4 edition of The mathematical experience found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||Philip J. Davis, Reuben Hersh, Elena Anne Marchisotto ; with an introduction by Gian-Carlo Rota|
|Contributions||Hersh, Reuben, 1927-, Marchisotto, Elena|
|LC Classifications||QA8.4 .D37 2012|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxiii, 500 p. :|
|Number of Pages||500|
|LC Control Number||2011939204|
Wyndham, R. Eastaway, T. Term paper topics, essay assignments, problems, computer applications, and suggested readings are included. The popularity of recreational mathematics is another sign of the pleasure many find in solving mathematical questions. This course should be required of every undergraduate major employing the mathematical sciences.
In particular, while other philosophies of mathematics allow objects that can be proved to exist even though they cannot be The mathematical experience book, intuitionism allows only mathematical objects that one can actually construct. And at the other social extreme, philosophers continue to find problems in philosophy of mathematicssuch as the nature of mathematical proof. In addition to these main concerns, there are also subdivisions dedicated to exploring links from the heart of mathematics to other fields: to logicto set theory foundationsto the empirical mathematics of the various sciences applied mathematicsand more recently to the rigorous study of uncertainty. The Man Who Counted By Malba Tahan A fine mix of story-telling and mathematics, Tahan tells the tale of an Arabian man who dispenses his mathematical knowledge on his travels across the globe.
Many mathematicians  feel that to call their area a science is to downplay the importance of its aesthetic side, and its history in the traditional seven liberal arts ; others feel that to ignore its connection to The mathematical experience book sciences is to turn a blind eye to the fact that the interface between mathematics and its applications in science and engineering has driven much development in mathematics. How real is the conflict between "pure" mathematics, as represented by G. Debrecen This is an unusual book, being more a book about mathematics than a mathematics book. Reviews [The authors] have tried to provide a book usable in a course for liberal arts students and for future secondary teachers.
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The text is ideal for 1 a GE course for Liberal Arts students 2 a Capstone course for perspective teachers 3 a writing course for mathematics teachers. The novel survey of the opportunity The mathematical experience book have had to learn the mathematics promoted through PISA is explained.
Stimulated by their reading of the text, students will ask about the underlying logical and philosophical issues, the role of mathematical methods and their origins, the substance of contemporary mathematical advances, the meaning of rigor and proof in mathematics, the role of computational mathematics, and issues of teaching and learning.
There is a clear gap between what research has shown to work in teaching math and what happens in schools and at home. The PISA mathematics framework is introduced as a significant milestone in the development and dissemination of these ideas.
A wealth of customizable online course materials for the book can be obtained from Elena Anne Marchisotto elena. Many people from around the world have told the authors that they have done precisely that with the first edition and they have encouraged publication of this revised edition complete with exercises for helping students to demonstrate their understanding.
The author tries to focus on the "experience" of mathematics. The Mathematical Landscape. Theoretical computer science includes computability theorycomputational complexity theoryand information theory.
Eastaway, T. Curious and Interesting Numbers By David Wells A thorough and comprehensive listing of numbers from the square root of -1 to lucky numbers. Also available to read online at Caltech. The exposition is clear and full of wit and humor A Concise History of Mathematics By Dirk Jan Struik An interesting and accessible guide to some of the greatest mathematicians and the remarkable findings they have made.LibraryThing Review User Review - FPdC - LibraryThing.
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It goes on to speculate about what a proof really means, in relationship to actual truth.