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The best writing on mathematics, 2016, Mircea Pitici, editor

Label
The best writing on mathematics, 2016
Title
The best writing on mathematics
Title number
2016
Statement of responsibility
Mircea Pitici, editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An anthology of the year's finest writing on mathematics from around the world, featuring promising new voices as well as some of the foremost names in mathematics
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pitici, Mircea
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Mathematics
Label
The best writing on mathematics, 2016, Mircea Pitici, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The reasonable ineffectiveness of mathematics
  • Derek Abbott
  • Stacking wine bottles revisited
  • Burkard Polster
  • The way the billiard ball bounces
  • Joshua Bowman
  • The intersection game
  • Burkhard Polster
  • Tonight! Epic math battles: counting vs. matching
  • Jennifer J. Quinn
  • Introduction
  • Mathematicians chase moonshine's shadow
  • Erica Klarreich
  • The impenetrable proof
  • Davide Castelvecchi
  • A proof that some spaces can't be cut
  • Kevin Hartnett
  • Einstein's first proof
  • Steven Strogatz
  • Why string theory still offers hope we can unify physics
  • Brian Greene
  • Mircea Pitici
  • The pioneering role of the Sierpinski Gasket
  • Tanya Khovanova, Eric Nie, and Alok Puranik
  • Fractals as photographs
  • Marc Frantz
  • Math at the Met
  • Joseph Dauben and Marjorie Senechal
  • Common sense about the common core
  • Alan H. Schoenfeld
  • Explaining your math: unnecessary at best, encumbering at worst
  • Katharine Beals and Barry Garelick
  • Mathematics and teaching
  • Teaching applied mathematics
  • David Acheson, Peter R. Turner, Gilbert Strang, and Rachel Levy
  • Circular reasoning: who first proved that C divided by d is a constant?
  • David Richeson
  • A medieval mystery : Nicole Oresme's concept of curvitas
  • Isabel M. Serrano and Bogdan D. Suceavă
  • The myth of Leibniz's proof of the fundamental theorem of calculus
  • Viktor Blåsjö
  • The spirograph and mathematical models from Nineteenth-Century Germany
  • Amy Shell-Gellasch
  • Hyman Bass
  • What does "depth" mean in mathematics?
  • John Stillwell
  • Finding errors in big data
  • Marco Puts, Piet Daas, and Ton De Waal
  • Programs and probability
  • Brian Hayes
  • Lottery perception
  • Jorge Almeida
  • Why acknowledging uncertainty can make you a better scientist
  • Andrew Gelman
  • In defense of pure mathematics
  • For want of a nail: why unnecessarily long tests may be impeding the progress of western civilization
  • Howard Wainer and Richard Feinberg
  • How to write a general interest mathematics book
  • Ian Stewart
  • Daniel S. Silver
  • G.H. Hardy: mathematical biologist
  • Hannah Elizabeth Christenson and Stephan Ramon Garcia
Control code
ocn958799818
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 377 pages
Isbn
9780691175294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)958799818
Label
The best writing on mathematics, 2016, Mircea Pitici, editor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The reasonable ineffectiveness of mathematics
  • Derek Abbott
  • Stacking wine bottles revisited
  • Burkard Polster
  • The way the billiard ball bounces
  • Joshua Bowman
  • The intersection game
  • Burkhard Polster
  • Tonight! Epic math battles: counting vs. matching
  • Jennifer J. Quinn
  • Introduction
  • Mathematicians chase moonshine's shadow
  • Erica Klarreich
  • The impenetrable proof
  • Davide Castelvecchi
  • A proof that some spaces can't be cut
  • Kevin Hartnett
  • Einstein's first proof
  • Steven Strogatz
  • Why string theory still offers hope we can unify physics
  • Brian Greene
  • Mircea Pitici
  • The pioneering role of the Sierpinski Gasket
  • Tanya Khovanova, Eric Nie, and Alok Puranik
  • Fractals as photographs
  • Marc Frantz
  • Math at the Met
  • Joseph Dauben and Marjorie Senechal
  • Common sense about the common core
  • Alan H. Schoenfeld
  • Explaining your math: unnecessary at best, encumbering at worst
  • Katharine Beals and Barry Garelick
  • Mathematics and teaching
  • Teaching applied mathematics
  • David Acheson, Peter R. Turner, Gilbert Strang, and Rachel Levy
  • Circular reasoning: who first proved that C divided by d is a constant?
  • David Richeson
  • A medieval mystery : Nicole Oresme's concept of curvitas
  • Isabel M. Serrano and Bogdan D. Suceavă
  • The myth of Leibniz's proof of the fundamental theorem of calculus
  • Viktor Blåsjö
  • The spirograph and mathematical models from Nineteenth-Century Germany
  • Amy Shell-Gellasch
  • Hyman Bass
  • What does "depth" mean in mathematics?
  • John Stillwell
  • Finding errors in big data
  • Marco Puts, Piet Daas, and Ton De Waal
  • Programs and probability
  • Brian Hayes
  • Lottery perception
  • Jorge Almeida
  • Why acknowledging uncertainty can make you a better scientist
  • Andrew Gelman
  • In defense of pure mathematics
  • For want of a nail: why unnecessarily long tests may be impeding the progress of western civilization
  • Howard Wainer and Richard Feinberg
  • How to write a general interest mathematics book
  • Ian Stewart
  • Daniel S. Silver
  • G.H. Hardy: mathematical biologist
  • Hannah Elizabeth Christenson and Stephan Ramon Garcia
Control code
ocn958799818
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 377 pages
Isbn
9780691175294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)958799818

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