The Art of Mathematics #2020

The Art of Mathematics Jerry P. King The Art of Mathematics Creative mathematicians seldom write for outsiders but when they do they usually do it well Jerry King is no exception His informal nontechnical book as its title implies is organized around what

  • Title: The Art of Mathematics
  • Author: Jerry P. King
  • ISBN: 9780306441295
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Art of Mathematics Jerry P. King Creative mathematicians seldom write for outsiders, but when they do, they usually do it well Jerry King is no exception His informal, nontechnical book, as its title implies, is organized around what Bertrand Russell called the supreme beauty of mathematics a beauty capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show NATUREIn this clear, concise,Creative mathematicians seldom write for outsiders, but when they do, they usually do it well Jerry King is no exception His informal, nontechnical book, as its title implies, is organized around what Bertrand Russell called the supreme beauty of mathematics a beauty capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show NATUREIn this clear, concise, and superbly written volume, mathematics professor and poet Jerry P King reveals the beauty that is at the heart of mathematics and he makes that beauty accessible to all readers Darting wittily from Euclid to Yeats, from Poincare to Rembrandt, from axioms to symphonies, THE ART OF MATHEMATICS explores the difference between real, rational, and complex numbers analyzes the intellectual underpinnings of pure and applied mathematics and reveals the fundamental connection between aesthetics and mathematics King also sheds light on how mathematicians pursue their research and how our educational system perpetuates the damaging divisions between the two cultures.
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    1. This book started really well, but lost my interest around 2 3rds of the way in when it started trying to explain aesthetics.

    2. Matamatik hakk nda bir ok bilgiler i eren ve mateti in neden renilmesi gerekti i konusunda a klamarda bulunan g zel bir kitap.Daha fazlas i in goo L6h3rf

    3. This book makes, what I believe, to be a profoundly important point on an issue of great societal importance, but the delivery felt lukewarm Not nearly enough people, including even most science and engineering students , seem to really understand what Mathematics truly is I believe this is one of the greatest failings of our current education system My anecdotal account, take with a grain of salt

    4. Benim ilk retmenlerim matemati i niteliksiz bir sanatm gibi retiyorlard Konuya ili kin bir duygu a lamad lar Ne yaz kt r ki bu duygu kendilerinde de yoktu Kitabin matemati in sadece i lem yapmak olmad n , asl nda bir e it d nme sanat oldu unu ve matematik e itiminin bu er evede nas l ekillenmesi gerekti ini anlatt b l mleri zellikle ilgi ekiciydi Bu kitab okuduktan sonra kalk l s n temel teoremine ba ka bir g zle bak yor insan.

    5. OK, so don t laugh Jerry King has written a serious book about the aesthetics of math, and it is one of the best books I ve read about math ever The thesis of the book is that research mathematicians are artists in that they create something of beauty and elegance in their work as they create new mathematics from logic King explores this idea from several angles building on the work of pure mathematicians as opposed to applied mathematicians that work in fields such as physics or engineering tha [...]

    6. This book was recommended to me in response to my question, What is mathematics, and how can I learn it I asked this question when it was revealed to me that I didn t really understand mathematics that well, despite being educated in it for 4 years in secondary school, and 2 years in college note mathematics is not the same as arithmetic This book does not teach mathematics Instead it talks about mathematics Still, it s an important book for that reason, because before one can really learn mathe [...]

    7. First I should emphasize that possibly I didn t enjoy this book because it was not aimed at me The author frequently writes about the large gap between people who know math mathematicians, engineers, scientists and people who don t know or like math humanists, English professors politicians In the intro he talks about this gap and says he wrote this book for non math people This is where I should have known that I wouldn t like this book having completed calculus 3 and differential equations and [...]

    8. Dick Webeck s favorite book Argues that math is art, that teaching math in schools ought to emphasize the aesthetic nature of math, etc History of math and mathematicians outlined well Mathematicians are precise thus represent the highest form of art, I think Mr King would agree He does split people between M types mathematicals and N types non M types , much like CP Snow s humanist vs scientist he acknowledges CPS About one third of the book represents adiatribe against 1992 current teaching me [...]

    9. 3 1 2 starsA little bit dated written in 92 , but still applicable to today King s big idea is that most people don t appreciate mathematics because the can t appreciate the mathematics aesthetically And the reason for that is because mathematicians have done a poor job of conveying mathematics over the years His solution is a call for a change in how we teach courses like calculus I tend to agree with him, although the types of courses he wants mathematicians to teach seem like pie or pi in the [...]

    10. Mathematics isn t only for mathematicians it is also for art enthusiast, music lovers and other people I especially like Pure Mathematics part Deep corners of Maths is quite enjoyable However, the Practical Mathematics part makes me bored at some point This is a math book for everyone Enjoy it

    11. When I first read this little book, I was not so taken, thinking King s approach was somewhere between appealing to a rank novice and a moderately accomplished mathematician In the years since, I find myself repeatedly remembering the stories and proofs, reaching again and again for my now doggeared copy.

    12. This is easily one of the best examples of science writing I have ever encountered Jerry King comes close to writing poetry the introduction alone is astonishing Wow Wow.

    13. Kitab alm t m ama kitapl mda hep duruyordu Ald m kitab bari okkuyumda bir faydas olsun dedim kitaba derken sayfalar akarken ben de sanki s v boyutuna ge mi sayfalardan ak yordum.

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