Books of Essays: Mircea Pitici, ed. The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017.

Books of Essays: Mircea Pitici, ed. The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017. AUTHORS AND TITLES Mircea Pitici, Introduction, pp. ix–xvi. Philip J. Davis, Mathematical products, pp. 1–6. Evelyn Lamb, The largest known prime number, pp. 7–9. Kevin Hartnett, A unified theory of randomness, pp. 10–23 + colour plates. Siobhan Roberts, An “infinitely rich” mathematician turns 100, pp. 24–27. Lloyd N. Trefethen, Inverse yogiisms, pp. 28–36. Gerald L. Alexanderson, with contributions from Leonard F. Klosinski, Ramanujan in bronze, pp. 37–44. Larry Riddle, Creating symmetric fractals, pp. 45–53 + colour plates. Marc Frantz, Projective geometry in the moon tilt illusion, pp. 54–63 + colour plate. Mohammadhossein Kasraei, Yahya Nourian, and Mohammadjavad Mahdavinejad, Girih for domes: Analysis of three Iranian domes, pp. 64–75 + colour plates. Jo Boaler and Lang Chen, Why kids should use their fingers in math class, pp. 76–81. Sinéad Breen and Ann O’Shea, Threshold concepts and undergraduate mathematics teaching, pp. 82–92. John Mason, Rising above a cause-and-effect stance in mathematics education research, pp. 93–98. Viktor Blåjö, How to find the logarithm of any number using nothing but a piece of string, pp. 99–105. Carlo H. Séquin and Raymond Shiau, Rendering Pacioli’s rhombicuboctahedron, pp. 106–120 + colour plates. Jeremy Gray, Who would have won the Fields Medal 150 years ago?, pp. 121–129. Noson S. Yanofsky, Paradoxes, contradicitons, and the limis of science, pp. 130–144. Jean-Pierre Marquis, Stairway to heaven: The abstract method and levels of abstraction in mathematics, pp. 145–171. Robert Bain, Are our brains Bayesian?, pp. 172–181. Graham Southorn, Great expectations: The past, present, and future of prediction, pp. 182–192. Mircea Pitici, Notable writings, pp. 199–219. © The Authors [2018]. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophia Mathematica Oxford University Press

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AUTHORS AND TITLES Mircea Pitici, Introduction, pp. ix–xvi. Philip J. Davis, Mathematical products, pp. 1–6. Evelyn Lamb, The largest known prime number, pp. 7–9. Kevin Hartnett, A unified theory of randomness, pp. 10–23 + colour plates. Siobhan Roberts, An “infinitely rich” mathematician turns 100, pp. 24–27. Lloyd N. Trefethen, Inverse yogiisms, pp. 28–36. Gerald L. Alexanderson, with contributions from Leonard F. Klosinski, Ramanujan in bronze, pp. 37–44. Larry Riddle, Creating symmetric fractals, pp. 45–53 + colour plates. Marc Frantz, Projective geometry in the moon tilt illusion, pp. 54–63 + colour plate. Mohammadhossein Kasraei, Yahya Nourian, and Mohammadjavad Mahdavinejad, Girih for domes: Analysis of three Iranian domes, pp. 64–75 + colour plates. Jo Boaler and Lang Chen, Why kids should use their fingers in math class, pp. 76–81. Sinéad Breen and Ann O’Shea, Threshold concepts and undergraduate mathematics teaching, pp. 82–92. John Mason, Rising above a cause-and-effect stance in mathematics education research, pp. 93–98. Viktor Blåjö, How to find the logarithm of any number using nothing but a piece of string, pp. 99–105. Carlo H. Séquin and Raymond Shiau, Rendering Pacioli’s rhombicuboctahedron, pp. 106–120 + colour plates. Jeremy Gray, Who would have won the Fields Medal 150 years ago?, pp. 121–129. Noson S. Yanofsky, Paradoxes, contradicitons, and the limis of science, pp. 130–144. Jean-Pierre Marquis, Stairway to heaven: The abstract method and levels of abstraction in mathematics, pp. 145–171. Robert Bain, Are our brains Bayesian?, pp. 172–181. Graham Southorn, Great expectations: The past, present, and future of prediction, pp. 182–192. Mircea Pitici, Notable writings, pp. 199–219. © The Authors [2018]. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com

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