The Edge of the Universe: Celebrating Ten Years of Math Horizons

Front Cover
Deanna Haunsperger, Stephen Kennedy
Mathematical Association of America, 2006 - Mathematics - 303 pages
0 Reviews
Math Horizons celebrates the people and ideas that are mathematics. Containing the editors' selection from the first ten years of the magazine's existence, this volume features exquisite expositions of mathematics accessible at the level of an undergraduate or advanced school student. Broad and appealing, the coverage also includes fiction with mathematical themes; literary, theatrical, and cinematic criticism; humour; history; and social history. Mathematics is shown as a human endeavour through biographies and interviews of mathematicians and users of mathematics including artists, writers, and scientists. The puzzles, games, and activities throughout make it a valuable resource for student maths clubs. Though especially appealing to undergraduate math majors, academics in mathematics, and school teachers and their students, anyone with an interest in mathematics will delight in engaging this volume. Like the magazine from which it is drawn, this collection is an eclectic and wide-ranging look at the culture of mathematics.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

About the author (2006)

Deanna Haunsperger and Stephen Kennedy teach mathematics at Carleton College. They have undergraduate degrees from Simpson College and Boston University, respectively. Their PhDs are from Northwestern University where Haunsperger studied voting theory with Don Saari and Kennedy worked in dynamical systems with Bob Williams. Together they have directed, since 1995, the Carleton Summer Mathematics Program for Women, and they edited Math Horizons 1999-2003. Their collaborative work currently features a teenager named Sam and a pre-teen called Maggie.

Bibliographic information