematics is exact and infallible, the author examines the development of conflicting concepts of mathematics and their implications for the physical, applied, social, and computer sciencesshow more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0195030850
  • 9780195030853
  • 291,426

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Most intelligent people today still believe that mathematics is a body of unshakable truths about the physical world and that mathematical reasoning is exact and infallible. Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty refutes that myth.show more

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