This anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, "The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011" makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else  and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics today. They delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday occurrences of math, and take readers behind the scenes of today's hottest mathematical debates. Here Ian Hacking discusses the salient features that distinguish mathematics from other disciplines of the mind Doris Schattschneider identifies some of the mathematical inspirations of M. C. Escher's art Jordan Ellenberg describes compressed sensing, a mathematical field that is reshaping the way people use large sets of data Erica Klarreich reports on the use of algorithms in the job market for doctors and much, much more. In addition to presenting the year's most memorable writings on mathematics, this musthave anthology includes a foreword by esteemed physicist and mathematician Freeman Dyson. This book belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in where math has taken us  and where it is headed.
About Mircea Pitici
Mircea Pitici is a PhD candidate in mathematics education at Cornell University. He teaches mathematics courses and writing seminars at Cornell and Ithaca College.Details Book
Author  :  Mircea Pitici 
Publisher  :  Princeton University Press 
Data Published  :  07 November 2011 
ISBN  :  0691153159 
EAN  :  9780691153155 
Format Book  :  PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT 
Number of Pages  :  416 pages 
Age +  :  15 years 
Language  :  English 
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