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The mathematical experience

Author: Philip J Davis; Reuben Hersh; Elena Marchisotto
Publisher: Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Study edView all editions and formats
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Winner of the 1983 National Book Award, The Mathematical Experience conveyed the power and beauty of its topic to a broad audience. The study version added exercises and other classroom aids. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip J Davis; Reuben Hersh; Elena Marchisotto
ISBN: 9780817682941 0817682945
OCLC Number: 752068450
Description: xxiii, 500 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface.- Preface to the Study Edition.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- Overture.- 1. The Mathematical Landscape.- 2. Varieties of Mathematical Experience.- 3. Outer Issues.- 4. Inner Issues.- 5. Selected Topics in Mathematics.- 6. Teaching and Learning.- 7. From Certainty to Fallibility.- 8. Mathematical Reality.- Glossary.- Bibliography.- Index.- Epilogue.
Responsibility: Philip J. Davis, Reuben Hersh, Elena Anne Marchisotto ; with an introduction by Gian-Carlo Rota.
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