Is Mathematics Inevitable? : A Miscellany

Title

Is Mathematics Inevitable? : A Miscellany

Files

Description

Edited by Underwood Dudley.

Includes a chapter by former College at Brockport faculty member David Eugene Smith: On the origin of certain typical problems.

ISBN

9780883855669

Publication Date

2008

Publication Information

Washington, D.C. : Mathematical Assocition of America, 2008.

x, 325 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Series: Spectrum series

Disciplines

Mathematics

Department

Mathematics

Comments

Located in Drake Library at: QA7 .I7 2008

Dieudonne on mathematics -- Why is mathematics? -- Is mathematics inevitable? -- Defense of quadratic equations -- Obtuse triangles -- Small paradox -- Applied mathematcis -- Law of small numbers -- Paralell postulate -- Arithmetic in the United Staes -- Moore method -- Early calculus -- Problems -- Tangled tale -- Brief life -- Cardano -- Boole and finite differences -- Calculating prodigies -- James Smith, circle-squarer -- Legislating [pi] -- Mathematics and music -- Mathematics books -- Irrational square roots -- Euler-Diderot anecdote -- Mathematics made difficult -- Mathematical humor.