What Is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods

Valutazione media 4,24
( su 1.286 valutazioni fornite da GoodReads )
 
9780195105193: What Is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods

For more than two thousand years a familiarity with mathematics has been regarded as an indispensable part of the intellectual equipment of every cultured person. Today, unfortunately, the traditional place of mathematics in education is in grave danger. The teaching and learning of mathematics has degenerated into the realm of rote memorization, the outcome of which leads to satisfactory formal ability but does not lead to real understanding or to greater intellectual independence. This new edition of Richard Courant's and Herbert Robbins's classic work seeks to address this problem. Its goal is to put the meaning back into mathematics.
Written for beginners and scholars, for students and teachers, for philosophers and engineers, What is Mathematics?, Second Edition is a sparkling collection of mathematical gems that offers an entertaining and accessible portrait of the mathematical world. Covering everything from natural numbers and the number system to geometrical constructions and projective geometry, from topology and calculus to matters of principle and the Continuum Hypothesis, this fascinating survey allows readers to delve into mathematics as an organic whole rather than an empty drill in problem solving. With chapters largely independent of one another and sections that lead upward from basic to more advanced discussions, readers can easily pick and choose areas of particular interest without impairing their understanding of subsequent parts. Brought up to date with a new chapter by Ian Stewart, What is Mathematics?, Second Edition offers new insights into recent mathematical developments and describes proofs of the Four-Color Theorem and Fermat's Last Theorem, problems that were still open when Courant and Robbins wrote this masterpiece, but ones that have since been solved.
Formal mathematics is like spelling and grammar?a matter of the correct application of local rules. Meaningful mathematics is like journalism?it tells an interesting story. But unlike some journalism, the story has to be true. The best mathematics is like literature?it brings a story to life before your eyes and involves you in it, intellectually and emotionally. What is Mathematics is like a fine piece of literature?it opens a window onto the world of mathematics for anyone interested to view.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Recensione:

Can...be read with great profit by anyone desiring general mathematical literacy. ( Mathematics Abstracts)

A great book. ( Ludwig Otto, Paul Quinn College)

A lucid representation of the fundamental concepts and methods of the whole field of mathematics. It is an easily understandable introduction for the layman and helps to give the mathematical student a general view of the basic principles and methods. ( Albert Einstein)

Without doubt, the work will have great influence. It should be in the hands of everyone, professional or otherwise, who is interested in scientific thinking. ( The New York Times)

A work of extraordinary perfection. ( Mathematical Reviews)

It contains an excellent selection of material for students who have no desire to develop mathematical skills but who may be willing to look briefly into this field of intellectual activity....For the inquiring student who wishes to know what real mathematics is about, or for the trained engineer or physicist who has some interest in the justification of procedures he uses, it should prove a source of great pleasure and satisfaction. ( Journal of Applied Physics)

This book is a work of art. ( Marston Morse)

This is not a book in philosophy; but there are probably few philosophers who can not gain instruction and clarification from it. It succeeds brilliantly in conveying the intellectual excitement of mathematical inquiry and in communicating the essential ideas and methods." Journal of Philosophy

It is a work of high perfection, whether judged by aesthetic, pedagogical or scientific standards. It is astonishing to what extent What is Mathematics? has succeeded in making clear by means of the simplest examples all the fundamental ideas and methods which we mathematicians consider the life blood of our science. ( Herman Weyl)

Still a book that all prospective mathematics teachers should read and experience. A rare book that has retained its "freshness" and readability for more than 50 years....Very readable. ( Stephen Krulik, Temple University)

L'autore:

The late Richard Courant, headed the Department of Mathematicas at New York University and was Director of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences—which has subsequently renamed the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. His book Mathematical Physics is familiar to every physicist, and his book Differential and Integral Calculus is acknowledged to be one of the best presentations of the subject written in modern times. Herbert Robbins is New Jersey Professor of Mathematical Statistics at Rutgers University. Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, and author of Nature's Numbers and Does God Play Dice?. He also writes the "Mathematical Recreations" column in Scientific American.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

COURANT/ROBBINS/STEWART
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195105192 ISBN 13: 9780195105193
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0195105192

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,54
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,22
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Edizione Internazionale
Edizione Internazionale

2.

Courant, Richard; Robbins, Herbert
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195105192 ISBN 13: 9780195105193
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: > 20
Edizione Internazionale
Da
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Condizione libro: New. 0195105192 This is an International Edition. Brand New, Paperback, Delivery within 6-14 business days, Similar Contents as U.S Edition, ISBN and Cover design may differ, printed in Black & White. Choose Expedited shipping for delivery within 3-8 business days. We do not ship to PO Box, APO , FPO Address. In some instances, subjects such as Management, Accounting, Finance may have different end chapter case studies and exercises. International Edition Textbooks may bear a label "Not for sale in the U.S. or Canada" and "Content may different from U.S. Edition" - printed only to discourage U.S. students from obtaining an affordable copy. The U.S. Supreme Court has asserted your right to purchase international editions, and ruled on this issue. Access code/CD is not provided with these editions , unless specified. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe, including India depending upon the availability of inventory storage. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria NU9780195105193

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 17,80
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Courant, Richard
Editore: Book
ISBN 10: 0195105192 ISBN 13: 9780195105193
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: > 20
Da
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Book. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 818125

