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Re: Mathematica as a New Approach to Teaching Maths

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  • Subject: [mg127559] Re: Mathematica as a New Approach to Teaching Maths
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akozlowski at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2012 06:00:46 -0400 (EDT)
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On 3 Aug 2012, at 10:17, Murray Eisenberg wrote:

> On 8/2/12 4:49 AM, Andrzej Kozlowski wrote:
>>
>> ...V. I. Arnold was an enthusiast of teaching Abel's theorem (on the
>> impossibility of solving polynomial equations of degree 5 and higher) to
>> high-school children and he produced a complete proof that starts from
>> nothing and includes everything that needs to be known
>>
>> http://forums.wolfram.com/mathgroup/archive/2009/Apr/msg00639.html
>
> The paperback edition of Arnold's book sells for about US $140, and a
> scanned-pages e-book version for about $120. Yikes!
>
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This is a good illustration of the terminal condition of traditional mathematics and science publishing.

Andrzej Kozlowski



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