## The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011This anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, In addition to presenting the year's most memorable writings on mathematics, this must-have anthology includes a foreword by esteemed physicist and mathematician Freeman Dyson. This book belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in where math has taken us--and where it is headed. |

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#### The Best Writing on Mathematics 2015

User Review - Harold D. Shane - Book VerdictPitici offers his annual selection of intriguing mathematical articles, and happily, 2015 was a banner year. This eclectic collection of nontechnical papers understandable to any reader addresses, for ... Read full review

### Contents

What Is Mathematics For? | 1 |

A Tisket a Tasket an Apollonian Gasket | 13 |

The Quest for Gods Number | 27 |

From Graduate Student to Networked Mathematician | 35 |

Individuality and Collectivity in Mathematics | 43 |

Reflections on the Decline of Mathematical Tables | 51 |

A Memoir of Jews in American Mathematics | 55 |

Did OverReliance on Mathematical Models for Risk Assessment Create the Financial Crisis? ... | 67 |

Encouraging Discoveries | 203 |

Reflections of an Accidental Theorist | 219 |

The Conjoint Origin of Proof and Theoretical Physics | 236 |

What Makes Mathematics Mathematics? | 257 |

What Antirealism in Philosophy of Mathematics Must Offer | 286 |

Seeing Numbers | 312 |

Autism and Mathematical Talent | 330 |

How Much Math is Too Much Math? | 336 |

Using Math to Turn LoRes Datasets into HiRes Samples | 75 |

The Great Principles of Computing | 82 |

Computer Generation of Ribbed Sculptures | 93 |

Lorenz System Offers Manifold Possibilities for Art | 115 |

The Mathematical Side of M C Escher | 121 |

Celebrating Mathematics in Stone and Bronze | 150 |

Theory Practice and Memories over 50 Years | 169 |

Thinking and Comprehending in the Mathematics Classroom | 188 |

Hidden Dimensions | 347 |

Playing with Matches | 356 |

Notable Texts | 367 |

Contributors | 371 |

Acknowledgments | 379 |

Credits | 381 |