Mathematics and Culture IV

Mathematics and Culture IV

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Mathematics and Culture IV by Michele Emmer

This book concerns comics and what was, in 2003, a developing tradition of Disney-style comic-strips. It also deals with the Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher. Several of his images can be seen in animated form. It also talks of theatre and cinema too. For example, Luca Viganò's curious theatrical spectacle in Genoa about Evariste Galois. It talks about war and peace, ageless themes. All this and a tribute to the mathematician Ennio De Giorgi.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783662500460
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2007
Pages: 253
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

MATHEMATICIANS: E. Giusti: Ennio De Giorgi Remembered.- M.Emmer, E. Agapito: X Day, the Greats of 20th Century Science: Ennio De Giorgi.- MATHEMATICS AND COMICS: M. Abate: Writing Mathematics in Comics.- Piero Bellini: Madmatics.- MATHEMATICS AND SECRET CODES: P. Lucchi: A 16th Century Cryptographic Treatise: Agostino Amadi’s Zifre, from Humanistic Culture to the Culture of the Abacus.- M. li Calzi: Mathematics From War to Peace: Operations Research.- MATHEMATICS AND CINEMA: M.Emmer: Turing and the Enigma.- MATHEMATICS AND MEDICINE: C. Johnson: Computer Simulation and Visualisation.- A. Albini, U. Pfeffer: From Butterflies to Microchips: How Biology in the Third Millennium Aspires to Mathematics.- MATHEMATICS AND IMAGES: D. Hoffman: Mathematical Images and Images of Mathematics.- M.Emmer: A Beautiful Mind: a Film by Ron Howard, a Book by Sylvia Nasar.- MATHEMATICS AND APPLICATIONS: M. Primicerio: Mathematics and Industry.- D. Levi and M.G. Andreoli: Researching Viable Scientific Approaches to Marine Ecosystems.- MATHEMATICS AND ARCHITECTURE: M. Burry: Gaudi the Innovator.- MATHEMATICS AND THEATRE: L.Viganò: My Galois.- MATHEMATICS AND POETRY: M.Emmer: Encounters.- Lament. The Botanical Gardens. Outside Newton’s House (by Katharine Coles).- MATHEMATICS AND MYSTICISM: G.Israel: The Kabbalah and the Mysticism of Words.- MATHEMATICS IN THE OCEAN: N.Parolini, A.Quarteroni: When Mathematics Goes to Sea (in the America’s Cup).- MATHEMATICS AND ESCHER: B. de Smit, H.W.Lenstra Jr.: The Mathematical Structure of Escher’s Print Gallery.- M.Emmer: Animating M.C.Escher

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