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## Details

Genre/Form: | Electronic books |
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Additional Physical Format: | Print version: Best writing on mathematics, 2011. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2012 (OCoLC)724664012 |

Material Type: | Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Mircea Pitici |

ISBN: | 9781400839544 1400839548 |

OCLC Number: | 769187615 |

Description: | 1 online resource (xxx, 383 p.) : ill. |

Contents: | What is mathematics for? / Underwood Dudley -- A tisket, a tasket, an Apollonian gasket / Dana Mackenzie -- The quest for God's number / Rik van Grol -- Meta-morphism : from graduate student to networked mathematician / Andrew Schultz -- One, two, many : individuality and collectivity in mathematics / Melvyn B. Nathanson -- Reflections on the decline of mathematical tables / Martin Campbell-Kelly -- Under-represented, then over-represented : a memoir of Jews in American mathematics / Reuben Hersh -- Did over-reliance on mathematical models for risk assessment create the financial crisis? / David J. Hand -- Fill in the blanks : using math to turn lo-res datasets into hi-res samples / Jordan Ellenberg -- The great principles of computing / Peter J. Denning -- Computer generation of ribbed sculptures / James Hamlin and Carlo H. Séquin -- Lorenz system offers manifold possibilities for art / Barry A. Cipra -- The mathematical side of M.C. Escher / Doris Schattschneider -- Celebrating mathematics in stone and bronze / Helaman Ferguson and Claire Ferguson -- Mathematics education : theory, practice, and memories over 50 years / John Mason -- Thinking and comprehending in the mathematics classroom / Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Heather Anderson -- Teaching research : encouraging discoveries / Francis Edward Su -- Reflections of an accidental theorist / Alan H. Schoenfeld -- The conjoint origin of proof and theoretical physics / Hans Niels Jahnke -- What makes mathematics mathematics? / Ian Hacking -- What anti-realism in philosophy of mathematics must offer / Feng Ye -- Seeing numbers / Ivan M. Havel -- Autism and mathematical talent / Ioan James -- How much math is too much math? / Chris J. Budd and Rob Eastaway -- Hidden dimensions / Marianne Freiberger -- Playing with matches / Erica Klarreich. |

Responsibility: | Mircea Pitici, editor. |

## Reviews

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"Mathematics instructor Pitici turns out a second volume of unexpectedly fascinating mathematical research, musings, and studies that explore subjects from art to medicine... From a discussion of the utility of mathematics in stone and bronze sculptures to a study of computing and its interaction with the sciences, readers from many disciplines will find much to pique their interest."--Publishers Weekly "This wonderful book is not just a collection of essays; there are also references including a list of notable texts, links to mathematics websites, and biographies of the contributors, which may prove to be as valuable to the reader as the essays themselves. The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011 cannot be recommended highly enough!"--Robert Schaefer, New York Journal of Books "[E]ntertaining and informative."--Ian D. Gordon, Library Journal "I invite the reader of this review to read the book; it contains many more interesting aspects of the interplay between mathematics and the real life than the ones I can explain."--European Mathematical Society "The volume is a single-shot source to keep in touch with all that is going on in the world of mathematics."--Vaidehi Nathan, Organiser "To my mind, though, there is circumstantial evidence that the contributions in this booklet are pretty close to what the title promises. This volume is the very ticket for any mathematician and--beyond that--for anybody who enjoys a sense of delight in the beauty of writing."--J. Lang, International Mathematical News Read more...

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