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, 10, $a Jazyk matematiky: $b jak zviditelnit neviditelné / $c Keith Devlin ; přeložil Jan Švábenický. , ##, $a 1. vyd. v českém jazyce. , ##, $a Praha: $b. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Jazyk matematiky: jak zviditelnit neviditelné / | 1. vyd. v čes. jaz. } Keith J. Devlin · Jan Švábenický. Abstract. 1. vyd. v. Praha: Knižní klub. p. ISBN [4] DEVLIN, K. J. (). Jazyk matematiky: jak zviditelnit neviditelné. 1st edition in Czech.

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Not a deep book but not superficial too. For the curious on how the world “works” but not inclined to study Physical sciences, this is a great and enjoyable read. Still, I did enjoy reading this book, and learned a few things in the process. Jun 08, Bryan rated it liked it.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This book, though, set out to give better definition. What the mathematician does is examine abstract ‘patterns’—numerical patterns, patterns of shape, patterns of motion, patterns of behavior, voting patterns in a population, patterns of repeating chance events, and so deflin.

To do this would require a more concise approach, directed by principles.

Delvin doesn’t strive to make a philosophical statement about math, yet it seems that he wants to posit mathematic’s reality as being on par with the one in which we live. For some reason, mathematics has been thought simply as “science of numbers”.

Why weren’t we taught Mathematics the way the author teaches in this book?

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Was really cool to learn about how mathematics was developed, and how our way of teaching it hasn’t really changed. The book takes the reader into a brief journey through the history of mathematics and goes through many of the important matematical methods and theories and their practical applications. I thought this was a really well written book with helpful insight into the underlying principles of mathematics as well as its very interesting history.


Published March 13th by Holt Paperbacks first published It seems like these r Devin liked this book.

And so to that end, Devlin does not make this statement, although he seems to suggest it with many vague chapter titles and ruminations on how various patterns in the universe are at least explainable in mathematics. It was only matemahiky the last thirty years or so that a definition of mathematics emerged on which most mathematicians now agree: I think I wanted more detail.

Oct 16, Elvin Ngo rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Those patterns can be either real or imagined, visual or mental, static or dynamic, qualitative or quantitative, purely utilitarian or of little more than recreational interest. Devlin’s prose is concise, easy to read and yet sacrifices very little complexity for its clarity. He has written 26 books and over 80 published research articles. It covers the evolution of mathematics throughout the ages in a beautiful abstract way.

One declin the things I liked jazykk about this book was how well it showed the relationship between both the different fields of mathematics, and between mathematics and other fields.

This is a fairly concise book. I thought this was a good book but it was rather ‘hit and miss’ with me Very interesting, but not quite as accessible to the lay person as the various reviews suggest.

Be the first to ask a question about The Language of Mathematics. Thanks for telling us about the problem. And this language is mathematics. If you think this is an interesting topic, you may also enjoy reading this book. Sep 21, Arun Mahendrakar rated it it was amazing. Nov 12, U Bhatt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Entertaining but not practical for Not bad – sort of an introduction to the major themes of mathematics.

Lists with This Book. Indeed, if you have to read only one paragraph of this book, you may well just read that. Radim rated it it was amazing May 15, IIRC, this is a book I bought 6 years ago and only got to reading it now. One of the reviews says it’s “the perfect book for people who have questions about math they’ve always wanted to ask but were afraid they wouldn’t understand the answers to” and I would definitely agree with this.


After reading the prologue and first chapter of the book, I felt that Devlin was able jjazyk put into words many of the feeling I had about mathematics, why I found it intrinsically beautiful, and why I enjoyed doing it. Thoroughly enjoyed this broad and acknowledgedly brief survey of the history of mathematics and some of the big ideas and current trends. Was an easy read.


However, as a book on mathematics equations tend to be unavoidable and it is during the ‘equation parts’ of the book that I think it comes up short. An exploration of an often woefully misunderstood subject, The Language of Mathematics celebrates the matematiyk, the precision, the purity, and the elegance of mathematics.

A particular study was classified as mathematics not so much because of what was studied but because of how it was studied—that is, the methodology used. Open Preview See a Problem? The following chapters then clarify all kind of patterns described in math.

Microwave ovens, telephone cables, children’s toys, pacemakers, automobiles, and computers—all operate on mathematical principles. Unfortunately, in his presentation of this massive amount of data, he lacks any kind of metaphysical or over arching ideal by which we can grasp that mathematics is real.

Jun 17, Tony Robinson rated it it was amazing. If we were to take mathematics as being as real as the universe, we would have to see a mathematical proof of it somehow. The narrative connects various dots folks and theories The book is an amazing journey through the history of mathematics that touches upon and connects discoveries and inventions in number theory, reasoning logiccalculus, shape geometriesposition topologysymmetry groupsprobability, and finally universe atomic particles, quantum theory, etc.


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