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Imagine Math 2

Between Culture and Mathematics

Emmer, Michele (Ed.)

2013, VII, 262 p.

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  • A very unique book with many papers on the various aspects of mathematics and culture
  • Papers by experts in different topics, with a relevant numbers of images
  • An interesting story, that continues the series of math and culture

Imagine mathematics, imagine with the help of mathematics, imagine new worlds, new geometries, new forms.  The new volume in the series “Imagine Math” is intended to contribute to grasping how much that is interesting and new is happening in the relationships between mathematics, imagination and culture.

The present book begins with the connections between mathematics, numbers, poetry and music, with the latest opera by Italian composer Claudio Ambrosini. Literature and narrative also play an important role here. There is cinema too, with the “erotic” mathematics films by Edward Frenkel, and the new short “Arithmétique “ by  Munari and Rovazzani. The section on applications of mathematics features a study of ants, as well as the refined forms and surfaces generated by algorithms used in the performances by Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne. Last but not least, in honour of the hundredth anniversary of his birth, a mathematical, literary and theatrical homage to Alan Turing, one of the outstanding figures of the twentieth century.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Architecture - Art - Culture - Literature - Mathematics

Related subjects » Popular Science

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