a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|A "chicken and the egg"-type question of interest to fans of
mathematics is this: "Are mathematical results discovered or
invented?" To answer this question, A.K. Dewdney takes a
"mathematical" tour through history, talking to characters who may be
able to help solve this "mystery".
Note that this book was reviewed in the AMS Notices.
"I found this book very hard to put
down. I am by no means a mathematician
yet I found it higly informative. I
think it should be required reading for
all begginning math classes. The
problem I had in math (in school) was
the inability of my teachers to explain
why we needed to know algebra , calc.
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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in non-fictional math books
let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.
(Maintained by Alex Kasman,
College of Charleston)