Editorial Reviews. Review. “Devoid of complex proofs and dense mathematical language; “Joseph Mazur brilliantly explores the symbiotic relationship between the physical and the mathematical worlds A stylish and seductive book that. Buy Euclid In The Rainforest: Discovering Universal Truth in Logic and Math: Discovering the Universal Truth in Logic and Math by Joseph Mazur (ISBN. Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott Euclid in the Rainforest by Joseph Mazur A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole Euclid’s Window by Leonard Mlodinow.
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But writing with the general reader or undergraduate student in mind, Mazur mathematics, Marlboro Coll. Also by Joseph Mazur. While some of the mathematics were beyond me, this book was well-written and enjoyable to read.
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The Pleasures of Mathematics. Deeper questions at the heart of the process of discovery are laid bare: The book does not deliver to the promise in its title.
It is yet another “discover fun in mathematics” book, mixed with a poorly written travel account. Joshua rated it liked it Feb 19, Mazur is a talented teacher who knows his subject inside out, and his delightful stories take his readers to the heart of mathematics-logic and proof.
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Be the first to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: Where does the finite end and the infinite begin? Share your thoughts with other customers. Through adventure stories and historical narratives populated with a rich and quirky cast of characters, Mazur artfully reveals the less-than-airtight nature of logic and the muddled relationship between math and the real world.
Oct 03, Jessica rated it it was ok. Not Enabled Screen Reader: Let me get back to you on that Many people think math and science are the ultimate authorities on rainforrst. It is yet another “discover fun in mathematics” book, mixed with a poorly written travel account. Professor Mazur not only brings out the importance of mathematical proof by looking im at the ancient Greeks whilst traveling as a young man through the rainforest no less, but he also points out the weaknesses of classical proof in analyzing concepts like infinity.
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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. There were some good examples that I might use in my geometry class. Jul 25, Pages.
At its most basic level, it is a creative process guided by our intuitions and beliefs about the world. These areas of weakness then lead him hhe to the next two sections where he picks apart infinity josdph lays the groundwork of probability, all while recounting more youthful travels. Ultimately, Mazur argues, logical reasoning is not purely robotic.
His main point seems to be that there are valid reasons for striving towards any formulation of the truth whether th Euclid in the Rainforest is a personal meditation on the nature of truth and how human’s determine the veracity of any statement or idea.
This is an absolutely delightful book, full of insight, suffused with gentle humor-a picaresque novel of mathematics. The Maths and Myths of Coincidences. Bhanu Pratap rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Underpinning both math and science, josdph is the foundation of every major advancement in knowledge since the time of the ancient Greeks. Read more Read less. Ultimately, Mazur argues, logical reasoning is not purely robotic.
It was good enough to sustain my interest until the end! Oct 17, Valerie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Rinforest Edition File Size: