Imagine Math 2

Between Culture and Mathematics

Editors: Emmer, Michele (Ed.)

  • A very unique book with many papers on the various aspects of mathematics and culture
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  • An interesting story, that continues the series of math and culture
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Michele Emmer is professor of mathematics at La Sapienza University in Rome. He has made eighteen films in the series “Arte e matematica”, including a film on Escher. He is the editor of the book series “Mathematics and Culture” (Springer) and “The Visual Mind” (MIT Press). His latest books are: Bolle di sapone tra arte e matematica (Bollati Boringhieri, 2009), winner of the 2010 Viareggio Prize; Flatlandia by E. Abbott, accompanied a film on DVD by the same name with music by Ennio Morricone (Bollati Boringhieri, 2008); Visibili armonie. Arte cinema teatro e matematica (Bollati Boringhieri, 2007); The Visual Mind 2 (MIT Press, 2006); M. C. Escher’s Legacy (Springer, 2003), Mathematics and Culture VI (Springer, 2009); Numeri immaginari. Cinema e matematica (Bollati Boringhieri, 2011); Matematica e cultura 2011 (Springer, 2011).

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From the reviews:

“This is a sequel to the first volume of Imagine Math and it contains again a collection of papers that make a connection between mathematics and cultural activities … . a collection of 26 very diverse essays, often translated from Italian, that deal with the mathematical aspects of arts, culture and scientific applications. … Good reads for all math lovers with a broad and open mind.” (A. Bultheel, The European Mathematical Society, May, 2013)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Emmer, Michele

    Pages 1-1

  • The Fascination of Numbers, between Music and Poetry

    Emmer, Michele

    Pages 5-10

  • The Solitude of Last Words

    Ambrosini, Claudio

    Pages 11-20

  • Gödel’s Childhood and Other Algorithms

    Mea, Vincenzo

    Pages 23-30

  • The Wild Number Problem: Math or Fiction?

    Schogt, Philibert

    Pages 31-38

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Imagine Math 2
Book Subtitle
Between Culture and Mathematics
Editors
  • Michele Emmer
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2889-0
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-2889-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-2888-3
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-5592-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 262
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