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What Is Mathematics Really

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Author: Reuben Hersh
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195130874
Size: 54.70 MB
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Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 343
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Book Description: Tries to refine the philosophy of mathematics to reflect what mathematicians really do, and argues that mathematics must be understood in a social context.


What Is Mathematics

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Author: Herbert Robbins Richard Courant (Ian Stewart)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195105193
Size: 15.14 MB
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Category : Mathematics
Languages : en
Pages : 566
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Book Description: A discussion of fundamental mathematical principles from algebra to elementary calculus designed to promote constructive mathematical reasoning.


What Is Mathematics

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Author: Richard Courant
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Size: 69.61 MB
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Category : Mathematics
Languages : en
Pages : 521
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What Is Mathematics

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Author: Dr Thomas Stark
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Size: 66.82 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: So, you know what mathematics is, right? Well, if you do, you're a smarter person than Nobel laureates Albert Einstein and Eugene Wigner, who were baffled by what mathematics is and how it relates to science and the world. Wigner wrote a famous paper entitled "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences."No scientist has ever explained why mathematics is so uncannily appropriate to describing Nature.Galileo said, "The Book of Nature is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these, one is wandering in a dark labyrinth."Do you want to escape from the dark labyrinth? Then you must discover what mathematics really is. The answer will blow your mind. Guaranteed.Come on the greatest detective adventure of them all, where you do nothing but exercise pure deduction. Come and be a cosmic Sherlock Holmes. Put on your deerstalker and practice the pristine science of deduction.Determining the true nature of mathematics is the No. 1 problem facing humanity. To explain mathematics is to explain reality itself.


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Size: 36.17 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 521
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Mathematics And Mind

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Author: Alexander George
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195079299
Size: 51.78 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 204
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Book Description: The essays in this volume investigate the conceptual foundations of mathematics illuminating the powers of the mind. Contributors include Alexander George, Michael Dummett, George Boolos, W.W. Tait, Wilfried Sieg, Daniel Isaacson, Charles Parsons, and Michael Hallett.


What Is Mathematics

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Author: Elaine Allen Tuft
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Size: 22.47 MB
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Category : Electronic dissertations
Languages : en
Pages : 836
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What Is Math

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Author: Field Cady
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ISBN: 9781512395860
Size: 71.13 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 232
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Book Description: This book takes a novel view of mathematics, arguing that it is a branch of human language. Looking through this lens, it traces the evolution of math from the first tally sticks, through the invention of number systems, up to modern computer science. Along the way it shows that, like all language, the real key to math is human intuition. This book has something for everybody: math-phobes hoping to come to terms with an intimidating subject, mathematicians looking for insight into their trade, educators trying to make math accessible, and laymen who want to understand the role of numbers in human societies.


What Is Mathematical Logic

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Author: J. N. Crossley
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486151522
Size: 24.52 MB
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Category : Mathematics
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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Book Description: A serious introductory treatment geared toward non-logicians, this survey traces the development of mathematical logic from ancient to modern times and discusses the work of Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Pauli, Heisenberg, Dirac, and others. 1972 edition.


Proof And Other Dilemmas

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Author: Roger Simons
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 9780883855676
Size: 55.32 MB
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Category : Mathematics
Languages : en
Pages : 346
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Book Description: For the majority of the twentieth century, philosophers of mathematics focused their attention on foundational questions. However, in the last quarter of the century they began to return to basics, and two new schools of thought were created: social constructivism and structuralism. The advent of the computer also led to proofs and development of mathematics assisted by computer, and to questions concerning the role of the computer in mathematics. This book of sixteen original essays is the first to explore this range of new developments in the philosophy of mathematics, in a language accessible to mathematicians. Approximately half the essays were written by mathematicians, and consider questions that philosophers have not yet discussed. The other half, written by philosophers of mathematics, summarise the discussion in that community during the last 35 years. A connection is made in each case to issues relevant to the teaching of mathematics.