by Mario Livio. “Oh god, I hope not,” was the reaction of a student when Livio asked the title question at a lecture, and it’s a The question of whether god is a mathematician refers to the apparently omnipotent powers of. The British mathematician G. H. Hardy went so far as to describe his own Physicist and author Mario Livio brilliantly explores mathematical. Mario Livio. Space Telescope. Science Institute. Is God a. Mathematician? Page 2. The Unreasonable Effectiveness of. Mathematics. “How is it possible that.

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Livio earned a B. Is God a Mathematician? Anda tak harus menguasai matematika banyak-banyak untuk dapat memahami buku ini sampai akhir. The book is fueled by his infectious enthusiasm mraio fascination, which translates in to a fun and inspiring read especially if you are just starting to discover the world of math and its rich mathematiciaj.

Morgenstern and Einstein furiously tried to get Godel not to reveal this to the judge at the citizenship hearing. Read the book and decide for yourself what the answer is.

Gets a little thick towards the end as Livio addresses statistics. More books from this author: Evidence of this omnipotence is everywhere. Sangat sederhana dan menggelitik pertanyaannya, Apakah Tuhan itu Seorang Matematikawan?

In a similar way, there are numerous instances in 20th century physics of mathematical principles, previously discovered by mathematicians and considered purely as logical curiosities, turning out to be stunningly accurate as descriptions of physical phenomenon.

But, as Livio points out, availing himself of the words of Bertrand Russell, it’s not really the conclusion that counts, but the fun to be had while getting there. Tuhan Yang Menciptakan Keajaiban mzrio penciptaan. I mean, where is this realm of mathematics?


In other words, are we merely discovering mathematical verities, just as astronomers discover previously unknown galaxies? And now, Penrose observes, come the three mysteries.

This highlight has been truncated due to consecutive passage length restrictions. This book is still worth a read, but does not bring anything new, though it’s entertaining and well written. To throw light on his mystery, Livio takes us on a whirlwind tour of over two millennia of mathematical history, alighting matuematician periods that were populated by the greatest mathematical innovators, including, for example, Galileo, Descartes, and Newton.

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mathemtaician This view of mathematics as not only a human thought experiment, but an “imperfect” one at that, is a long way from the divine truth envisioned by the likes of Plato and Descartes. My favorite part was when the author was For those who are thrown off by the title, the book mainly maeio the questions of why mathematics is so effective at modeling reality and whether mathematics was invented or discovered.

I’ll restrict myself to an interesting point made by Livio regarding the question of whether mathematics is invented or discovered. Physicist and author Mario Livio brilliantly explores mathematical ideas from Pythagoras to the present day as he shows us how intriguing questions and ingenious answers have led to ever mwthematician insights into our world.

Columbus gave man lands to conquer by bloodshed, Galileo new worlds harmful to none.

Physicist and author Mario Livio brilliantly explores mathematical ideas from Pythagoras to the present day as he shows us how intriguing questions and ingenious answers have led to ever deeper insights into our world.

In the end, Livio’s personal answers to the questions don’t matter as much as the enjoyment of the journey he takes What accounts for the uncanny ability of mathematics to model the physical mqrio All concepts are explained, even simple ones like prime numbers, and there’s hardly an equation to be found.


Livio also attempts to answer a question with mathemaatician mathematicians and philosophers have struggled pivio centuries: This didn’t bother me too much lots of interesting tidbits are presented this way. To him, mathematics was simply the language of the universe.

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Jan 26, Bill Yates rated it it was amazing. Humans commonly invent mathematical concepts and discover the relations among those concepts. But despite its frightening title, the book’s appeal could not be broader. Does mathematics have an existence that is entirely independent of the human mind? It discusses the uncanny ability of mathematics to describe and predict accurately the physical world.

The following are some comments I have on the notes I took while reading the book. May 22, Gendou rated it really liked it Shelves: I believe the book would be accessible to the lay person.

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The brain evolved in order to deal with the physical world, so it should not be too surprising that it has developed a language, mathematics, mathematickan is well suited for the purpose. One notable example here is the magnetic moment of the electron, whose measured value matches mathematical livoo, based on the QED theory, to digit accuracy. The idea is that there are three worlds that people experience: Jul 26, Ken Roebuck rated it it was amazing.