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

Label
Best writing on mathematics 2013
Title
Best writing on mathematics 2013
Statement of responsibility
Mircea Pitici, editor ; foreword by Roger Penrose
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
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
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
510.0
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA36
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Label
Best writing on mathematics 2013, Mircea Pitici, editor ; foreword by Roger Penrose
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
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
Control code
ocn864383076
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306154161
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 22573/ctt4bn48m
  • 546667
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32439428
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864383076
  • pebcs1306154162

Library Locations

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