ISBN-10:
0395929687
ISBN-13:
9780395929681
Pub. Date:
09/29/2010
Publisher:
HMH Books
The Mathematical Experience

The Mathematical Experience

by Phillip J. Davis, Reuben HershPhillip J. Davis
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Overview

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: HMH Books
Publication date: 09/29/2010
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 577,510
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Phillip J. Davis is professor of applied mathematics at Brown University.

Table of Contents

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

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