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Garrett Eastman

Visions of Infinity: The Great Mathematical Problems - 5 views

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    Written in 2013 by Ian Stewart, an overview of mathematical problems that influence our lives and continue to challenge mathematicians.
Garrett Eastman

Hurray for Fermat and Wiles!: A Bibliographic Essay on the Modern Literature Pertaining... - 1 views

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    This article traverses the journey (through literature) towards the solution of Fermat's Last Theorem
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The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdős -- great kids' book - 4 views

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    Review of a children's book published in 2013
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Mathematics in Computing - 2 views

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    "An Accessible Guide to Historical, Foundational and Application Contexts"
    (Springer, 2013)
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The Fractalist | Knopf Doubleday - 2 views

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    Benoit Mandelbrot's memoir, written prior to his death in 2010 and recently published.
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The Irrationals: A Story of the Numbers You Can't Count On - 9 views

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    Published 2012
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Doxiadis, A. and Mazur, B., eds.: Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and N... - 3 views

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    Published 2012 "Circles Disturbed brings together important thinkers in mathematics, history, and philosophy to explore the relationship between mathematics and narrative. The book's title recalls the last words of the great Greek mathematician Archimedes before he was slain by a Roman soldier--"Don't disturb my circles"--words that seem to refer to two radically different concerns: that of the practical person living in the concrete world of reality, and that of the theoretician lost in a world of abstraction."
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Through the History Glass - 3 views

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    by John Yoo, Yuba Community College, a series of columns on math history, written for the CMC3 newsletter
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This well-known Egyptian symbol is actually an early math problem - 11 views

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    "Chances are you've seen this symbol before, because it's one of the most well-known Egyptian symbols. It's called the Eye of Horus. It's been in the background of plenty of mummy movies, and been turned into a lot of necklace charms. Some people think it's writing. Actually, it's math."
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Mathematical Expeditions: Exploring Word Problems across the Ages - 7 views

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    "Mathematical Expeditions is a collection of over 500 culturally and historically diverse mathematical problems carefully chosen to enrich mathematics teaching from middle school through the college level." Forthcoming June 2012.
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Hahn, A.: Mathematical Excursions to the World's Great Buildings. - 4 views

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    Forthcoming June 2012: "From the pyramids and the Parthenon to the Sydney Opera House and the Bilbao Guggenheim, this book takes readers on an eye-opening tour of the mathematics behind some of the world's most spectacular buildings. Beautifully illustrated, the book explores the milestones in elementary mathematics that enliven the understanding of these buildings and combines this with an in-depth look at their aesthetics, history, and structure."
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Wollstonecraft by Airship Ambassador - Kickstarter - 2 views

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    A Kickstarter project for a children's math and science-oriented detective story: "This is the made up story about two very real girls - Ada, the world's first computer programmer, and Mary, the world's first science fiction author - caught up in a steampunk world of hot-air balloons and steam engines, jewel thieves and mechanical contraptions. For readers 8-12.

    "This is a pro-math, pro-science, pro-history and pro-literature adventure novel for and about girls, who use their education to solve problems and catch a jewel thief. Ada and Mary encounter real historical characters, such as Percy Shelley, Charles Babbage, Michael Faraday, and Charles Dickens - people whom the girls actually knew. If Jane Austen wrote about zeppelins and brass goggles, this would be the book."
Garrett Eastman

Emmy Noether, the Most Significant Mathematician You've Never Heard Of - 11 views

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    "Albert Einstein called her the most "significant" and "creative" female mathematician of all time, and others of her contemporaries were inclined to drop the modification by sex. She invented a theorem that united with magisterial concision two conceptual pillars of physics: symmetry in nature and the universal laws of conservation."
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Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society - 14 views

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    How mathematics affects our daily lives in sociological, economic, and historical perspectives. Three volume set, 490 articles, published in October 2011
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Nonfiction Review: A Strange Wilderness: The Lives of the Great Mathematicians by Amir ... - 9 views

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    Prolific science writer Aczel offers a grab bag of biographical sketches of important mathematicians: starting with the "rope-pullers" in ancient Egypt, who determined property lines for farmers
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African Mathematics (University Press of America) - 4 views

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    A publisher of academic and scholarly monographs in the humanities and social sciences, including African Studies, American History, American Literature, Anthropology/Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Biblical Studies, Catholicism, Classics, Communications, Criminology, Drama, East European/Slavic Studies, Eastern Religion, Economic Development, Economics, Education, Ethics, European History, Foreign Languages, Gender/Women's Studies, Geography/Environment, Higher Education, Hispanic/Latin American Studies, International Studies, Judaic Studies, Labor Studies, Legal Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Middle Eastern Studies, Military Studies, Minorities in Education, Minorities in Politics, Minority Studies, Organizations and Leadership, Peace/Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, Research in Education/Social Sciences, Sociology, Urban Studies, US Public Policy, World History
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Egyptian tomb mystery may be world's first protractor - physics-math - 29 July 2011 - N... - 9 views

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    A physicist argues that an unidentified device found in an ancient Egyptian architect's tomb is a protractor
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Roads to Infinity: The Mathematics of Truth and Proof - 10 views

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    2010 book considering "implications of infinity ... for mathematics," also mathematical logic and set theory
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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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Mathematics Emerging: A Sourcebook 1540 - 1900, Jacqueline Stedall - 4 views

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    "This book is designed to provide mathematics undergraduates with some historical background to the material that is now taught universally to students in their final years at school and the first years at college or university: the core subjects of calculus, analysis, and abstract algebra, along with others such as mechanics, probability, and number theory. All of these evolved into their present form in a relatively limited area of western Europe from the mid sixteenth century onwards, and it is there that we find the major writings that relate in a recognizable way to contemporary mathematics."
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