The Man Who Loved Only Numbers

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers
Author: Paul Hoffman,Dr. Crypton
Publsiher: Hyperion
Total Pages: 360
Release: 1998-07-15
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers Book Excerpt:

Chronicles the life of the Hungarian mathematician who relentlessly traveled the globe in search of intriguing problems

The Man who Loved Only Numbers

The Man who Loved Only Numbers
Author: Paul Hoffman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mathematicians
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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WISC 4 Clinical Use and Interpretation

WISC 4 Clinical Use and Interpretation
Author: Aurelio Prifitera,Donald H. Saklofske,Lawrence G. Weiss
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2005
ISBN: 0125649312
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WISC 4 Clinical Use and Interpretation Book Excerpt:

WISC-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation provides comprehensive information on using and interpreting the WISC-IV for clinical assessment and diagnosis. With chapters authored by recognized experts in intelligence research, test development, and assessment, this will be a valuable resource to anyone using the WISC-IV in practice. This information is available nowhere else and is a unique opportunity to understand the WISC-IV from the perspective of those who know it best. Most relevant to practitioners is the applied focus and interpretation of the WISC-IV in psychological and psychoeducational assessment. Divided into two sections, Section I discusses general advances in the assessment of children's intelligence, and how the WISC-IV differs from the WISC-III. Also discussed are the clinical considerations of this test, including the meaning of the FSIQ and four Index scores and how the WISC-IV relates to other assessment measures, including the WISC-IV Integrated. Section II discusses the use of WISC-IV with exceptional children, including those with learning disabilities, giftedness, mental retardation, hearing impairment, ADHD, neuropsychological injury, and/or cultural and ethnic differences. * Written by leading experts * Provides a comprehensive description of the WISC-IV from research to clinical practice * Discusses WISC-IV use with exceptional children including LD, AD/HD, Gifted, Mental Retardation, Language Disabilities, Hearing Impaired, Head/Brain Injury, and Cultural and Ethnically Different Children * Outlines integrated models of assessment of assessment that include the WISC-IV * Provides case studies illustrating WISC-IV clinical use * Contains additional validity data on WISC-IV not available elsewhere * Practical and directly relevant to practitioners who use the WISC-IV

Wonders of Numbers

Wonders of Numbers
Author: Clifford A. Pickover
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2003-01-16
ISBN: 9780195348002
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wonders of Numbers Book Excerpt:

Who were the five strangest mathematicians in history? What are the ten most interesting numbers? Jam-packed with thought-provoking mathematical mysteries, puzzles, and games, Wonders of Numbers will enchant even the most left-brained of readers. Hosted by the quirky Dr. Googol--who resides on a remote island and occasionally collaborates with Clifford Pickover--Wonders of Numbers focuses on creativity and the delight of discovery. Here is a potpourri of common and unusual number theory problems of varying difficulty--each presented in brief chapters that convey to readers the essence of the problem rather than its extraneous history. Peppered throughout with illustrations that clarify the problems, Wonders of Numbers also includes fascinating "math gossip." How would we use numbers to communicate with aliens? Check out Chapter 30. Did you know that there is a Numerical Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? You'll find it in Chapter 45. From the beautiful formula of India's most famous mathematician to the Leviathan number so big it makes a trillion look small, Dr. Googol's witty and straightforward approach to numbers will entice students, educators, and scientists alike to pick up a pencil and work a problem.

Professor Stewart s Hoard of Mathematical Treasures

Professor Stewart s Hoard of Mathematical Treasures
Author: Ian Stewart
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2010-12-09
ISBN: 184765262X
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professor Stewart s Hoard of Mathematical Treasures Book Excerpt:

Ian Stewart, author of the bestselling Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities, presents a new and magical mix of games, puzzles, paradoxes, brainteasers, and riddles. He mingles these with forays into ancient and modern mathematical thought, appallingly hilarious mathematical jokes, and enquiries into the great mathematical challenges of the present and past. Amongst a host of arcane and astonishing facts about every kind of number from irrational or imaginary to complex or cuneiform, we find out: how to organise chaos; how matter balances anti-matter; how to turn a sphere inside out (without creasing it...); why you can't comb a hairy ball; how to calculate pi by observing the stars. And we get some tantalising glimpses of the maths of life and the universe.Mind-stretching, enlightening and endlessly amusing, Professor Stewart's new entertainment will stimulate, delight, and enthral.

