Random House New Releases - Mathematics - Number Theoryhttp://www.randomhouse.com/category/www.randomhouse.com2006-03-13T11:23:00-05:00Numerology for Baby Names by Phyllis Vegawww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307569875"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780307569875" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307569875">Numerology for Baby Names</a> Use the Ancient Art of Numerology to Give Your Baby a Head Start in Life<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=31969">Phyllis Vega</a></h3><b>eBook</b>, 336 pages | Dell | Mathematics - Number Theory | <b>$13.99</b> | 978-0-307-56987-5 (0-307-56987-X)<p>What's in a name? In the fascinating terms of numerology--everything! Parents can now add a touch of magic to their search for the perfect, most meaningful name with this unique guide. Numerology asserts that all words, including our own names, have numeric equivalents which reveal fascinating information about who we are--and where we're headed. More than a word history book, this volume adds the wonder of discovery to the exciting process of selecting a name.<br><br><br><i>From the Paperback edition.</i></p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97803075698752009-09-30T00:30:00-05:00The Book of Nothing by John D. Barrowwww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307554819"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780307554819" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307554819">The Book of Nothing</a> Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=1518">John D. Barrow</a></h3><b>eBook</b>, 384 pages | Vintage | Science - Physics; Mathematics - Number Theory | <b>$13.99</b> | 978-0-307-55481-9 (0-307-55481-3)<p>What conceptual blind spot kept the ancient Greeks (unlike the Indians and Maya) from developing a concept of zero? Why did St. Augustine equate nothingness with the Devil? What tortuous means did 17th-century scientists employ in their attempts to create a vacuum? And why do contemporary quantum physicists believe that the void is actually seething with subatomic activity? You’ll find the answers in this dizzyingly erudite and elegantly explained book by the English cosmologist John D. Barrow.<br><br>Ranging through mathematics, theology, philosophy, literature, particle physics, and cosmology, <b>The Book of Nothing </b>explores the enduring hold that vacuity has exercised on the human imagination. Combining high-wire speculation with a wealth of reference that takes in Freddy Mercury and Shakespeare alongside Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking, the result is a fascinating excursion to the vanishing point of our knowledge.<br><br><br><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i></p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97803075548192009-05-20T00:30:00-05:00The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers by Ingmar Lehmannwww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781591024750"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781591024750" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781591024750">The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers</a> <br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=178310">Alfred S. Posamentier</a> and <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=178311">Ingmar Lehmann</a></h3><b>Hardcover</b>, 364 pages | Prometheus Books | Mathematics - Algebra; Mathematics - Number Theory; Mathematics - Geometry - Algebraic | <b>$28.99</b> | 978-1-59102-475-0 (1-59102-475-7)<p>The most ubiquitous, and perhaps the most intriguing, number pattern in mathematics is the Fibonacci sequence. In this simple pattern beginning with two ones, each succeeding number is the sum of the two numbers immediately preceding it (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, ad infinitum). Far from being just a curiosity, this sequence recurs in structures found throughout nature - from the arrangement of whorls on a pinecone to the branches of certain plant stems. All of which is astounding evidence for the deep mathematical basis of the natural world. <br><br>With admirable clarity, two veteran math educators take us on a fascinating tour of the many ramifications of the Fibonacci numbers. They begin with a brief history of a distinguished Italian discoverer, who, among other accomplishments, was responsible for popularizing the use of Arabic numerals in the West. Turning to botany, the authors demonstrate, through illustrative diagrams, the unbelievable connections between Fibonacci numbers and natural forms (pineapples, sunflowers, and daisies are just a few examples). <br><br>In art, architecture, the stock market, and other areas of society and culture, they point out numerous examples of the Fibonacci sequence as well as its derivative, the "golden ratio." And of course in mathematics, as the authors amply demonstrate, there are almost boundless applications in probability, number theory, geometry, algebra, and Pascal's triangle, to name a few.<br><br>Accessible and appealing to even the most math-phobic individual, this fun and enlightening book allows the reader to appreciate the elegance of mathematics and its amazing applications in both natural and cultural settings.</p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97815910247502007-05-30T00:30:00-05:00Stalking the Riemann Hypothesis by Dan Rockmorewww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780375727726"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780375727726" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780375727726">Stalking the Riemann Hypothesis</a> The Quest to Find the Hidden Law of Prime Numbers<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=25888">Dan Rockmore</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 304 pages | Vintage | Mathematics - Number Systems; Mathematics - Number Theory | <b>$16.00</b> | 978-0-375-72772-6 (0-375-72772-8)<p>For 150 years the Riemann hypothesis has been the holy grail of mathematics. Now, at a moment when mathematicians are finally moving in on a proof, Dartmouth professor Dan Rockmore tells the riveting history of the hunt for a solution.In 1859 German professor Bernhard Riemann postulated a law capable of describing with an amazing degree of accuracy the occurrence of the prime numbers. Rockmore takes us all the way from Euclid to the mysteries of quantum chaos to show how the Riemann hypothesis lies at the very heart of some of the most cutting-edge research going on today in physics and mathematics.</p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97803757277262006-05-09T00:30:00-05:00The Book of Nothing by John D. Barrowwww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780375726095"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780375726095" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780375726095">The Book of Nothing</a> Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=1518">John D. Barrow</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 384 pages | Vintage | Science - Physics; Mathematics - Number Theory | <b>$15.95</b> | 978-0-375-72609-5 (0-375-72609-8)<p>What conceptual blind spot kept the ancient Greeks (unlike the Indians and Maya) from developing a concept of zero? Why did St. Augustine equate nothingness with the Devil? What tortuous means did 17th-century scientists employ in their attempts to create a vacuum? And why do contemporary quantum physicists believe that the void is actually seething with subatomic activity? You’ll find the answers in this dizzyingly erudite and elegantly explained book by the English cosmologist John D. Barrow.<br><br>Ranging through mathematics, theology, philosophy, literature, particle physics, and cosmology, <b>The Book of Nothing </b>explores the enduring hold that vacuity has exercised on the human imagination. Combining high-wire speculation with a wealth of reference that takes in Freddy Mercury and Shakespeare alongside Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking, the result is a fascinating excursion to the vanishing point of our knowledge.</p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97803757260952002-08-13T00:30:00-05:00Numerology for Baby Names by Phyllis Vegawww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780440613909"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780440613909" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780440613909">Numerology for Baby Names</a> Use the Ancient Art of Numerology to Give Your Baby a Head Start in Life<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=31969">Phyllis Vega</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 336 pages | Dell | Mathematics - Number Theory | <b>$19.00</b> | 978-0-440-61390-9 (0-440-61390-6)<p>What's in a name? In the fascinating terms of numerology--everything! Parents can now add a touch of magic to their search for the perfect, most meaningful name with this unique guide. Numerology asserts that all words, including our own names, have numeric equivalents which reveal fascinating information about who we are--and where we're headed. More than a word history book, this volume adds the wonder of discovery to the exciting process of selecting a name.<br><br><br><i>From the Paperback edition.</i></p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97804406139091998-08-10T00:30:00-05:00