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Mathematical Expeditions
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Reinhard Laubenbacher, David Pengelley
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-01 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The stories of five mathematical journeys into new realms, pieced together from the writings of the explorers themselves. Some were guided by mere curiosity and the thrill of adventure, others by more practical motives. In each case the outcome was a vast expansion of the known mathematical world and the
Mathematical Expeditions
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Frank J. Swetz
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-07-16 - Publisher: JHU Press

"A collection of over 500 culturally and historically diverse mathematical problems carefully chosen to enrich mathematics teaching from middle school through the college level."--Provided by publisher.
Mathematical Expeditions
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Frank J. Swetz
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-07 - Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Along the way, he tells us what various cultures knew about math and how they came to learn it, providing instructors with a wonderful way to incorporate multicultural mathematics into the middle school, high school, and college classroom.
Duel at Dawn
Language: en
Pages: 307
Authors: Amir Alexander
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-15 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

Alexander shows how popular stories about mathematicians are really morality tales about their craft as it relates to the world. In the eighteenth century, he says, mathematicians were idealized as child-like, eternally curious; by the nineteenth century, brilliant mathematicians became Romantic heroes like poets, artists, and musicians.
Mathematical Masterpieces
Language: en
Pages: 340
Authors: Art Knoebel, Reinhard Laubenbacher, Jerry Lodder, David Pengelley
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-10-16 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Intended for juniors and seniors majoring in mathematics, as well as anyone pursuing independent study, this book traces the historical development of four different mathematical concepts by presenting readers with the original sources. Each chapter showcases a masterpiece of mathematical achievement, anchored to a sequence of selected primary sources. The