The Best Writing On Mathematics 2018 (eBook)
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The years finest mathematical writing from around the world
This annual anthology brings together the years 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 2018 makes available to a wide audience many pieces not easily found anywhere elseand you dont need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These essays delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday aspects of math, offering surprising insights into its nature, meaning, and practiceand taking readers behind the scenes of todays hottest mathematical debates.
James Grime shows how to build subtly mischievous dice for playing slightly unfair games, David Rowe investigates the many different meanings and pedigrees of mathematical models, and Michael Barany traces how our appreciation of the societal importance of mathematics has developed since World War II. In other essays, Francis Su extolls the inherent values of learning, doing, and sharing mathematics, and Margaret Wertheim takes us on a mathematical exploration of the mind and the worldwith glimpses at science, philosophy, music, art, and even crocheting. And theres much, much more.
In addition to presenting the years most memorable math writing, this must-have anthology includes an introduction by the editor and a bibliography of other notable pieces on mathematics.
This is a must-read for anyone interested in where math has taken usand where it is headed.