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Where Mathematics Comes From


Author by : George Lakoff
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2000
Publisher by : Basic Books (AZ)



Description : Provides an in-depth analysis of the cognitive science of mathematical ideas that argues that conceptual metaphor plays a definitive role in mathematical ideas, exploring such concepts as arithmetic, ...



Street Fighting Mathematics


Author by : Sanjoy Mahajan
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2010-03-05
Publisher by : MIT Press



Description : In problem solving, as in street fighting, rules are for fools: do whatever works -- don't just stand there! Yet we often fear an unjustified leap even though it may land us on a correct result. Tradi...



What Is Mathematics Really


Author by : Reuben Hersh
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 1997-08-21
Publisher by : Oxford University Press



Description : Most philosophers of mathematics treat it as isolated, timeless, ahistorical, inhuman. Reuben Hersh argues the contrary, that mathematics must be understood as a human activity, a social phenomenon, p...



The New York Times Book Of Mathematics


Author by : Gina Bari Kolata
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013
Publisher by : Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated



Description : Presents a selection from the archives of the New York newspaper of its writings on mathematics from 1892 to 2010, covering such topics as chaos theory, statistics, cryptography, and computers....