Index to the Mathematical Gazette, Vol. 2

January 1901, to January 1904 (Nos. 25-43) (Classic Reprint)

Author: Mathematical Association

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780265543900

Category: Mathematics

Page: 232

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Excerpt from Index to the Mathematical Gazette, Vol. 2: January 1901, to January 1904 (Nos. 25-43) On a geometrico-statical Theorem. Sir Robert 8. Ball. The New Education Section of the R. F. Muirhead. British Association. The Teaching of Mathematics. E. M. Langley C. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Rethinking the Mathematics Curriculum

Author: Celia Hoyles,Candia Morgan,Geoffrey Woodhouse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135701067

Category: Education

Page: 270

View: 2913

At a time when political interest in mathematics education is at its highest, this book demonstrates that the issues are far from straightforward. A wide range of international contributors address such questions as: What is mathematics, and what is it for? What skills does mathematics education need to provide as technology advances? What are the implications for teacher education? What can we learn from past attempts to change the mathematics curriculum? Rethinking the Mathematics Curriculum offers stimulating discussions, showing much is to be learnt from the differences in culture, national expectations, and political restraints revealed in the book. This accessible book will be of particular interest to policy makers, curriculum developers, educators, researchers and employers as well as the general reader.

Mathematics in Victorian Britain

Author: Raymond Flood,Adrian Rice,Robin Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199601399

Category: Mathematics

Page: 466

View: 5169

With a foreword by Adam Hart-Davis, this book constitutes perhaps the first general survey of the mathematics of the Victorian period. It charts the institutional development of mathematics as a profession, as well as exploring the numerous innovations made during this time, many of which are still familiar today.

Elementary Number Theory with Applications

Author: Thomas Koshy

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780124211711

Category: Mathematics

Page: 716

View: 4429

In revising his well-regarded undergraduate text, Koshy incorporates new sections and exercises dealing with the latest discoveries and reinvigorates the standards in number theory, as well. Elementary Number Theory is the only number theory text that shows the student how modular systems can be employed to create beautiful designs, tying the theory to both geometry and art. This text is ideal for undergraduate mathematics and computer science students, and any Instructor teaching a course in number theory will find the content to be ideally suited for their current curricula.

Reminiscences of the Vienna Circle and the Mathematical Colloquium

Author: Karl Menger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401111022

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 8679

Karl Menger was born in Vienna on January 13, 1902, the only child of two gifted parents. His mother Hermione, nee Andermann (1870-1922), in addition to her musical abilities, wrote and published short stories and novelettes, while his father Carl (1840-1921) was the noted Austrian economist, one of the founders of marginal utility theory. A highly cultured man, and a liberal rationalist in the nine teenth century sense, the elder Menger had witnessed the defeat and humiliation of the old Austrian empire by Bismarck's Prussia, and the subsequent establishment under Prussian leadership of a militaristic, mystically nationalistic, state-capitalist German empire - in effect, the first modern "military-industrial complex. " These events helped frame in him a set of attitudes that he later transmitted to his son, and which included an appreciation of cultural attainments and tolerance and respect for cultural differences, com bined with a deep suspicion of rabid nationalism, particularly the German variety. Also a fascination with structure, whether artistic, scientific, philosophical, or theological, but a rejection of any aura of mysticism or mumbo-jumbo accompanying such structure. Thus the son remarked at least once that the archangels' chant that begins the Prolog im Himmel in Goethe's Faust was perhaps the most viii INTRODUCTION beautiful thing in the German language "but of course it doesn't mean anything.

The Changing Shape of Geometry

Celebrating a Century of Geometry and Geometry Teaching

Author: Chris Pritchard,Mathematical Association,Mathematical Association of America

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521531627

Category: Mathematics

Page: 541

View: 3125

Celebrating a century of geometry and geometry teaching, this book will give the reader an enjoyable insight into all things geometrical. There are a wealth of popular articles including sections on Pythagoras, the golden ratio and recreational geometry. Historical items, drawn principally from the Mathematical Gazette, are authored by mathematicians such as G. H. Hardy, Rouse Ball, Thomas Heath and Bertrand Russell as well as some more recent expositors. Thirty 'Desert Island Theorems' from distinguished mathematicians and educationalists give light to some surprising and beautiful results. Contributors include H. S. M. Coxeter, Michael Atiyah, Tom Apostol, Solomon Golomb, Keith Devlin, Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman, Carlo Séquin, Simon Singh, Christopher Zeeman and Pulitzer Prizewinner Douglas Hofstadter. The book also features the wonderful Eyeball Theorems of Peruvian geometer and web designer, Antonio Gutierrez. For anyone with an interest in mathematics and mathematics education this book will be an enjoyable and rewarding read.

