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Re: Mathematica as a New Approach to Teaching Maths

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  • Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2012 21:48:35 -0400 (EDT)
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There is a book that is much less expensive ($61 hardback) that must be in
the spirit of Arnold. At least it is dedicated to Arnold with a nice picture
of him in the front and probably done by authors who were students of his.
It is:

Dimitry Fuchs & Serge Tabachnikov, "Mathematical Omnibus: Thirty Lectures on
Classic Mathematics".

 It could be ordered from Amazon or from The American Mathematical Society

It would be great subject matter for seeing how Mathematica capabilities
could enhance the material.

David Park
djmpark at 

From: Murray Eisenberg [mailto:murray at] 

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

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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