This video is a lucid, dynamic presentation of the deep and important question of the relevance of mathematics to society, delivered by one of the best mathematicians of the modern age. This lecture is a treasure trove of mathematical intuition and insight into the relationship between mathematics and its applications. VHS/PAL video tape.再讀一些...
Clay Mathematics Institute. A lecture by Timothy Gowers.
From the reviews: ..". This is a masterful one-hour lecture, presented at the Millenium Celebration of the Clay Mathematics Institute, which makes the case for mathematics in a clear and convincing way. ... Gowers makes a persuasive case about the importance of mathematics, using examples with exactly the right amount of detail to lead the mathematically literate public through a masterful talk. Mathematicians who find it hard to explain their work to acquaintances ought to watch this video - and study his technique." John H. Ewing, Mathematical Reviews Clippings from Issue 2004f for a review of the CMI Millenium Meeting Collection see http: //www.maa.org/reviews/cmivideos.html "Gower s title is The Importance of Mathematics and he interweaves many themes. One particularly novel theme uses society at large as a metaphor for the mathematical research community. The result is a vast world-wide encyclopedia of mathematics of wide applicability. The themes are appealingly presented . Throughout, the themes are illustrated by extremely well chosen nuggets of mathematics. The accessibility of the mathematics in Gower s lecture provides a nice balance ." (David P. Roberts, MAA Online, November, 2003)"再讀一些...
The importance of mathematics : Clay Mathematics Institute, millennium meeting, Collège de France, Paris, May 24-25, 2000/Timothy Gowers; Clay Mathematics Institute (Cambridge, Mass.);; Berlin [u.a.] : Springer,