Mathematical Scandals

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Wide World Pub., 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 151 pages
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Behind the arcane realm of mathematical numbers, equations, and solutions lies the sometimes sordid world of real people, whose rivalries and deceptions are at odds with the mathematician's reputation for clear thinking and scientific detachment. In this highly readable volume, Pappas livens up the world of mathematics with 29 fascinating stories about its little-known scandals. 20 photos. 30 illustrations.

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User Review  - Brendan - Goodreads

This books asks a lot of questions, but doesn't answer any. It seems minimally-sourced, and is peppered with spelling errors and head-scratching grammar. I like the ambition, the idea of sharing the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

An interesting collection of anecdotes & vignettes of mathematicians. It's nice to read about their lives and get to see them as people. I would like to incorporate them into my classroom somehow, but haven't worked that out yet. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Theoni Pappas is a mathematics teacher and consultant and received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and her M.A. from Stanford University. Pappas is committed to demystifying mathematics and to helping eliminate the elitism and fear often associated with it. In 2000 she received The Excellence in Achievement Award from the University of California Alumni Association.

Her books have been translated into Japanese, Finnish, French, Slovakian, Czech, Korean, Turkish, Russian, Thai, simplified and traditional Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, Vietnamese, and Spanish.

In addition to The Mathematics Calendar, Pappas has written over 15 books and created many other products which are focused on introducing people to the many wonders of mathematics.

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