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The Resource Mathematics and the real world : the remarkable role of evolution in the making of mathematics, by Zvi Artstein ; translated from Hebrew by Alan Hercberg

Mathematics and the real world : the remarkable role of evolution in the making of mathematics, by Zvi Artstein ; translated from Hebrew by Alan Hercberg

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Mathematics and the real world : the remarkable role of evolution in the making of mathematics
Title
Mathematics and the real world
Title remainder
the remarkable role of evolution in the making of mathematics
Statement of responsibility
by Zvi Artstein ; translated from Hebrew by Alan Hercberg
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  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
In this illuminating study of how the science of mathematics developed, a veteran math researcher and educator looks at the ways in which our evolutionary makeup is both a help and a hindrance to the study of math. Artstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical connections between mathematics and the real world from ancient times to the present. He then describes some of the contemporary applications of mathematics, for example, in probability theory, in the study of human behavior, and in combination with computers, which give mathematics unprecedented power. He concludes with an insightful discussion of why mathematics, for most people, is so frustrating. He argues that the rigorous logical structure of math goes against the grain of our predisposed ways of thinking as shaped by evolution, and offers ways to overcome these innate impediments in the teaching of math.--From publisher description
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1943-
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Artstein, Zvi
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illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translation of: Hakesher hamatemati : hamatematika shell hateva, hateva shell hamatematika ve-hazika la-evolutzia
LC call number
QC6
LC item number
.A6913 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hercberg, Alan
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  • Mathematics
  • MATHEMATICS / History & Philosophy
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
  • MATHEMATICS / General
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematik
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Mathematics and the real world : the remarkable role of evolution in the making of mathematics, by Zvi Artstein ; translated from Hebrew by Alan Hercberg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-416) and indexes
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Evolution, mathematics, and the evolution of mathematics -- Mathematics and the Greeks' view of the world -- Mathematics and the view of the world in early modern times -- Mathematics and the modern view of the world -- The mathematics of randomness -- The mathematics of human behavior -- computations and computers -- Is there really no doubt? -- The nature of research in mathematics -- Why is teaching and learning mathematics so hard?
Control code
871061584
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
426 pages
Isbn
9781616140915
Lccn
2014013908
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)871061584
Label
Mathematics and the real world : the remarkable role of evolution in the making of mathematics, by Zvi Artstein ; translated from Hebrew by Alan Hercberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-416) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evolution, mathematics, and the evolution of mathematics -- Mathematics and the Greeks' view of the world -- Mathematics and the view of the world in early modern times -- Mathematics and the modern view of the world -- The mathematics of randomness -- The mathematics of human behavior -- computations and computers -- Is there really no doubt? -- The nature of research in mathematics -- Why is teaching and learning mathematics so hard?
Control code
871061584
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
426 pages
Isbn
9781616140915
Lccn
2014013908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)871061584

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