Category Archives: Readers

Mathematical sign-posts

When you think about mathematics, what are your markers?   How do you organize in your mind the development of mathematical reasoning and ideas?  How do you integrate your historical, social, and personal perspectives?   Day-to-day, as a teacher or as a … Continue reading

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Comments on e-books

There were several responses to my e-books blog post, so I will share them here.   Thanks all!   Matilde Marcolli says: August 11, 2016 at 11:56 pm Certainly the current formats of ebooks are not suitable for mathematical content: apart … Continue reading

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Personal webpages as publications

Thanks to those of you who commented on my previous post on ebooks. This conversation brings home to me that what will drive substantial math ebook innovation (apart from simply making existing math books readable on electronic devices) will be … Continue reading

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Books: Hard Copy or E-?

How important are e-books for math?  I always start a blog with one question, and end up asking many more. People according to their personality, their intentions, limitations and environments read differently.   Even when there were only hard copy books, … Continue reading

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Math books with longevity

What gives a math book (textbook or otherwise) longevity?   Is there more to a book than just a record of current knowledge, or an aid and reference for a class? Some books continue to be read and reread, and used … Continue reading

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Why Books?

The purpose of this blog is to start a conversation about math books.   What makes a math book useful, important, timely, a pleasure to read?  How do books influence and shape mathematics? How does/should evolving technology change how we access … Continue reading

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