Mathematics: The Science of Patterns: The Search for Order in Life, Mind and the Universe

Keith J. Devlin

“Working with numbers is what most people associate with mathematics. However, as Keith Devlin demonstrates in Mathematics: The Science of Patterns, this definition is now almost 2,500 years old. The study of patterns, whether they be imagined or actual, physical or mental, originating in the natural world or from within the human mind, is what mathematicians currently perceive their work as.

Devlin analyzes the patterns of counting, measuring, reasoning, motion, shape, position, and prediction using this fundamental definition as his main focus. This exploration reveals mathematics’s strong influence on how we see the world. Devlin honors mathematics’s accuracy, simplicity, and elegance by weaving together historical milestones with contemporary breakthroughs with the least amount of formulas possible.”