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The rainbow from myth to mathematics

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Princeton University Press , Princeton, N.J
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Statementby Carl B. Boyer ; with new color illustrations and commentary by Robert Greenler.
SeriesPrinceton paperbacks
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LC ClassificationsQC976.R2 B68 1987
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Pagination376 p., [8] p. of plates :
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Open LibraryOL2374156M
ISBN 100691024057, 0691084572
LC Control Number87002288

The Rainbow, From Myth to Mathematics, by Carl Boyer, is an encyclopaedic and highly detailed account of the history of the science of the rainbow. This book is not for the faint-hearted, but it does reward serious and repeated application, requiring a basic knowledge of physical science for maximum by: The Rainbow, From Myth to Mathematics, by Carl Boyer, is an encyclopaedic and highly detailed account of the history of the science of the rainbow.

This book is not for the faint-hearted, but it does reward serious and repeated application, requiring a basic knowledge of 5/5(1). The Rainbow book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The Description for this book, The Rainbow: From Myth to Mathematics, will be 4/5(7).

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Virtually every volume on mythology contains legends connected with the rainbow and practically all modern textbooks of physics include some exposition of the optical principles which account for the bow. Mankind has been thinking, talking and writing about the rainbow for thousands of years.

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and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald (RevelationNKJV). I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head, his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire.

He had a little book open in his hand. The myth to mathematics. Carl Boyer. Yoseloff, New York, pp. Illus. $ “The rainbow from myth to mathematics”, by Carl B. Boyer. Pp £30 hardback, £1295 paper.

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Possible ex library copy, with all the markings/stickers of that library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, and dust jackets may not be included. When the great mathematician Isaac Newton explained the colours of the rainbow with refraction the poet John Keats was horrified.

Keats complained (through poetry of course) that a mathematical explanation robbed these marvels of nature of their magic, conquering "all mysteries by rule and line". But as we will see, the mathematical explanation, requiring just the basic geometry of lines.

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Boyer wrote the books The History of the Calculus and Its Conceptual Development (), originally published as The Concepts of the Calculus (), History of Analytic Geometry (), The Rainbow: From Myth to Mathematics (), and A History of Mathematics (). He served as book-review editor of Scripta Mathematica.

Click to read more about The Rainbow: From Myth to Mathematics (Princeton paperbacks) by Carl B. Boyer. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers3/5(2). The authors provide lucid explanations of the science of rainbows without demanding significant mathematical ability on the part of the reader.

If you enjoyed reading Carl Boyer's historical perspectives in his book "The Rainbow - from myth to mathematics", you will certainly enjoy this s: 7. In myths and legends around the world the rainbow has played a magical, otherworldly symbol, whether as a bridge linking man to heaven, a messenger from the gods, a promise from God, an archer’s bow used by the gods, or a god-like serpent that could be ridden to the heavens.

Although much is known about the production of the rainbow, little has been learned about its perception.” —The Rainbow, From Myth to Mathematics,pp.The first Biblical reference to a rainbow is in the account of the covenant God made with Noah and his offspring after the Flood survivors came out of the ark.

Nanabozho smiled at the funny little bluebirds and said: "You have made a rainbow!" Nanabozho was so pleased that he left the rainbow permanently floating above his waterfall, its colors shimmering in the sunshine and the misting water. From that day to this, whenever Brother Sun shines his light on the rain or the mist, a beautiful rainbow forms.

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[EAN: ], Brand: Yoseloff. A Delight to the Beholder, Whether Poet or Mathematician; THE RAINBOW: From Myth to Mathematics. By Carl B. Boyer. Illustrated. New York: Thomas Yoseloff.

$ This is an interesting "myth," because depending on how you look at it, it can be considered a true or false statement. In school you probably learned that the colors of the rainbow are (in order) red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

These are actually the colors of the visible has the longest wavelength and violet the shortest. The rainbow, a natural phenomenon noted for its beauty and mystical appearance, has been a favorite component of mythology throughout history.

Rainbows are part of the myths of many cultures around the world. The Norse saw it as Bifrost; Abrahamic traditions see it as a covenant with God not to destroy the world by means of floodwater. Whether as a bridge to the heavens, messenger, archer's. On the Sphere and Cylinder, Book of Lemmas, Semiregular Solids and Trigonometry, The Method, 7 Apollonius of Perge Mathematics is a unique aspect of human thought, and its history differs in essence from all other histories.

As time. The rainbow, a natural phenomenon noted for its beauty and mystical appearance has been a favorite component of mythology throughout history.

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Rainbows are part of the myths of many cultures around the world. The Norse saw it as Bifrost; Judeo-Christian traditions see it as a covenant with God not to destroy the world by means of floodwater.

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There is no formula, rule, or general guideline which will suddenly unlock the mysteries of math. If there is a key to doing math, it is in overcoming anxiety about the subject and in using the same skills you use to do everything else.

Source: "Mind Over Math," McGraw-Hill Book Company, pp. After several months of interesting events, God’s judgment was “restrained” and the rain stopped (Genesis ), resulting in a rainbow that appeared in the r this was the first appearance of a rainbow in human history (because it had not rained yet as Genesis seems to say) or it was just God repurposing the phenomenon that already existed (as Ken Ham explains), the Bible .The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister Lesson plans and teaching resources The Rainbow Fish This is a reading lesson for special education/early elementary students.

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