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A Vintage Mathematica book from the Eames Office collection. Printed in the early 1960s.
Mathematica: A world of numbers...and beyond, is the title of an exhibit presented by IBM...The exhibit deisgned for IBM by Charles and Ray Eames is part of a program to stimulate interest in mathematics and the sciences. Mathematics has been called "The Queen of the Sciences" for its intrinsic beauty and beause it has mothered a host of other sciences. Traditionally, its branches have been arithetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics and logic. It forms the base of many practical sciences such as physics, chemistry, geology and meteorology. It provides the foundation for cultural arts such as music, art and architecture. It is rapidly being adapted as a basic tool by the social sciences and humanities- for studies of population, political trends and economic theories. The progress of mathematics and devices for calculating and computing have been closely interrelated since the invention of the abacus. Today's modern computers solve in seconds problems that would have taken mathematicians moths or years just two decades ago.
IBM hopes that this book based on the exhibit will help communicate the scope of mathematics and the work mathematicians do.
Book is 9x9" and 36 pages filled with rich graphic design and information presented in a clear and fun manner. Includes centerfold poster game.