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posted a Quick Tip about Rescuing Ranu. January 06, 2011
Rescuing Ranu
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reviewed Rescuing Ranu. December 16, 2010
Rescuing Ranu
   “How can we tell whether a bird is being chased or leading?” asks Nela, trying to analyze the motion she sees in the sky. Author Cheryl Snell leads her readers to view the world …
The Fractal Murders (Pepper Keane Mysteries)
The Fractal Murders is nothing if not unique! Here's a first novel based on a completely fascinating premise that presents interesting, realistic and superbly developed characters; that develops a …
reviewed Exploring the World of Mathematics. October 11, 2010
Exploring the World of Mathematics by John Hudson Tiner
"Exploring the World of Mathematics" is a history of the development of mathematics with some instruction on how to do the various types of math worked in. (Chapters 5, 9, and 10 were more focused …
Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz:
What a wonderful motto for learning! To understand deep things simply, investigate simple things deeply. In "Coincidences, Chaos and All That Math Jazz", Burger and Starbird take that motto …
A Brief History of Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable
Perhaps I should state what I think should have been made a little more obvious. Clegg's "A Brief History of Infinity" is not a mathematics book. It is definitely a history book. In fact, …
reviewed How to Think Like a Mathematician: A .... July 18, 2010
How to Think Like a Mathematician: A Companion to
To be successful in mathematics, your mind must perform operations that are unlike the operations needed to do most other things. You must be able to hold abstract ideas, sometimes several at a time, …
reviewed The Autonomy of Mathematical Knowledg.... July 17, 2010
The Autonomy of Mathematical Knowledge: Hilbert's
There are two broad categories of major players in any field of intellectual human endeavor; the people that pose the problems and the ones that (re)solve them. Unfortunately, history often allocates …
reviewed A Course of Pure Mathematics Centenar.... July 10, 2010
A Course of Pure Mathematics Centenary edition
Although the sequence of the presentation of the fundamentals of mathematics has changed over the last century, the substance has not. There is no greater evidence of this fact than this classic work …
reviewed I Want to be a Mathematician: A Conve.... July 10, 2010
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I Want to be a Mathematician: A Conversation with
The late Paul Halmos was many things in and out of the world of mathematics. He was an educator, mathematician, teacher, writer, speaker, chronicler, and a bit of a philosopher. In this DVD, all of those …
reviewed Mrs. Perkins's Electric Quilt: And Ot.... July 09, 2010
Mrs. Perkins's Electric Quilt: And Other
The mathematics largely dominates the physics in this book, the problems vary in the level of their physics difficulty but the math level stays pretty constant. In nearly all cases, understanding integrals, …
reviewed The Mathematics of Games And Gambling.... July 07, 2010
The Mathematics of Games And Gambling: Second
This book would be an ideal text for what would no doubt be a popular special topics course in game theory applied to gambling. While gambling has always been a popular recreation among humans, it is …
reviewed Math and the Mona Lisa: The Art and S.... July 05, 2010
Math and the Mona Lisa: The Art and Science of
While this book pays tribute to the incredible talent of Leonardo da Vinci, the coverage moves into areas of science that have little connection to what da Vinci did. While da Vinci was very modern (for …
reviewed Mathematical Interest Theory. June 25, 2010
Mathematical Interest Theory
It would be interesting to know if the near financial collapse of late 2008, the subsequent public outrage and move to re-regulate the financial industry has led to an increase in the enrollment in courses …
reviewed Random Networks for Communication: Fr.... June 24, 2010
Random Networks for Communication: From
It is more realistic to consider the graphs describing computer networks to be pseudorandom rather than random. In other words, they have an underlying deterministic structure but the outward appearance …
reviewed Problems in Euclidean Space: Applicat.... June 23, 2010
Problems in Euclidean Space: Application of
The following definition of convexity is used in this book.    A subset X of R2 or R3 is convex if whenever x and y are in X the segment connecting them is also in X.    Using …
reviewed Distributions: An Outline. June 15, 2010
Distributions: An Outline
For purposes of this book, the term "distributions" has the following definition.    By `distributions" we understand the linear and continuous functionals on the space D of the functions …
reviewed Calculator Word Games. June 15, 2010
The appearance of the inexpensive hand-held calculator in the 1970's spawned a new form of recreation. Some of the digits rendered in the display had the appearance of letters when turned upside down. …
reviewed Musings of the Masters: An Anthology .... May 30, 2010
Musings of the Masters: An Anthology of
This is not a book about mathematics; the content is about the philosophy of mathematics, which is as old as abstract mathematics. When humans were limited to using mathematics to measure land and count …
reviewed First Steps for Math Olympians: Using.... May 25, 2010
First Steps for Math Olympians: Using the American
For two years, I was the primary organizer of having the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) exams on campus and found the students taking the tests to be enthusiastic and eager to do well. Mathematics …
reviewed Exercises in Probability: A Guided To.... May 23, 2010
Exercises in Probability: A Guided Tour from
This set of solved problems involves measure theory and probability and the level of difficulty is that of the Ph. D. student. The problems delve deeply into the theory of probability, independence, Gaussian …
reviewed ABC's of Boolean Algebra. May 12, 2010
ABC's of Boolean algebra,
Although this book was printed nearly thirty years ago, the content still provides value; in fact it is roughly the first two chapters of the book that I last used for a college course in digital logic …
reviewed Ornamental Origami: Exploring 3D Geom.... May 10, 2010
Ornamental Origami: Exploring 3D Geometric Designs
The increasing complexity and resultant beauty of origami designs continues to amaze me. When looking at the end result, it is hard to believe that the object was constructed by executing a series of …
reviewed The Shape of Content: An Anthology of.... May 05, 2010
The Shape of Content: An Anthology of Creative
This is not a book about teaching creative writing in mathematics and science nor is it a book about the role creative writing has in math and science. It is instead a collection of short works that have …
reviewed Origami, Eleusis, and the Soma Cube: .... May 05, 2010
Origami, Eleusis, and the Soma Cube: Martin
If the essence of Martin Gardner could be distilled and injected into the authors of mathematics textbooks for K-12 students, it would be the end to the phrase "math is hard." No one has ever demonstrated …
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