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

Foreward to Who Are Mathematicians

Mathematics on TV-Now That's Entertainment!

Mathematical Products

Who ReallyWants to Be a Mathematician?

Blood Dreams and God's Mathematicians

Bochner's "Formulism" Illustrated

Mathematics and Aesthetic Detachment

Intelligence, Creativity, and Conformity

Mathematics and Aesthetics in Kantian Perspectives

Foreward to On Becaming a Mathematician

Learning about Learning with Euclid, Book I

The Mathematician and Math in the United States

What is Applied Mathematics?

A 21st-Century Mathematical Renaissance

Bells and Whistles

Are Pure Mathematicians the Lyric Poets of Science?

Foreward to Why I Became a Mathematician

Mathematical Memories

Book Larnin,

Why I Became a Mathematician

Why I Became a Mathematician

Lucky to be a Mathematician

Why I Was (But Am No Longer) a Mathematician

Friday's Child

Peter Casazza, University of Missouri-Columbia

Steven G. Krantz, Washington University

Randi D. Ruden, University City, Missouri

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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" |

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