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What is Mathematics?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 566

What is Mathematics?

A discussion of fundamental mathematical principles from algebra to elementary calculus designed to promote constructive mathematical reasoning.

What is Mathematics, Really?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 343

What is Mathematics, Really?

Reflecting an insider's view of mathematical life, the author argues that mathematics must be historically evolved, and intelligible only in a social context.

Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 143

Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

This book aims to explain, in clear non-technical language,what it is that mathematicians do, and how that differs from and builds on the mathematics that most people are familiar with from school. It is the ideal introduction for anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of mathematics.

Mathematics and the Imagination
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 400

Mathematics and the Imagination

With wit and clarity, the authors progress from simple arithmetic to calculus and non-Euclidean geometry. Their subjects: geometry, plane and fancy; puzzles that made mathematical history; tantalizing paradoxes; more. Includes 169 figures.

A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics, Third Edition
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 268

A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics, Third Edition

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-08-16
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

Accessible to all students with a sound background in high school mathematics, A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics, Third Edition presents some of the most fundamental and beautiful ideas in pure mathematics. It covers not only standard material but also many interesting topics not usually encountered at this level, such as the theory of solving cubic equations, the use of Euler’s formula to study the five Platonic solids, the use of prime numbers to encode and decode secret information, and the theory of how to compare the sizes of two infinite sets. New to the Third Edition The third edition of this popular text contains three new chapters that provide an introduction to mathemati...

Handbook of Research on the Psychology of Mathematics Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 521

Handbook of Research on the Psychology of Mathematics Education

This volume is a compilation of the research produced by the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) since its creation, 30 years ago. It has been written to become an essential reference for mathematics education research in the coming years

Applied Mathematics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 576

Applied Mathematics

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Children'S Mathematics 4-15: Learning From Errors And Misconceptions
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 252

Children'S Mathematics 4-15: Learning From Errors And Misconceptions

This work uses data from the authors' own research on children's performance, errors and misconceptions across the mathematics curriculum. It develops concepts for teachers to use in organising their understanding and knowledge of children's mathematics, and concludes with theoretical accounts of learning and teaching.

101 Careers in Mathematics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 340

101 Careers in Mathematics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2002
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  • Publisher: MAA

The authors of the essays in the this volume describe a wide variety of careers for which a background in the mathematical sciences is useful. Each of the jobs presented show real people in real jobs. Their individual histories, demonstrate how the study of mathematics helped them land good paying jobs in predictable places like IBM, AT&T, and American Airlines, and in surprising places like FedEx Corporation, L.L. Bean, and Perdue Farms, Inc. You will also learn about job opportunities in the Federal Government, as well as exciting careers in the arts, sculpture, music and television. There are really no limits to what you can do if you are well prepared in mathematics.The degrees earned by...

Nature of Mathematics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1024

Nature of Mathematics

Written for liberal arts students and based on the belief that learning to solve problems is the principal reason for studying mathematics, Karl Smith introduces students to Polya's problem-solving techniques and shows them how to use these techniques to solve unfamiliar problems that they encounter in their own lives. Through the emphasis on problem solving and estimation, along with numerous in-text study aids, students are assisted in understanding the concepts and mastering the techniques. In addition to the problem-solving emphasis, THE NATURE OF MATHEMATICS is renowned for its clear writing, coverage of historical topics, selection of topics, level, and excellent applications problems....