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## What is Mathematics?

**Author(s):**Herbert Robbins Richard Courant (Ian Stewart), Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Richard Courant, Richard Courant, Herbert Robbins, Ian Stewart, Professor of Mathematics Herbert Robbins

**Categories:**Mathematics

- Type: Book
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- Published: 1996
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- Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

A discussion of fundamental mathematical principles from algebra to elementary calculus designed to promote constructive mathematical reasoning.

## Mathematics

**Author(s):**Jan Gullberg

**Categories:**Mathematics

- Type: Book
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- Published: 1997
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- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Traces the history of mathematics and numeration, and reviews symbolic logic, set theory, series, equations, functions, geometry, trigonometry, vector analysis, fractals, matrices, calculus, probability theory, and differential equations

## What is Mathematics, Really?

**Author(s):**Reuben Hersh

**Categories:**Mathematics

- Type: Book
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- Published: 1999
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- Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Reflecting an insider's view of mathematical life, the author argues that mathematics must be historically evolved, and intelligible only in a social context.

## Street Mathematics and School Mathematics

**Author(s):**Terezinha Nunes, Terezinha Nunes Carraher, Analucia Dias Schliemann, David William Carraher

**Categories:**Education

- Type: Book
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- Published: 1993-04-30
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- Publisher: Cambridge University Press

People who learn to solve problems 'on the job' often have to do it differently from people who learn in theory. Practical knowledge and theoretical knowledge is different in some ways but similar in other ways - or else one would end up with wrong solutions to the problems. Mathematics is also like this. People who learn to calculate, for example, because they are involved in commerce frequently have a more practical way of doing mathematics than the way we are taught at school. This book is about the differences between what we call practical knowledge of mathematics - that is street mathematics - and mathematics learned in school, which is not learned in practice. The authors look at the differences between these two ways of solving mathematical problems and discuss their advantages and disadvantages. They also discuss ways of trying to put theory and practice together in mathematics teaching.

## Mathematics

**Author(s):**Timothy Gowers

**Categories:**Mathematics

- Type: Book
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- Published: 2010
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- Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

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.

## Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

**Author(s):**Timothy Gowers

**Categories:**Mathematics

- Type: Book
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- Published: 2002-08-22
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- Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

The aim of this volume is to explain the differences between research-level mathematics and the maths taught at school. Most differences are philosophical and the first few chapters are about general aspects of mathematical thought.

## Mathematics for Physicists

**Author(s):**Philippe Dennery, André Krzywicki

**Categories:**Science

- Type: Book
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- Published: 2012-06-11
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- Publisher: Courier Corporation

Superb text provides math needed to understand today's more advanced topics in physics and engineering. Theory of functions of a complex variable, linear vector spaces, much more. Problems. 1967 edition.

## Philosophy of Mathematics

**Categories:**Mathematics

- Type: Book
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- Published: 1983
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- Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Seminal articles in the philosophy of mathematics by Russell, Quine, Gödel and other major thinkers.

## An Introduction to Mathematics

**Author(s):**Alfred North Whitehead

**Categories:**Law

- Type: Book
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- Published: 1958
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- Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1958 [c1948]

Examines the history and development of mathematical concepts and how the contemporary student may use them

## Objective Question Bank in Mathematics

- Type: Book
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- Published: Unknown
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- Publisher: Krishna Prakashan Media

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## Rudiments of Mathematics Part 1

- Type: Book
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- Published: Unknown
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- Publisher: Academic Publishers

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## Mathematics and War

**Author(s):**Bernhelm Booß-Bavnbek, Bernhelm Booss, Jens Høyrup, Jens Hoyrup

**Categories:**Mathematics

- Type: Book
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- Published: 2003-09-25
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- Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Mathematics has for centuries been stimulated, financed and credited by military purposes. Some mathematical thoughts and mathematical technology have also been vital in war. During World War II mathematical work by the Anti-Hitler coalition was part of an aspiration to serve humanity and not help destroy it. At present, it is not an easy task to view the bellicose potentials of mathematics in a proper perspective. The book presents historical evidence and recent changes in the interaction between mathematics and the military. It discusses the new mathematically enhanced development of military technology which seems to have changed the very character of modern warfare.

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