The mathematical universe

Author: William Dunham
Publisher: Wiley
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Travels through mathematical concepts from Arithmetic to Zero to explore the wonders of the Fibonacci series, Russell's Paradox, and the theory of Pythagorus, in a witty and enthusiastic investigation of the great proofs, conundrums, disputes, and solutions in mathematics today.

Journey through genius

Author: William Dunham
Publisher: Egully.com
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A rare combination of the historical, biographical, and mathematicalgenius, this book is a fascinating introduction to a neglected field of human creativity. Dunham places mathematical theorem, along with masterpieces of art, music, and literature and gives them the attention they deserve.

Physical Laws of the Mathematical Universe Who Are We

Author: Neeti Sinha
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480820504
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Physical Laws of the Mathematical Universe: Who Are We? sets off from the first page on an arduous and ambitious journey to define and describe a comprehensive depiction of reality that embraces the rigors of physics, the elegance of mathematics, and the intricacies of human perception. Neeti Sinha brings to bear her extensive education and research as she pursues an explanation that unites these often disparate disciplines in service of a nuanced description of the wonders of the whole universe. In the course of its exploration of this topic, Physical Laws of the Mathematical Universe: Who Are We? unites insights from the fields of mathematics and physics in light of human perception to explain the contours of the universe and the origins of its parallel forms. The work also demonstrates how major scientific conundrums find their resolution when one adopts a holistic perspective. Finally, the author uncovers the profound foundations of human appreciation for truth and beauty in the aesthetics that bind together physics and mathematics. If you look at your life and the world and wonder about their true nature, then Physical Laws of the Mathematical Universe: Who Are We? will accompany you on a journey that may test the limits of your understandings of the universe while opening to your gaze vistas you previously had not imagined.

Euler

Author: William Dunham
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 9780883853283
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Leonhard Euler was one of the most prolific mathematicians that have ever lived. This book examines the huge scope of mathematical areas explored and developed by Euler, which includes number theory, combinatorics, geometry, complex variables and many more. The information known to Euler over 300 years ago is discussed, and many of his advances are reconstructed. Readers will be left in no doubt about the brilliance and pervasive influence of Euler's work.

Mathematical Problem Solving

Author: Berinderjeet Kaur
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814277223
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is the first in the series of the yearbooks of the Association of Mathematics Educators in Singapore. It is highly unique as it addresses a focused theme of mathematics education. The chapters of the book illustrate the immense diversity within the theme and presents research that translates into classroom pedagogies. The chapters of the book illustrate how mathematical problems may be crafted and infused in classroom teaching. Several novel pedagogies, such as learning mathematics through productive failure, problem posing and generative activities are presented in the book. The chapters are comprehensive and laden with evidence-based examples for both mathematics educators and classroom teachers of mathematics. The book is an invaluable contribution towards the already established field of research of mathematical problem solving. It is also a must read for graduate research students and mathematics educators.

A Mathematical Mosaic

Author: Ravi Vakil
Publisher: Brendan Kelly Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781895997040
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Excerpt from a review in the "Mathematics Teacher." A Mathematical Mosaic is a collection of wonderful topics from nmber theory through combinatorics to game theory, presented in a fashion that seventh- and eighth- grade students can handle yet high school students will find challenging." John Cocharo, Saint Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX

The Nuts and Bolts of Proofs

Author: Antonella Cupillari
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123822181
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The Nuts and Bolts of Proofs: An Introduction to Mathematical Proofs provides basic logic of mathematical proofs and shows how mathematical proofs work. It offers techniques for both reading and writing proofs. The second chapter of the book discusses the techniques in proving if/then statements by contrapositive and proofing by contradiction. It also includes the negation statement, and/or. It examines various theorems, such as the if and only-if, or equivalence theorems, the existence theorems, and the uniqueness theorems. In addition, use of counter examples, mathematical induction, composite statements including multiple hypothesis and multiple conclusions, and equality of numbers are covered in this chapter. The book also provides mathematical topics for practicing proof techniques. Included here are the Cartesian products, indexed families, functions, and relations. The last chapter of the book provides review exercises on various topics. Undergraduate students in engineering and physical science will find this book invaluable. Jumps right in with the needed vocabulary—gets students thinking like mathematicians from the beginning Offers a large variety of examples and problems with solutions for students to work through on their own Includes a collection of exercises without solutions to help instructors prepare assignments Contains an extensive list of basic mathematical definitions and concepts needed in abstract mathematics

