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Ancient Greek Mathematics: A Role for Diagrams

José Ferreirós

in Mathematical Knowledge and the Interplay of Practices

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167510
eISBN:
9781400874002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167510.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the ancient Greek tradition of geometrical proof in light of recent studies by Kenneth Manders and others. It advances the view that the borderline of elementary mathematics ... More


Parsnips and Orchids Side by Side: A View from the Classroom

Suzanne M. Wilson

in California Dreaming: Reforming Mathematics Education

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094329
eISBN:
9780300127539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094329.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter focuses mostly on the activities inside the classroom. In the late 1980s, for example, Andrew Porter and his colleagues at Michigan State University conducted a large-scale study of ... More


Computer algebra systems for CAA

Chris Sangwin

in Computer Aided Assessment of Mathematics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199660353
eISBN:
9780191748257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660353.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Educational Mathematics

Computer algebra systems (CAS) automate computation and so are central to automatic assessment. In automating mathematical computation we reveal very interesting issues in elementary mathematics. ... More


Ray Optics: The Classical Rainbow

John A. Adam

in Rays, Waves, and Scattering: Topics in Classical Mathematical Physics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691148373
eISBN:
9781400885404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148373.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter focuses on the ray optics of the rainbow. Some of the most powerful tools of mathematical physics were developed explicitly to address the problem of the rainbow and closely related ... More


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