Mathematics Alive and in Action.

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    Abstract

    This chapter addresses two main questions: What do mathematicians do? What is mathematics good for? With focus on recent times, a panorama of mathematical contributions to civilization is presented and the intellectual drive by which they were perceived is described.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMathematics: History, Concepts, and Foundations.
    Volumehttp://www.eolss.net / Mathematical Sciences.
    Place of PublicationOxford, UK
    PublisherEolss Publishers
    Publication date2005
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    SeriesEncyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO.

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    Hansen, V. L. (2005). Mathematics Alive and in Action. In Mathematics: History, Concepts, and Foundations. (Vol. http://www.eolss.net / Mathematical Sciences.). Eolss Publishers. Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO.