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Musings of the Masters: An Anthology of Mathematical Reflections

edited by Raymond G. Ayoub
Format
Book
Published
[Washington, DC?] : Mathematical Association of America, c2004.
Language
English
Series
Spectrum Series
MAA Spectrum
ISBN
0883855496
Contents
  • Pt. 1. Mathematics and the intellect. Mathematics and thinking mathematically / Mary Cartwright
  • Mathematical invention / Henri Poincaré
  • Thoughts on the heuristic method / Jacques Hadamard
  • Mathematical proof / G.H. Hardy
  • The unity of knowledge / Hermann Weyl
  • pt. 2. Mathematics and human understanding. Mathematics and the arts / Marston Morse
  • Intuition, reason and faith in science / George David Birkhoff
  • Logic and the understanding of nature / David Hilbert
  • The cultural basis of mathematics / Raymond Wilder
  • pt. 3. Mathematics and society. Presidential address to the British Association / J.J. Sylvester
  • The mathematician / John von Neumann
  • The community of scholars / André Lichnerowicz
  • History of mathematics: why and how / André Weil
  • pt. 4. Miscellaneous. Does God exist? / Paul Lévy
  • Goethe and mathematics / Wilhelm Maak
  • Leonardo and mathematics / Francesco Severi
  • The highest good / Norbert Wiener.
Description
xvi, 277 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-272) and index.
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