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Mathematics and culture in Europe : mathematics in art, technology, cinema and theatre

Author: Mirella Manaresi
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : ItalianView all editions and formats
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Predicated on the notion that mathematics has been a growing source of aesthetic inspiration in culture, this title celebrates where the two intermesh. It features meditation on the performances and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Matematica e cultura in Europa. English.
Mathematics and culture in Europe.
Berlin : Springer, 2007
(OCoLC)696262421
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mirella Manaresi
ISBN: 9783540719632 3540719636
OCLC Number: 166357926
Notes: "The international conference "Mathematics and culture in Europe" took place in Bologna on October 22-23, 2004"--Page [3].
Description: x, 405 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Part I. Mathematical Culture, Education and Media.- Are European Students Sufficiently Prepared in Mathematics? R.Achilles.- Statistical Methods for Measuring Competencies: Analysis of Mathematical Preparation of Freshmen. S.Mignani, R.Ricci.- Mathematics and Media: Tools, Expectations, Results. S.Di Sieno.- The Trouble with Mathematics in the UK. J.F.Blowey.- Metamorph From Escher to Virtual Architecture. M.Emmer.- Two Examples of Unbounded and Compact Riply Extended Spaces. F.Ghione.- Bringing Light to a Dark Universe. C.Baugh, P.Edwards, C.Frenk.- Mathematics and Cartoons. G.M.Todesco.- Painters, Murderers, Mathematicians. P.Deuflhard.- Lucio Saffaro, Artist of Geometry. M.Emmer.- The Mathematical Logic of Narrative. A.Doxiadis.- Part II. Mathematics and Cinema.- A Beautiful Mind. Directed by R.Howard.- A Recurrent Eponym: Nash and Game Theory. M.Li Calzi.- The Bank: Mathematics, Economics and Social Responsibility for the New Millenium. R.Cesari.- Moebius. Directed by G.R.Mosquera.- Moebius: a Film and an Invitation to Topology. M.Ferri.- Cube. Directed by V.Natali.- Cube: an Opportunity to Talk About Prime Numbers. A.Perelli.- The Mirror Has Two Faces. Directed by B. Streisand.- Funny Mathematics? M.Emmer.- Enigma. Directed by M.Apted.- Fermat's Last Theorem. Directed by S.Singh, A.Vistoli.- No More Time. Directed by A.Giannarelli.- Part III. Mathematics and Theatre.- The Logic of Theatre. P. Odifreddi.- Napoleon Magical Emperor. S.Bini, stage name Bustric.- Regarding Napoleon Magical Emperor. S.Bini, stage name Bustric.- Napoleon, Mathematics and the Ecole Polytechnique. C.Viterbo.- Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture. A.Doxiadis.- Uncle Petros Between Science, Literature and Theatre. A.Savelli.- Some Famous Problems in the History of Number Theory. U.Zannier.- Proof. D.Auburn.- Proof: Matheamtics and New Dramaturgy. A.Paolucci.- Mathematics and the American Theatre Tradition. F. La Polla.- Galois. L.Vigano.- Evariste Galois, a Tragic Romantic Hero. L.Vigano.- Arcadia. T.Stoppard.- Even in Arcadia Sex, Literature, and ... Mathematics. L.Angelini, F.Giannini.- Wilde in Arcadia. L.Guidotti.- Father Saccheri: a Mathematician on Stage. M.R.Menzio.- Is Mathematics Theatrical? M.Emmer
Other Titles: Matematica e cultura in Europa.
Responsibility: Mirella Manaresi, ed.
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