Title The best writing on mathematics. 2018 / Mircea Pitici, editor
Imprint Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2018]
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 Inform. Sci. Books  G1.10 B561    AVAILABLE    30330000233713
Descript xvii, 250 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references
"Notable writings": pages [228]-245
An anthology of the year's finest writing on mathematics from around the world, featuring promising new voices as well as some of the foremost names in mathematics
Mathematics for human flourishing / Francis Edward Su -- How to play mathematics / Margaret Wertheim -- Beauty is not all there is to aesthetics in mathematics / Robert S. D. Thomas -- The science of brute force / Marjin J. H. Heule and Oliver Kullimann -- Computational thinking in science / Peter J. Denning -- Quantum questions inspire new math / Robbert Dijkgraaf -- Tangled tangles / Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, Adam Hesterberg, Quanquan Liu, Ron Taylor and Ryuhei Uehara -- The bizarre world of nontransitive dice: games for two or more players / James Grime -- The bingo paradox / Arthur Benjamin, Joseph Kisenwether and Ben Weiss -- The sleeping beauty controversy / Peter Winkler -- Wigner's "unreasonable effectiveness" in context / Jose Ferreiros -- Learning and teaching interdiscplinary modeling / Chris Arney -- Six essential questions for problem solving / Nancy Emerson Kress -- What does active learnng mean for mathematicians? / Benjamin Braun, Priscilla Bremser, Art M. Duval, Elise Lockwood and Diane White -- Written in stone: the world's first trigonometry revealed in an ancient Bablyonian tablet / Daniel Mansfield and N. J. Wildberger -- Quadrivium: the structure of mathematics as described in Isidor of Seville's etymologies / Isabel M. Serrano, Lucy H. Odom and BogdanD. Suceava -- The world war II origins of mathematics awareness / Michael J. Barany -- The writing mathematician / Caroline Yoon
Subject Mathematics -- Popular works
Alt Author Pitici, Mircea, 1965- editor