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The History of the History of Mathematics by
Publication Date: 2012-01-18
The writing of mathematical histories has a long history, one which has seldom received scholarly attention. Mathematical history, and mathematical biography, raise distinctive issues of method and approach to which different periods have responded in different ways. At a time of increasing interest in the history of mathematics, this book attempts to show something of the trajectory that history has taken in the past. It presents seven case studies illustrating the different ways that mathematical histories have been written since the seventeenth century, ranging from the 'historia' of John Wallis to the recent re-presentation of Thomas Harriot's manuscripts online. It considers both the ways that individual reputations and biographies have been shaped differently in different circumstances, and the ways that the discipline of mathematics has itself been variously presented through the writing of its history.
The Math Myth by
Publication Date: 2016-03-01
The Math Myth expands on Andrew Hacker's scrutiny of some widely held assumptions: that mathematics broadens our minds; that mastery of arcane concepts - cosine, logarithms, the area of a sphere - will be needed for most jobs; that the Common Core's single format should be required of every student. He worries that a frenzied emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is diverting resources from other pursuits and subverting the spirit of the country.
New Mathematics Books in the Library
Technical Mathematics by
Call Number: Over Size TA 330 C343 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-22
This textbook has been in constant use since 1980, and this edition represents the first major revision of this text since the second edition. The authors continue to provide real-world, technical applications that promote intuitive reader learning. Numerous fully worked examples and boxed and numbered formulas give students the essential practice they need to learn mathematics. Computer projects are given when appropriate, including BASIC, spreadsheets, computer algebra systems, and computer-assisted drafting. The graphing calculator has been fully integrated and calculator screens are given to introduce computations. Everything the technical student may need is included, with the emphasis always on clarity and practical applications.
Statistical Inference by
Call Number: QA 276.12 P36 2012
Publication Date: 2012-07-03
A concise, easily accessible introduction to descriptive and inferential techniques Statistical Inference: A Short Course offers a concise presentation of the essentials of basic statistics for readers seeking to acquire a working knowledge of statistical concepts, measures, and procedures. To ensure a thorough understanding of all key concepts, Statistical Inference provides numerous examples and solutions along with complete and precise answers to many fundamental questions, including: How do we determine that a given dataset is actually a random sample? With what level of precision and reliability can a population sample be estimated? How are probabilities determined and are they the same thing as odds? The book also serves as a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners who would like to develop further insights into essential statistical tools.
Mathematics Call Numbers
Mathematics Call Numbers
The following table shows the principal call number ranges that can be used for browsing math related books in the library stacks or for doing call number searching in the library's online catalog.
Computer Science Electronic data processing
||Elementary Mathematics, Arithmetic
||Algebra, Machine Theory, Game Theory
||Analysis, Analytical Methods connected with physical problems
, Computer Science
, Environment / Sustainability
, Health Sciences
, Learning Resources
, Library Guide
, Math & Computer Science
, Philosophy & Religion
Search Tips: Books
When searching for books in the catalog, one way to do it is to select "Keyword" and to use these components:
- keywords, the nouns that describe your topic
- Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT)
- quotation marks for phrases
- Advanced Search for more options
Here are some examples:
mathematics and education
algebra and "elementary education"