Masters of Mathematics

Masters of Mathematics
Author: Robert A. Nowlan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2017-05-13
ISBN: 9463008934
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masters of Mathematics Book Excerpt:

The original title for this work was “Mathematical Literacy, What Is It and Why You Need it”. The current title reflects that there can be no real learning in any subject, unless questions of who, what, when, where, why and how are raised in the minds of the learners. The book is not a mathematical text, and there are no assigned exercises or exams. It is written for reasonably intelligent and curious individuals, both those who value mathematics, aware of its many important applications and others who have been inappropriately exposed to mathematics, leading to indifference to the subject, fear and even loathing. These feelings are all consequences of meaningless presentations, drill, rote learning and being lost as the purpose of what is being studied. Mathematics education needs a radical reform. There is more than one way to accomplish this. Here the author presents his approach of wrapping mathematical ideas in a story. To learn one first must develop an interest in a problem and the curiosity to find how masters of mathematics have solved them. What is necessary to be mathematically literate? It’s not about solving algebraic equations or even making a geometric proof. These are valuable skills but not evidence of literacy. We often seek answers but learning to ask pertinent questions is the road to mathematical literacy. Here is the good news: new mathematical ideas have a way of finding applications. This is known as “the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics.”

Mathematics for Human Flourishing

Mathematics for Human Flourishing
Author: Francis Su
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN: 0300248814
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematics for Human Flourishing Book Excerpt:

Winner of the Mathematics Association of America's 2021 Euler Book Prize, this is an inclusive vision of mathematics—its beauty, its humanity, and its power to build virtues that help us all flourish“This is perhaps the most important mathematics book of our time. Francis Su shows mathematics is an experience of the mind and, most important, of the heart.”—James Tanton, Global Math Project"A good book is an entertaining read. A great book holds up a mirror that allows us to more clearly see ourselves and the world we live in. Francis Su’s Mathematics for Human Flourishing is both a good book and a great book."—MAA Reviews For mathematician Francis Su, a society without mathematical affection is like a city without concerts, parks, or museums. To miss out on mathematics is to live without experiencing some of humanity’s most beautiful ideas.In this profound book, written for a wide audience but especially for those disenchanted by their past experiences, an award‑winning mathematician and educator weaves parables, puzzles, and personal reflections to show how mathematics meets basic human desires—such as for play, beauty, freedom, justice, and love—and cultivates virtues essential for human flourishing. These desires and virtues, and the stories told here, reveal how mathematics is intimately tied to being human. Some lessons emerge from those who have struggled, including philosopher Simone Weil, whose own mathematical contributions were overshadowed by her brother’s, and Christopher Jackson, who discovered mathematics as an inmate in a federal prison. Christopher’s letters to the author appear throughout the book and show how this intellectual pursuit can—and must—be open to all.

Territories and Trajectories

Territories and Trajectories
Author: Diana Sorensen
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-05-18
ISBN: 0822371561
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Territories and Trajectories Book Excerpt:

The contributors to Territories and Trajectories propose a model of cultural production and transmission based on the global diffusion, circulation, and exchange of people, things, and ideas across time and space. This model eschews a static, geographically bounded notion of cultural origins and authenticity, privileging instead a mobility of culture that shapes and is shaped by geographic spaces. Reading a diverse array of texts and objects, from Ethiopian song and ancient Chinese travel writing to Japanese literature and aerial and nautical images of the Indian Ocean, the contributors decenter national borders to examine global flows of culture and the relationship between thinking at transnational and local scales. Throughout, they make a case for methods of inquiry that encourage innovative understandings of borders, oceans, and territories and that transgress disciplinary divides. Contributors. Homi Bhabha, Jacqueline Bhabha, Lindsay Bremner, Finbarr Barry Flood, Rosario Hubert, Alina Payne, Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Shu-mei Shih, Diana Sorensen, Karen Thornber, Xiaofei Tian

Mathematical Treks From Surreal Numbers to Magic Circles

Mathematical Treks  From Surreal Numbers to Magic Circles
Author: Ivars Peterson
Publsiher: American Mathematical Soc.
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2020-08-03
ISBN: 1470458519
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Content Areas

Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Content Areas
Author: Paula Greathouse,Joan F. Kaywell,Brooke Eisenbach
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2017-08-10
ISBN: 1475831692
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Content Areas Book Excerpt:

This text offers 6th - 12th grade educators guided instructional approaches for including young adult (YA) literature in science and math classes in order to promote literacy development while learning content.

