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This anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else--and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics today. They delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday occurrences of math, and take readers behind the scenes of today's hottest mathematica.
What is mathematics for? / Underwood Dudley -- A tisket, a tasket, an Apollonian gasket / Dana Mackenzie -- The quest for God's number / Rik van Grol -- Meta-morphism : from graduate student to networked mathematician / Andrew Schultz -- One, two, many : individuality and collectivity in mathematics / Melvyn B. Nathanson -- Reflections on the decline of mathematical tables / Martin Campbell-Kelly -- Under-represented, then over-represented : a memoir of Jews in American mathematics / Reuben Hersh -- Did over-reliance on mathematical models for risk assessment create the financial crisis? / David J. Hand -- Fill in the blanks : using math to turn lo-res datasets into hi-res samples / Jordan Ellenberg -- The great principles of computing / Peter J. Denning -- Computer generation of ribbed sculptures / James Hamlin and Carlo H. SÃ©quin -- Lorenz system offers manifold possibilities for art / Barry A. Cipra -- The mathematical side of M.C. Escher / Doris Schattschneider -- Celebrating mathematics in stone and bronze / Helaman Ferguson and Claire Ferguson -- Mathematics education : theory, practice, and memories over 50 years / John Mason -- Thinking and comprehending in the mathematics classroom / Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Heather Anderson -- Teaching research : encouraging discoveries / Francis Edward Su -- Reflections of an accidental theorist / Alan H. Schoenfeld -- The conjoint origin of proof and theoretical physics / Hans Niels Jahnke -- What makes mathematics mathematics? / Ian Hacking -- What anti-realism in philosophy of mathematics must offer / Feng Ye -- Seeing numbers / Ivan M. Havel -- Autism and mathematical talent / Ioan James -- How much math is too much math? / Chris J. Budd and Rob Eastaway -- Hidden dimensions / Marianne Freiberger -- Playing with matches / Erica Klarreich.
The best writing on mathematics. 2011
769187615
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2012
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769187615
2012
9781400839544
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Science
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Best writing on mathematics, 2011.
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2018-03-16
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Pitici
Mircea
Mircea Pitici
1965
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