Filename: nature-of-mathematics.pdf
ISBN: 9781133947257
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Number of pages: 1024
Author: Karl J. Smith
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Download and read online Nature of Mathematics in PDF and EPUB Written for liberal arts students and based on the belief that learning to solve problems is the principal reason for studying mathematics, Karl Smith introduces students to Polya’s problem-solving techniques and shows them how to use these techniques to solve unfamiliar problems that they encounter in their own lives. Through the emphasis on problem solving and estimation, along with numerous in-text study aids, students are assisted in understanding the concepts and mastering the techniques. In addition to the problem-solving emphasis, THE NATURE OF MATHEMATICS is renowned for its clear writing, coverage of historical topics, selection of topics, level, and excellent applications problems. Smith includes material on such practical real-world topics as finances (e.g. amortization, installment buying, annuities) and voting and apportionment. With the help of this text, thousands of students have experienced mathematics rather than just do problems--and benefited from a writing style that boosts their confidence and fosters their ability to use mathematics effectively in their everyday lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Filename: 18-unconventional-essays-on-the-nature-of-mathematics.pdf
ISBN: 9780387298313
Release Date: 2006-01-16
Number of pages: 326
Author: Reuben Hersh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online 18 Unconventional Essays on the Nature of Mathematics in PDF and EPUB Collection of the most interesting recent writings on the philosophy of mathematics written by highly respected researchers from philosophy, mathematics, physics, and chemistry Interdisciplinary book that will be useful in several fields—with a cross-disciplinary subject area, and contributions from researchers of various disciplines

Filename: the-nature-of-mathematical-knowledge.pdf
ISBN: 9780198020400
Release Date: 1983-04-21
Number of pages: 300
Author: San Diego Philip Kitcher Professor of Philosophy University of California
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online The Nature of Mathematical Knowledge in PDF and EPUB

Filename: the-nature-of-mathematics.pdf
ISBN: 0415225426
Release Date: 1933
Number of pages: 219
Author: Max Black
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Download and read online The Nature of Mathematics in PDF and EPUB First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Filename: the-nature-of-mathematics.pdf
ISBN: 9780486154961
Release Date: 2013-01-09
Number of pages: 80
Author: Philip E. B. Jourdain
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online The Nature of Mathematics in PDF and EPUB Anyone interested in mathematics will appreciate this survey, which explores the distinction between the body of knowledge known as mathematics and the methods used in its discovery. 1913 edition.

Filename: the-nature-of-mathematics-and-the-mathematics-of-nature.pdf
ISBN: 0080537340
Release Date: 1998-10-09
Number of pages: 345
Author: S. Andersson
Publisher: Elsevier

Download and read online The Nature of Mathematics and the Mathematics of Nature in PDF and EPUB Chemistry, physics and biology are by their nature genuinely difficult. Mathematics, however, is man-made, and therefore not as complicated. Two ideas form the basis for this book: 1) to use ordinary mathematics to describe the simplicity in the structure of mathematics and 2) to develop new branches of mathematics to describe natural sciences. Mathematics can be described as the addition, subtraction or multiplication of planes. Using the exponential scale the authors show that the addition of planes gives the polyhedra, or any solid. The substraction of planes gives saddles. The multiplication of planes gives the general saddle equations and the multispirals. The equation of symmetry is derived, which contains the exponential scale with its functions for solids, the complex exponentials with the nodal surfaces, and the GD (Gauss Distribution) mathematics with finite periodicity. Piece by piece, the authors have found mathematical functions for the geometrical descriptions of chemical structures and the structure building operations. Using the mathematics for dilatation; twins, trillings, fourlings and sixlings are made, and using GD mathematics these are made periodic. This description of a structure is the nature of mathematics itself. Crystal structures and 3D mathematics are synonyms. Mathematics are used to describe rod packings, Olympic rings and defects in solids. Giant molecules such as cubosomes, the DNA double helix, and certain building blocks in protein structures are also described mathematically.

Filename: cultural-foundations-of-mathematics.pdf
ISBN: 8131708713
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 477
Author: C. K. Raju
Publisher: Pearson Education India

