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Mathematical Reflections: In a Room with Many Mirrors (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics)

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A relaxed and informal presentation conveying the joy of mathematical discovery and insight. Frequent questions lead readers to see mathematics as an accessible world of thought, where understanding can turn opaque formulae into beautiful and meaningful ideas. The text presents eight topics that illustrate the unity of mathematical thought as well as the diversity of mathematical ideas. Drawn from both "pure" and "applied" mathematics, they include: spirals in nature and in mathematics; the modern topic of fractals and the ancient topic of Fibonacci numbers; Pascals Triangle and paper folding; modular arithmetic and the arithmetic of the infinite. The final chapter presents some ideas about how mathematics should be done, and hence, how it should be taught. Presenting many recent discoveries that lead to interesting open questions, the book can serve as the main text in courses dealing with contemporary mathematical topics or as enrichment for other courses. It can also be read with pleasure by anyone interested in the intellectually intriguing aspects of mathematics.

Synopsis:

In a relaxed, informal style, this book conveys the joy of mathematical discovery and insight, helping readers to see mathematics as an accessible world of thought. Explores spirals, fractals, Fibonacci numbers, Pascal's Triangle and paper folding, and more.

Table of Contents

1. Going Down the Drain 2. A Far Nicer Arithmetic 3. Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers 4. Paper Folding and Number Theory 5. Quilts and Other Decorative Geometries 6. Pascal, Euler, Triangles, and Windmills 7. Hair and Beyond 8. An Introduction to the Mathematics of Fractal Geometry 9. Some of Our Reflections

Product Details

ISBN:
9781461273455
Author:
Hilton, Peter
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Holton, Derek
Author:
Pedersen, Jean
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Subject:
Mathematics-Number Theory
Subject:
Number Theory
Subject:
Geometry
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
mathematics and statistics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
Series:
Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
254 x 178 mm 706 gr

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"Synopsis" by , In a relaxed, informal style, this book conveys the joy of mathematical discovery and insight, helping readers to see mathematics as an accessible world of thought. Explores spirals, fractals, Fibonacci numbers, Pascal's Triangle and paper folding, and more.
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