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Born in England in 1947 and living in America since 1987, Keith Devlin has written more than 20 books and numerous research articles on various elements of mathematics. From 1983 to 1989, he wrote a column on for the Manchester (England) Guardian. The collected columns are published in All the Math mostrar mais That's Fit to Print (1994) and cover a wide range of topics from calculating travel expenses to calculating pi. His book Logic and Information (1991) is an introduction to situation theory and situation semantics for mathematicians. Co-author of the PBS Nova episode "A Mathematical Mystery Tour," he is also the author of Devlin's Angle, a column on the Mathematical Association of America's electronic journal. Devlin lives in California, where he is dean of the school of science at Saint Mary's College in Morgana. He is currently studying the use of mathematics to analyze communication and information flow in the workplace. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Keith Devlin

Mathematics: The New Golden Age (1988) 278 exemplares
Life by the Numbers (1998) 91 exemplares
Logic and Information (1963) 87 exemplares

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New Scientist, 18 April 1985 (1985) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Outros nomes
"The Math Guy"
Data de nascimento
1947-03-16
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK (birth)
USA
Local de nascimento
Hull, Yorkshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Palo Alto, California, USA
England, UK
Educação
King's College London (BSc - Mathematics Hons, 1968)
University of Bristol (PhD - Mathematics, 1972)
Ocupações
mathematician
professor
journalist
Organizações
Stanford University
St. Mary's College of California
Colby College
University of Lancaster
University of Toronto
University of Heidelberg (mostrar todos 8)
University of Oslo
BrainQuake
Prémios e menções honrosas
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1999)
Forum Fellow, World Economic Forum
Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization (2007)
Fellow, American Mathematical Society (2012)
Peano Prize (2003)
Pythagoras Prize (2005)

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Dr. Keith Devlin is executive director of Stanford University's Center for the Study of Language and Information and a consulting professor of mathematics at Stanford. Devlin has a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from King's College London (1968) and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Bristol (1971). He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a World Economic Forum fellow, and a former member of the Mathematical Sciences Education Board of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Devlin has been a regular contributor to National Public Radio's popular Weekend Edition, where he is known as "the Math Guy" in his on-air conversations with host Scott Simon. His monthly column, "Devlin's Angle," appears on Mathematical Association of America's web journal MAA Online. [from The Numbers Behind Numb3ers (2007)]

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Interesting, but slow going. For some reason this book was a bit unsatisfying. Something was lacking in the way it was organized.
 
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lschiff | 20 outras críticas | Sep 24, 2023 |
Indeholder "Preface", "Zero. The Gauntlet is Thrown", "One. The Music of the Primes: The Riemann Hypothesis", " Appendix 1. Euklid's proof that there are infinitely many primes", " Appendix 2. How do mathematicians work out infinite sums?", " Appendix 3. How Euler discovered the Zeta function", "Two. The Fields We Are Made Of: Yang-Mills Theory and the Mass Gap Hypothesis", " Appendix. Group Theory: The Mathematics of Symmetry", "Three. When Computers Fail: The P versus NP Problem", "Four. Making Waves: The Navier-Stokes Equations", "Five. The Mathematics of Smooth Behavior: The Poincaré Conjecture", "Six. Knowing When the Equation can't Be Solved: The Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture", " Appendix: Notation for infinite sums and products", "Seven. Geometry Without Pictures: The Hodge Conjecture", "Further Reading", "Index".

"Preface" handler om at Clay Institute i maj 2000 annoncerede syv priser på hver en million dollar for løsningen på syv vanskelige og vigtige matematiske problemer. Det gav efterspørgsel på en bog om problemerne. Faktisk mindst to, for Clay Institute bad Keith Devlin og Ian Stewart om at skrive en generel introduktion til hvert problem i den officielle problemformulering. Denne bog er anderledes, for ideen er blot at give en ide om hvad de syv problemer går ud på. Udover Clay Math Institute bogen kan man også finde en film på www.claymath.org som forsøger det samme.
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Clay Mathematical Institute udlovede i 2000 syv priser på hver en million dollar. Til hver pris hørte en lille opgave med at løse et matematisk problem, som ingen tidligere havde løst.
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bnielsen | 5 outras críticas | Aug 30, 2023 |
Like many philosophers, it seems best to read about Descartes rather than trying to read what he wrote himself.
 
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mykl-s | 1 outra crítica | Aug 13, 2023 |
Ben scritto, meno dettagliato e ampio dell'equivalente scritto da Odifreddi (Matematica del '900), è un'ottima introduzione non tecnica ma seria.
 
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kenshin79 | 2 outras críticas | Jul 25, 2023 |

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