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Mathematics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 180

Mathematics

Mathematics is a subject we are all exposed to in our daily lives, but one that many of us fear. Timothy Gowers’s entertaining overview of the topic explains the differences between what we learn at school and advanced mathematics, and helps the math phobic emerge with a clearer understanding of such paradoxical-sounding concepts as “infinity,” “curved space,” and “imaginary numbers.” From basic ideas to philosophical queries to common sociological questions about the mathematical community, this book unravels the mysteries of space and numbers.

The Importance of Mathematics
  • Language: en

The Importance of Mathematics

A video presentation of the CMI, its culture and the people behind it. Also discussed are the "Millennium Prize Problems", seven mathematical problems that have resisted solution.

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1056

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics

This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Edited by Timothy Gowers, a recipient of the Fields Medal, it presents nearly two hundred entries, written especially for this book by some of the world's leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the development of modern mathematics; explain essential terms and concepts; examine core ideas in major areas of mathematics; describe the achievements of scores of famous mathematicians; explore the impact of mathematics on other disciplines such as biology, finance, and music--and much, much more. Unparalleled in its depth of coverage, The Princeton Companion to Mathem...

MATEMATICA - UMA BREVE INTRODUÇAO
  • Language: pt
  • Pages: 176

MATEMATICA - UMA BREVE INTRODUÇAO

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-08-31
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  • Publisher: Unknown

A matemática é algo a que todos estamos expostos nas nossas vidas quotidianas, mas que muitos temem Nesta introdução eminentemente acessível e divertida, Timothy Gowers explica as diferenças fundamentais, essencialmente filosóficas, entre a matemática avançada e aquela que aprendemos na escola Ao fazê-lo, proporciona-nos uma compreensão clara de conceitos só aparentemente paradoxais, como «infinito», «espaço curvo» e «números imaginários» De ideias básicas a questões sociológicas sobre a comunidade matemática, passando por explorações filosóficas, este livro esclarece de forma cativante alguns mistérios do espaço e dos números

The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1016

The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics

This is the most authoritative and accessible single-volume reference book on applied mathematics. Featuring numerous entries by leading experts and organized thematically, it introduces readers to applied mathematics and its uses; explains key concepts; describes important equations, laws, and functions; looks at exciting areas of research; covers modeling and simulation; explores areas of application; and more. Modeled on the popular Princeton Companion to Mathematics, this volume is an indispensable resource for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in other disciplines seeking a user-friendly reference book on applied mathematics. Features nearly 200 entries...

Mathematicians
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

Mathematicians

Mathematicians is a remarkable collection of ninety-two photographic portraits, featuring some of the most amazing mathematicians of our time. Acclaimed photographer Mariana Cook captures the exuberant and colorful personalities of these brilliant thinkers and the superb images are accompanied by brief autobiographical texts written by each mathematician. Together, the photographs and words illuminate a diverse group of men and women dedicated to the absorbing pursuit of mathematics. The compelling black-and-white portraits introduce readers to mathematicians who are young and old, fathers and daughters, and husbands and wives. They include Fields Medal winners, those at the beginning of maj...

Reinventing Discovery
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

Reinventing Discovery

"Reinventing Discovery argues that we are in the early days of the most dramatic change in how science is done in more than 300 years. This change is being driven by new online tools, which are transforming and radically accelerating scientific discovery"--Provided by publisher.

The Language of Mathematics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 260

The Language of Mathematics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-03-14
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  • Publisher: Springer

The Language of Mathematics was awarded the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize for outstanding dissertations in the fields of logic, language, and information. It innovatively combines techniques from linguistics, philosophy of mathematics, and computation to give the first wide-ranging analysis of mathematical language. It focuses particularly on a method for determining the complete meaning of mathematical texts and on resolving technical deficiencies in all standard accounts of the foundations of mathematics. "The thesis does far more than is required for a PhD: it is more like a lifetime's work packed into three years, and is a truly exceptional achievement." Timothy Gowers

Matematica. Un'introduzione
  • Language: it
  • Pages: 163

Matematica. Un'introduzione

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2004
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Academic Genealogy of Mathematicians
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 509

Academic Genealogy of Mathematicians

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