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,55
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,67
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Courant, Richard
Editore: OUP USA (1996)
ISBN 10: 0195105192 ISBN 13: 9780195105193
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP USA, 1996. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9780195105193

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,64
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,67
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Courant, Richard/ Robbins, Herbert/ Stewart, Ian
ISBN 10: 0195105192 ISBN 13: 9780195105193
Nuovi Softcover Quantità: 15
Da
VNHM SHOP
(Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Softcover. Condizione libro: New. Written for beginners and scholars, for students and teachers, for philosophers and engineers, What is Mathematics? is a sparkling collection of mathematical gems that offers an entertaining and accessible portrait of the mathematical world. Brought up to date with a new chapter by Ian Stewart, this second edition offers new insights into recent mathematical developments and describes proofs of the Four-Color Theorem and Fermat's Last Theorem, problems that were still open when Courant and Robbins wrote this masterpiece, but ones that have since been solved. Codice libro della libreria 115054374

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,18
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Richard Courant
Editore: Oxford University Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 0195105192 ISBN 13: 9780195105193
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 20
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 0195105192

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 17,18
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,75
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Courant, Richard; Robbins, Herbert
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195105192 ISBN 13: 9780195105193
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: > 20
Da
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0195105192 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Codice libro della libreria 4115413

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 16,35
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,67
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Richard Courant, Herbert Robbins
Editore: Oxford University Press Inc, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0195105192 ISBN 13: 9780195105193
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 2nd Revised edition. 226 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. For more than two thousand years a familiarity with mathematics has been regarded as an indispensable part of the intellectual equipment of every cultured person. Today, unfortunately, the traditional place of mathematics in education is in grave danger. The teaching and learning of mathematics has degenerated into the realm of rote memorization, the outcome of which leads to satisfactory formal ability but does not lead to real understanding or to greater intellectual independence. This new edition of Richard Courant s and Herbert Robbins s classic work seeks to address this problem. Its goal is to put the meaning back into mathematics. Written for beginners and scholars, for students and teachers, for philosophers and engineers, What is Mathematics?, Second Edition is a sparkling collection of mathematical gems that offers an entertaining and accessible portrait of the mathematical world. Covering everything from natural numbers and the number system to geometrical constructions and projective geometry, from topology and calculus to matters of principle and the Continuum Hypothesis, this fascinating survey allows readers to delve into mathematics as an organic whole rather than an empty drill in problem solving. With chapters largely independent of one another and sections that lead upward from basic to more advanced discussions, readers can easily pick and choose areas of particular interest without impairing their understanding of subsequent parts. Brought up to date with a new chapter by Ian Stewart, What is Mathematics?, Second Edition offers new insights into recent mathematical developments and describes proofs of the Four-Color Theorem and Fermat s Last Theorem, problems that were still open when Courant and Robbins wrote this masterpiece, but ones that have since been solved. Formal mathematics is like spelling and grammar-a matter of the correct application of local rules. Meaningful mathematics is like journalism-it tells an interesting story. But unlike some journalism, the story has to be true. The best mathematics is like literature-it brings a story to life before your eyes and involves you in it, intellectually and emotionally. What is Mathematics is like a fine piece of literature-it opens a window onto the world of mathematics for anyone interested to view. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780195105193

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 20,36
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Richard Courant, Herbert Robbins
Editore: Oxford University Press Inc, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0195105192 ISBN 13: 9780195105193
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 2nd Revised edition. 226 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. For more than two thousand years a familiarity with mathematics has been regarded as an indispensable part of the intellectual equipment of every cultured person. Today, unfortunately, the traditional place of mathematics in education is in grave danger. The teaching and learning of mathematics has degenerated into the realm of rote memorization, the outcome of which leads to satisfactory formal ability but does not lead to real understanding or to greater intellectual independence. This new edition of Richard Courant s and Herbert Robbins s classic work seeks to address this problem. Its goal is to put the meaning back into mathematics. Written for beginners and scholars, for students and teachers, for philosophers and engineers, What is Mathematics?, Second Edition is a sparkling collection of mathematical gems that offers an entertaining and accessible portrait of the mathematical world. Covering everything from natural numbers and the number system to geometrical constructions and projective geometry, from topology and calculus to matters of principle and the Continuum Hypothesis, this fascinating survey allows readers to delve into mathematics as an organic whole rather than an empty drill in problem solving. With chapters largely independent of one another and sections that lead upward from basic to more advanced discussions, readers can easily pick and choose areas of particular interest without impairing their understanding of subsequent parts. Brought up to date with a new chapter by Ian Stewart, What is Mathematics?, Second Edition offers new insights into recent mathematical developments and describes proofs of the Four-Color Theorem and Fermat s Last Theorem, problems that were still open when Courant and Robbins wrote this masterpiece, but ones that have since been solved. Formal mathematics is like spelling and grammar-a matter of the correct application of local rules. Meaningful mathematics is like journalism-it tells an interesting story. But unlike some journalism, the story has to be true. The best mathematics is like literature-it brings a story to life before your eyes and involves you in it, intellectually and emotionally. What is Mathematics is like a fine piece of literature-it opens a window onto the world of mathematics for anyone interested to view. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780195105193

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 20,38
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Courant, the late Richard; Robbins, Herbert
ISBN 10: 0195105192 ISBN 13: 9780195105193
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97801951051930000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 20,39
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro