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IELTS Academic Reading Sample 196 - Preface to How the other half thinks. Others describe important applications of mathematics. Yet others go into mathematical procedures, but assume that the reader is adept in using algebra.

IELTS Academic Reading Sample 196 - Preface to How the other half thinks. Last Updated: Sunday, 28 May 2017 14:52. C I hope this book will help bridge that notorious gap that separates the two cultures: the humanities and the sciences, or should I say the right brain (intuitive) and the left brain (analytical, numerical). As the chapters will illustrate, mathematics is not restricted to the analytical and numerical; intuition plays a significant role.

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These are some of the themes that come up in Sherman Stein’s beautiful book

How the Other Half Thinks: Adventures in Mathematical Reasoning Sherman Stein McGraw-Hill, 2001 xi + 177 pages ISBN 0-07-137339-X. These are some of the themes that come up in Sherman Stein’s beautiful book. His writing is spare and clear, and he has selected eight problems, loosely connected by their formulation in terms of strings of the two letters a and b, to illuminate some of these points. The reader needs no specialized knowledge, only some elementary arithmetic and reasoning ability to negotiate the examples.

Others describe important applications of mathematics. A physician wrote, The discipline of analytical thought processes prepared me extremely well for medical school. C. I hope this book will help bridge that notorious gap that separates the two cultures: the humanities and the sciences, or should I say the right brain (intuitive) and the left brain (analytical, numerical). In medicine one is faced with a problem which must be thoroughly analyzed before a solution can be found. The process is similar to doing mathematics.

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How the Other Half Thinks: Adventures in Mathematical Reasoning (McGraw-Hill, 2001; reprinted as Adventures in Mathematical Reasoning, Dover, 2016).

How the Other Half Thinks: Adventures in Mathematical Reasoning (McGraw-Hill, 2001; reprinted as Adventures in Mathematical Reasoning, Dover, 2016) The book Algebra and Tiling: Homomorphisms in the Service of Geometry, written by Stein and Szabó, won the 1998 Beckenbach Book Prize of the Mathematical Association of America. Beckenbach Book Prize, Mathematical Association of America, retrieved 2019-02-23.

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Recreational and instructive, How the Other Half Thinks should appeal to die-hard maths enthusiasts (of which there are .

Recreational and instructive, How the Other Half Thinks should appeal to die-hard maths enthusiasts (of which there are many) as well as those right-brainers who are looking for a way to understand and enjoy maths. With an ingenious technique that uses no algebra or trigonometry, and only a minimum of arithmetic, Stein takes us through the thought process behind some of math's great discoveries and applications. Each chapter begins with a simple question about strings made up of the letters a and b, which leads to other, more profound questions.

With its ingeniously intuitive approach, How the Other Half Thinks will appeal to those enthusiasts who are charmed by.

With its ingeniously intuitive approach, How the Other Half Thinks will appeal to those enthusiasts who are charmed by mathematics and its style of thinking, a.An entertaining, interactive mathematical exercise and an exploration of mathematical reasoning, this work is of interest to the enthusiast and the novice, the scientist and the humanist, and the left-brained and the right-brained. It appeals to those enthusiasts who are charmed by mathematics and its style of thinking.

In that respect, this book differs from most books on mathematics written for the general public. Still, non-mathematical readers can go far in understanding mathematical reasonin. not a typical book differs from most books. It may help to have a pencil and a paper ready to check claims and carry out experiments.

With its ingeniously intuitive approach, How the Other Half Thinks will appeal to those enthusiasts who are charmed by mathematics and its style of thinking, as well as those more tentative readers who would like to find out why advanced mathematics casts a spell over so many of its followers. At once an entertaining, interactive mathematical exercise and an innovative exploration of mathematical reasoning, it will appeal to the enthusiast and the novice, the scientist and the humanist, and the left-brained and the right-brained.


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Usic
Being of a non-mathematical nature and "the other half", I was forced to read this book for my college math course and do an essay on it. My teacher told me the book discusses how non-mathematical minds think. I figured it would be something worth looking into and might help me understand math better. The book did no such thing. All it basically did was put me to sleep. It discusses how a mathematical mind would approach a problem and that's all well and wonderful, but I'm not of the mathematical mind and neither are most of the people who would read this. Before you get the wrong idea, I love puzzles and analyzing things like real problem solving, but I've never been so bored in my life (and I read 1500+ page books for computer programming with ease) as I was when I read this book. Writing college papers is not difficult, but writing one that's more than a page that a math teacher will like on this book is damn near impossible. A mathematics professor or even a math major might find this useful, but in my opinion, for other people who are like me it's going to be relatively useless because it left me even more confused and with a stronger dislike for math.
Jorius
This is a well written and much needed book. Of all disciplines, mathematics continues to be the least understood by the general public. Even among the scientists who use mathematics daily in their work, many are not fully aware of the true nature of the subject. One of the main reasons for this lack of familiarity is the absence of books that illustrate the mathematical way of thinking in a way that non-mathematicians can easily comprehend. In this book, Sherman Stein leads the reader through a number of genuine mathematical problems whose statements and solutions are presented in a way that requires no more than the use of common sense and, possibly, a few facts from elementary arithmetic. By reading this book, readers will have a chance to see how mathematicians think and what processes they go through before solving a mathematical problem.
The book consists of eight chapters, each starts with a simple question that leads to others, and from the discussion of these a general question arises and an answer is developed. This question then is often related to others asked by other mathematicians or scientists and, on a number of occasions, some applications are pointed out. Although the eight chapters are basically independent and can be read in any order, there is similarity in the type of questions they treat. The best way to get a flavor of the book--the type of questions it discusses and how the material is handled--is to read the first chapter, where a question that seems so simple at first glance leads to an interesting and unexpected solution. This spirit continues throughout the entire book. I believe that the author's choice of topics and the clear and interesting way in which he discusses them make this book truly accessible to any intelligent member of the "other half." The book also has something of interest to professional mathematicians as well; they will find that many of the problems it discusses are new to them.
Fawzi M. Yaqub
Professor Emeritus of mathematics
SUNY College at Fredonia
Hǻrley Quinn
In his preface, the author does a good job of explaining what he set out to do in this book; then, in the rest of the book, he does a good job of doing it! Stein has attempted to present examples of real mathematical reasoning that (unlike some of the most beautiful parts of math) DON'T require any math background to understand or appreciate--and in my opinion, he succeeds brilliantly. If you love a well-reasoned, clearly explained argument but never even took algebra or geometry, you will enjoy this book. On the other hand, even mathematically sophisticated readers are likely to find some things here that they hadn't seen before, so they should enjoy the book too.
How the Other Half Thinks: Adventures in Mathematical Reasoning download epub
Physics
Author: Sherman Stein
ISBN: 007138264X
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Physics
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies (November 2001)