Algebraic Computability and Enumeration Models

Algebraic Computability and Enumeration Models
Author: Cyrus F. Nourani
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2016-02-24
ISBN: 1771882484
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Algebraic Computability and Enumeration Models Book Excerpt:

This book, Algebraic Computability and Enumeration Models: Recursion Theory and Descriptive Complexity, presents new techniques with functorial models to address important areas on pure mathematics and computability theory from the algebraic viewpoint. The reader is first introduced to categories and functorial models, with Kleene algebra examples for languages. Functorial models for Peano arithmetic are described toward important computational complexity areas on a Hilbert program, leading to computability with initial models. Infinite language categories are also introduced to explain descriptive complexity with recursive computability with admissible sets and urelements. Algebraic and categorical realizability is staged on several levels, addressing new computability questions with omitting types realizably. Further applications to computing with ultrafilters on sets and Turing degree computability are examined. Functorial models computability is presented with algebraic trees realizing intuitionistic types of models. New homotopy techniques are applied to Marin Lof types of computations with model categories. Functorial computability, induction, and recursion are examined in view of the above, presenting new computability techniques with monad transformations and projective sets. This informative volume will give readers a complete new feel for models, computability, recursion sets, complexity, and realizability. This book pulls together functorial thoughts, models, computability, sets, recursion, arithmetic hierarchy, filters, with real tree computing areas, presented in a very intuitive manner for university teaching, with exercises for every chapter. The book will also prove valuable for faculty in computer science and mathematics.

Science and the Written Word

Science and the Written Word
Author: Lou Massa
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-08-17
ISBN: 0199831777
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and the Written Word Book Excerpt:

In order to meet the growing scientific requirements of an increasingly complex society, it is essential for us to have an appreciation of the power and breadth of science. Science and the Written Word is a collection of interviews featuring some of the world's greatest scientists and Nobel Prize winners. The interviews examine topics related to the nature of science and technology, making them more accessible to the general reader, and emphasize the relationship of various scientific disciplines to one another. Through this book, readers learn from the "inside" how science is done, what motivates it, and why it is of importance to society as a whole. The book offers insights into scientific personalities and dispels common misconceptions regarding the popular image of scientists. The interviews in this book examine standards of behavior and ethics and demonstrate the relationships between science and social values. They delve into topics such as the utility of science in application to war, the importance of science in the educational curriculum, cost benefits of fundamental research in consideration of the national budget, and the public controversy of evolution versus intelligent design. Cumulatively, the discussions in this book give rise to an awareness of both the reality of science and technology and its profound impact upon the well being of society.

CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics

CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics
Author: Eric W. Weisstein
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 3252
Release: 2002-12-12
ISBN: 1420035223
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics Book Excerpt:

Upon publication, the first edition of the CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics received overwhelming accolades for its unparalleled scope, readability, and utility. It soon took its place among the top selling books in the history of Chapman & Hall/CRC, and its popularity continues unabated. Yet also unabated has been the d

Number Theory

Number Theory
Author: John J. Watkins
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2013-12-29
ISBN: 1400848741
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Number Theory Book Excerpt:

The natural numbers have been studied for thousands of years, yet most undergraduate textbooks present number theory as a long list of theorems with little mention of how these results were discovered or why they are important. This book emphasizes the historical development of number theory, describing methods, theorems, and proofs in the contexts in which they originated, and providing an accessible introduction to one of the most fascinating subjects in mathematics. Written in an informal style by an award-winning teacher, Number Theory covers prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, and a host of other essential topics in number theory, while also telling the stories of the great mathematicians behind these developments, including Euclid, Carl Friedrich Gauss, and Sophie Germain. This one-of-a-kind introductory textbook features an extensive set of problems that enable students to actively reinforce and extend their understanding of the material, as well as fully worked solutions for many of these problems. It also includes helpful hints for when students are unsure of how to get started on a given problem. Uses a unique historical approach to teaching number theory Features numerous problems, helpful hints, and fully worked solutions Discusses fun topics like Pythagorean tuning in music, Sudoku puzzles, and arithmetic progressions of primes Includes an introduction to Sage, an easy-to-learn yet powerful open-source mathematics software package Ideal for undergraduate mathematics majors as well as non-math majors Digital solutions manual (available only to professors)

Advanced Problems in Mathematics Preparing for University

Advanced Problems in Mathematics  Preparing for University
Author: Stephen Siklos
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2019-10-28
ISBN: 1783747773
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Problems in Mathematics Preparing for University Book Excerpt:

This new and expanded edition is intended to help candidates prepare for entrance examinations in mathematics and scientific subjects, including STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper). STEP is an examination used by Cambridge Colleges for conditional offers in mathematics. They are also used by some other UK universities and many mathematics departments recommend that their applicants practice on the past papers even if they do not take the examination. Advanced Problems in Mathematics bridges the gap between school and university mathematics, and prepares students for an undergraduate mathematics course. The questions analysed in this book are all based on past STEP questions and each question is followed by a comment and a full solution. The comments direct the reader’s attention to key points and put the question in its true mathematical context. The solutions point students to the methodology required to address advanced mathematical problems critically and independently. This book is a must read for any student wishing to apply to scientific subjects at university level and for anyone interested in advanced mathematics.

