## Mathematics Today: Twelve Informal EssaysA dozen essays survey current work in number theory, symmetry, scheduling theory, statistical analysis, and computation theory, as well as applications of mathematics in meteorology, economics, and population research |

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MathematicsOur Invisible Culture Allen L Hammond | 15 |

Part Two | 35 |

Groups and Symmetry lonathan Alperin | 65 |

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