Mathematics and Culture I

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Mathematics and Culture I

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A fascinating and insightful collection of papers on the strong links between mathematics and culture. The contributions range from cinema and theatre directors to musicians, architects, historians, physicians, graphic designers and writers. The text highlights the cultural and formative character of mathematics, its educational value, and imaginative dimension. These articles are highly interesting, sometimes amusing, and make excellent starting points for researching the strong connection between scientific and literary culture.

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"[...] The articles are written by scientists and by artists, musicians, film-makers and architects as well and can in general be followed easily by non-mathematicians. Therefore the book can be recommended for anyone who wants to look closer at the cultural importance of mathematics."

G.Kowol, Monatshefte für Mathematik 146, Issue 4, 2005

[...] The essays in Mathematics and Culture I, too numerous to survey here, show an even broader reach. Although some address predictable topics, e.g., mathematics and economics, technology and medicine, others make unique contributions concerning the impact of mathemaics on culture. [...]  Summing up: recommended for upper-division undergraduates through faculty."

D.V.Feldman, Choice, November 2004, Vol. 42, No. 3

"[...] Viele Beiträge geben Einsichten, die in der heute durchaus lebhaften Diskussion über Mathematik als kulturelle Errungenschaft nicht im Zentrum stehen, sodass dieser Band eine sehr willkommene Ergänzung darstellt."

F. Schweiger, Internationale Mathematische Nachrichten, 2004, Issue 197, 32-33

"That mathematics has a great impact on all aspects of society and vice versa, is obvious, but it is rarely seen that mathematicians lecture about social issues or that artists lecture about the impact of mathematics on their art. This book gives a cross section of all this. Each of the 27 contributions, grouped in 11 chapters are warmly recommended reading. ... In summary: a delight to be read by any mathematician ... . Buy it! Read it!

Adhemar Bultheel, Bulletin of the Belgian Mathematical Society, Vol. 12 (3), 2005

"This book stresses the strong links between mathematics and culture, as mathematics links theatre, literature, architecture, art, cinema, medicine but also dance, cartoon and music. The articles introduced here are meant to be interesting and amusing starting points to research the strong connection between scientific and literary culture."

Zentralblatt für Didaktik der Mathematik, Mai, 2004

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