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The Resource Representation and productive ambiguity in mathematics and the sciences, Emily R. Grosholz

Representation and productive ambiguity in mathematics and the sciences, Emily R. Grosholz

Label
Representation and productive ambiguity in mathematics and the sciences
Title
Representation and productive ambiguity in mathematics and the sciences
Statement of responsibility
Emily R. Grosholz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Emily Grosholz offers an original investigation of demonstration in mathematics and science, examining how it works and why it is persuasive. Focusing on geometrical demonstration, she shows the roles that representation and ambiguity play in mathematical discovery. She presents a wide range of case studies in mechanics, topology, algebra, logic, and chemistry, from ancient Greece to the present day, but focusing particularly on the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. Anyone. interested in how mathematics works will find this a stimulating read. - ;Emily Grosholz offers an original investigat
Member of
Cataloging source
MT4IT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grosholz, Emily
Dewey number
510.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QA9
LC item number
.G76 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Ambiguity in science
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Science
  • MATHEMATICS
  • Ambiguity in science
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Label
Representation and productive ambiguity in mathematics and the sciences, Emily R. Grosholz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-305) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I: Introductory Chapters; Part II: Chemistry and Geometry; Part III: Geometry and Seventeenth Century Mechanics; Part IV: Geometry and Twentieth Century Topology; List of Illustrations; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Control code
252694804
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 313 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786611155377
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252694804
Label
Representation and productive ambiguity in mathematics and the sciences, Emily R. Grosholz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-305) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I: Introductory Chapters; Part II: Chemistry and Geometry; Part III: Geometry and Seventeenth Century Mechanics; Part IV: Geometry and Twentieth Century Topology; List of Illustrations; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Control code
252694804
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 313 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786611155377
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252694804

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