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September 2012 · 1 volume
150 pages · 8"x10"
Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society
Mathematics in Culture & Society
An in-depth selection of articles from Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society.
Each title in The Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society Singles presents 60-70 articles showing the math behind our daily lives, explaining to students how and why math works, and allowing readers to better understand how disciplines such as algebra, geometry, calculus, and others affect what we do every day. This outstanding reference is appropriate for both high school and undergraduate programs, making the content readily accessible to public library patrons as well.
The articles are written in clear language and presented in a uniform, easily readable format. Every article begins with standard, ready reference top matter which includes the category, fields of study (such as geometry, measurements, communication) and a brief summary. The heart of the essay discusses the interconnections of mathematics, including its meaning, history and usage. Every essay ends with a list of sources for further reading and see-also cross-references.
Mathematical in Culture & Society Table of Contents
Acrostics, Word Squares and Crosswords
Algebra in Society
Betting and Fairness
Calculus in Society
Cocktail Party Problem
Connections in Society
Crochet and Knitting
Fantasy Sports Leagues
Geometry in Society
Geometry of Music
Mathematics and Religion
Mathematics Genealogy Project
Measurements in Society
Numbers and God
Pythagorean and Fibonacci Tuning
Representation in Society
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon
Step and Tap Dancing
About Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society
The full three-volume set of Mathematics & Society was published in 2011. It includes 1,056 pages and provides free online access to its full content. The set covers 490 topics showing the math behind our daily lives, explaining to students how and why math works, and allowing readers to better understand how disciplines such as algebra, geometry, calculus, and others affect what we do every day. This outstanding reference is appropriate for both high school and undergraduate programs, making the content readily accessible to public library patrons as well.
The set includes 175 photos, 125 sidebars, a category list of articles, a chronology of mathematics, a glossary of mathematics, a resource guide and a subject index.