- Author:Phillip J. Davis,Reuben Hersh
- Publisher:Mariner Books; Reprint edition (January 14, 1999)
- Pages:464 pages
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Philip Davis and Reuben Hersh discuss everything from the nature of proof to the Euclid myth, and mathematical aesthetics to non-Cantorian set theory.
Philip Davis and Reuben Hersh discuss everything from the nature of proof to the Euclid myth, and mathematical aesthetics to non-Cantorian set theory. They make a convincing case for the idea that mathematics is not about eternal reality, but comprises "true facts about imaginary objects" and belongs among the human sciences.
Philip J Davis, Reuben Hersh. This is the classic introduction for the educated lay reader to the richly diverse world of mathematics: its history, philosophy, principles, and personalities. Издательство: Birkhäuser.
The Mathematical Experience (1981) is a book by Philip J. Davis and Reuben Hersh that discusses the practice of modern mathematics from a historical and philosophical perspective. The book discusses the psychology of mathematicians, and gives examples of famous proofs and outstanding problems. It goes on to speculate about what a proof really means, in relationship to actual truth. Other topics include mathematics in education and some of the math that occurs in computer science.
The Mathematical Experience is a very interesting read – it provides a highly personal tour through aspects of mathematics, its history, its philosophy, and its relationship with the ‘real’ world. Winner of the 1983 National Book Award, The Mathematical Experience presented a highly insightful overview of mathematics that effectively conveyed its power and beauty to a large audience of mathematicians and non-mathematicians alike.
Authors: Davis, Philip, Hersh, Reuben, Marchisotto, Elena Anne. This is an unusual book, being more a book about mathematics than a mathematics book. I really enjoyed reading The Mathematical Experience and would recommend it for college and personal libraries
Authors: Davis, Philip, Hersh, Reuben, Marchisotto, Elena Anne. I really enjoyed reading The Mathematical Experience and would recommend it for college and personal libraries. Richard J. Wilders, The Mathematical Association of America, March, 2012).
Philip Davis and Reuben Hersh discuss everything from the nature of proof to the Euclid myth, and mathematical . In his introduction to The Mathematical Experience, Gian-Carlo Rota notes that instead, "a mathematician's work is mostly a tangle of guesswork, analogy, wishful thinking and frustration, and proof. is more often than not a way of making sure that our minds are not playing tricks.
The Mathematical Experience book. Am heavily into "The Prime Number Theorem" chapter. Am getting some new insights.
Yet only a few people from the vast population of users are professional mathematicians, who create, teach, foster, and apply it in a variety of situations
Where is Mathematics? The Mathematical Community. The Ideal Mathematician. 1868 and 1979 Compared. Varieties of Mathematical Experience. The Current Individual and Collective Consciousness.
Where is Mathematics? The Mathematical Community. A Physicist Looks at Mathematics.