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Heart of Mathematics : An Invitation to Effective Thinking / Text Only

Heart of Mathematics : An Invitation to Effective Thinking / Text Only - 00 edition

Heart of Mathematics : An Invitation to Effective Thinking / Text Only - 00 edition

ISBN13: 9781559534079

ISBN10: 1559534079

Heart of Mathematics : An Invitation to Effective Thinking / Text Only by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird - ISBN 9781559534079
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Key College Publishing
Published: 2000
International: No
Heart of Mathematics : An Invitation to Effective Thinking / Text Only by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird - ISBN 9781559534079

ISBN13: 9781559534079

ISBN10: 1559534079

Other Editions of Heart of Mathematics : An Invitation to Effective Thinking / Text Only

Summary

The power and attractiveness of the subject of mathematics is often hidden from students who are in introductory courses. In this new, innovative overview textbook, the authors put special emphasis on the deep ideas of mathematics and present the subject through lively and entertaining examples, anecdotes, challenges and illustrations, all of which are designed to excite the student's interest. The underlying ideas include topics from number theory, infinity, geometry, topology, probability, and chaos theory. Throughout the text, the authors stress that mathematics is an analytical way of thinking, one that can be brought to bear on problem solving and effective thinking in any field of study.

Author Bio

Burger, Edward B. : Williams College


Starbird, Michael : University of Texas at Austin


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Surfing the Book
Fun and Games: An Introduction to Rigorous Thought
Number Theory: The Secret and Hidden Power of Numbers
Infinity
Geometric Gems
Contortions of Space
Chaos and Fractals
Risky Business
Farewell

Other Editions of Heart of Mathematics : An Invitation to Effective Thinking / Text Only

Heart of Mathematics - Text Only by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird - ISBN 9780470412879