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The Best Writing on Mathematics 2016

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2016


作者  /  Mircea Pitici/ Ed.

出版社 / PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS

出版日期 / 2017/03/01

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$1,155

售價 / 9折, NT$ 1,040

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The year's finest mathematics writing from around the world

This annual 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 2016 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 mathematical debates.

Here Burkard Polster shows how to invent your own variants of the Spot It! card game, Steven Strogatz presents young Albert Einstein's proof of the Pythagorean Theorem, Joseph Dauben and Marjorie Senechal find a treasure trove of math in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Andrew Gelman explains why much scientific research based on statistical testing is spurious. In other essays, Brian Greene discusses the evolving assumptions of the physicists who developed the mathematical underpinnings of string theory, Jorge Almeida examines the misperceptions of people who attempt to predict lottery results, and Ian Stewart offers advice to authors who aspire to write successful math books for general readers. And there's much, much more.

In addition to presenting the year's most memorable writings on mathematics, this must-have anthology includes a bibliography of other notable writings and an introduction by the editor, Mircea Pitici. This book belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in where math has taken us--and where it is headed.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681463501006
ISBN 13 /9780691175294
ISBN 10 /0691175292
EAN /9780691175294

頁數408
尺寸21.6X14CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文




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