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Mathematics and the AestheticBeauty and Truth in Mathematics

Mathematics and the Aesthetic: Beauty and Truth in Mathematics [“That’s beautiful!” is the unsolicited exclamation. The response is not to a painting, a breathtaking view or a flawless musical performance, but rather to a mathematical statement or a mathematical proof. What brings such aesthetic pleasure to a mathematician or to those who wish to appreciate mathematics and engage in it?] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Mathematics and the AestheticBeauty and Truth in Mathematics

Part of the CMS Books in Mathematics Book Series
Editors: Sinclair, Nathalie; Pimm, David; Higginson, William

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Publisher
Springer New York
Copyright
© Springer New York 2007
ISBN
978-0-387-30526-4
Pages
41 –57
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-38145-9_3
Publisher site
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Abstract

[“That’s beautiful!” is the unsolicited exclamation. The response is not to a painting, a breathtaking view or a flawless musical performance, but rather to a mathematical statement or a mathematical proof. What brings such aesthetic pleasure to a mathematician or to those who wish to appreciate mathematics and engage in it?]

Published: Jan 1, 2007

Keywords: Pythagorean Theorem; Regular Polyhedron; Dynamic Geometry Software; Platonic Solid; Tangent Circle

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