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Author Aharoni, Ron, author.
Uniform Title Matemaṭiḳah, shirah ṿe-yofi. English
Title Mathematics, poetry, and beauty [electronic resource]/ Ron Aharoni, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel.
Published New Jersey : World Scientific, [2015]
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 Electronic Book  QA95 .A27413 2014eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (vii, 261 pages) : illustrations
Content Type text
Format online resource
Contents Introduction: magic -- Mathematics and poetry -- Displacement -- Part I: Order. The curious case of the ants on the pole -- Hidden order -- To discover or to invent -- Order and beauty -- Mathematical harmonies -- Why [square root] 2 is not a rational number -- The real numbers -- The miracle of order -- Simple conjectures, complex proofs -- Independent events -- Part II: How mathematicians and poets think. Poetic image, mathematical image -- The power of the oblique -- Compression -- Mathematical ping-pong -- The book in heaven -- Poetical ping-pong -- Laws of conservation -- An idea from somewhere else -- Three types of mathematics -- Topology -- Matchmaking -- Imagination -- A magic number -- Reality or imagination -- Unexpected combinations -- What is mathematics? -- Deep tautologies -- Symmetry -- Impossibility -- Infinitely large -- Cantor's story -- The most beautiful proof? -- Paradoxes and oxymorons -- Self-reference and Gödel's Theorem -- Halfway to infinity: large numbers -- Infinitely small -- Infinitely many numbers having a finite sum -- Twists -- Part III: Two levels of perception. Knowing without knowing -- Content and husk -- Change -- Estrangement -- An endless encounter -- Appendix A: Mathematical fields -- Appendix B: Sets of numbers -- Appendix C: Poetical mechanisms mentioned in the book.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Mathematical recreations.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching.
Poetry in mathematics education.
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9814602930 (hardcover) (alk. paper)
9789814602945 (pbk.) (alk. paper)
9814602949 (pbk.) (alk. paper)