Great Currents of Mathematical Thought: Marthematics in the Arts and Sciences

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François Le Lionnais
Courier Dover Publications, 2004 - Mathematics - 266 pages
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Years in the making, this feast of mathematical ideas comprises works by 50 eminent French scholars. The first book of the two-volume set embraces "Mathematics: Concepts and Development," with several essays each under the categories of "Structures," Disciplines," "Space," "Function," "Group," "Probability," and "The Mathematical Epic." The second volume, "Mathematics in the Arts and Sciences," comprises essays on "Mathematics and the Human Intellect," "Mathematics and Technology," and "Mathematics and Civilization."  1962 edition.
  

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Contents

BOOK oms MATHEMATICS AND THE HUMAN
3
Mathematics in Education and as a Tool by René Dugas
14
BOOK TWO MATHEMATICS AND PHILOSOPHY page
23
Is Mathematics by Nature Incapable of Describing Real Change?
42
Mathematics and Philosophic Idealism by Paul Mouy
48
BOOK THREE TRUTH AND REALITY page
69
The Role of Mathematics in the Development of Contemporary
78
Harmonics and Spectra Volterras Ideas Fredholms Equation
94
The Esthetics of Science and Modern Theories by Adolphe Buh
159
The Notion of Group and the Arts by Andreas Speiser
169
Architecture and the Mathematical Spirit by Le Corbusier
189
BOOK FIVE MATHEMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY page
197
Mathematics in Industry by Michel Luntz
203
BOOK SIX MATm MAr1cs AND CIVILIZATION page
209
Dual Aspects of the Philosophy of Mathematics by Léon
225
Views on Mathematical
235

Has Science Changed its Mathematical
104
BOOK FOUR ART AND ESTHETICS page
119
Modern Axiomatic Methods and the Foundations cy Math
251
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