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Mathematical tourist

Ivars Peterson

Mathematical tourist

new and updated snapshots of modern mathematics.

by Ivars Peterson

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Published by A.W.H. Freeman/Owl Book in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Paginationxviii,266p. ;
Number of Pages266
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19733634M
ISBN 100805071598

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Ivars Peterson is the mathematics writer and Online Editor at Science lives in Washington, D.C. Ivars Peterson is the author of The Mathematical Tourist (), Islands of Truth () and Newton's Clock () --all published by W.H.

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Freeman, ). The Game of Life Imagine an immense checkerboard grid stretching as far as the eye can see. Most of the checkerboard's squares, or cells, are empty; a few are occupied by. Includes bibliographical references (p.

) and index In this revised, updated edition of Peterson's classic work, the author blazes a trail into math's wilderness, a domain of unsettled truths full of unanswered questions, and shows us the wonderland beyond the :   Math Tourist Ivars Peterson is a freelance writer and editor.

He was Director of Publications at the Mathematical Association of America from to As an award-winning mathematics writer, he previously worked at Science News for more than 25 years and served as editor of Science News Online and Science News for Kids.

The Mathematical Intelligencer publishes articles about mathematics, about mathematicians, and about the history and culture of mathematics. Written in an engaging, informal style,* our pages inform and entertain a broad audience of mathematicians and the wider intellectual community.

The mathematical tourist by Ivars Peterson,Freeman edition, in English About the Book. In this work the author, a science journalist, guides us through the world of modern mathematics and the new developments in the field. Edition Notes Bibliography: p.

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Ivars Peterson is the author of The Mathematical Tourist ( avg rating, ratings, 15 reviews, published ), Newton's Clock ( avg rating, 69 /5. The Basic Library List Committee considers this book essential for undergraduate mathematics libraries.

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The mathematical tourist by Ivars Peterson; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Mathematisches Problem, Textbooks, Popular works, Mathématiques, Ouvrages. This inscription is a quotation from the third book of Lucretius’s THE MATHEMATICAL TOURIST 29/12/ at | Reply [ ] are descendants of the tree planted throughout the world, including at Trinity College, Cambridge, at the Massachussets Institute of Technology in the United States, and at Tianjin University in [ ].

Mathematics (from Greek μάθημα máthēma, "knowledge, study, learning") includes the study of such topics as quantity (number theory), structure (), space (), and change (mathematical analysis). It has no generally accepted definition.

Mathematicians seek and use patterns to formulate new conjectures; they resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proof. Does your hometown have any mathematical tourist attractions such as statues, plaques, graves, the caf é where the famous conjecture was made, the desk where the famous initials are scratched, birthplaces, houses, or memorials.

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