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The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017


作者  /  Mircea Pitici/ Ed.

出版社 / PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS

出版日期 / 2017/11/14

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$1,000

售價 / 9折, NT$ 900

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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 2017 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 Evelyn Lamb describes the excitement of searching for incomprehensibly large prime numbers, Jeremy Gray speculates about who would have won math’s highest prize―the Fields Medal―in the nineteenth century, and Philip Davis looks at mathematical results and artifacts from a business and marketing viewpoint. In other essays, Noson Yanofsky explores the inherent limits of knowledge in mathematical thinking, Jo Boaler and Lang Chen reveal why finger-counting enhances children’s receptivity to mathematical ideas, and Carlo Séquin and Raymond Shiau attempt to discover how the Renaissance painter Fra Luca Pacioli managed to convincingly depict his famous rhombicuboctahedron, a twenty-six-sided Archimedean solid. 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 /2681539776000
ISBN 13 /9780691178639
ISBN 10 /0691178631
EAN /9780691178639

頁數248
尺寸21.6X14CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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