The Education of T.C. Mits: What modern mathematics means to you
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The Education of T C Mits What modern mathematics means to you A delightful book New York Times I have studied with pleasure this new book Beautiful examples Illuminating I am convinced that Lieber s original enterprise will get the recognition it so richly deser
Title: The Education of T.C. Mits: What modern mathematics means to you
Author: Lillian R. Lieber Hugh Gray Lieber Barry Mazur
ISBN: 9781589880337
Page: 205
Format: Paperback
A delightful book New York Times I have studied with pleasure this new book Beautiful examples Illuminating I am convinced that Lieber s original enterprise will get the recognition it so richly deserves Albert Einstein The Liebers have written an ingenious, entertaining, and illuminating book Saturday Review of Literature The book should be required reading A delightful book New York Times I have studied with pleasure this new book Beautiful examples Illuminating I am convinced that Lieber s original enterprise will get the recognition it so richly deserves Albert Einstein The Liebers have written an ingenious, entertaining, and illuminating book Saturday Review of Literature The book should be required reading especially for non mathematicians E.T Bell, author of The Development of MathematicsFirst published in 1942, this whimsical exploration of how to think in a mathematical mood continues to delight math lovers of all ages.Do you know that two times two is not always four that the sum of the angles in a triangle does not always equal 180 that sometimes it is possible to draw two parallel lines through the same point InThe Education of T C MITS, Lillian Lieber opens the door to the wonder of mathematical thinking and its application to everyday life Lieber uses simple language and fanciful illustrations drawn by her husband, Hugh, to present fundamental mathematical concepts with a deft touch.The new foreword by Harvard University mathematics professor Barry Mazur is a tribute to the Liebers influence on generations of mathematicians.Lillian Lieber was the head of the Department of Mathematics at Long Island University She wrote a series of lighthearted and well respected math books in the 1940s, including The Einstein Theory of Relativity, Infinity, and Mits, Wits Logic.Hugh Gray Lieber was the head of the Department of Fine Arts at Long Island University He illustrated many books written by his wife Lillian.Barry Mazur Barry Mazur is a mathematician and is the Gerhard Gade University Professor at Harvard University He is the author of Imagining Numbers particularly the square root of minus fifteen He has won numerous honors in his field, including the Veblen Prize, Cole Prize, Steele Prize, and Chauvenet Prize.
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This approachable book is really an introduction to the complex interaction of mathematics and society. Mathematics does not exist in a vacuum but reflects the interests and mores of society. Here, the author builds a case about the ways that mathematics "teaches" the value of interdisciplinarity, multi-culturalism, and democracy. A book of its time, for sure, both in its exultation of democracy and style of art. However, the lessons are still valuable even if the language, art, and format betra [...]
I found this book looking for something else in the Norristown library. It's a quick read; I'm slow and I finished it in a bit more than two hours. There is no math in it that you didn't learn in high school, but it's not really about math. Rather, it's about the human abilities of generalizing and abstraction, the connections between theory and application, and the relationship between old and modern knowledge; all this and it's rendered in just-past-Dick-and-Jane language that's reminiscent of [...]
Interesting little book which introduces mathematics as both useful and beautiful. I really appriciated the 'totem pole' disscussion -- five levels of mathematical inquiry and why they are each important. Pretty good stuff. Although, I have to say I didn't like the illustrations. (Sorry to everyone who raves about them.)
Easy to read, informative, and quirky. T.C. Mits (the celebrated man in the street) is written for the every-man to illuminate the beauty and art of the math (and sometimes it's practical uses) in our lives that we take for granted. Math is the common language of our universe and this book strives to present it in such a way that we will finally realize it is so much more than mere numbers.
This approachable book is really an introduction to the complex interaction of mathematics and society. Mathematics does not exist in a vacuum but reflects the interests and mores of society. Here, the author builds a case about the ways that mathematics "teaches" the value of interdisciplinarity, multi-culturalism, and democracy. A book of its time, for sure, both in its exultation of democracy and style of art. However, the lessons are still valuable even if the language, art, and format betra [...]
I found this book looking for something else in the Norristown library. It's a quick read; I'm slow and I finished it in a bit more than two hours. There is no math in it that you didn't learn in high school, but it's not really about math. Rather, it's about the human abilities of generalizing and abstraction, the connections between theory and application, and the relationship between old and modern knowledge; all this and it's rendered in just-past-Dick-and-Jane language that's reminiscent of [...]
Interesting little book which introduces mathematics as both useful and beautiful. I really appriciated the 'totem pole' disscussion -- five levels of mathematical inquiry and why they are each important. Pretty good stuff. Although, I have to say I didn't like the illustrations. (Sorry to everyone who raves about them.)
Easy to read, informative, and quirky. T.C. Mits (the celebrated man in the street) is written for the every-man to illuminate the beauty and art of the math (and sometimes it's practical uses) in our lives that we take for granted. Math is the common language of our universe and this book strives to present it in such a way that we will finally realize it is so much more than mere numbers.
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