The Resource Ahmes’ Legacy : Puzzles and the Mathematical Mind, by Marcel Danesi, (electronic resource)

Ahmes’ Legacy : Puzzles and the Mathematical Mind, by Marcel Danesi, (electronic resource)

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Ahmes’ Legacy : Puzzles and the Mathematical Mind
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Ahmes’ Legacy
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Puzzles and the Mathematical Mind
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by Marcel Danesi
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eng
Summary
This book looks at classic puzzles from the perspective of their structures and what they tell us about the brain. It uses the work on the neuroscience of mathematics from Dehaene, Butterworth, Lakoff, Núñez, and many others as a lens to understand the ways in which puzzles reflect imaginative processes blended with rational ones. The book is not about recreational or puzzle-based mathematics in and of itself but rather about what the classic puzzles tell us about the mathematical imagination and its impact on the discipline. It delves into the history of classic math puzzles, deconstructing their raison d’être and describing their psychological features, so that their nature can be fleshed out in order to help understand the mathematical mind. This volume is the first monographic treatment of the psychological nature of puzzles in mathematics. With its user-friendly technical level of discussion, it is of interest to both general readers and those who engage in the disciplines of mathematics, psychology, neuroscience, and/or anthropology. It is also ideal as a textbook source for courses in recreational mathematics, or as reference material in introductory college math courses.
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Danesi, Marcel
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0
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QA76.87
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non fiction
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Mathematics in Mind,
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  • Mathematics
  • Neurosciences
  • Neural networks (Computer science)
  • History
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Models of Cognitive Processes and Neural Networks
  • Neurosciences
  • History of Psychology
  • History of Mathematical Sciences
  • Anthropology
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Ahmes’ Legacy : Puzzles and the Mathematical Mind, by Marcel Danesi, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Puzzles and Mathematics -- 2. An Archetype Theory of Puzzles -- 3. Puzzles and Discovery -- 4. Puzzles and Spatial Reasoning -- 5. The Mathematical Mind -- References -- Index
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unknown
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XIII, 164 p. 99 illus.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319932545
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-93254-5
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-93254-5
Label
Ahmes’ Legacy : Puzzles and the Mathematical Mind, by Marcel Danesi, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Puzzles and Mathematics -- 2. An Archetype Theory of Puzzles -- 3. Puzzles and Discovery -- 4. Puzzles and Spatial Reasoning -- 5. The Mathematical Mind -- References -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XIII, 164 p. 99 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319932545
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-93254-5
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-93254-5

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