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Garrett Eastman

The Number Sense: Stanislas Dehaene (2nd edition) - 10 views

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    Numbers in the brain, including those of animals and infants, neurons and brain areas involved in mathematical calculations, synthesis of recent research
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    One of my favorite books!
Garrett Eastman

Street-Fighting Mathematics - The MIT Press - 14 views

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    "Street-Fighting Mathematics:
    The Art of Educated Guessing and Opportunistic Problem Solving" by
    Sanjoy Mahajan, published in 2010. "Mahajan describes six tools: dimensional analysis, easy cases, lumping, picture proofs, successive approximation, and reasoning by analogy. Illustrating each tool with numerous examples, he carefully separates the tool-the general principle-from the particular application so that the reader can most easily grasp the tool itself to use on problems of particular interest." Available as a free download (Creative Commons License), .pdf): http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/full_pdfs/Street-Fighting_Mathematics.pdf
Garrett Eastman

BBC - Podcasts - A Brief History of Mathematics - 17 views

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    A 10 part series by Professor Marcus du Satuoy, University of Oxford, "argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science. Ten fifteen minute podcasts that reveal the personalities behind the calculations from Newton to the present day. How do these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world?"
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