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Six MAA Articles Featured in The Best Writing on Mathematics

Princeton University Press just released The Best Writing on Mathematics 2012, an annual anthology edited by Mircea Pitici (Cornell University).

This year’s edition includes six articles from MAA periodicals:

"Mathematics Meets Photography: The Viewable Sphere" by David Swart and Bruce Torrence (Math Horizons, September 2011: 19-1). (Read the full article)

"Dancing Mathematics and the Mathematics of Dance" by sarah-marie belcastro and Karl Schaffer (Math Horizons, February 2011: 18-3).

"How to Be a Good Teacher Is an Undecidable Proposition" by Erica Flapan (The College Mathematics Journal, 42.5(2011).

"How Your Philosophy of Mathematics Impacts Your Teaching" by Bonnie Gold (The College Mathematics Journal, 42.3(2011).

"Augustus De Morgan behind the Scenes" by Charlotte Simmons (The College Mathematics Journal, 42.1(2011).

"Was Cantor Surprised?" by Fernando Gouvea (The American Mathematical Monthly, 118.3(2011):198-209). Read the full article.

This anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2012 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else—and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them.

Source: Princeton University Press

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011 featured three MAA Selections: Reuben Hersh’s “Under-represented Then Over-represented: A Memoir of Jews in American Mathematics” (The College Mathematics Journal, 41.1(2010):2-9); “Teaching Research: Encouraging Discoveries,” by Francis Edward Su, (The American Mathematical Monthly, 117.9(2010):759-69); and Rik Van Grol’s “The Quest for God’s Number” (Math Horizons, November 2010:10-13).

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2010 featured two MAA selections: Keith Devlin's MAA column “What Is Experimental Mathematics?” and Judith Grabiner’s award-winning article “Why Did Lagrange ‘Prove’ the Parallel Postulate?” (The American Mathematical Monthly, January 2009, pp. 3-18. Grabiner’s article was reprinted in A Historian Looks Back.

Start Date: 
Friday, November 16, 2012