Mathematics in Society and History

Sociological Inquiries


Author: S. Restivo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402000393

Category: Education

Page: 202

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This is the first book by a sociologist devoted exclusively to a general sociology of mathematics. The author provides examples of different ways of thinking about mathematics sociologically. The survey of mathematical traditions covers ancient China, the Arabic-Islamic world, India, and Europe. Following the leads of classical social theorists such as Emile Durkheim, Restivo develops the idea that mathematical concepts and ideas are collective representations, and that it is mathematical communities that create mathematics, not individual mathematicians. The implications of the sociology of mathematics, and especially of pure mathematics, for a sociology of mind are also explored. In general, the author's objective is to explore, conjecture, suggest, and stimulate in order to introduce the sociological perspective on mathematics, and to broaden and deepen the still narrow, shallow path that today carries the sociology of mathematics. This book will interest specialists in the philosophy, history, and sociology of mathematics, persons interested in mathematics education, students of science and society, and people interested in current developments in the social and cultural analysis of science and mathematics.

Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society


Author: Sarah J. Greenwald,Jill E. Thomley

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587658464

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1191

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Presents articles showing the math behind our daily lives. Explains how and why math works, and allows readers to better understand how disciplines such as algebra, geometry, calculus, and others affect what we do every day.

New Mathematics Education Research and Practice


Author: Jürgen Maass,Wolfgang Schlöglmann

Publisher: Sense Publishers

ISBN: 9077874747

Category: Education

Page: 315

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Mathematics education research has blossomed into many different areas, which we can see in the programmes of the ICME conferences, as well as in the various survey articles in the Handbooks. However, all of these lines of research are trying to grapple with the complexity of the same process of learning mathematics. Although our knowledge of the process is through fragmentation of research more extensive and deeper there is a need to overcome this fragmentation and to see learning as one process with different aspects. To overcome this fragmentation, this book identifies six themes: (1) mathematics, culture and society, (2) the structure of mathematics and its influence on the learning process, (3) mathematics learning as a cognitive process, (4) mathematics learning as a social process, (5) affective conditions of the mathematics learning process, (6) new technologies and mathematics learning. This book is addressed to all researchers in mathematic education. It gives an orientation and overview on what is going on and what are the main results and questions what are important books or papers if further information is needed.

Proceedings of the Tunisian Mathematical Society


Author: K. Trimeche,S. Zarati

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600210143

Category: Mathematics

Page: 161

View: 1919

These proceedings consist of ten carefully refereed and selected papers which were presented at the 12th symposium of Tunisian Mathematical Society held on March 18-23, 2004 in Mahdia (Tunisia). This symposium was one of the largest international meeting on Mathematics in Tunisia. A total of 200 participants from several countries attended to the meeting. In addition to the plenary, invited and contributed talks, there was a panel discussion on future research directions and problems in various areas of mathematics.

Proceedings of the St. Petersburg Mathematical Society


Author: O. A. Ladyzhenskaya

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821806135

Category: Mathematics

Page: 250

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This volume is devoted to analysis, probablility and applications. It includes useful surveys by Pastur on random operators and their applications, Feldman on harmonic analysis and analogues of Levi-Khinchin formulas on abelian groups, and Kerov on application of representation theory of symmetric groups to classical analysis. Also featured are products of random operators, convolution of abelian groups, orthogonal polynomials, and semiordered Banach spaces.

Transactions of the Moscow Mathematical Society


Author: American Mathematical Society

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821816165


Page: 373

View: 4997

Focuses on differential equations and differential operators. This title includes such topics as convolution equations of variable order, hypoelliptic pseudodifferential operators, differential operators that decompose into wave factors, and nonlinear parabolic equations.