Synopses & Reviews
The Heart of Mathematics addresses the big ideas of mathematics (many of which are cutting edge research topics) in a non-computational style intended to be read and enjoyed by students and instructors, as well as by motivated general readers. It features an engaging, lively, humorous style full of surprises, games, mind-benders, and all without sacrificing good mathematical thought or relying on mathematical computation or symbols. The authors are award-winning authors, holding awards such as: Distinguished Teaching Award (Burger, from the Mathematical Association of America); Chauvenet Prize (the best expository mathematics writer in the world, Burger, from the MAA) and many others.
Table of Contents
Fun and Games: An Introduction to Rigorous Thought.- Number Contemplation.- Infinity.- Geometric Gems.- Contortions of Space.- Chaos and Fractals.- Taming Uncertainty.- Deciding Wisely: Applications of Rigorous Thought.