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Smaller on the inside

This week, I’ve been reading about the hyperbolic plane. I became curious about this peculiar concept in mathematics after reading a short parody of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, in which the Mad Hatter’s tea party took place at a hyperbolic table. 382 more words


How should mathematics be taught to non-mathematicians?

Mathematical Pedagogy

telescoper reblogged this on In the Dark and commented:

This post from the estimable "Gowers's Weblog" passed me by when it was originally published in 2012, but I saw the link on Twitter and decided to repost it here because it's still topical..

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics, Edited by Timothy Gowers June Barrow-Green and Imre Leader, associate editors

Quoted from Princeton University Press

This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Edited by Timothy Gowers, a recipient of the Fields Medal, it presents nearly two hundred entries, written especially for this book by some of the world’s leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the development of modern mathematics; explain essential terms and concepts; examine core ideas in major areas of mathematics; describe the achievements of scores of famous mathematicians; explore the impact of mathematics on other disciplines such as biology, finance, and music–and much, much more.

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Matematica dis...umana

Che cosa significa essere un genio in matematica? Una volta una mia amica (fisica) mi raccontò di aver avuto questo dialogo con suo fratello (alunno delle elementari): 734 more words


Analysis by Timothy Gowers

Why easy analysis problems are easy
by Timothy Gowers (UK, Fields Medal 1998)

Timothy Gowers is teaching in Cambridge, he wrote the thick volume of “Princeton Math Encyclopedia.” 155 more words

Modern Math