George F. Simmons Calculus Gems (Spectrum)

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Calculus Gems (Spectrum)

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A classic book is back in print! It can be used as a supplement in a Calculus course, or a History of Mathematics course. The first half of Calculus Gems entitles, Brief Lives is a biographical history of mathematics from the earliest times to the late nineteenth century. The author shows that Science and mathematics in particular is something that people do, and not merely a mass of observed data and abstract theory. He demonstrates the profound connections that join mathematics to the history of philosophy and also to the broader intellectual and social history of Western civilization. The second half of the book contains nuggets that Simmons has collected from number theory, geometry, science, etc., which he has used in his mathematics classes. G.H. Hardy once said, A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas. This part of the book contains a wide variety of these patterns, arranged in an order roughly corresponding to the order of the ideas in most calculus courses. Some of the sections even have a few problems. Professor Simmons tells us in the Preface of Calculus Gems: I hold the naïve but logically impeccable view that there are only two kinds of students in our colleges and universities, those who are attracted to mathematics; and those who are not yet attracted, but might be. My intended audience embraces both types. The overall aim of the book is to answer the question, What is mathematics for? and with its inevitable answer, To delight the mind and help us understand the world.

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The classic book - back in print! Demonstrating the profound connections that join mathematics to the history of philosophy and of Western civilization, and containing nuggets collected from number theory, geometry, science, etc. We see the true purpose of mathematics - 'To delight the mind and help us understand the world.'

About the Author:

George Simmons has the usual academic degrees (CalTech, Chicago, Yale), and taught at several colleges and universities before joining the faculty of Colorado College in 1962, where he is (was) Professor of Mathematics. He is also the author of Introduction to Topology and Modern Analysis (McGraw-Hill, 1963), Differential Equations with Applications and Historical Notes (McGraw-Hill, 1972, 2nd edition 1991), Precalculus Mathematics Mathematics in a Nutshell (Janson Publications, 1981); Wipf & Stock, Eugene, Orego at present), Calculus with Analytic Geometry (McGraw-Hill, 1985, 2nd edition 1996), and with Steven Kranta) Differential Equations: Theory, Technique, Practice (McGraw-Hill 2006). When not working or talking or eatiing or drinking or cooking, Professor Simmons is likely to be traveling (Western and Southern Europe, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Russia, China, Southeast Asia), playing pocket billiards (pool), or reading (literature, history, biography and autobiography, science, and enough thrillers to achieve enjoyment without guilt).

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Descrizione libro Mathematical Association of America, United States, 2008. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The classic book - back in print! The first half of Calculus Gems is a biographical history of mathematics from the earliest times to the late nineteenth century. The author shows how science - and mathematics in particular - is something that people do, and not merely a mass of observed data and abstract theory. He demonstrates the profound connections that join mathematics to the history of philosophy and also to the broader intellectual and social history of Western civilization. The second half contains nuggets that Simmons has collected from number theory, geometry, science, etc., which he has used in his mathematics classes, meaning that it can be used as a supplement in a Calculus course, or a History of Mathematics course. The overall aim of this book is to answer the question, What is mathematics for? and with its inevitable answer, To delight the mind and help us understand the world. Codice libro della libreria AAA9780883855614

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Descrizione libro Mathematical Association of America. Hardback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Calculus Gems: Brief Lives and Memorable Mathematics, George F. Simmons, The classic book - back in print! The first half of Calculus Gems is a biographical history of mathematics from the earliest times to the late nineteenth century. The author shows how science - and mathematics in particular - is something that people do, and not merely a mass of observed data and abstract theory. He demonstrates the profound connections that join mathematics to the history of philosophy and also to the broader intellectual and social history of Western civilization. The second half contains nuggets that Simmons has collected from number theory, geometry, science, etc., which he has used in his mathematics classes, meaning that it can be used as a supplement in a Calculus course, or a History of Mathematics course. The overall aim of this book is to answer the question, 'What is mathematics for?' and with its inevitable answer, 'To delight the mind and help us understand the world.'. Codice libro della libreria B9780883855614

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Descrizione libro Mathematical Association of America, United States, 2008. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The classic book - back in print! The first half of Calculus Gems is a biographical history of mathematics from the earliest times to the late nineteenth century. The author shows how science - and mathematics in particular - is something that people do, and not merely a mass of observed data and abstract theory. He demonstrates the profound connections that join mathematics to the history of philosophy and also to the broader intellectual and social history of Western civilization. The second half contains nuggets that Simmons has collected from number theory, geometry, science, etc., which he has used in his mathematics classes, meaning that it can be used as a supplement in a Calculus course, or a History of Mathematics course. The overall aim of this book is to answer the question, What is mathematics for? and with its inevitable answer, To delight the mind and help us understand the world. Codice libro della libreria AAA9780883855614

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