## The Best Writing on Mathematics 2012This annual 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 mathematician David Mumford and an introduction by the editor Mircea Pitici. 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

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The Unplanned Impact ofMathematics | 21 |

Structure and Randomness in the Prime Numbers | 43 |

The Viewable Sphere | 61 |

Dancing Mathematics and the Mathematics ofDance | 79 |

Can One Hear the Sound ofa Theorem? | 93 |

Flat Unfoldability and Woven Origami Tessellations | 113 |

Mathematics Teachers Subtle Complex Disciplinary Knowledge | 135 |

Is Mathematics Discovered or Invented? | 8 |

The Unplanned Impact ofMathematics | 21 |

An Adventure in the Nth Dimension | 30 |

Structure and Randomness in the Prime Numbers | 43 |

The Strangest Numbers in String Theory | 50 |

The Viewable Sphere | 61 |

Dancing Mathematics and the Mathematics ofDance | 79 |

Can One Hear the Sound ofa Theorem? | 93 |

How Your Philosophy ofMathematics Impacts Your Teaching | 149 |

Variables in Mathematics Education | 163 |

History ofMathematics and History ofScience Reunited? | 176 |

A Historical Perspective | 197 |

Was Cantor Surprised? | 216 |

Why Is There Philosophy ofMathematics at All? | 234 |

To Infinity and Beyond | 255 |

Contributors | 273 |

Credits | 287 |

A Continuous Path from High School Calculus to University Analysis | 288 |

The Synergy of Pure and Applied Mathematics | ix |

Introduction | xvii |

Why Math Works | 1 |

Flat Unfoldability and Woven Origami Tessellations | 113 |

A Continuous Path from High School Calculus to University Analysis | 129 |

Mathematics Teachers Subtle Complex Disciplinary Knowledge | 135 |

How Your Philosophy ofMathematics Impacts Your Teaching | 149 |

Variables in Mathematics Education | 163 |

History ofMathematics and History ofScience Reunited? | 176 |

A Historical Perspective | 197 |

Was Cantor Surprised? | 216 |

Why Is There Philosophy ofMathematics at All? | 234 |

To Infinity and Beyond | 255 |

Contributors 273 | 273 |

Credits 287 | 287 |