Index to Mathematical Problems, 1980-1984

Author: Stanley Rabinowitz

Publisher: MathPro Press

ISBN: 9780962640117

Category: Reference

Page: 532

View: 4733

A compendium of over 5,000 problems with subject, keyword, author and citation indexes.

Games and Mathematics

Subtle Connections

Author: David Wells

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107024609

Category: Mathematics

Page: 246

View: 4509

A unique book providing a tour through the fascinating connections between mathematics and games.

The Mathematics of Games

Author: John D. Beasley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048615162X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

View: 463

Lucid, instructive, and full of surprises, this book examines how simple mathematical analysis can throw unexpected light on games of every type, from poker to golf to the Rubik's cube. 1989 edition.

School Subject Teaching

The History and Future of the Curriculum

Author: Ashley Kent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317844939

Category: Education

Page: 287

View: 4137

Covering each of the core curriculum areas in turn, this is a reference on school subject teaching. The authors assess the development of teaching within each subject area since the 1944 Education Act up to the year 2000. Future challenges are also explored.

Sociocultural Research on Mathematics Education

An International Perspective

Author: Bill Atweh,Helen Forgasz,Ben Nebres

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135653119

Category: Education

Page: 480

View: 7845

This volume--the first to bring together research on sociocultural aspects of mathematics education--presents contemporary and international perspectives on social justice and equity issues that impact mathematics education. In particular, it highlights the importance of three interacting and powerful factors--gender, social, and cultural dimensions. Sociocultural Research on Mathematics Education: An International Perspective is distinguished in several ways: * It is research based. Chapters report on significant research projects; present a comprehensive and critical summary of the research findings; and offer a critical discussion of research methods and theoretical perspectives undertaken in the area. * It is future oriented, presenting recommendations for practice and policy and identifying areas for further research. * It deals with all aspects of formal and informal mathematics education and applications and all levels of formal schooling. As the context of mathematics education rapidly changes-- with an increased demand for mathematically literate citizenship; an increased awareness of issues of equity, inclusivity, and accountability; and increased efforts for globalization of curriculum development and research-- questions are being raised more than ever before about the problems of teaching and learning mathematics from a non-cognitive science perspective. This book contributes significantly to addressing such issues and answering such questions. It is especially relevant for researchers, graduate students, and policymakers in the field of mathematics education.

Polyhedron Models

Author: Magnus J. Wenninger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521098595

Category: Mathematics

Page: 228

View: 9488

An explicit guide to the geometric principles, design, and construction of complex polyhedral figures

Pi: A Source Book

Author: J.L. Berggren,Jonathan M. Borwein,Peter Borwein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387205717

Category: Mathematics

Page: 797

View: 1324

This book documents the history of pi from the dawn of mathematical time to the present. One of the beauties of the literature on pi is that it allows for the inclusion of very modern, yet accessible, mathematics. The articles on pi collected herein fall into various classes. First and foremost there is a selection from the mathematical and computational literature of four millennia. There is also a variety of historical studies on the cultural significance of the number. Additionally, there is a selection of pieces that are anecdotal, fanciful, or simply amusing. For this new edition, the authors have updated the original material while adding new material of historical and cultural interest. There is a substantial exposition of the recent history of the computation of digits of pi, a discussion of the normality of the distribution of the digits, and new translations of works by Viete and Huygen.

Algorithmic Puzzles

Author: Anany Levitin,Maria Levitin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911770

Category: Mathematics

Page: 280

View: 5462

While many think of algorithms as specific to computer science, at its core algorithmic thinking is defined by the use of analytical logic to solve problems. This logic extends far beyond the realm of computer science and into the wide and entertaining world of puzzles. In Algorithmic Puzzles, Anany and Maria Levitin use many classic brainteasers as well as newer examples from job interviews with major corporations to show readers how to apply analytical thinking to solve puzzles requiring well-defined procedures. The book's unique collection of puzzles is supplemented with carefully developed tutorials on algorithm design strategies and analysis techniques intended to walk the reader step-by-step through the various approaches to algorithmic problem solving. Mastery of these strategies--exhaustive search, backtracking, and divide-and-conquer, among others--will aid the reader in solving not only the puzzles contained in this book, but also others encountered in interviews, puzzle collections, and throughout everyday life. Each of the 150 puzzles contains hints and solutions, along with commentary on the puzzle's origins and solution methods. The only book of its kind, Algorithmic Puzzles houses puzzles for all skill levels. Readers with only middle school mathematics will develop their algorithmic problem-solving skills through puzzles at the elementary level, while seasoned puzzle solvers will enjoy the challenge of thinking through more difficult puzzles.