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How mathematicians think : using ambiguity, contradiction, and paradox to create mathematics, William Byers

Label
How mathematicians think : using ambiguity, contradiction, and paradox to create mathematics
Title
How mathematicians think
Title remainder
using ambiguity, contradiction, and paradox to create mathematics
Statement of responsibility
William Byers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"To many outsiders, mathematicians appear to think like computers, grimly grinding away with a strict formal logic and moving methodically - even algorithmically - from one black-and-white deduction to another. Yet mathematicians often describe their most important breakthroughs as creative, intuitive responses to ambiguity, contradiction, and paradox. A unique examination of this less-familiar aspect of mathematics, How Mathematicians Think reveals that mathematics is a profoundly creative activity and not just a body of formalized rules and results."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byers, William
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathématiciens
  • Cognition numérique
  • Mathématiques
  • MATHEMATICS
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
Label
How mathematicians think : using ambiguity, contradiction, and paradox to create mathematics, William Byers
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-405) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Paradoxes and mathematics : infinity and the real numbers
  • ch. 4
  • More paradoxes of infinity : geometry, cardinality, and beyond
  • Section 2 : The light as idea
  • ch. 5. The
  • idea as an organizing principle
  • ch. 6
  • Ideas, logic, and paradox
  • ch. 7
  • Great ideas
  • Acknowledgments
  • Section 3 : The light and the eye of the beholder
  • ch. 8. The
  • truth of mathematics
  • ch. 9
  • Conclusion : is mathematics algorithmic or creative?
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Introduction : Turning on the light
  • Section 1 : The light of ambiguity
  • ch. 1
  • Ambiguity in mathematics
  • ch. 2
  • The contradictory in mathematics
  • ch. 3
Control code
ocn609896892
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 415 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400833955
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttz10z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609896892
Label
How mathematicians think : using ambiguity, contradiction, and paradox to create mathematics, William Byers
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-405) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Paradoxes and mathematics : infinity and the real numbers
  • ch. 4
  • More paradoxes of infinity : geometry, cardinality, and beyond
  • Section 2 : The light as idea
  • ch. 5. The
  • idea as an organizing principle
  • ch. 6
  • Ideas, logic, and paradox
  • ch. 7
  • Great ideas
  • Acknowledgments
  • Section 3 : The light and the eye of the beholder
  • ch. 8. The
  • truth of mathematics
  • ch. 9
  • Conclusion : is mathematics algorithmic or creative?
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Introduction : Turning on the light
  • Section 1 : The light of ambiguity
  • ch. 1
  • Ambiguity in mathematics
  • ch. 2
  • The contradictory in mathematics
  • ch. 3
Control code
ocn609896892
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 415 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400833955
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttz10z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609896892

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