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A Mathematical Gift, III: The interplay between topology, functions, geometry, and algebra
 
Koji Shiga , Yokohama, Japan
Toshikazu Sunada Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
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Softcover ISBN: 978-0-8218-3284-4
Product Code: MAWRLD/23
List Price: $37.00
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A Mathematical Gift, III: The interplay between topology, functions, geometry, and algebra
Koji Shiga , Yokohama, Japan
Toshikazu Sunada Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Available Formats:
Softcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-3284-4
Product Code:  MAWRLD/23
List Price: $37.00
MAA Member Price: $33.30
AMS Member Price: $29.60
  • Book Details
     
     
    Mathematical World
    Volume: 232005; 129 pp
    MSC: Primary 00; Secondary 53;

    This book brings the beauty and fun of mathematics to the classroom. It offers serious mathematics in a lively, reader-friendly style. Included are exercises and many figures illustrating the main concepts.

    The first chapter talks about the theory of manifolds. It includes discussion of smoothness, differentiability, and analyticity, the idea of local coordinates and coordinate transformation, and a detailed explanation of the Whitney imbedding theorem (both in weak and in strong form). The second chapter discusses the notion of the area of a figure on the plane and the volume of a solid body in space. It includes the proof of the Bolyai–Gerwien theorem about scissors-congruent polynomials and Dehn's solution of the Third Hilbert Problem.

    This is the third volume originating from a series of lectures given at Kyoto University (Japan). It is suitable for classroom use for high school mathematics teachers and for undergraduate mathematics courses in the sciences and liberal arts. The first and second volumes are available as Volume 19 and Volume 20 in the AMS series, Mathematical World.

    Readership

    Advanced high-school students and undergraduates in mathematics.

    This item is also available as part of a set:
  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • The story of the birth of manifolds
    • 1. The prelude to the birth of manifolds
    • 2. The birth of manifolds
    • The story of area and volume from everyday notions to mathematical concepts
    • 3. Transition from the notion of “size” to the concept of “area”
    • 4. Scissors-congruent polygons
    • 5. Scissors-congruent polyhedra
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Volume: 232005; 129 pp
MSC: Primary 00; Secondary 53;

This book brings the beauty and fun of mathematics to the classroom. It offers serious mathematics in a lively, reader-friendly style. Included are exercises and many figures illustrating the main concepts.

The first chapter talks about the theory of manifolds. It includes discussion of smoothness, differentiability, and analyticity, the idea of local coordinates and coordinate transformation, and a detailed explanation of the Whitney imbedding theorem (both in weak and in strong form). The second chapter discusses the notion of the area of a figure on the plane and the volume of a solid body in space. It includes the proof of the Bolyai–Gerwien theorem about scissors-congruent polynomials and Dehn's solution of the Third Hilbert Problem.

This is the third volume originating from a series of lectures given at Kyoto University (Japan). It is suitable for classroom use for high school mathematics teachers and for undergraduate mathematics courses in the sciences and liberal arts. The first and second volumes are available as Volume 19 and Volume 20 in the AMS series, Mathematical World.

Readership

Advanced high-school students and undergraduates in mathematics.

This item is also available as part of a set:
  • The story of the birth of manifolds
  • 1. The prelude to the birth of manifolds
  • 2. The birth of manifolds
  • The story of area and volume from everyday notions to mathematical concepts
  • 3. Transition from the notion of “size” to the concept of “area”
  • 4. Scissors-congruent polygons
  • 5. Scissors-congruent polyhedra
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