The best writing on mathematics 2021
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Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2022].
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9780691225708, 0691225702, 9780691225715, 0691225710
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xv, 287 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
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Adult (4th Floor) - Adult Nonfiction
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Published
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2022].
Language
English
ISBN
9780691225708, 0691225702, 9780691225715, 0691225710

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This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world-and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy the pieces collected here. These essays-from leading names and fresh new voices-delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday aspects of math, offering surprising insights into its nature, meaning, and practice, and taking readers behind the scenes of today's hottest mathematical debates. Here, Viktor Blasjoe gives a brief history of "lockdown mathematics"; Yelda Nasifoglu decodes the politics of a seventeenth-century play in which the characters are geometric shapes; and Andrew Lewis-Pye explains the basic algorithmic rules and computational procedures behind cryptocurrencies. In other essays, Terence Tao candidly recalls the adventures and misadventures of growing up to become a leading mathematician; Natalie Wolchover shows how old math gives new clues about whether time really flows; and David Hand discusses the problem of "dark data"-information that is missing or ignored. And there is much, much more.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Pitici, M. (2022). The best writing on mathematics 2021 . Princeton University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pitici, Mircea, 1965-. 2022. The Best Writing On Mathematics 2021. Princeton University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pitici, Mircea, 1965-. The Best Writing On Mathematics 2021 Princeton University Press, 2022.

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Pitici, Mircea. The Best Writing On Mathematics 2021 Princeton University Press, 2022.

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