The Resource Unity and disunity : and other mathematical essays, Philip J. Davis
Unity and disunity : and other mathematical essays, Philip J. Davis
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 Summary
 This book is a mathematical potpourri. Its material originated in classroom presentations, formal lectures, sections of earlier books, book reviews, or just things written by the author for his own pleasure. Written in a nontechnical fashion, this book expresses the unique vision and attitude of the author towards the role of mathematics in society. It contains observations or incidental remarks on mathematics, its nature, its impacts on education and science and technology, its personalities and philosophies. The book is directed towards the math buffs of the world and, more generally, towards the literate and interested public. 
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 ix, 149 pages
 Contents

 Preface
 The unity and disunity of mathematics
 Evidence in mathematics
 Out of what stuff do we make mathematics?
 Computational experiences in the preelectronic days
 Spengler's mathematics considered and a phoenix reborn?
 Can the mathematical/physical notions of entropy be usefully imported into the social sphere? / The decline, fall, and current resurgence of visual geometry: mathematics as a multisemiotic enterprise
 The unicorn or mathematical ontology
 Mathematics, politics, and law
 The two culture controversy: a mathematician's view a half century later
 Four literary men comment on mathematics: Henry James, George Santayana, Paul Valéry, and Isaiah Berlin
 The media and mathematics look at each other
 New winds blowing in applied mathematics
 Isbn
 9781470420239
 Label
 Unity and disunity : and other mathematical essays
 Title
 Unity and disunity
 Title remainder
 and other mathematical essays
 Statement of responsibility
 Philip J. Davis
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 This book is a mathematical potpourri. Its material originated in classroom presentations, formal lectures, sections of earlier books, book reviews, or just things written by the author for his own pleasure. Written in a nontechnical fashion, this book expresses the unique vision and attitude of the author towards the role of mathematics in society. It contains observations or incidental remarks on mathematics, its nature, its impacts on education and science and technology, its personalities and philosophies. The book is directed towards the math buffs of the world and, more generally, towards the literate and interested public. 
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 1923
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 Davis, Philip J.
 Illustrations

 illustrations
 maps
 portraits
 Index
 no index present
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
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 Mathematics
 Label
 Unity and disunity : and other mathematical essays, Philip J. Davis
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 Includes bibliographical references
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 Preface  The unity and disunity of mathematics  Evidence in mathematics  Out of what stuff do we make mathematics?  Computational experiences in the preelectronic days  Spengler's mathematics considered and a phoenix reborn?  Can the mathematical/physical notions of entropy be usefully imported into the social sphere? / The decline, fall, and current resurgence of visual geometry: mathematics as a multisemiotic enterprise  The unicorn or mathematical ontology  Mathematics, politics, and law  The two culture controversy: a mathematician's view a half century later  Four literary men comment on mathematics: Henry James, George Santayana, Paul Valéry, and Isaiah Berlin  The media and mathematics look at each other  New winds blowing in applied mathematics
 Control code
 FIEb17784542
 Dimensions
 26 cm.
 Extent
 ix, 149 pages
 Isbn
 9781470420239
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia.
 Media type code

 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations, maps, portraits
 System control number
 (OCoLC)907931299
 Label
 Unity and disunity : and other mathematical essays, Philip J. Davis
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code

 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier.
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent.
 Contents
 Preface  The unity and disunity of mathematics  Evidence in mathematics  Out of what stuff do we make mathematics?  Computational experiences in the preelectronic days  Spengler's mathematics considered and a phoenix reborn?  Can the mathematical/physical notions of entropy be usefully imported into the social sphere? / The decline, fall, and current resurgence of visual geometry: mathematics as a multisemiotic enterprise  The unicorn or mathematical ontology  Mathematics, politics, and law  The two culture controversy: a mathematician's view a half century later  Four literary men comment on mathematics: Henry James, George Santayana, Paul Valéry, and Isaiah Berlin  The media and mathematics look at each other  New winds blowing in applied mathematics
 Control code
 FIEb17784542
 Dimensions
 26 cm.
 Extent
 ix, 149 pages
 Isbn
 9781470420239
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia.
 Media type code

 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations, maps, portraits
 System control number
 (OCoLC)907931299
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