The Resource Mathematics and the real world : the remarkable role of evolution in the making of mathematics, Zvi Artstein, (electronic resource)

Mathematics and the real world : the remarkable role of evolution in the making of mathematics, Zvi Artstein, (electronic resource)

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Mathematics and the real world : the remarkable role of evolution in the making of mathematics
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Mathematics and the real world
Title remainder
the remarkable role of evolution in the making of mathematics
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Zvi Artstein
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eng
Summary
In this accessible and illuminating study of how the science of mathematics developed, a veteran math researcher and educator looks at the ways in which our evolutionary makeup is both a help and a hindrance to the study of math. Artstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical connections between mathematics and the real world from ancient times to the present. The author then describes some of the contemporary applications of mathematics'in probability theory, in the study of human behavior, and in combination with computers, which give mathematics unprecedented power. The author concludes with an insightful discussion of why mathematics, for most people, is so frustrating. He argues that the rigorous logical structure of math goes against the grain of our predisposed ways of thinking as shaped by evolution, presumably because the talent needed to cope with logical mathematics gave the human race as a whole no evolutionary advantage. With this in mind, he offers ways to overcome these innate impediments in the teaching of math
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Artstein, Zvi
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510.9
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QC6
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unknown
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  • MATHEMATICS / History & Philosophy
  • Mathematics
  • MATHEMATICS / Essays
  • MATHEMATICS / Pre-Calculus
  • MATHEMATICS / Reference
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Mathematics and the real world : the remarkable role of evolution in the making of mathematics, Zvi Artstein, (electronic resource)
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9781616145460
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computer
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(OCoLC)883260677
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Mathematics and the real world : the remarkable role of evolution in the making of mathematics, Zvi Artstein, (electronic resource)
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http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=637757FC-2D0B-4672-A19D-D4A501168E3B
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616145460
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
637757fc-2d0b-4672-a19d-d4a501168e3b
Publisher number
EB00244429
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)883260677

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