Mathematics and Culture IV (Paperback)Michele Emmer (editor)
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Gaudi's dream which will be reached finalizing the construction of the "Sagrada Familia" in Barcelona, the victory of the Swiss sail boat "Alinghi," which won America's Cup, films such as " A Beautiful Mind" and "Enigma," the theatrical play based on the life of Galois, the images of the Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher, crypotography, comics. What all these topics have in common? Mathematics, of course. This book focuses on the important role of mathematics in culture. It shows how very complex links between mathematics and culture can be not only interesting and stimulating but also fun.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 253
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 14 mm
Edition: Softcover Reprint of the Original 1st 2007 ed
From the reviews:
"The series collects together the proceedings of an annual conference on Mathematics and Culture held in Italy. ... and they are well written. ... There are ... some very interesting pieces on some themes, and these will be of interest and use to those who wish to read about those particular themes. For this purpose, the books should be available at mathematical public libraries." (Gizem Karaali, MathDL, May, 2007)
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