- Fascinating mathematical people : interviews and memoirs / by Albers, Donald J.,1941-; Alexanderson, Gerald L.;
- Includes bibliographical references and index.Lars V. Ahlfors -- Tom Apostol -- Harold M. Bacon -- Tom Banchoff -- Leon Bankoff -- Alice Beckenbach -- Arthur Benjamin -- Dame Mary L. Cartwright -- Joe Gallian -- Richard K. Guy -- Fern Hunt -- Dusa McDuff -- Donald G. Saari -- Atle Selberg -- Jean Taylor -- Philippe Tondeur.Fascinating Mathematical People is a collection of informal interviews and memoirs of sixteen prominent members of the mathematical community of the twentieth century, many still active. The candid portraits collected here demonstrate that while these men and women vary widely in terms of their backgrounds, life stories, and worldviews, they all share a deep and abiding sense of wonder about mathematics. Featured here--in their own words--are major research mathematicians whose cutting-edge discoveries have advanced the frontiers of the field, such as Lars Ahlfors, Mary Cartwright, Dusa McDuff.
- Subjects: Mathematicians; Mathematicians;
- © ©2011., Princeton University Press,
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- Men of mathematics / by Bell, Eric Temple,1883-1960.cn;
- Subjects: Mathematicians.; Mathematics;
- © 1986, c1937., Simon & Schuster,
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- Is God a mathematician? / by Livio, Mario,1945-;
- Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-291) and index.A mystery -- Mystics : the numerologist and the philsopher -- Magicians : the master and the heretic -- Magicians : the skeptic and the giant -- Statisticians and probabilists : the science of uncertainty -- Geometers : future shock -- Logicians : thinking about reasoning -- Unreasonable effectiveness? -- On the human mind, mathematics, and the universe.This fascinating exploration of the great discoveries of history's most important mathematicians seeks an answer to the eternal question: Does mathematics hold the key to understanding the mysteries of the physical world?
- Subjects: Mathematics; Logic, Symbolic and mathematical.; Mathematicians; Discoveries in science.;
- © [2010], c2009, Simon & Schuster,
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- Loving + hating mathematics : challenging the myths of mathematical life / by Hersh, Reuben,1927-; John-Steiner, Vera,1930-;
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.Mathematical beginnings -- Mathematical culture -- Mathematics as solace -- Mathematics as an addiction : following logic to the end -- Friendships and partnerships -- Mathematical communities -- Gender and age in mathematics -- The teaching of mathematics : fierce or friendly? -- Loving and hating school mathematics."Mathematics is often thought of as the coldest expression of pure reason. But few subjects provoke hotter emotions--and inspire more love and hatred--than mathematics. And although math is frequently idealized as floating above the messiness of human life, its story is nothing if not human; often, it is all too human. Loving and Hating Mathematics is about the hidden human, emotional, and social forces that shape mathematics and affect the experiences of students and mathematicians. Written in a lively, accessible style, and filled with gripping stories and anecdotes, Loving and Hating Mathematics brings home the intense pleasures and pains of mathematical life. These stories challenge many myths, including the notions that mathematics is a solitary pursuit and a "young man's game," the belief that mathematicians are emotionally different from other people, and even the idea that to be a great mathematician it helps to be a little bit crazy. Reuben Hersh and Vera John-Steiner tell stories of lives in math from their very beginnings through old age, including accounts of teaching and mentoring, friendships and rivalries, love affairs and marriages, and the experiences of women and minorities in a field that has traditionally been unfriendly to both. Included here are also stories of people for whom mathematics has been an immense solace during times of crisis, war, and even imprisonment--as well as of those rare individuals driven to insanity and even murder by an obsession with math."--Overview.
