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The best writing on mathematics, 2011

Author: Mircea Pitici
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
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Discusses the features that distinguish mathematics from other disciplines of the mind. This title identifies some of the mathematical inspirations of M C Escher's art. It describes compressed  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mircea Pitici
ISBN: 9781400839544 1400839548
OCLC Number: 801652618
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 15 mai 2012).
Description: 1 online resource (1 texte électronique (xxx, 383 p.)) ill., fichiers HTML et PDF.
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.

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