Learning and Teaching Number Theory

Learning and Teaching Number Theory
Author: Stephen R. Campbell,Rina Zazkis
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781567506525
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning and Teaching Number Theory Book Excerpt:

Essential to developing deeper understandings of mathematics, number theory has received scant attention in mathematics education research. This volume redresses this matter and serves as a launch point for further research in this important area.

Elementary Number Theory in Nine Chapters

Elementary Number Theory in Nine Chapters
Author: James J. Tattersall
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 407
Release: 1999-10-14
ISBN: 9780521585316
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elementary Number Theory in Nine Chapters Book Excerpt:

This book serves as a one-semester introductory course in number theory. Throughout the book, Tattersall adopts a historical perspective and gives emphasis to some of the subject's applied aspects, highlighting the field of cryptography. At the heart of the book are the major number theoretic accomplishments of Euclid, Fermat, Gauss, Legendre, and Euler, and to fully illustrate the properties of numbers and concepts developed in the text, a wealth of exercises has been included. The reader should have "pencil in hand" and ready access to a calculator or computer. For students new to number theory, whatever their background, this is a stimulating and entertaining introduction to the subject.

The Price of Fish

The Price of Fish
Author: Ian Harris,Michael Mainelli
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN: 1857889517
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Price of Fish Book Excerpt:

In The Price of Fish, Michael Mainelli and Ian Harris examine in a unique way the world s most abiding and wicked problems sustainability, global warming, over-fishing, overpopulation, the pensions crisis; all of which are characterized by a set of messy, circular, aggressive and peculiarly long-term problems and go on to suggest that it is not the circumstances that are too complex, but our way of reading them that is too simple. Too simple and often wrong. The authors aim to blend four streams choice, economics, systems and evolution in a combination they believe is the key to making better decisions and, in turn, finding answers to the world's most pernicious problems.

The Men of Manhattan

The Men of Manhattan
Author: Jeffrey Strickland
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2011-05
ISBN: 1257761889
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Men of Manhattan Book Excerpt:

"The Men of Manhattan" is a short history of the origins and development of the American atomic bomb program during World War II, focusing on the men and woman who made it possible. Beginning with the scientific developments of the pre-war years, the book details the role of scientific exploration in conducting a secret, nationwide enterprise that took science from the laboratory and into combat with an entirely new type of weapon. Throughout the book, short biographies of the men, and a women-Lise Meitner, Leona Woods Marshall Libby, and Chien-Shiung Wu-are provided where most pertinent. Although nuclear weapons still pose a threat to peace throughout the world, splitting the atom was a watermark point in nuclear science and quantum physics. Harnessed responsibly, the enormous power of an atomic chain reaction can serve humanity for good, e.g., atomic energy. Nuclear medicine and x-ray technology are examples of the benefits brought about by these pioneers-the Men of Manhattan.

Loving and Hating Mathematics

Loving and Hating Mathematics
Author: Reuben Hersh,Vera John-Steiner
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-12-13
ISBN: 9781400836116
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loving and Hating Mathematics Book Excerpt:

Mathematics is often thought of as the coldest expression of pure reason. But few subjects provoke hotter emotions--and inspire more love and hatred--than mathematics. And although math is frequently idealized as floating above the messiness of human life, its story is nothing if not human; often, it is all too human. Loving and Hating Mathematics is about the hidden human, emotional, and social forces that shape mathematics and affect the experiences of students and mathematicians. Written in a lively, accessible style, and filled with gripping stories and anecdotes, Loving and Hating Mathematics brings home the intense pleasures and pains of mathematical life. These stories challenge many myths, including the notions that mathematics is a solitary pursuit and a "young man's game," the belief that mathematicians are emotionally different from other people, and even the idea that to be a great mathematician it helps to be a little bit crazy. Reuben Hersh and Vera John-Steiner tell stories of lives in math from their very beginnings through old age, including accounts of teaching and mentoring, friendships and rivalries, love affairs and marriages, and the experiences of women and minorities in a field that has traditionally been unfriendly to both. Included here are also stories of people for whom mathematics has been an immense solace during times of crisis, war, and even imprisonment--as well as of those rare individuals driven to insanity and even murder by an obsession with math. This is a book for anyone who wants to understand why the most rational of human endeavors is at the same time one of the most emotional.