The Calculus Gallery

Author: William Dunham
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691184542
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More than three centuries after its creation, calculus remains a dazzling intellectual achievement and the gateway to higher mathematics. This book charts its growth and development by sampling from the work of some of its foremost practitioners, beginning with Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in the late seventeenth century and continuing to Henri Lebesgue at the dawn of the twentieth. Now with a new preface by the author, this book documents the evolution of calculus from a powerful but logically chaotic subject into one whose foundations are thorough, rigorous, and unflinching—a story of genius triumphing over some of the toughest, subtlest problems imaginable. In touring The Calculus Gallery, we can see how it all came to be.

Theorems Corollaries Lemmas and Methods of Proof

Author: Richard J. Rossi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118030575
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A hands-on introduction to the tools needed for rigorous and theoretical mathematical reasoning Successfully addressing the frustration many students experience as they make the transition from computational mathematics to advanced calculus and algebraic structures, Theorems, Corollaries, Lemmas, and Methods of Proof equips students with the tools needed to succeed while providing a firm foundation in the axiomatic structure of modern mathematics. This essential book: * Clearly explains the relationship between definitions, conjectures, theorems, corollaries, lemmas, and proofs * Reinforces the foundations of calculus and algebra * Explores how to use both a direct and indirect proof to prove a theorem * Presents the basic properties of real numbers * Discusses how to use mathematical induction to prove a theorem * Identifies the different types of theorems * Explains how to write a clear and understandable proof * Covers the basic structure of modern mathematics and the key components of modern mathematics A complete chapter is dedicated to the different methods of proof such as forward direct proofs, proof by contrapositive, proof by contradiction, mathematical induction, and existence proofs. In addition, the author has supplied many clear and detailed algorithms that outline these proofs. Theorems, Corollaries, Lemmas, and Methods of Proof uniquely introduces scratch work as an indispensable part of the proof process, encouraging students to use scratch work and creative thinking as the first steps in their attempt to prove a theorem. Once their scratch work successfully demonstrates the truth of the theorem, the proof can be written in a clear and concise fashion. The basic structure of modern mathematics is discussed, and each of the key components of modern mathematics is defined. Numerous exercises are included in each chapter, covering a wide range of topics with varied levels of difficulty. Intended as a main text for mathematics courses such as Methods of Proof, Transitions to Advanced Mathematics, and Foundations of Mathematics, the book may also be used as a supplementary textbook in junior- and senior-level courses on advanced calculus, real analysis, and modern algebra.

The Foundations of Mathematics

Author: Michael John Bradley
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791097218
Format: PDF, Kindle
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During the 16th and 17th centuries, mathematicians developed a wealth of new ideas but had not carefully employed accurate definitions, proofs, or procedures to document and implement them. However, in the early 19th century, mathematicians began to recognize the need to precisely define their terms, to logically prove even obvious principles, and to use rigorous methods of manipulation. The Foundations of Mathematics presents the lives and accomplishments of 10 mathematicians who lived between CE 1800 and 1900 and contributed to one or more of the four major initiatives that characterized the rapid growth of mathematics during the 19th century: the introduction of rigor, the investigation of the structure of mathematical systems, the development of new branches of mathematics, and the spread of mathematical activity throughout Europe. This readable new volume communicates the importance and impact of the work of the pioneers who redefined this area of study.