Imagine Math: Between culture and mathematics by Michele EmmerImagine Math: Between culture and mathematics by Michele Emmer

Imagine Math: Between culture and mathematics

EditorMichele Emmer

Hardcover | March 22, 2012

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Imagine mathematics, imagine with the help of mathematics, imagine new worlds, new geometries, new forms. This book is intended to contribute to grasping how much that is interesting and new is happening in the relationships between mathematics, imagination and culture. With a look at the past, at figures and events, that help to understand the phenomena of today.It is no coincidence that this volume contains an homage to the great Italian artist of the 1700s, Andrea Pozzo, and his perspective views. Theatre, art and architecture are the topics of choice, along with music, literature and cinema. No less important are applications of mathematics to medicine and economics.The treatment is rigorous but captivating, detailed but full of evocations, an all-embracing look at the world of mathematics and culture
Michele Emmer is professor of mathematics at La Sapienza University in Rome. He has made eighteen films in the series "Arte e matematica", including a film on Escher. He is the editor of the book series "Mathematics and Culture" (Springer) and "The Visual Mind" (MIT Press). His latest books are: Bolle di sapone tra arte e matematica (B...
Title:Imagine Math: Between culture and mathematicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:296 pagesPublished:March 22, 2012Publisher:Springer MilanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8847024269

ISBN - 13:9788847024267

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Table of Contents

The Many Faces of Lorenz Knots by M. Abate.- Lost in a Good Book: Jorge Borges' Inescapable Labyrinth by W.G. Bloch.- The Mobius Strip by E. Blondeau.- The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in Human Sciences: The Attribution of Texts to Antonio Gramsci by D. Benedetto, E. Caglioti, M. Degli Esposti.- Exactitude and Extravagance: Andrea Pozzo's "Viewpoint" by F. Camerota.- Numeracy, Metrology and Mathematics in Mesopotamia: Social and Cultural Practices by G. Chambon.- The FantasticWorld of Tor' Bled-Nam by M. Emmer.- From Brigitte Bardot to Angelina Jolie by M. Emmer.- Visual Harmonies: an Exhibition on Art and Math by M. Emmer.- The Reconstruction of the Teatro La Fenice: "splendidezze" and "dorature" (Gleam and Gilding) by E. Fabbri.- Hypatia's Dream by M. Vincenzi.- E Pluribus Unum by M. LiCalzi.- Origami and Partial Differential Equations by P. Marcellini, E. Paolini.- Modern geometry versus modern architecture by I. Birindelli, R. Cedrone.- The Apse Scenes in the Prospective Inventions of Andrea Pozzo by S. Carandini.- Emilio Prini, Alison Knowles, and Art's Logic by C. Lauf.- Connecting Ventricular Assist Devices to the Aorta: a Numerical Model by J. Bonnemain, S. Deparis, A. Quarteroni.- Aperiodic Tiling by G.M. Todesco.- Andrea Pozzo: Art, Culture and Mathematics by M. Costamagna.- Women's Contributions to the Progress of Mathematics: Lights and Shadows by E. Strickland.- The Mathematical Ideas of Luca Pacioli Depicted by Iacopo de' Barbari in the Doppio ritratto by E. Gamba.- All the numbers end in numbers. On a work by Alighiero Boetti by A. Valle.- De divina proportione: From a Renaissance Treatise to a Multimedia Work for Theatre by S. Sorini.- Waiting for ABRACADABRA. Occurrences of words and leading numbers by E. De Santis, F. Spizzichino.-

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"The many diverse texts that make up this book, link mathematics to history, different kinds of art (music, literature, architecture, film,.), science, medicine, economics etc. . it is easily accessible for anyone having a general interested in mathematics and the interaction with many other aspects of science, society, and knowledge which are not the obvious engineering applications." (A. Bultheel, The European Mathematical Society, May, 2012)"Emmer . has edited a very interesting book with a diverse collection of fascinating essays. Chapter contributors examine the role of mathematics in art, literature, film, medicine, music, architecture, economics, and culture. . The reader is sure to find many chapters that will pique his/her interest and motivate further study. There is clearly the need for this type of book, one which explains the connection between mathematics and the world in which we live. . Summing Up: Recommended. Students of all levels and mathematics faculty." (R. L. Pour, Choice, Vol. 50 (9), May, 2013)