By Nathalie Sinclair, William Higginson
This choice of essays explores the traditional affinity among the mathematical and the classy, targeting primary connections among those modes of reasoning and speaking. From historic, philosophical and mental views, with specific recognition to yes mathematical parts comparable to geometry and research, the authors study ways that the classy is ever-present in mathematical considering and contributes to the expansion and cost of mathematical knowledge.
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