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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

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Best writing on mathematics 2013
Title
Best writing on mathematics 2013
Statement of responsibility
Mircea Pitici, editor ; foreword by Roger Penrose
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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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IDEBK
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Best writing on mathematics 2013, Mircea Pitici, editor ; foreword by Roger Penrose
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Best writing on mathematics 2013, Mircea Pitici, editor ; foreword by Roger Penrose
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt4cgb74
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Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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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1 online resource (xxvi, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400847990
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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