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Author Nelsen, Roger B., author

Title Proofs without words : exercises in visual thinking / Roger B. Nelsen
Published Washington, D.C. : The Mathematical Association of America, [1993]


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 MELB  510.223 Nel/Pww  AVAILABLE
Description 152 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Series Classroom resource materials ; no. 1
Classroom resource materials ; no. 1
Contents Introduction -- Geometry & algebra -- Trigonometry, calculus & analytic geometry -- Inequalities -- Integer sums -- Sequences & series -- Miscellaneous -- Sources -- Index of names
Summary Proofs without words are generally pictures or diagrams that help the reader see why a particular mathematical statement may be true, and how one could begin to go about proving it. While in some proofs without words an equation or two may appear to help guide that process, the emphasis is clearly on providing visual clues to stimulate mathematical thought. The proofs in this collection are arranged by topic into five chapters: Geometry and algebra; Trigonometry, calculus and analytic geometry; Inequalities; Integer sums; and Sequences and series. Teachers will find that many of the proofs in this collection are well suited for classroom discussion and for helping students to think visually in mathematics
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 145-152) and index
Subject Mathematics -- Charts, diagrams, etc.
Proof theory.
Visualization -- Study and teaching.
Genre/Form Graphs.
LC no. 93086338
ISBN 0883857006