Mathematical cultures : the London Meetings 2012-2014 /

This collection presents significant contributions from an international network project on mathematical cultures, including essays from leading scholars in the history and philosophy of mathematics and mathematics education. Mathematics has universal standards of validity. Nevertheless, there are l...

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Imprint:Switzerland : Birkhäuser, 2016.
Description:1 online resource (viii, 460 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Language:English
Series:Trends in the history of science
Trends in the history of science.
Subject:Mathematics.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching.
Mathematics.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching.
MATHEMATICS / Essays
MATHEMATICS / Pre-Calculus
MATHEMATICS / Reference
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11255936
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Other authors / contributors:Larvor, Brendan, editor.
ISBN:9783319285825
3319285823
9783319285801
3319285807
9783319285801
Notes:References1ƒMemory; 2ƒA Parallel Infrastructure; 3ƒGelfand; 4ƒSpace; 5ƒTime; 6ƒA Stock Exchange of Ideas; 7ƒTurbulent Flow; 8ƒOrganized Skepticism; 9ƒAn Omni-Ignorant God; 10ƒOthers; 11ƒ"Under-Soviet" Mathematics; 12ƒA Way of Life; References; 1ƒThe Emergence of the XXth Century's Hungarian Mathematical Culture; 2ƒMathematicians in the Circle of Karácsony; 3ƒConception of Mathematics and of Its Education According to the Mathematicians of the Karácsony Circle; 4ƒSummary; Acknowledgement; 1ƒIntroduction; 2ƒAsymptotic Geometric Analysis, Geometrization of Functions, Duality; 3ƒA Counter Example
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed June 8, 2016).
Summary:This collection presents significant contributions from an international network project on mathematical cultures, including essays from leading scholars in the history and philosophy of mathematics and mathematics education. Mathematics has universal standards of validity. Nevertheless, there are local styles in mathematical research and teaching, and great variation in the place of mathematics in the larger cultures that mathematical practitioners belong to. The reflections on mathematical cultures collected in this book are of interest to mathematicians, philosophers, historians, sociologists, cognitive scientists and mathematics educators.
Other form:Print version: Larvor, Brendan Mathematical Cultures : The London Meetings 2012-2014 Cham : Springer International Publishing,c2016 9783319285801