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The best writing on mathematics 2011

Autore: Mircea Pitici
Editore: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Edizione/Formato:   eBook : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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This anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else--and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and  Per saperne di più…
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Best writing on mathematics, 2011.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2012
(OCoLC)724664012
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Internet Resource, Computer File
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Mircea Pitici
ISBN: 9781400839544 1400839548 1283290650 9781283290654
Numero OCLC: 769187615
Descrizione: 1 online resource (xxx, 383 p.) : ill.
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: Mircea Pitici, editor.

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