Download and read online Cultural Foundations of Mathematics in PDF and EPUB The Volume Examines, In Depth, The Implications Of Indian History And Philosophy For Contemporary Mathematics And Science. The Conclusions Challenge Current Formal Mathematics And Its Basis In The Western Dogma That Deduction Is Infallible (Or That It Is Less Fallible Than Induction). The Development Of The Calculus In India, Over A Thousand Years, Is Exhaustively Documented In This Volume, Along With Novel Insights, And Is Related To The Key Sources Of Wealth-Monsoon-Dependent Agriculture And Navigation Required For Overseas Trade - And The Corresponding Requirement Of Timekeeping. Refecting The Usual Double Standard Of Evidence Used To Construct Eurocentric History, A Single, New Standard Of Evidence For Transmissions Is Proposed. Using This, It Is Pointed Out That Jesuits In Cochin, Following The Toledo Model Of Translation, Had Long-Term Opportunity To Transmit Indian Calculus Texts To Europe. The European Navigational Problem Of Determining Latitude, Longitude, And Loxodromes, And The 1582 Gregorian Calendar-Reform, Provided Ample Motivation. The Mathematics In These Earlier Indian Texts Suddenly Starts Appearing In European Works From The Mid-16Th Century Onwards, Providing Compelling Circumstantial Evidence. While The Calculus In India Had Valid Pramana, This Differed From Western Notions Of Proof, And The Indian (Algorismus) Notion Of Number Differed From The European (Abacus) Notion. Hence, Like Their Earlier Difficulties With The Algorismus, Europeans Had Difficulties In Understanding The Calculus, Which, Like Computer Technology, Enhanced The Ability To Calculate, Albeit In A Way Regarded As Epistemologically Insecure. Present-Day Difficulties In Learning Mathematics Are Related, Via Phylogeny Is Ontogeny , To These Historical Difficulties In Assimilating Imported Mathematics. An Appendix Takes Up Further Contemporary Implications Of The New Philosophy Of Mathematics For The Extension Of The Calculus, Which Is Needed To Handle The Infinities Arising In The Study Of Shock Waves And The Renormalization Problem Of Quantum Field Theory.

Filename: the-nature-of-mathematical-modeling.pdf
ISBN: 0521570956
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 344
Author: Neil A. Gershenfeld
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online The Nature of Mathematical Modeling in PDF and EPUB This book first covers exact and approximate analytical techniques (ordinary differential and difference equations, partial differential equations, variational principles, stochastic processes); numerical methods (finite differences for ODE's and PDE's, finite elements, cellular automata); model inference based on observations (function fitting, data transforms, network architectures, search techniques, density estimation); as well as the special role of time in modeling (filtering and state estimation, hidden Markov processes, linear and nonlinear time series). Each of the topics in the book would be the worthy subject of a dedicated text, but only by presenting the material in this way is it possible to make so much material accessible to so many people. Each chapter presents a concise summary of the core results in an area, providing an orientation to what they can (and cannot) do, enough background to use them to solve typical problems, and pointers to access the literature for particular applications.

Filename: the-nature-of-mathematical-thinking.pdf
ISBN: 9781136487507
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Number of pages: 352
Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Nature of Mathematical Thinking in PDF and EPUB Why do some children seem to learn mathematics easily and others slave away at it, learning it only with great effort and apparent pain? Why are some people good at algebra but terrible at geometry? How can people who successfully run a business as adults have been failures at math in school? How come some professional mathematicians suffer terribly when trying to balance a checkbook? And why do school children in the United States perform so dismally in international comparisons? These are the kinds of real questions the editors set out to answer, or at least address, in editing this book on mathematical thinking. Their goal was to seek a diversity of contributors representing multiple viewpoints whose expertise might converge on the answers to these and other pressing and interesting questions regarding this subject. The chapter authors were asked to focus on their own approach to mathematical thinking, but also to address a common core of issues such as the nature of mathematical thinking, how it is similar to and different from other kinds of thinking, what makes some people or some groups better than others in this subject area, and how mathematical thinking can be assessed and taught. Their work is directed to a diverse audience -- psychologists interested in the nature of mathematical thinking and abilities, computer scientists who want to simulate mathematical thinking, educators involved in teaching and testing mathematical thinking, philosophers who need to understand the qualitative aspects of logical thinking, anthropologists and others interested in how and why mathematical thinking seems to differ in quality across cultures, and laypeople and others who have to think mathematically and want to understand how they are going to accomplish that feat.

Filename: nature-of-mathematics-ilphil28.pdf
ISBN: 9781317830511
Release Date: 2014-06-23
Number of pages: 236
Author: C. K. Ogden
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Nature Of Mathematics Ilphil28 in PDF and EPUB First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Filename: formalism-and-beyond.pdf
ISBN: 9781614518471
Release Date: 2014-10-09
Number of pages: 430
Author: Godehard Link
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Download and read online Formalism and Beyond in PDF and EPUB The essays collected in this volume focus on the role of formalist aspects in mathematical theorizing and practice, examining issues such as infinity, finiteness, and proof procedures, as well as central historical figures in the field, including Frege, Russell, Hilbert and Wittgenstein. Using modern logico-philosophical tools and systematic conceptual and logical analyses, the volume provides a thorough, up-to-date account of the subject.