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The Harmony of the world : 75 years of Mathematics magazine

Author: Gerald L Alexanderson; Peter Ross
Publisher: [Washington, DC] : Mathematical Association of America, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The best from Mathematics Magazine featuring award-winning articles by a prestigious selection of authors.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald L Alexanderson; Peter Ross
ISBN: 9780883855607 0883855607
OCLC Number: 156547798
Description: xiii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Perfect numbers / Zena Garrett --
Rejected papers of three famous mathematicians / Arnold Emch --
Review of Men of Mathematics / G. Waldo Dunnington --
Oslo under the integral sign / G. Waldo Dunnington --
Vigeland's monument to Abel in Oslo / G. Waldo Dunnington --
The history of mathematics / Otto Neugebauer --
Numerical notations and their influence on mathematics / D.H. Lehmer --
The generalized Weierstrass approximation theorem / Marshall H. Stone --
Hypatia of Alexandria / A.W. Richeson --
Gauss and the early development of algebraic numbers / E.T. Bell --
The harmony of the world / Morris Kline --
What mathematics has meant to me / E.T. Bell --
Mathematics and mathematicians from Abel to Zermelo / Elinar Hille --
Inequalities / Richard Bellman --
A number system with an irrational base / George Bergman --
Generalizations of theorems about triangles / Carl B. Allendoerfer --
A radical suggestion / Roy J. Dowling --
Topology and analysis / R.C. Buck --
The sequence / C. Stanley Ogilvy --
Probability theory and the Lebesgue integral / Truman Botts --
On round pegs in square holes and square pegs in round holes / David Singmaster --
Trigonometric identities / Andy R. Magid --
A property of 70 / Paul Erdos --
Hamilton's discovery of quaternions / B.L. van der Waerden --
Geometric extremum problems / G.D. Chakerian and L.H. Lange --
Polya's enumeration theorem by example / Alan Tucker --
Logic from A to G / Paul R. Halmos --
Tiling the plane with congruent pentagons / Doris Schattschneider --
Unstable polyhedral structures / Michael Goldberg --
Leonhard Uler, 1707-1783 / J.J. Burckhardt --
Love affairs and differential equations / Steven H. Strogatz --
The evolution of group theory / Israel Kleiner --
Design of an oscillating sprinkler / Bart Braden --
The centrality of mathematics in the history of western thought / Judith V. Grabiner --
Geometry strikes again / Branko Grunbaum --
Why your classes are larger than "average" / David Hemenway --
The new polynomial invariants of knots and links / W.B.R. Lickorish and Kenneth C. Millett.
Other Titles: 75 years of Mathematics magazine
Seventy-five years of Mathematics magazine
Responsibility: edited by Gerald L. Alexanderson ; with the assistance of Peter Ross.

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