# I Mathematician II Further Introspections on the Mathematical Life (Print)

Twenty-one of the world's most distinguished mathematicians and educators write about their personal experiences with mathematics.

What do mathematicians think of themselves, and what do others think of them? These questions were the theme of a special session at the San Jose MathFest of 2007 and they resonated with a large and diverse group of mathematicians and students. For these are the queries that govern the way that mathematicians live.

A large and diverse group of mathematicians and mathematical people were assembled to offer their view of these matters. The contributions represent a vast array of perspectives on The Psychology of the Mathematician. It is hoped that readers will find the thoughts assembled here to be stimulating and to be cause for further rumination. It is a complex and rewarding world that we live in, and one that can only benefit from some introspection. **This book is composed in three parts:Part I: Who Are Mathematicians?Part II: On Becoming a MathematicianPart III: Why I Became a Mathematician**

Preface

**Part I: Who Are Mathematicians?**

Foreward to Who Are Mathematicians

Mathematics on TV-Now That's Entertainment!

*Tom M. Apostol*

Mathematical Products

*Philip J. Davis*

Who ReallyWants to Be a Mathematician?

*Pamela Gorkin*

Blood Dreams and God's Mathematicians

*Cliff Pickover*

Bochner's "Formulism" Illustrated

*Robert S. Strichartz*

Mathematics and Aesthetic Detachment

*D. Napoletani, D. C. Struppa*

Intelligence, Creativity, and Conformity

*Janet C. Tremain*

Mathematics and Aesthetics in Kantian Perspectives

*Christian Helmut Wenzel*

**Part II: On Becoming a Mathematician**

Foreward to On Becaming a Mathematician

Learning about Learning with Euclid, Book I

*Reece Thomas Harris*

The Mathematician and Math in the United States

*R. James Milgram*

What is Applied Mathematics?

*H. O. Pollak*

A 21st-Century Mathematical Renaissance

*Teodora Liliana Rădulescu & Vicenţiu Rădulescu*

Bells and Whistles

*Marjorie Senechal*

Are Pure Mathematicians the Lyric Poets of Science?

*Dean Keith Simonton*

**Part III: Why I Became a Mathematician**

Foreward to Why I Became a Mathematician

Mathematical Memories

*Marco Abate*

Book Larnin,

*Joseph A. Cima*

Why I Became a Mathematician

*Loredana Lanzani*

Why I Became a Mathematician

*Cathleen Morawetz*

Lucky to be a Mathematician

*Judy Munshower*

Why I Was (But Am No Longer) a Mathematician

*Edie Stevenson*

Friday's Child

*Geraldine Taiani*

**Edited by**

Peter Casazza, University of Missouri-Columbia

Steven G. Krantz, Washington University

Randi D. Ruden, University City, Missouri

Author | Various |

Copyright Year | ©2016 by COMAP, Inc. |

ISBN | 1-933223-99-5 |

Product Number | 4006 |

Primary Level | Undergraduate |

Application Areas | Research |

Format | 208 page softcover book 8.50" x 5" |