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In this accessible and illuminating study of how the science of mathematics developed a veteran math researcher and educator looks at the ways in which  our evolutionary makeup is both a help and a hindrance to the study of mathArtstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical connections between mathematics and the real world from an. The subtitle of this book is highly misleading Artstein

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Cient times to the present The author then describes some of the contemporary applications of mathematics in probability theory in the study of human behavior and in combination with computers which give mathematics unprecedented powerThe author concludes with an insightful discussion of why mathematics for most people is so frustrating He argue. This book could have been so damn good The maths was fin Discordia present The author then describes some of the contemporary applications of mathematics in Stage Mum probability theory in the study of human behavior and in combination with computers which give mathematics unprecedented A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, powerThe author concludes with an insightful discussion of why mathematics for most Sweet Mandarin people is so frustrating He argue. This book could have been so damn good The maths was fin


7 thoughts on “Mathematics and the Real World

  1. says:

    Starts off interestingly enough but as the book goes on there is less and less about the role of evolution and and just straight math history It was an OK read but disappointing overall


  2. says:

    The subtitle of this book is highly misleading Artstein seems to be promising a book that looks at how evolution might have played a role in the human brain becoming able to do mathematics or examines if mathematics is an innate talent vs a learned skill or perhaps considers the sort of real world problems and pressures that drove the development of mathematical thought throughout history As he explains it; “The discussion will be accompanied by the constant presence of the uestion regarding the extent of the effect of the evolution of the human race on the development of mathematics and its applications” Instead you mainly get a very brief history of mathematics from the ancient Egyptians and Greeks through Isaac Newton to modern physics Then there's a few chapters on probability and the theory of computation and he wraps up by looking briefly at the attempts to put all mathematics on a rigorous foundation how math research is done and whether mathematics can be taught better Evolution makes only a cameo appearance in the very first chapterTo add insult to injury when evolution is mentioned Artstein gets it all wrong Artstein presents evolution as Lamarckian with learned knowledge somehow inherited genetically for an underlying purpose of progress or improvement He also seems to think it works on an entire species all at once instead of individual members of a species passing on traits to their individual offspring This is the late 19th century misunderstanding of evolution that prevailed until genetics were discovered to explain natural selection Granted he's a mathematics professor not an evolutionary biologist but wasn't just a little research into the subject he's purportedly writing about warranted? Presenting such a naive and outdated understanding does his readers no favorsThe point of all this digression seems to be the final chapter where Artstein tries to show that it would be better to teach mathematics in a intuitive manner since everyone seems to have a basic sense of number There are much better books out there on teaching and learning mathematics that don't take such a meandering and confusing path to get to their point


  3. says:

    This book could have been so damn good The maths was fine The evolution was superficial to say the least If it contained than post hoc rationalisations tacked indifferently on to the end of each point it would have been great As it is I confess I gave up a couple of chapters from the end What a waste of an interesting idea


  4. says:

    Coming from a very young adults point of view I thought this book was very interesting I loved how the beginning started off and I thought that it was very enlightening


  5. says:

    Il titolo di uesto libro è un po' fuorviante sia in italiano che nell'originale inglese uello che Artstein intende davvero fare è raccontare in maniera divertente tra l'altro come lui pensa che si dovrebbe insegnare la matematica Per farlo però non segue un percorso diretto ma comincia con uella che sembra una storia delle conuiste matematiche non della matematica notate facendo varie digressioni per esempio sul calcolo delle probabilità Le conuiste però vengono viste pensando a cosa sia facile e difficile per il nostro cervello che si è evoluto per sopravvivere in un ambiente dove il ragionamento logico e le inferenze probabilistiche non sono la via migliore per non essere mangiati da una tigre Ecco dunue che il formalismo logico è per Artstein fondamentale per essere sicuri che le nostre basi siano solide ma non è uello che usiamo per capire le cose né tanto meno possiamo usarlo per impararle Purtroppo nella traduzione di Simonetta Frediani sono rimaste alcune imprecisioni che in certi punti rendono più complicata la lettura Ah Artstein è israeliano e nel testo i risultati dei suoi connazionali hanno un rilievo simile a uello del Popov che nelle barzellette sull'Unione Sovietica aveva inventato tutto


  6. says:

    5109 A7928 2014


  7. says:

    don't waste your moneyPoorly written Images are missing and euations and symbols are not legible in Kindle version I suffered through to the end