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Mircea Pitici
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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.

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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.

The best writing on mathematics

This edition was published in


Edition Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction / -- Mircea Pitici
A dusty discipline -- Michael J. Barany and Donald MacKenzie
How puzzles made us human -- Pradeep Mutalik
Let the games continue -- Colm Mulcahy and Dana Richards
Challenging magic squares for magicians -- Arthur T. Benjamin and Ethan J. Brown
Candy Crush's puzzling mathematics -- Toby Walsh
Chaos on the billiard table -- Marianne Freiberger
Juggling with numbers -- Erik R. Tou
The quest for randomness -- Scott Aaronson
Synthetic biology, real mathematics -- Dana Mackenzie
At the far ends of a new universal law -- Natalie Wolchover
Twisted math and beautiful geometry -- Eli Maor and Eugen Jost
Kenichi Miura's water wheel, or, The dance of the shapes of constant width -- Burkard Polster
Dürer: disguise, distance, disagreements, and diagonals! -- Annalisa Crannell, Marc Frantz, and Fumiko Futamura
The quaternion group as a symmetry group -- Vi Hart and Henry Segerman
The Steiner-Lehmus angle-bisector theorem -- John Conway and Alex Ryba
Key ideas and memorability in proof -- Gila Hanna and John Mason
The future of high school mathematics -- Jim Fey, Sol Garfunkel, Diane Briars, Andy Isaacs, Henry Pollak, Eric Robinson, Richard Scheaffer, Alan Schoenfeld, Cathy Seeley, Dan Teague, and Zalman Usiskin
Demystifying the math myth: analyzing the contributing factors for the achievement gap between Chinese and U.S. students -- Guili Zhang and Miguel A. Padilla
The pigeonhole principle, two centuries before Dirichlet -- Benoît Rittaud and Albrecht Heeffer
A prehistory of Nim -- Lisa Rougetet
Gödel, Gentzen, Goodstein: the magic sound of a G-string -- Jan von Plato
Global and local -- James Franklin
Mathematical beauty, understanding, and discovery -- Carlo Cellucci
A guide for the perplexed: what mathematicians need to know to understand philosophers of mathematics -- Mark Balaguer
Writing about math for the perplexed and the traumatized -- Steven Strogatz
Is big data enough? A reflection on the changing role of mathematics in applications -- Domenico Napoletani, Marco Panza, and Daniele C. Struppa
The statistical crisis in science -- Andrew Gelman and Eric Loken
Statistics and the Ontario Lottery retailer scandal -- Jeffrey S. Rosenthal
Never say never -- David J. Hand.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

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Dewey Decimal Class
510
Library of Congress
QA1 .B337 2016, QA36.B4 2016

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxvi, 363 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Number of pages
363

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27209305M
ISBN 10
0691169659
ISBN 13
9780691169651
OCLC/WorldCat
908084036

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