The Resource Best writing on mathematics 2013, Mircea Pitici, editor ; foreword by Roger Penrose
Best writing on mathematics 2013, Mircea Pitici, editor ; foreword by Roger Penrose
 Summary
 This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Among others, Philip Davis offers a panoramic view of mathematics in contemporary society; Terence Tao discusses aspects of universal mathematical laws in complex systems; Ian Stewart explains how in mathematics everything arises out of nothing; Erin Maloney and Sian Beilock consider the mathematical anxiety experienced by many students and suggest effective remedies; Elie Ayache argues that exchange prices reached in open market transactions transcend the common notion of probability. Includes a foreword by esteemed mathematical physicist Roger Penrose and an introduction by the editor, Mircea Pitici.Provided by publisher
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 1 online resource (xxvi, 224 pages)
 Contents

 Foreword / Roger Penrose
 Introduction / Mircea Pitici
 The prospects for mathematics in a multimedia civilization / Philip J. Davis
 Fearful symmetry / Ian Stewart
 E pluribus unum : from complexity, universality / Terence Tao
 Degrees of separation / Gregory Goth
 Randomness / Charles Seife
 Randomness in music / Donald E. Knuth
 Playing the odds / Soren Johnson
 Machines of the infinite / John Pavlus
 Bridges, string art, and Bézier curves / Renan Gross
 Slicing a cone for art and science / Daniel S. Silver
 High fashion meets higher mathematics / Kelly Delp
 The Jordan curve theorem is nontrivial / Fiona Ross and William T. Ross
 Why mathematics? What mathematics? / Anna Sfard
 Math anxiety : who has it, why it develops, and how to guard against it / Erin A. Maloney and Sian L. Beilock
 How old are the platonic solids? / David R. Lloyd
 Early modern mathematical instruments / Jim Bennett
 A revolution in mathematics? What really happened a century ago and why it matters today / Frank Quinn
 Errors of probability in historical context / Prakash Gorroochurn
 The end of probability / Elie Ayache
 An abc proof too tough even for mathematicians / Kevin Hartnett
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 9781400847990
 Label
 Best writing on mathematics 2013
 Title
 Best writing on mathematics 2013
 Statement of responsibility
 Mircea Pitici, editor ; foreword by Roger Penrose
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Among others, Philip Davis offers a panoramic view of mathematics in contemporary society; Terence Tao discusses aspects of universal mathematical laws in complex systems; Ian Stewart explains how in mathematics everything arises out of nothing; Erin Maloney and Sian Beilock consider the mathematical anxiety experienced by many students and suggest effective remedies; Elie Ayache argues that exchange prices reached in open market transactions transcend the common notion of probability. Includes a foreword by esteemed mathematical physicist Roger Penrose and an introduction by the editor, Mircea Pitici.Provided by publisher
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 Best writing on mathematics 2013, Mircea Pitici, editor ; foreword by Roger Penrose
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 Contents
 Foreword / Roger Penrose  Introduction / Mircea Pitici  The prospects for mathematics in a multimedia civilization / Philip J. Davis  Fearful symmetry / Ian Stewart  E pluribus unum : from complexity, universality / Terence Tao  Degrees of separation / Gregory Goth  Randomness / Charles Seife  Randomness in music / Donald E. Knuth  Playing the odds / Soren Johnson  Machines of the infinite / John Pavlus  Bridges, string art, and Bézier curves / Renan Gross  Slicing a cone for art and science / Daniel S. Silver  High fashion meets higher mathematics / Kelly Delp  The Jordan curve theorem is nontrivial / Fiona Ross and William T. Ross  Why mathematics? What mathematics? / Anna Sfard  Math anxiety : who has it, why it develops, and how to guard against it / Erin A. Maloney and Sian L. Beilock  How old are the platonic solids? / David R. Lloyd  Early modern mathematical instruments / Jim Bennett  A revolution in mathematics? What really happened a century ago and why it matters today / Frank Quinn  Errors of probability in historical context / Prakash Gorroochurn  The end of probability / Elie Ayache  An abc proof too tough even for mathematicians / Kevin Hartnett
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