By Stephen F. Kennedy, Donald J. Albers, Gerald L. Alexanderson, Della Dumbaugh, Frank A. Farris, Deanna B. Haunsperger, Paul Zorn
The MAA used to be based in 1915 to function a house for The American Mathematical Monthly. The project of the Association-to improve arithmetic, particularly on the collegiate level-has, even though, continually been greater than simply publishing world-class mathematical exposition. MAA participants have explored greater than simply arithmetic; now we have, as this quantity attempts to make glaring, investigated mathematical connections to pedagogy, background, the humanities, expertise, literature, each box of highbrow pastime. Essays, all commissioned for this quantity, contain exposition by way of Bob Devaney, Robin Wilson, and Frank Morgan; background from Karen Parshall, Della Dumbaugh, and invoice Dunham; pedagogical dialogue from Paul Zorn, Joe Gallian, and Michael Starbird, and cultural observation from Bonnie Gold, Jon Borwein, and Steve Abbott.
This quantity comprises 35 essays via all-star writers and expositors writing to have a good time a rare century for mathematics-more arithmetic has been created and released due to the fact that 1915 than in all of past recorded background. we have now solved age-old mysteries, created whole new fields of analysis, and altered our notion of what arithmetic is. lots of these tales are instructed during this quantity because the individuals paint a portrait of the vast cultural sweep of arithmetic through the MAA's first century. arithmetic is the main exciting, the main human, quarter of highbrow inquiry; you will discover during this quantity compelling evidence of that claim.