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This volume of the "Mathematics and Culture" series is dedicated to Italian artist Armando Pizzicato. The work of Pollock is also discussed, thanks to the collaboration of the Venice Guggenheim Collection. Mathematics creates beauty in architecture, from topology to the projects of Gehry and Piano to the muqarnas of Islam. The fourth dimension is made visible in these pages. But mathematics can save lives as well. Mathematical models can fight against cancer and AIDS, prevent their spread and intervene in their cure. Mathematics can also be used to protect the environment. In the wake of the…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This volume of the "Mathematics and Culture" series is dedicated to Italian artist Armando Pizzicato. The work of Pollock is also discussed, thanks to the collaboration of the Venice Guggenheim Collection. Mathematics creates beauty in architecture, from topology to the projects of Gehry and Piano to the muqarnas of Islam. The fourth dimension is made visible in these pages.
But mathematics can save lives as well. Mathematical models can fight against cancer and AIDS, prevent their spread and intervene in their cure.
Mathematics can also be used to protect the environment. In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, the discussion of the use of mathematical models in meteorology and the prediction of storms is particularly timely. This volume wouldn't be complete without Venice and its glass, the fantastic collection of murrine of Giovanni Sarpellon.
There is even a bit of magic, thanks to Bustric. And finally, an homage to a great mathematician: H.S.M. "Donald" Coxeter.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 11548881
  • 2007
  • Seitenzahl: 292
  • Erscheinungstermin: 12. Dezember 2006
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 241mm x 160mm x 21mm
  • Gewicht: 620g
  • ISBN-13: 9783540342779
  • ISBN-10: 354034277X
  • Artikelnr.: 20946269
Autorenporträt
Michele Emmer is professor of Mathematics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". As a filmaker he has realized several videos in the series "Art and math", including the one on M.C. Escher. He is editor of the series "Mathematics and Culture", Springer, and "The Visual Mind", MIT press; he is author of a book coauthored by D. Schattschneider "M.C. Escher's Legacy", Springer, and author of "Mathland: from Flatland to Hypersufaces", Birkhäuser. He is one of the editors of the VideoMath series by Springer.
Inhaltsangabe
Homage to Coxeter.- H. M. S. Coxeter: A Brief Tribute.- Donald in Wonderland: The Many-Faceted Life of H. S. M. Coxeter.- Mathematics and Images.- Vision and Reality: Empiricism and Geometry.- Stars.- Mathematics and Venice.- An Arbritarily Small Epsilon: The Murrine of Venice and Murano.- Mathematics and Applications.- Mathematical Models for Meteorology.- The Mathematics in defense of the environment.- Mathematics and Architecture.- The Muqarnas Dome of the Hall of the Two Sisters in the Alhambra in Granada.- Mathland: From Topology to Virtual Architecture.- Architecture as Topological Transformation.- The New 'Parco della Musica' Auditorium: Anatomy of a Mega-Project.- Mathematics and Education.- Mathematics in ... : A Format for Mathematics Exhibits.- Learning Math Through the Arts.- Mathematics and Medicine.- Mathematics in the Blood.- HIV/AIDS, Agriculture and Food Security in Africa.- The Use of Mathematical Models for the Spread of AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.- Mathematics
Rezensionen
From the reviews:

"The series collects together the proceedings of an annual conference on Mathematics and Culture held in Italy. ... and they are well written. ... There are ... some very interesting pieces on some themes, and these will be of interest and use to those who wish to read about those particular themes. For this purpose, the books should be available at mathematical public libraries." (Gizem Karaali, MathDL, May, 2007)