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Mathematical Games
The celebrated fourcolor map problem of topology 
How Children Form Mathematical Concepts
Describing some remarkable experiments which the reader, if he has a subject handy, may perform himself. Among other things they show that in a child the historical development of geometry is reversed 
Photo Enlargements by Expansion of Negative Emulsion, The Mathematical Motor Truck

Oliver Heaviside
An eminent Victorian mathematical physicist who despised mathematical rigor, a shy man who pilloried his enemies in print, Heaviside laid the foundations of modern electriccircuit design 
A $25,000 Prize for a Mathematical Solution

Poor trapped in poverty by disease
A mathematical model that links health and economic development may have its limitations, says Philip Ball. But its consequences are too serious to ignore. 
Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World
The epic battle over a mathematical concept that shook the old order and shaped the world as we know it On August 10, 1632, five leaders of the Society of...

Mathematical Recreations, March 1991
A menu of mathematical morsels, topological tidbits and puzzling plums 
Mathematical Games
Four mathematical diversions involving concepts of topology 
Randomness in Arithmetic
It is impossible to prove whether each member of a family of algebraic equations has a finite or an infinite number of solutions:the answers vary randomly and therefore elude mathematical reasoning 
Mathematical Creation
An essay written early in this century by the great mathematician Henri Poincaré is still a remarkable insight into the creative processes of the intellect 
Descartes
This extraordinary Frenchman is principally remembered for his invention of analytic geometry, but he attempted far more. His aim was nothing less than to reduce nature to mathematical law 
Quantum Logic
In the quantum theory classical patterns of inference break down. Mathematical structures called lattices can model alternative roles for the words "and" and "or" that may fit the world more coherently 
Computer Algebra
Symbols as well as numbers can be manipulated by a computer.New, generalpurpose algorithms can undertake a wide variety of routine mathematical work and solve intractable problems 
Ramanujan and Pi
Some 75 years ago an Indian mathematical genius developed ways of calculating pi with extraordinary efficiency. His approach is now incorporated in computer algorithms yielding millions of digits of pi 
Newton's Discovery of Gravity
How did he come to develop the concept that marked the beginning of modern science? In essence he did so by repetitively comparing the real world with a simplified mathematical representation of it 
Gödel's Proof
Although little known, it is a landmark of 20thcentury thought. The proof brought to light certain astonishing limitations which have always been inherent in mathematics and mathematical logic 
The Reliability of Computer Memories
Large ones consisting of hundreds of silicon chips are inherently liable to fail unless steps are taken. The steps are mathematical, based not on preventing errors but on correcting them afterward 
Quasicrystals
These newly discovered materials embody a novel kind of order, in term edia te between crystalline and amorphous. Their structure can be understood through the mathematical theory of tiling 
The Higgs Boson
It could give mathematical consistency to the standard modelthe theory that describes the in teractions of fun dam en tal particles. The search for the elusive particle will require new accelerators