Publisher description for Mathematics and logic / Mark Kac and Stanislaw M. Ulam.


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Fascinating study considers the origins and nature of mathematics, its development and role in the history of scientific thinking, impact of high-speed computers, 20th-century changes in the foundations of mathematics and mathematical logic, mathematization of science and technology, much more. Compelling reading for mathematicians, physicists, students—anyone interested in the evolution of mathematical thought. 34 illustrations. 1968 edition.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Mathematics Popular works