The Mathematical Experience

The Mathematical Experience

by Phillip J. Davis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0395929687

ISBN-13: 9780395929681

Pub. Date: 01/14/1999

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


This is the classic introduction for the educated lay reader to the richly diverse world of mathematics: its history, philosophy, principles, and personalities.  See more details below

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This is the classic introduction for the educated lay reader to the richly diverse world of mathematics: its history, philosophy, principles, and personalities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395929681
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/14/1999
Edition description:
None
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the Study Edition
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Overture
1The Mathematical Landscape
2Varieties of Mathematical Experience
3Outer Issues
4Inner Issues
5Selected Topics in Mathematics
6Teaching and Learning
7From Certainty to Fallibility
8Mathematical Reality
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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