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Mathematics and Narrative: Why Are Stories and Proofs Interesting?

Bernard Teissier

Apostolos Doxiadis and Barry Mazur (eds)

in Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149042
eISBN:
9781400842681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149042.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter examines why a story or proof is interesting by considering the relation between mathematics and narrative, with particular emphasis on clues. It first presents an early view of the ... More


Conclusion

Joseph Mazur

in Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173375
eISBN:
9781400850112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173375.003.0024
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This concluding chapter argues that symbols contribute to the beauty in mathematics—the elegance of proofs, simplicity of exposition, ingenuities, simplification of complexities, making sensible ... More


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