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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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Unity and disunity : and other mathematical essays
Title
Unity and disunity
Title remainder
and other mathematical essays
Statement of responsibility
Philip J. Davis
Creator
Subject
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
Label
Unity and disunity : and other mathematical essays, Philip J. Davis
Instantiates
Publication
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 pre-electronic 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
Publication
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 pre-electronic 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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