777 Mathematical Conversation Starters

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Cambridge University Press, 2002 - 344 lappuses
777 Mathematical Conversation Starters shows that there are few degrees of separation between mathematics and topics that provoke interesting conversations. The topics presented in this unique book are accessible to mathematicians and non-mathematicians alike. They include thought-provoking conversation starters such as: the value of fame; why language matters; the anatomy of thought; how we know what we know; how the Pythagorean theorem (with very little physics) shows that Einstein was correct about time dilation and distance contraction; and how mathematics produces intuition-defying examples. The format is unique, too: Topics (conversation starters) are numbered, extensively cross-referenced, and divided into small digestible units. Published for the first time in 777 Mathematical Conversation Starters are original quotes from Joshua Lederberg, Ron Graham, Jay Leno, Martin Gardner, and many others.
 

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Preface
1
Calculus
61
Common Sense
67
Counting
77
H
123
Mathematicians Are Highly Skilled
168
Mathematics and Music
176
Mathematics and Truth
183
Normal Space
211
Pi
217
Principles in Mathematics
223
Probability vs Determinism
229
Proof
242
Pythagorean Theorem
248
w
313
The Starlight Café
319

Mathematics Is An Art
192
Mathematics Is SimplifyingUnifying
198
Method
202

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 John dePillis

MAA Press: An Imprint of the American Mathematical Society

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