- Subjects: Mathematicians; Mathematicians; Mathematics;
- © c2011., Princeton University Press,
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- Statistics without tears : a primer for non-mathematicians / by Rowntree, Derek.;
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Subjects: Statistics.;
- © c2004., Pearson/A & B,
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- Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race / by Lee Shetterly, Margot.;
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-328) and index."Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the civil rights movement, and the space race, [this book] follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances, and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country's future"--Back cover.Author's note -- Prologue. -- A door opens -- Mobilization -- Past is prologue -- The double V -- Manifest destiny -- War birds -- The duration -- Those who move forward -- Breaking barriers -- Home by the sea -- The area rule -- Serendipity -- Turbulence -- Angle of attack -- Young, gifted, and black -- What a difference a day makes -- Outer space -- With all deliberate speed -- Model behavior -- Degrees of freedom -- Out of the past, the future -- America is for everybody -- To boldly go. -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Reading group guide.
- Subjects: Biographies.; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Women mathematicians; African American women; African American mathematicians; Space race.;
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- Becoming the math teacher you wish you'd had : ideas and strategies from vibrant classrooms / by Zager, Tracy,1972-;
- Includes bibliographical references and index.Acknowledgments -- Breaking the cycle -- What do mathematicians do? -- Mathematicians take risks -- Mathematicians make mistakes -- Mathematicians are precise -- Mathematicians rise to a challenge -- Mathematicians ask questions -- Mathematicians connect ideas -- Mathematicians use intuition -- Mathematicians reason -- Mathematicians prove -- Mathematicians work together and alone -- "Favorable conditions" for all math students."While mathematicians describe mathematics as playful, beautiful, creative, and captivating, many students describe math class as boring, stressful, useless, and humiliating. In Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had, Tracy Zager helps teachers close this gap by making math class more like mathematics. Tracy spent years with highly skilled math teachers in a diverse range of settings and grades. You'll find this book jam-packed with new thinking from these vibrant classrooms. You'll grapple with big ideas: How is taking risks inherent to mathematics? How do mathematicians balance intuition and proof? How can teachers value both productive mistakes and precision? You'll also find dozens of practical teaching techniques you can try in your classroom right away--strategies to stimulate students to connect ideas; rich tasks that encourage students to wonder, generalize, conjecture, and persevere; routines to teach students how to collaborate. All teachers can move toward increasingly authentic, delightful, robust mathematics teaching and learning for themselves and their students. This important book helps us develop instructional techniques that will make the math classes we teach so much better than the math classes we took." -- Provided by publisher.
- Subjects: Mathematics; Mathematics teachers; Effective teaching.;
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- Headstrong : 52 women who changed science--and the world / by Swaby, Rachel.;
- Medicine. Mary Putnam Jacobi (1842-1906) -- Anna Wessels Williams (1863-1954) -- Alice Ball (1892-1916) -- Gerty Radnitz Cori (1896-1957) -- Helen Taussig (1898-1986) -- Elsie Widdowson (1906-2000) -- Virginia Apgar (1909-1974) -- Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994) -- Gertrude Belle Elion (1918-1999) -- Jane Wright (1919-2013) -- Biology and the environment. Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) -- Jeanne Villepreux-Power (1794-1871) -- Mary Anning (1799-1847) -- Ellen Swallow Richards (1842-1911) -- Alice Hamilton (1869-1970) -- Alice Evans (1881-1975) -- Tilly Edinger (1897-1967) -- Rachel Carson (1907-1964) -- Ruth Patrick (1907-2013) -- Genetics and development. Nettie Stevens (1861-1912) -- Hilde Mangold (1898-1924) -- Charlotte Auerbach (1899-1994) -- Barbara McClintock (1902-1992) -- Salome Gluecksohn Waelsch (1907-2007) -- Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012) -- Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) -- Anne McLaren (1927-2007) -- Lynn Margulis (1938-2011) -- Physics. Émilie du Châtelet (1706-1749) -- Lise Meitner (1878-1968) -- Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) -- Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906-1972) -- Marguerite Perey (1909-1975) -- Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) -- Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921-2011) -- Earth and stars. Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) -- Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941) -- Inge Lehmann (1888-1993) -- Marie Tharp (1920-2006) -- Yvonne Brill (1924-2013) -- Sally Ride (1951-2012) -- Math and technology. Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799) -- Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) -- Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) -- Sophie Kowalevski (1850-1891) -- Emmy Noether (1882-1935) -- Mary Cartwright (1900-1998) -- Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992) -- Invention. Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923) -- Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000) -- Ruth Benerito (1916-2013) -- Stephanie Kwolek (1923-2014)."Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby's ... profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one's ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they're best known"--Page 4 of cover.Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-263) and index.Medicine -- Biology and the environment -- Genetics and development -- Physics -- Earth and stars -- Math and technology -- Invention.
