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Illustrating Mathematics
 
Edited by: Diana Davis Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-6122-5
Product Code:  MBK/135
List Price: $30.00
MAA Member Price: $27.00
AMS Member Price: $24.00
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-6322-9
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MAA Member Price: $27.00
AMS Member Price: $24.00
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-6122-5
eBook: ISBN:  978-1-4704-6322-9
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Illustrating Mathematics
Edited by: Diana Davis Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-6122-5
Product Code:  MBK/135
List Price: $30.00
MAA Member Price: $27.00
AMS Member Price: $24.00
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-6322-9
Product Code:  MBK/135.E
List Price: $30.00
MAA Member Price: $27.00
AMS Member Price: $24.00
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-6122-5
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-6322-9
Product Code:  MBK/135.B
List Price: $60.00$45.00
MAA Member Price: $54.00$40.50
AMS Member Price: $48.00$36.00
  • Book Details
     
     
    2020; 171 pp
    MSC: Primary 00; 97;

    2021 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

    This book is for anyone who wishes to illustrate their mathematical ideas, which in our experience means everyone. It is organized by material, rather than by subject area, and purposefully emphasizes the process of creating things, including discussions of failures that occurred along the way. As a result, the reader can learn from the experiences of those who came before, and will be inspired to create their own illustrations.

    Topics illustrated within include prime numbers, fractals, the Klein bottle, Borromean rings, tilings, space-filling curves, knot theory, billiards, complex dynamics, algebraic surfaces, groups and prime ideals, the Riemann zeta function, quadratic fields, hyperbolic space, and hyperbolic 3-manifolds. Everyone who opens this book should find a type of mathematics with which they identify.

    Each contributor explains the mathematics behind their illustration at an accessible level, so that all readers can appreciate the beauty of both the object itself and the mathematics behind it.

    Readership

    Graduate and undergraduate students and researchers interested in seeing beautiful and thought-provoking illustrations of mathematical ideas and getting ideas for creating one's own.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Chapters
    • Introduction
    • Drawings
    • Paper & fiber arts
    • Laser cutting
    • Graphics
    • Video & virtual reality
    • 3D printing
    • Mechanical constructions and other materials
    • Multiple ways to illustrate the same thing
    • Acknowledgments
  • Reviews
     
     
    • Overall, 'Illustrating Mathematics' is a lovely book that may inspire students and enthusiasts either to explore the mathematics and illustrations presented in the book or to create their own illustration of a mathematical concept. Beyond that, the authors provide resources and some tips (and cautions) for working with various materials. While some of the mathematics may be daunting to some readers, the emphasis on trial-and-error, frustrations, and design challenges invites a reader to think "maybe I could do something like that" --- an intriguing approach to presenting mathematics.

      Matthew J. Haines and Mackenzie Ray
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2020; 171 pp
MSC: Primary 00; 97;

2021 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

This book is for anyone who wishes to illustrate their mathematical ideas, which in our experience means everyone. It is organized by material, rather than by subject area, and purposefully emphasizes the process of creating things, including discussions of failures that occurred along the way. As a result, the reader can learn from the experiences of those who came before, and will be inspired to create their own illustrations.

Topics illustrated within include prime numbers, fractals, the Klein bottle, Borromean rings, tilings, space-filling curves, knot theory, billiards, complex dynamics, algebraic surfaces, groups and prime ideals, the Riemann zeta function, quadratic fields, hyperbolic space, and hyperbolic 3-manifolds. Everyone who opens this book should find a type of mathematics with which they identify.

Each contributor explains the mathematics behind their illustration at an accessible level, so that all readers can appreciate the beauty of both the object itself and the mathematics behind it.

Readership

Graduate and undergraduate students and researchers interested in seeing beautiful and thought-provoking illustrations of mathematical ideas and getting ideas for creating one's own.

  • Chapters
  • Introduction
  • Drawings
  • Paper & fiber arts
  • Laser cutting
  • Graphics
  • Video & virtual reality
  • 3D printing
  • Mechanical constructions and other materials
  • Multiple ways to illustrate the same thing
  • Acknowledgments
  • Overall, 'Illustrating Mathematics' is a lovely book that may inspire students and enthusiasts either to explore the mathematics and illustrations presented in the book or to create their own illustration of a mathematical concept. Beyond that, the authors provide resources and some tips (and cautions) for working with various materials. While some of the mathematics may be daunting to some readers, the emphasis on trial-and-error, frustrations, and design challenges invites a reader to think "maybe I could do something like that" --- an intriguing approach to presenting mathematics.

    Matthew J. Haines and Mackenzie Ray
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