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The best writing on mathematics. 2016

Author: Mircea Pitici
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An anthology of the year's finest writing on mathematics from around the world, featuring promising new voices as well as some of the foremost names in mathematics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mircea Pitici
ISBN: 9780691175294 0691175292
OCLC Number: 958799818
Description: xxii, 377 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Mircea Pitici --
Mathematics and teaching / Hyman Bass --
In defense of pure mathematics / Daniel S. Silver --
G.H. Hardy: mathematical biologist / Hannah Elizabeth Christenson and Stephan Ramon Garcia --
The reasonable ineffectiveness of mathematics / Derek Abbott --
Stacking wine bottles revisited / Burkard Polster --
The way the billiard ball bounces / Joshua Bowman --
The intersection game / Burkhard Polster --
Tonight! Epic math battles: counting vs. matching / Jennifer J. Quinn --
Mathematicians chase moonshine's shadow / Erica Klarreich --
The impenetrable proof / Davide Castelvecchi --
A proof that some spaces can't be cut / Kevin Hartnett --
Einstein's first proof / Steven Strogatz --
Why string theory still offers hope we can unify physics / Brian Greene --
The pioneering role of the Sierpinski Gasket / Tanya Khovanova, Eric Nie, and Alok Puranik --
Fractals as photographs / Marc Frantz --
Math at the Met / Joseph Dauben and Marjorie Senechal --
Common sense about the common core / Alan H. Schoenfeld --
Explaining your math: unnecessary at best, encumbering at worst / Katharine Beals and Barry Garelick --
Teaching applied mathematics / David Acheson, Peter R. Turner, Gilbert Strang, and Rachel Levy --
Circular reasoning: who first proved that C divided by d is a constant? / David Richeson --
A medieval mystery : Nicole Oresme's concept of curvitas / Isabel M. Serrano and Bogdan D. Suceavă --
The myth of Leibniz's proof of the fundamental theorem of calculus / Viktor Blåsjö --
The spirograph and mathematical models from Nineteenth-Century Germany / Amy Shell-Gellasch --
What does "depth" mean in mathematics? / John Stillwell --
Finding errors in big data / Marco Puts, Piet Daas, and Ton De Waal --
Programs and probability / Brian Hayes --
Lottery perception / Jorge Almeida --
Why acknowledging uncertainty can make you a better scientist / Andrew Gelman --
For want of a nail: why unnecessarily long tests may be impeding the progress of western civilization / Howard Wainer and Richard Feinberg --
How to write a general interest mathematics book / Ian Stewart.
Responsibility: Mircea Pitici, editor.

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An anthology of the year's finest writing on mathematics from around the world, featuring promising new voices as well as some of the foremost names in mathematics.

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"[O]ne of my favorite series of books, an annual compilation of high-quality mathematical writing combined with a valuable list of additional resources prepared by the editor."--Mark Hunacek, MAA Read more...

 
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