Item description for Beyond Measure by Jay Kappraff...
This book consists of essays that stand on their own but are also loosely connected. Part I documents how numbers and geometry arise in several cultural contexts and in nature: the ancient musical scale, proportion in architecture, ancient geometry, megalithic stone circles, the hidden pavements of the Laurentian library, the shapes of the Hebrew letters, and the shapes of biological forms. The focus is on how certain numbers, such as the golden and silver means, present themselves within these systems. Part II shows how many of the same numbers and number sequences are related to the modern mathematical study of numbers, dynamical systems, chaos, and fractals.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Release Date Jun 15, 2002
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 981024701X ISBN13 9789810247010
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More About Jay Kappraff
The author is an Associate Professor at NJIT since 1974. Professor Jay Kapraff is also the author of the book ? Connections: The Geometric Bridge between Art and Science, which was chosen by the National Association of Publishers (USA) as the best book in ? Mathematics, Chemistry and Astronomy ? Professional and Reference? in 1991. He is selected for Who's Who in Science and Technology in 1983 and Who's Who in American Education in 1993. He has also received the CAPE award from Cable TV of NJ for best Distance Learning Course of 1996.