- Subjects: Women scientists; Women astronomers; Women physicians; Women biologists; Women physicists; Women mathematicians;
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- Change is possible : stories of women and minorities in mathematics / by Kenschaft, Patricia C.;
- Includes bibliographical references.With the help of good white men -- Women and mathematics in the nineteenth century -- The twentieth century : mathematics and marriage -- African American mathematicians from the eighteenth through the twentieth century -- Latino mathematicians -- Reawakening : The Association for Women in Mathematics -- Skits tell what's happening around 1990 -- Women in mathematics now (2004) -- Minorities in mathematics now (2004) -- Appendix to chapter 5 the careers of 75 African American mathematicians of New Jersey in mid-1985."Based on dozens of interviews and extensive historical research, this book relates stories about mathematicians who have defied stereotypes. It is spiced with interesting photographs. The five chapters about women provide insight into the nineteenth century, the mid-twentieth century, the early 1970s, the early 1990s, and 2004. Activists in many fields can take heart at the changes. The author documents trends from the rudimentary struggles simply to become professionals, to the freedom to be married without giving up a career entirely, to organizing to eliminate the most flagrant discrimination, to efforts to improve the daily treatment of women in the professional community, to widespread efforts toward true equity."--Jacket.
- Subjects: Mathematics; Women in mathematics; Minorities in mathematics; Mathematicians; Mathematicians; Kenschaft, Patricia C.;
- © c2005., American Mathematical Society,
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- Hidden figures / by Melfi, Theodore,film director,screenwriter,film producer.; Gigliotti, Donna,film producer.; Chernin, Peter,1951-film producer.; Topping, Jenno,film producer.; Williams, Pharrell,film producer,composer (expression); Schroeder, Allison,screenwriter.; Walker, Mandy,1963-director of photography.; Zimmer, Hans,composer (expression); Wallfisch, Benjamin,composer (expression); Teschner, Peter,editor of moving image work.; Thomas, Wynn P.,production designer.; Kalfus, Renée Ehrlich,costume designer.; Henson, Taraji P.,actor.; Spencer, Octavia,actor.; Monáe, Janelle,actor.; Costner, Kevin,actor.; Dunst, Kirsten,1982-actor.; Parsons, Jim,1973-actor.; Ali, Mahershala,1974-actor.; Hodge, Aldis,actor.; Powell, Glen,1988-actor.; Quinn, Kimberly,actor.; Krupa, Olek,actor.; Motion picture adaptation of (work):Shetterly, Margot Lee.Hidden figures.; Fox 2000 Pictures,presenter.; Chernin Entertainment,production company.; Levantine Films,production company.; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.,publisher.;
- DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 (English), Dolby digital 2.0 (Spanish, French), English descriptive audio 5.1.Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell, Kimberly Quinn, Olek Krupa.Director of photography, Mandy Walker ; production designer, Wynn Thomas ; edited by Peter Teschner ; costume designer, Renée Ehrlich Kalfus ; music, Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Benjamin Wallfisch.MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements and some language.As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
- Subjects: Biographical films.; Historical films.; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Johnson, Katherine G.; Jackson, Mary, 1921-2005; Vaughan, Dorothy, 1910-2008; Women mathematicians; African American women; African American mathematicians; Space race; Race relations;
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