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The education of T.C. MITS : what modern mathematics means to you

Author: Lillian R Lieber; Hugh Gray Lieber
Publisher: Philadelphia : Paul Dry Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Paul Dry books edView all editions and formats
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Whether you are stumped by the "commutative law" in algebra or a whiz at multiplying three-digit numbers in your head, The Education of T.C. Mits--The Celebrated Man In The Street--opens the door to the wonders of mathematical imagining. By using simple language and intriguing illustrations drawn by her husband, Hugh, Lillian Lieber presents subtle mathematical concepts in an easy-to-understand way. More than sixty  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lieber, Lillian Rosanoff, 1886-
Education of T.C. MITS.
Philadelphia : Paul Dry Books, 2007
(OCoLC)681050844
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lillian R Lieber; Hugh Gray Lieber
ISBN: 9781589880337 1589880331
OCLC Number: 83608733
Notes: "T.C. MITS (The 'Celebrated Man in the Street')"--Foreword.
Originally published: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 1944. With new foreword.
Description: 229 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Fifty million people can be wrong --
Don't hit the ceiling --
Tissue-paper thinking --
Generalization --
Our totem pole --
The totem pole (cont.) --
Abstraction --
"Define your terms" --
A wedding --
The offspring --
A summary of part I --
A new education --
Common sense --
Freedom and license --
Pride and prejudice --
Twice two is not four! --
Abstraction-modern style --
The fourth dimension --
Preparedness --
These moderns --
The moral.
Responsibility: by Lillian R. Lieber ; illustrations by Hugh Gray Lieber ; foreword by Barry Mazur.
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Whether you are stumped by the "commutative law" in algebra or a whiz at multiplying three-digit numbers in your head, The Education of T.C. Mits--The Celebrated Man In The Street--opens the door to the wonders of mathematical imagining. By using simple language and intriguing illustrations drawn by her husband, Hugh, Lillian Lieber presents subtle mathematical concepts in an easy-to-understand way. More than sixty years after its release, this whimsical exploration of how to think in a mathematical mood will continue to delight math-lovers of all ages. Barry Mazur's new introduction is a tribute to the Liebers' influence on generations of mathematicians ... --- Book Description.

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