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Visual thinking in mathematics : an epistemological study

Author: Marcus Giaquinto
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Marcus Giaquinto presents an investigation into the different kinds of visual thinking involved in mathematical thought, drawing on work in cognitive psychology, philosophy, and mathematics. He  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Giaquinto
ISBN: 9780199285945 0199285942 9780199575534 0199575533
OCLC Number: 812697822
Notes: Originally published 2007. originally published in paperback 2011.
Description: VII, [3], 287 s. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Simple Shapes: Vision and Concepts ; 3. Basic Geometrical Knowledge ; 4. Geometrical Discovery by Visualizing ; 5. Diagrams in Geometric Proofs ; 6. Mental Number Lines ; 7. Visual Aspects of Calculation ; 8. General Theorems from Specific Images ; 9. Visual Thinking in Basic Analysis ; 10. Symbol Manipulation ; 11. Cognition of Structure ; 12. Mathematical Thinking: Algebraic v. Geometric?
Responsibility: M. Giaquinto.

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Review from previous edition The author shows great ambition in tackling such an interesting topic with an interdisciplinary spirit. * Sun-Joo Shin, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *

 
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