Description 
1 online resource (xi, 260 pages) : illustrations (some color) 
Contents 
Omitted  Oneline  Twocolumn  Illustrated  Elementary  Puzzle  Axiomatic  Found  Prerequisite  Monosyllabic  Wordless  Exam  Ruler and compass  Reductio ad absurdum  Contrapositive  Matrices  Ancient  Interpreted  Indented  Jargon  Definitional  Blackboard  Substitution Symmetry  Another symmetry  Open collaborative  Auditory  Algorithmic  Flow chart  Model  Formulaic  Counterexample  Another counterexample  Calculus  Medieval  Typeset  Social media  Preprint  Parataxis  Origami  Induction  Newsprint  Analytic  Screenplay  Omitted with condescension  Verbal  Cute  Clever  Computer assisted  Outsider  Chromatic  Topological  Antiquity  Marginalia  Arborescent  Prefix  Postfix  Calculator  Inventor's paradox  Patented  Geometric  Modern  Axonometric  Back of the envelope  Research seminar  Tea  Hand waving  Approximate  Word problem  Statistical  Another medieval  Blog  Translated  Another translated  Another interpreted  Slide rule  Experimental  Monte Carlo  Probabilistic  Intuitionist  Paranoid  Doggerel  Inconsistency  Correspondence  Tabular  Exhaustion  Another substitution  Mechanical  Dialogue  Interior monologue  Retrograde  Mystical  Refereed  Neologism  Authority  First person  Electrostatic  Psychedelic  Mondegreen  Prescribed  Postscript 
Summary 
This book offers a unique, multifaceted perspective on mathematics by demonstrating 99 different proofs of the same theorem. Each chapter solves an otherwise unremarkable equation in distinct historical, formal, and imaginative styles 

An exploration of the art of mathematics through 99 different proofs of the same theorem this lively and compelling book offers a unique, multifaceted perspective on mathematics by demonstrating 99 different proofs of the same theorem. Each chapter solves an otherwise unremarkable equation in distinct historical, formal, and imaginative styles that range from "Medieval," "Topological," and "Doggerel" to "Chromatic," "Electrostatic," and "Psychedelic." Along the way, Philip Ording weaves these variations into an accessible and wideranging narrative on the nature and practice of mathematics. Inspired by the experiments of the Parisbased writing group known as the Oulipowhose members included Raymond Queneau, Italo Calvino, and Marcel Duchamp  Ording explores new ways to examine the aesthetic possibilities of mathematical activity. This mathematical take on Queneau's Exercises in Stylea collection of 99 retellings of the same story  draws unexpected connections to everything from mysticism and technology to architecture and sign language and includes diagrams, notations, and other imagery that are as amusing as they are edifying. With a rare blend of humor and scholarly aplomb, Ording illustrates the inherent creative potential and flexibility of mathematical language despite its reputation for precision and rigor. Readers of this playful and expansive compendium of mathematical exposition and style will gain not only a bird'seye view of the discipline and its major branches but also new insights into its historical, philosophical, and cultural nuances. Every reader, no matter their level of expertise, will discover in these proofs surprising new aspects of the mathematical landscape 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247255) and index 
Notes 
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed Decmeber 06, 2018) 
Subject 
Mathematics  Philosophy.


Geometry, Algebraic.


MATHEMATICS  Essays.


MATHEMATICS  PreCalculus.


MATHEMATICS  Reference.


MATHEMATICS  General.


Geometry, Algebraic


Mathematics  Philosophy

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
9780691185422 

0691185425 
